Updated: Apr 4
The real estate market can be a stressful, intense work line, and the average real estate professional has a hectic schedule, with countless tasks that need to be accomplished every day. These tasks can range from chasing down leads to meeting clients, closing deals, making calls, sending emails, filling in paperwork, organizing open homes, and everything in between, there's a lot that needs to be done.
Being a real estate agent can be quite overwhelming to manage all of the many aspects of a real estate career, and many professionals experience stress and burn-out while trying to multi-task their way through their 'to do' lists.
A virtual assistant (VA) can help with this, taking care of countless tasks on your behalf and helping you hit your targets, all at a fair, reasonable price, far cheaper than an actual office assistant.
Here are just some of the many benefits realtors can enjoy when hiring a virtual assistant:
Real estate work can often involve a lot of administrative tasks. Not only are these tasks dull and trivial, but they can also be quite time-consuming, keeping you from more important matters like talking to clients and closing deals. A virtual assistant can carry out the most basic admin for you, saving lots of time and resources in the process.
2. Social Media Management:
Social media is absolutely essential in the modern real estate industry, helping agents generate new leads, keep up with clients, and sell homes more effectively. However, managing a multitude of social media profiles on top of your other tasks can be a challenge. A virtual assistant can take care of social media updates, posts, photos, messages, and so on.
3. Customer Service:
Communication is a big part of real estate work, and the average agent can receive many calls and messages throughout the day. Not all of them will be useful or relevant at the time. A virtual assistant can be helpful in terms of screening calls and messages, letting you respond to the most urgent or essential matters yourself while handling simple customer service and CRM tasks themselves.
Marketing is another massive part of the real estate industry, and the internet makes it so easy for real estate agents to sell properties, generate leads, and drum up interest in the homes they have for sale. A virtual assistant can help manage social media marketing campaigns, write and send out email marketing messages, help you manage your website content, produce new blogs and articles, manage newsletters, handle online ad creations, etc.
A virtual assistant can also significantly impact your daily workflow, setting up tasks and schedules in advance for you to enjoy other organizations in your professional endeavours. Virtual assistants are typically highly experienced in terms of time management and administration, helping to optimize workflows with ease.
6. Lead Generation:
As a real estate agent, much of your work focuses on generating leads, trying to find people who want to sell their properties with you, or those looking for properties to buy. A virtual assistant can help with lead generation in a range of ways via marketing, client communications, CRM, blog development, new site content, and so on.
7. Saving you Time & Cash:
For a real estate professional, having a virtual assistant can be a real game-changer. An experienced, well-trained virtual assistant will be able to take on a range of different tasks on your behalf, saving you a lot of time and cash in the process when compared to hiring a full-time worker. They will help streamline your schedule, enhance your lead generation, develop stronger relationships with your network of contacts and clients, and, ultimately, close more deals.
If you are stuck on what else to outsource here is a full list to help you easily delegate those
tedious tasks to a virtual assistant.
Social media: designing creatives, creating posts, scheduling posting, and more
Collating and Interpreting Facebook Insights
Designing Logos, Banners, Icons, eBook Covers and Headers
Blogging: writing and publishing posts to assist with the new Google algorithm updates
SEO and website management: get more exposure on the internet and keeping up to date with your content
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Client support and communication: transaction coordinating, send out personal thank you cards/holiday cards (etc.) holiday
Data enrichment support: CRM, newsletters, email drip campaigns, appointment setting, workfl