real estate virtual assistant: 5 Tips to Teaming with a Real Estate Virtual Assistant - 07/02/09 12:56 PM
You love the idea of finding a virtual assistant who specializes in real estate, but you are just not sure where to begin finding the right one for you. Over the years I have found that any real estate agent, real estate coach or the entrepreneur wants is to have someone to assist them in organizing, maintaining and creatively assisting in building their business with them. Someone who will have an interest your success. One thing about a virtual assistant is they are a business owner and they are successful only when their clients are successful. So, when you are ready … (0 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: The 2009 STAR POWER Annual Conference offers Stimulus Package for Attendees - 05/07/09 05:27 AM
For twenty years, the STAR POWER Annual Conference has been a must-attend event for Realtors and Real Estate industry professionals who have joined together to network and receive valuable advice from industry leaders. This year, however, there’s a twist: in honor of its twentieth anniversary, the STAR POWER Annual Conference is offering a stimulus package to you, the attendee.

The 2009 STAR POWER Annual Conference Stimulus Package was created to help ease the impact of today’s economic downturn on the Real Estate industry. Real Estate professionals who attend this one-of-a-kind conference will walk away with a powerful bundle of free, … (0 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: Top Real Estate Programs for 2009 - 12/28/08 02:36 PM
2008 was a year that tested me on many levels and I grew from every one of the experiences I encountered.  The most important thing I will take with me into 2009 and beyond is to be more aware of those that enrich my life, not only personally, but professionally. 
As a real estate virtual assistant for over 10 years now I have met a lot of people in the real estate industry and it is refreshing to know that there are some pretty amazing people out there.  Some I have become very good friends with and the support we have … (2 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: Have You Upgraded Your Real Pro System to GOLD 3? - 12/17/08 01:03 PM
It just keeps getting better and better! If you are a member of the RealPro Systems Family and you have not upgraded your system to Gold3 - now is the time to make the change. When you make the upgrade you don't have to worry about finding the time or have the knowledge to do this, just ask your real estate virtual assistant to assist you with implementing the new system.I love Real Pro Systems! As one of the first real estate virtual assistants to use the program with my clients I will say that there are so many success stories … (1 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: Make Sure Your Photos Are Legal - 12/15/08 08:02 AM
Something interesting happened the other day which I thought would be interesting enough to share, I was contacted by a past real estate client today that the images I used on his website were being used illegally! I, of course, did not use any photos for his website or any other clients website illegally. As a real estate virtual assistant I know better than that and I responded to him that any photo that I personally used on his website were purchased through www.istockphotos.com and I have receipts to verify this and was happy to produce them at a given moment … (1 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: Kim Hughes Co-Authors Powerful Leadership Book - 08/23/08 12:35 PM
(Mineola, TX, August 18, 2008) Kim Hughes has contributed a chapter to The Power of Leadership - "Finding the Leader Within". In this book, which is available for purchase on www.YourVirtualAssistantCoach.com, readers will learn to find success and happiness in their own lives. 
Drawing from more than 10 years of experience as a Real Estate Virtual Assistant, Kim Hughes' chapter teaches readers how to realize the dreams of owning their own Real Estate Virtual Assistant ventures. This chapter is packed full of information, including everything from what it takes to be successful to the type of services that can be offered.
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real estate virtual assistant: Connecting Neighbors and Real Estate Virtual Assistants - 08/10/08 02:34 AM
As a real estate virtual assistant you have the opportunity to learn programs that will help your real estate agents - who are your clients - implement programs into their business.  
A really fun site to keep the real estate agents communities create their own social networking site is www.connectingneighbors.com.  
My client who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area has several and we keep her communities up-to-date on what is going on in the area as well as provide them with a resource that is invaluable.  
If you are interested in attending a workshop to add this … (0 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: GREAT RESOURCE - IRS INFORMATION - 03/17/08 04:56 AM
Good morning to everyone!
I subscribe to a great FREE newsletter from the IRS.  It offers some very good tips for your business and keeps you informed of the latest tax issues.  Check it out:
http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=154820,00.html
 Today I received my newsletter and it offered the following article:  Hopefully, you will find it valuable.
SALE OF YOUR HOME
If you have a gain from the sale or exchange of your main home, you may be able to exclude all or part of the gain from your income.
Individuals may be able to exclude up to $250,000 of capital gain, and married taxpayers filing joint returns may … (3 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: Setting Goals For 2008! Be Realistic - 12/20/07 10:35 AM
We are in the countdown for 2008 and I am so looking forward to what the new year will hold.  Not only on a professional basis, but on a personal one as well.  I am not one to commit to resolutions, to stressful.  So, I set goals! Setting goals personally and professionally are exciting to me.  Goals mean that I am ready to take myself to the next level and then to determine what I need to do to get there. 
Goals - the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to … (7 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: What Are Your Expectations of Your VA? - 11/26/07 06:41 AM
Happy holiday's everyone!
I thought I would share with you a very nice testimonial from one of my client's - Allyson Hoffman of RE/MAX North.  She was recently contacted by another agent on the benefits of working with a real estate virtual assistant.  I think Allyson hit the nail on the head!  What do you think?
1 - Excellent Communication, so you need a way to achieve that.  We do that via email and regular phone conferences that track the tasks for both us that need to be completed;
2 - Clear Procedures.  We have established detailed, but clear procedures for the areas that … (3 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: Travel Tips For NAR - 11/08/07 11:54 PM
IREAA would like to share with you some great traveling tips!  These come from our members who be be at the NAR Expo Booth 3951.  Don't forget to come and visit with us - this could be the best thing you do all week for your business.
Zi-Cam works wonders for the first signs of a cold....in case the Airborne doesn't catch it!Bring your camera for photos with your clients and the group!  (I'm bringing mine!)Take 2 pairs of shoes to the convention - when your feet get tired it helps to change your shoes!  Consider bringing a few "power bars" to keep … (2 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: 2008 Could Be Your Best Year Yet! - 11/08/07 12:22 AM
Have you noticed all the Christmas decorations in the department stores?  A little early, right?  I was watching the news the other day and they were discussing this with patrons.  Some said it was early, but the majority said it put them in the spirit and helped them get a jump start on the holiday shopping.  The bottom line was when asking the stores why they are putting Christmas decorations out so early was to stay ahead of the competition.  Makes sense!
With the real estate market the way it is today - you have to know how to market your listings to stay … (3 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: Get A Real Estate Virtual Assistant at NAR!!!! - 11/04/07 01:37 PM
One of the best things about NAR is the EXPO!  You have made a list of all the vendors you want to check out and are getting all excited about everything you will experience during your 3-4 days.  Meeting new people, the education you will receive, seeing old friends and having a little fun while you are in the "City That Never Sleeps!"
If you have ever considered the thought of having a real estate virtual assistant on your team then you are in for a real treat!  IREAA - International Real Estate Assistants Association will have a booth at the EXPO!  … (5 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: Is Your Website Mobile? - 08/21/07 01:23 PM
Have you ever been on your PDA and needed to visit a website only to find the site looks strange on the screen?  Well, it is probably because the site has not gone mobile! 
Get on your PDA and view my mobi website - http://kimhughes.mobi
The first order of business is to secure a domain name with a mobi extension then to create the site.  Don't want to bother with it?  Think of all the potential buyers and sellers who are in the car right now acessing your website from their PDA or cell phone.  Now are you ready? 
Get a real estate … (5 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: Learn How To Write A Business Plan And More! - 02/13/07 12:25 AM
As we build our businesses in today's world it is imperative that you do it right, so with the help of the US Small Business Administration you can take a class on how to write a business plan, register your company and learn how to deal with the tax details of running your business.
How do you take advantage of such a wonderful opportunity?  Contact your local Women's Business Center (not just for women - you guys take do this as well!)
You can find out more by visiting www.sba.gov and click on Local Resources for a center in your area and for … (0 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: FREE Apple Classes! FOR REAL? - 02/13/07 12:14 AM
If you own an iPod, Mac or anything else that has the Apple name and are needing some help in learning how to use those items then you might be in luck!
If you have an Apple store in your area give them a call to see what FREE classes they offer and their schedule.  The word on the street is they offer classes on business and entertainment software, music programs, and computer basics.  More than 170 Apple stores offer several classes a day.
To learn more go to www.Apple.com
Have a great day!
 Kim Hughes, Real Estate Virtual Assistant
www.KimHughes.com
 
