Should You Hire a Real Estate Virtual Assistant or Full-Time Employee?

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Should You Hire a Real Estate Virtual Assistant or Full-Time Employee?

This is a question likely asked by many Realtors® during their career.  You want to make the best decision for your business.  Should you hire a Real Estate Virtual Assistant or a full-time employee?  A Real Estate Virtual Assistant can actually save you a lot of your hard-earned dollars.

 

Let's break it down...

 

A Virtual Assistant will cost you more per hour but you are not paying them for 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year.  According to your needs, your Virtual Assistant will work on your account for a predetermined number of hours each month.  No overtime going out of your pocket.

 

An employee will only have access to your office during normal business hours.  With a Virtual Assistant, your projects will be done in a timely manner whether it's at 9:00 am or midnight.  You are free to do what you do best...sell real estate.

 

With an employee, you have taxes, insurance and vacation and sick days.  A Virtual Assistant is an independent contractor who pays her own taxes and insurance.  She also has everything she needs to complete your projects; computers, office equipment, supplies, etc.  As an employer, it would be your responsibility to provide these necessities to your employee.

 

No time-consuming training needed!  A Real Estate Virtual Assistant is trained to complete the projects you need.  She continues to sharpen her skills through ongoing education.   Almost every program needed to complete a project is done online.

 

Whether you're hiring an employee or an independent contractor, the interview process is important.  Be sure they have the skills and experience they need to help you in your business.  Check their references.

 

A Real Estate Virtual Assistant is an important asset to your business.  Weigh your options and decide whether an employee or a contractor works best for you.

 

If you have any questions about hiring a Virtual Assistant, please feel free to contact me.  I'm happy to help.  

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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Pamela - Virtual Assistants are great as long as you have projects for them.

Jan 11, 2018 11:08 AM #1
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Debbie Reynolds
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I have a friend that using VA's and it works. My longtime assistant is moving and we are giving it a try to work long distance. I have every reason to think it will work.

Jan 23, 2018 06:44 PM #2
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Pamela Cendejas - You make a great argument for having a Virtual Assitant. I came from the staffing industry and my clients used temps for exactly the reasons you stated. I was in charge of them not the company. 

It really depends on the type of work that is needed to be done on which direction you have to go. If you are doing lots of transactions, you need to go a different direction and it doesn't need to be a full-time employee.

For advertising, marketing and social media and blogging, a VA is a great choice!

Jan 25, 2018 05:35 AM #3
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