Although real estate virtual assistant have been around for quite some time, the concept of a real estate virtual listing assistant is relatively new. For anyone not familiar with a virtual assistant, a virtual assistant is a business owner who specializes in providing support services from home. Many choose specialized services or a niche such as real estate, social media marketing, product creation, etc.
A few of the benefits of using a virtual assistant are:
• Only paying for actual time worked
• No sick or vacation time
• No unemployment or other taxes
• No need for additional office space or equipment
A real estate virtual listing assistant can assist listing agents with the day to day tasks that do not produce income directly. These assistants specialize in assisting listing agents. And since most listing agents are already stressed and strapped for times between listing presentations and appointments etc., some have opted to use a listing virtual assistant.
Some of the tasks that a listing assistant can help you with are:
• Creating marketing material
• Developing prelisting materials
• Listing presentation materials
• Photographing the property
• Submission to the MLS
• Submission to craigslist and other real estate listing sites
• Creation of a hosted property site
• Website blog and social media posting
• Creating of the virtual tour
• Placing lockboxes posts and signs
• Complete follow-up tasks after showings and open houses
In addition, some listing virtual assistants are also qualified to handle other marketing and administrative tasks, if necessary.
The purpose of this type of assistant is to allow the agent to focus on the tasks that allow him or her to generate money and obtain listings such as listing appointments. The pricing for this type of services starts at $125.
It seems to me that this may be a great idea for listing agents to remain focused and to keep their eye on their goals.
So what are your thoughts on a virtual listing assistant?
Would this be a service that would benefit you?
Would it be worth the investment to you?
Do you think this type of virtual assistance will become more common?
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