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real estate virtual assistant: Have You Heard Of www.Compete.com? - 02/12/07 02:35 PM
My brother sent me an email this evening that I found quite interesting.  Nope, not pictures of the kids or jokes this time.  I was quite impressed with this email.
This particular email was from the author of a Blog and his analysis of Top 20 Websites - His analysis of where most people visit when they are on the Internet was quite interesting.  If you do not see the Blog when you open the above link, scroll down.  His name is Jay Meattle and his Blog on January 28, 2007 is worth reading.
Ok, so I was impressed and then I realized … (1 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: Are you working those leads? - 01/22/07 07:44 AM
If you have a website you should be receiving leads, right?  You would be surprised at how many REALTORS I talk to that do not have any leads and they do not know why or have them but do not know what to do with them.  I always ask them first if they have had their website submitted to the search engines, if not this is a major reason why they are not receiving any leads.
There could be several reasons, but let's assume you are receiving leads from your website.  Are you taking the time on a daily basis to follow … (7 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: Does Your Website Focus On The Market or You? - 07/23/06 04:20 AM
First of all, I am not a web designer. If you need a very qualified, creative designer, then I recommend Anna Baron of The Virtual Link.
But, I do assist most of my clients with web site content, adding listings to the sites, and building up the SEO among other things, so if you have a template website through Advanced Access, Number1Experts, Homes.com, Point2Agent, RealPro Systems or anyone else, then this is where I would assist you. 
The search engines are constantly changing their requirements so it is imperative to stay on top of what is going on. 
But, you really need to … (4 comments)

real estate virtual assistant: Great Real Estate Programs - 07/14/06 01:37 AM
I am constantly asked "what programs should I incorporate into my business?"
I always tell my clients or prospective clients that the key to Internet success is to have a strong lead generating program.  So, if you are needing one you might look into www.realprosystems.com.  Each agent system features a series of lead generating "stealth" web sites that people love! Prospects readily register for your services without obligation or threat of being hassled. Whether people want you to prepare a CMA or provide them with an ongoing e-mail property search, all leads are e-mailed directly to your in box!
You need an effective … (3 comments)

 
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Mineola, TX

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