I've gotten several requests recently from real estate professionals wanting to know how a Virtual Assistant could help them with their businesses so I decided to write an open letter to all agents that are considering using a VA. Here goes:
Hello, Ms. Realtor.
You were wondering how a Virtual Assistant could help you with your business; I'd like to respond to that.
Having a Virtual Assistant is ideal for partnering with your business because they only get paid for the work they perform. Unlike an on-site assistant that gets paid even if there is no work to be done at the moment, a VA doesn't get paid unless they are actually doing work for you.
The biggest difference between an on-site assistant and a Virtual Assistant is just that, one is on-site and the other works remotely from his/her own office. They communicate with their clients via telephone, email, fax, etc.
Since your business is dependent upon being out of the office meeting people and showing homes, you don't have the time to sit behind a desk doing routine administrative work. That's not productive nor cost-effective. A Virtual Assistant can help you with Transaction Management, Listing Coordination, Marketing, Bookkeeping, Contact Management, General Administrative Services and just about anything you need to have done on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
A Virtual Assistant is a professional already trained to do the type of work you require. Typically, they will specialize in a certain type of service and that makes them especially helpful. When you hire a specialist, you're getting the expertise of someone that has been in the business for a long time and needs no training. They can "hit the ground running" so to speak. There's no wasted time on training.
In my business, Brochures by Design, I specialize in designing marketing materials that get homes sold! I also provide professional writing services that include web copy, email drip campaigns, property descriptions for the MLS and Realtor.com and much more.
I have a Master's degree in Administration and over 15 years of marketing and administrative support experience. I am currently certified in the following:
- Real Estate Support Specialist
- Professional Real Estate Virtual Assistant
- Master Virtual Assistant
- Master Remote Professional
- Military Spouse Virtual Assistant
- Ethics Check
As I have done for all my other clients, I can help you successfully market your business by providing attractive, compelling, well-written marketing materials such as flyers, brochures, market update reports, relocation guides and much more.
Please let me know how I might be able to assist you in increasing your business.
Thank you for the opportunity to showcase my services and help you understand the vital role Virtual Assistance has in building a lucrative real estate business.