real estate virtual assistance: Are You Sacrificing Quality When You Outsource? - 11/01/18 12:16 PM
The Yes, No, and Maybe of ItQuality outsourcing (Virtual Assistance) can be a tricky issue.  While some Realtors® have embraced this service, others remain unconvinced. Some agents are more comfortable with using domestic resources than sending their work overseas.  It's a concern whether an overseas company will provide the same quality of work as domestic services.  There's also an issue about whether English is their first language.
To help you make an informed decision, this post will take a look at outsourcing and examine when quality may and may not be compromised.
 
What Exactly is Outsourcing (Virtual Assistance)? 
Way back in 2008, Inc. Magazine wrote … (16 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Productivity Strategies - Anything is Possible! - 11/08/12 04:28 AM
There are people out there who don't buy into the "anything is possible" theory. I happen to be one of those people who do.  
Here's why:
When I was in my late 20s, I had one of those life events that, according to my doctor, put me in the medical books. It was a very unusual and traumatic experience that everyone hoped I'd recover from but really didn't think I would. Guess what? I'm here. Another health issue occurred about 10 years ago that gave me less than 25% chance of survival. Guess what? Yep! I'm here. A few … (2 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Exercising Yourself to Self-Discipline - Productivity Strategies - 11/01/12 09:50 AM
Self-discipline is an essential factor for productivity and success. Without it, we become lazy, unmotivated and dependent upon others. Lack of self-discipline also makes you one of those dreaded difficult-to-deal-with employee, boss or coworker. Exercising self-discipline means you need to know what must be done, when it must be done and then, as Nike says, "just do it". Good self-discipline includes a basic schedule or framework of what needs to be accomplished within a specific period of time. And, remember from my previous post, you can't allow yourself to become sidetracked or to procrastinate. Something to keep in mind, though, is … (4 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Bright Shiny Thing! Squirrel! – Reducing Distractions to Get More Done - 10/18/12 04:45 AM
Have you ever seen the movie, "Up"? There's a dog named Dug who, no matter how hard he tries, is always distracted by something. He stops what he's doing and says, "Squirrel"! Of course, there's no squirrel - just another distraction. Although Dug's inability to concentrate is funny, unless we concentrate and focus on the task at hand, nothing will ever get done. Reducing distractions at our business office and home office is a must if we're to accomplish our daily goalswithout feeling stressed and frustrated.
There are two keys to remember when planning for less distractions where you work:
1) … (12 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: TwitBack Header Creator: Yay or Nay? - 10/07/12 09:37 AM
In real estate marketing, it's all about the brand.  Brand name recognition is what brings clients in your doors and to the phones.  Creating a cohesive look that covers your website, real estate blog and social media is what helps people recognize you from others in your field.  TwitBacks has released a header banner creator to help you tweak the look of your Twitter account.  But is it a "yay" or a "nay"?

First, the good stuff.  There are 37 beautiful pre-designed templates to choose from.  If you aren't happy with any of those, however, you can upload your own … (0 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Custom Client Contact Campaigns With Lowes - 09/20/12 07:12 AM
Real estate and home improvement go hand and in hand.  Whether your real estate clients have just purchased their dream home, are getting ready to sell their current house or need to update an investment property, most likely they will be visiting a home improvement store in the near future.  The National Association of REALTORS® has partnered with one of the biggest home improvement companies in the country to help real estate agents provide useful information, helpful tips and valuable coupons to their client base.  Now, you can create custom client contact campaigns with the Lowes REALTOR® Benefits program.

With Lowes' free program, you can … (2 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: No More Shoe Boxes! - 08/16/12 07:02 AM
In the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin, "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes."  I happen to think Margaret Mitchell said it better in her classic book Gone With the Wind: "Death, taxes and children!  There's never any convenient time for any of them".  While everything from bank statements to credit card bills are going paperless, we still save our receipts faithfully every time we make a purchase so we can prove our expenses to Uncle Sam when tax time comes around.  This can really add up to a lot of paper for busy … (2 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Improving SEO With Images - 08/02/12 07:11 AM
Climbing the search engine ladder takes time, perseverance and a little know-how, especially when you are trying to raise your real estate website's profile organically.  Everyone should be working on their website and/or blog's SEO regularly to make sure it is optimized and ready for the search engine spiders to crawl.  Images are fantastic ways to visually appeal to a visitor's senses as well as a great way to keep a potential client on your page longer.  Did you know you can actually improve SEO with images, as long as you know how to use them properly?
Let me break this … (32 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Promoting Video on Your Facebook Fan Page - 07/26/12 06:55 AM

