What admin tasks do you hate most?

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As a virtual assistant, admin tasks are my job. I enjoy typing, researching topics on the internet, and creating marketing materials. I know how to format documents, screen tenants, and manage maintenance projects. What I do is take these "mundane" tasks away from business owners that have better things to do (such as build their business and find more clients).

Since these are the things I enjoy, I would like to know, what admin tasks do you hate the most? Can't stand updating or researching MLS listings? Don't ever have time to organize your contacts, and so you fall behind on follow-up? Wish somebody would take care of your marketing materials?

I'd love to hear comments from different people in different industries. Let me hear your complaints!



Comments (8)

Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend!
Rebecca - I can see by your post that you are VERY good at marketing! Do you have to be physically near your clients or can you work via the Internet? Very smart!!!
Sep 29, 2007 04:32 AM
Rebecca Invisible Assistant VA
InvisibleAssistant Services - Kalamazoo, MI

Sheron, technology is great, so I can work from miles away! Lets me be more efficient than hiring someone onsite. Thanks for the compliment!


Sep 29, 2007 04:39 AM
Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Hollister, MO
Missouri REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
I hate dealing with the paper files.  I finally hired a real time assistant to help with that.
Sep 29, 2007 04:40 AM
Jennifer Esposito
JenRan Realty, LLC - Woodstock, CT
For me its getting the wording right for my ads.  When I think I've got it just right my admin assistant is like "why did you put that in?"  or "I wouldn't have said it that way." Once despite a 'debate' I submitted an ad just the way I wanted it and it worked!  Now I do all my ads my way and am happier, but still hate having to sit down and do them.
Sep 29, 2007 08:13 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

I hate the bookkeeping.  I put it off...it piles up and then it seems overwhelming.  I'm also a piler, not a filer so sometimes that's an unwelcome chore but the financials are my worse!  Goal for 2008 is to get help with just that aspect! 


Sep 29, 2007 08:23 AM
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento
Bookkeeping, inventory... and being a bill collector... All in that order :)
Sep 29, 2007 08:34 AM
Ethan Dozeman
Realty Executives Platinum Group - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate in Grand Rapids
I started as a realtor being just me, but now having a full time assistant I have more time to spend with my family and I love it!!
Sep 29, 2007 08:46 AM
Cindy Lin
Staged4more School of Home Staging - South San Francisco, CA
Host, The Home Staging Show podcast
i hate TAXES!!! my biggest woe i am afraid. i think next is to doing the same repetitive tasks over and over again like uploading photos to different listing services... oy!
Sep 30, 2007 04:51 PM