The Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce Announces the Newest Member of Their Board of Volunteers
Vista, California, August 25 2008—Are Virtual Assistants and Real Estate Professionals a match made in Heaven? Of course not, there's no such thing...but Christine Wade of eRealty Network, LLC thinks that they're about as close as it gets.
Christine is a member of the Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce (VACOC), a professional association dedicated to helping business-minded Virtual Assistants grow smarter, more successful practices, and providing business owners with free tools and resources to connect with reputable, qualified Virtual Assistant professionals. Christine was just named to the VACOC Board of Volunteers as their Real Estate Industry Liaison. Christine has been a member of numerous other Virtual Assistant organizations; however, the VACOC is by far her favorite. The reason? The members are all seasoned administrative professionals. You cannot even become a member without a minimum of 5 years administrative experience, and you must be capable of following some pretty detailed instructions for your membership application to even be considered. You would be surprised how many less-than-stellar applicants these membership prerequisites weed out. Christine was looking for a different kind of Virtual Assistant organization when she applied to the VACOC; she wanted to network with peers that were more experienced, who had valid ideas, experiences and processes to share of their own, rather than organizations that were filled to over-flowing with under qualified members, calling themselves virtual assistants, who were simply looking for seasoned VAs to tell them how accomplish tasks that they didn’t have the experience to and never should have taken on in the first place.
Christine has high expectations for how she will utilize her role as the Real Estate Industry Liaison for the VACOC. Her passion is real estate, she is an agent in the state of California herself, and she knows how detail oriented the administrative work can be that is associated with this industry. Christine hopes to bring together qualified and disciplined Real Estate Virtual Assistants and savvy real estate agents who know that in order to make money, they have to make time – time to tend to their clients, not time to sit at the computer and handle the administrative tasks that should definitely be handed off to someone who specializes in those tasks. Today, being the age of Web 2.0, the agents are expected to have competent web presences, which only increases their administrative workload tenfold. Qualified and professional Real Estate Virtual Assistants can help mark off these tasks, such as posting blog entries, updating inventory on websites, MLS data entry, creating hard copy inventory sheets, creating just listed / sold / expired / FSBO marketing pieces, and the list goes on…
Christine wants to spend her time educating agents about the benefits and value of partnering with a quality Real Estate Virtual Assistant, as well as working with Virtual Assistants who show an interest and potential for working with Real Estate agents. She hopes to help guide those individuals down the path toward becoming a Real Estate Virtual Assistant. The two industries might not be a match made in Heaven, but they’re at least as good of a match as Oreo cookies and milk are. They definitely complement each other lucratively for both industries.
If you are a real estate agent looking for a great virtual assistant to help you, contact Christine directly or visit the membership directory located on the Virtual Assistance Chamber of Commerce (VACOC) website here: http://www.virtualassistantnetworking.com/directory - there’s even a RFP area where you can post your request for a Real Estate Virtual Assistant, simply click on the link at the right on that same page. The deadline for qualified virtual assistants to participate in this year's Virtual Assistant Survey is August 31, 2008 - so head over to the survey today to make your voice be heard! http://www.virtualassistantnetworking.com/survey.htm
ABOUT Christine Wade, a self-professed, self-taught computer geek turned Virtual Assistant, had over 12 years experience in the corporate world in administrative positions (ranging from general to executive assistance, as well as management), before she decided to venture out on her own in March of 2000 and opened her virtual doors. Stop by her website and see what her clients have to say about her services; learn why she gets so many word of mouth referrals for her company and perhaps even decide to experience it for yourself! eRealty Network, LLC - www.The10HourVA.com