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What is a Virtual Assistant?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Time for Life Concepts, LLC

What is a VA?

We are often approached by individuals asking us to clarify the meaning of a virtual assistant (VA). Here is how we define a VA. The term virtual assistant represents an industry of professional administrative experts. In other words, it is a class of professionals that have bound closely together to form an entire industry based on years of administrative knowledge, best practices and tools to make for the most efficient workspace.

These entrepreneurs have collaborated because they identify and acknowledge the opportunity for advanced practice based on pooling of resources for the purpose of strengthening a reliable concept. Virtual assistants typically have years of involvement and qualifications in their industry as well as an extended educational background or certification.

They are generally professionals who could be found hiding behind the best work of CEOs, CFOs and other high level executives. These position have commonly landed these independent beings close to the top but never quite to the level of success they desire and deserve. Therefore, these individuals have the hunger to succeed. They pour their heart and soul into the company they have created which is a blessing among those they associate with in the business realm.

This is only one reason virtual assistants should be who you rely on when scanning for alternatives to hiring employees. As an extended advantage you will save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars per year when partnering with a virtual assistant. There are no overhead costs included when building a relationship with a VA. Sure you occasionally have to pay small fees associated with costs such as office supplies or shipping, but no longer will you have to make payroll and service charges, no more unemployment charges, no additional employee and payroll insurance costs, no further paid breaks and no extra down time being paid. What would you do with that supplemental income each year?

Think of it this way. When you unearth the best VA, you will have the advantage of working with your perfect employee. One with all the skills necessary to run a business and pleased to help grow with yours. So the next time you feel engulfed by the amount of "to do's" on your list, give us a call at Time for Life Concepts, we would love to get you back to living your life through the most gainful approach.

Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Looks like this is your inagural post. It's comprehensive and well-written. You're off to a good start. I look forward to hearing more from you!

Jan 13, 2009 04:09 AM
Rikki Green
Time for Life Concepts, LLC - Queen Creek, AZ

Hello Vickie, This was my initiatory post. I appreciate you taking the time to read. Thank you for the kind words. I look forward to learning more about you as well! 

Jan 13, 2009 04:16 AM
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Good morning Vikki and welcome to Active Rain blogging!  I can see that you will have a lot to offer our members.  May I make a suggestion?  The light gray print is a little hard to read (maybe just for me), but it is worth reading, so I hope others have better eyes.

Jan 13, 2009 04:56 AM
James Engel
Keller Williams Realty Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, CA
KW Beverly Hills

Thank you Rikki for sharing that with us! I hope you have a great day!

Jan 13, 2009 05:05 AM
Morris Childs
PEP source - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain. It just gets easier after your first blog. Just write about what interests you. Give us a call or an email if we can be of service to you! We can fix most anything, our rates are reasonable and we show up when promised.

Jan 14, 2009 12:53 PM
Anna Ryan
Keller Williams Realty - Simpsonville, SC

Welcome to AR.  Jump in and get your feet wet!  

Anna 

Jan 14, 2009 01:31 PM