FAQ: How to Decide What Tasks Turn Over to a Virtual Assistant
I had a great conversatin with a prospective client recently which made me really think about this: what do prospective clients want to know about working with a Virtual Assistant? My first FAQ post for 2014 was about How to Work with a Virtual Assistant. Here is my next FAQ: How to Decide What Tasks to Turn Over a Virtual Assistant!
If you are like a rising number of real estate professionals, you find yourself in a position where you may be ready to move forward working with a Virtual Assistant. If that is the case, you may be wondering, how does it all work? Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering the tasks to delegate:
- Consider your business plan first. Go through the plans you have set to accomplish for your business this year as an initial step. Cull through that plan to decide which goals are most valuable overall to successfully completing your 2014 business plan. (For example, these goalss could be: 4 new listings per quarter; 3 new buyer clients per month; 200 Facebook fans per quarter; 15 new LinkedIn group members per month.)
- Select the one goal that you feel will be most instrumental to the success of your business this year. Yes, I realize that each goal you set is instrumental to the success of your business. Yes, I also realize that one goal is not more important than the others in the grand scheme of things. I also know that you know which of your goals is most likely to make your business P.O.P. this year. Figure out which goal that will be.
- Make a list of the tasks necessary to this specific goal. This list is important, so be thorough!! These are the critical tasks for a successful completion of your 2014 business plan! Again, be thorough!
- Pick! This is actually the easiest part of the entire process. Go through your list and first select any tasks that do not directly require you to be in front of or talking to a client. (Your job is to be in front of clients, not computers!) Next, pick the tasks that either a) you know you could successfully delegate to a Virtual Assistant, or b) you think you could delegate to a Virtual Assistant (with support!).
Voila! You have a nice list of tasks that are you can delegate to a Virtual Assistant! Now, if you got stuck on any of these steps ASK FOR HELP! A free consultation from the Virtual Assistant who specializes in the areas you are interested in may be just what you need to push you over that hump and clarify where you could use some help. This will also give you a great opportunity to ask the questions you need answered as well as gather any other information you may not have thought to ask about. Most VAs will do this at no charge! If you need a VA who specializes in an area outside of marketing, let me know and I'll happily refer you to a Virtual Assistant who can help you.
~Renae - Market 4 Real!
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