The promotion of real estate listings has come a long way, baby.  Static photos are no longer enough.  To sell a property, real estate professionals should also incorporate video into their online marketing.  Since YouTube is the #1 site searched when internet users are looking for video, it makes sense to incorporate your YouTube channel into your Facebook fan page.  Now, there's an app for that.
With the YouTube Gallery app, you can use your Facebook fan page to promote videos of your listings, company events, local hotspots, school information, etc. to enhance your visitors' experience.  Once the app is downloaded, there will be a new … (0 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Customize Your WordPress Site for FREE! - 01/12/12 09:03 AM
Creating an interesting, interactive website used to cost thousands of dollars a year.  Even if you went the "do-it-yourself" route, you ran the risk of looking like many other real estate sites out there by using the same old limited freebie themes.  However, websites have come a long way, baby.  Most real estate professionals are ditching their old expensive websites for a hosted WordPress site.  They are much more affordable, offer a wide variety of plugins and widgets to completely customize your site, and, most importantly, they are completely user-friendly.  Even computer novices can look like geniuses with WordPress.
Theme Shock is a … (8 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Creating an Interesting Interactive QR Campaign - 11/18/11 07:27 AM
QR codes have been popping up everywhere.  I've seen them on real estate signs, Facebook pages, mobile websites, blogs, entertainment magazines and even food items.  It seems that many people were quick to join this revolutionary way to pass information in a quick, concise way.  However, if not used properly, QR codes may go the way of the pet rock and be banished to the "graveyard of fads from yesteryear".  How do you avoid this?  By creating an interesting interactive QR campaign.
First of all, you need to decide exactly what message you want your QR code to convey to potential … (5 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Communication is Key with Clients - 11/03/11 08:42 AM
Every successful real estate agent knows that communication is key with clients.  This is true whether your client is a buyer or seller.  With sellers, in particular, there are a few specific ways you can keep your clients "in the loop" on what's happening with their listing.  An informed client is a happy client.  Happy clients refer you to other potential clients and everybody wins.
Follow-up After a Showing - This may seem obvious, but it shouldn't be overlooked.  Whether via email or a personal phone call (whichever your client prefers), informing them of how the showing went in a timely … (10 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: What I Won't Be Posting on Facebook - 10/20/11 09:45 AM
Social media has become commonplace in today's tech-savvy culture.  I just read recently that even regular featured phones are predicted to go the way of the do-do bird in the next 10 years thanks to the portability, availability and user-friendliness of the smartphone.  Places like Facebook and Twitter can be used to stay in touch with long-distance family and friends, promote your real estate business, find long lost high school buddies or to keep up with your favorite TV shows, personalities and brands you love.
The down side of all this "sharing" is that some people tend to "overshare".  While the words you write … (4 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Five Essential Twitter Tools - 10/13/11 09:30 AM
Unless you have been living under a rock...in the middle of Siberia...by yourself, you are well aware of Twitter.  Many commercials show a "follow me @" somewhere in their 15-30 second spots.  Entertainment shows feature segments on celebrity tweets.  Even legitimate news outlets feature news stories broke via Twitter.  As a business person, it's crazy not to consider using Twitter to enhance your real estate business.  But, as your followers and list of people you follow grows, it can be difficult to manage all the information.  So, I've done the research for you and found five essential Twitter tools that you absolutely must have to manage … (24 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Don't Forget Anything Ever Again With Evernote - 09/15/11 09:29 AM
Everyone seems to living a "hurry up and GO" lifestyle.  Multi-tasking has become a common way to get through our daily lives.  That is especially true when it comes to the life of a real estate professional like yourself.  But, when you multi-task, you run the risk of forgetting some important information that you really wish you had later.  There is a new real estate tool I have found that I believe can help you remember every idea, snapshot, memo and more for retrieval at any time.  Don't forget anything ever again with Evernote.
Evernote was created for any busy person living … (7 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: I Have Talent, Yes I Do! - 09/08/11 09:36 AM
I have talent, yes I do.  I have talent, how 'bout you?  One of my talents is helping real estate professionals increase their online presence as well as assisting them in their day-to-day business dealings so they can go out and get more business.  I am a success when you are a success!  Social networking has quickly become a driving force in getting name and brand recognition.  Now, you can show off your talents on Facebook by using the Talent.Me app.

The Talent.Me app is a professional networking app available on Facebook that organizes your friends' professional lives into a quick, easy-to-follow snapshot.  … (2 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Publish Your Real Estate Blog on Kindle - 08/18/11 09:20 AM
Electronic readers, like Kindle, have become popular ways for people to view their reading material.  They give you the opportunity to carry your entire library with you at all times, giving you a variety of things to read.  Now, you can publish your real estate blog on Kindle for free.
After you have created your free account, you simply add your blog feed, type in a title, tagline, keywords and brief description (for SEO) and verify your feed, Kindle will automatically update your blog feed several times throughout the day.  That way, readers are guaranteed the freshest content possible.  Unlike regular RSS feeds … (8 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Tips for Google+ Newbies - 08/11/11 09:38 AM
By now, you've probably heard a lot about Google+.  It's Google's newest social platform that seems to have hit the ground running.  I know that my friend Carra Riley has taken to it like a duck to water and is showing how easy and fun it is to interact.  I'm still testing the waters and finding my bearings.  Here are a few great tips for Google+ newbies that I thought I'd share with you to help you get started.
Add Info to Your Avatar - The first time people come across you on Google+, you will appear as a thumbnail image.  … (59 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Free Upgraded Postlets Listings From Zillow - 08/04/11 09:44 AM
There have been some pretty exciting developments from Zillow lately. As you may or may not know, Zillow acquired the real estate listing platform Postlets back in April of this year. However, as of July 13, 2011, Zillow is now offering free upgraded Postlets listings to its users. Now, REALTORS® have the ability to market their sales and rental listings to millions of internet users via Zillow AND they can post their listings to several search sites across the internet, including BackPage, Oodle, HotPads, Trulia, Craigslist, Yahoo! Real Estate and, of course, Zillow as well as posting a link directly on … (8 comments)

real estate virtual assistance: Remixing and Sharing Web Pages With Bo.lt - 07/28/11 09:45 AM
There is a lot of helpful, useful information on the internet.  I know I turn to it over and over again to answer questions I have, find programs that give my real estate clients an advantage in their online businesses and share content I find valuable.  Have you ever come across a website that you want to share with friends, family, co-workers or clients but only really need to give them part of the site?  There is a free program that allows you to copy a page, cut out the info you don't need, add more info you do need and share it with … (8 comments)

 
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