By now, most real estate investors have heard about some of the benefits of having virtual assistants, yet many haven’t utilized the idea.
For those who aren’t as aware, virtual assistants can be self-employed or hired through an agency and live all over the world.
Virtual assistants can help administer your day-to-day, mundane tasks that have to be done but eat up your valuable time.
For real estate investors especially, virtual assistants can handle most of the administrative work with little guidance while you concentrate on closing deals.
We’ll go over the top 5 ways a virtual assistant can help your business run smoothly and take a great weight off your shoulders …
Getting Leads and Making Phone Calls
Instead of spending half of your day making phone calls to get leads, assign a VA to do this for you. By giving them a script, some general Q&A, and a calling list, they’re able to efficiently get people on the phone and talk to potential leads on behalf of the company. Make sure to set them up with the information they need so that your brand looks knowledgeable and professional.
Tired of trying to interact and keep up with all the newest social media platforms? Virtual assistants can schedule, post, and comment on your behalf so that your branding continues to grow without a time commitment from you. They can find interesting articles to share, publish your latest content, and interact with followers to ensure a solid online presence.
Is your office filled with sticky notes for things to remember? Need help with general organization? Virtual assistants are perfect for this! Not only can they manage your schedule, they can provide you reminders, do basic research, and send thank you notes so that all the administrative work is taken care of. They can manage CRMs, mailing systems, and spreadsheets to help you focus on more important matters.
Similarly to the tasks of personal assistants, this type of repetitive, mundane work that you just don’t have time for is perfect to hand off to a VA. Regardless of where you’re wanting them to keep track of everything, they’ll be able to enter contact information, track points of contact, and send follow-ups to leads as needed. With a little supervision, VAs can take the training you provide them and become self-sufficient in little time.
Need to know some background information on a buyer or business professional that you’re meeting with tomorrow? Let your VA do the research and send over what you need to know, quickly! Looking into purchasing a home with the expectations of it being a rental property? VAs can research the neighborhoods, schools, and comps so that you can submit the best offer.
All virtual assistants are different.
Do your research to find the perfect fit so that you’re not scrambling to find a replacement in a few months. They each have their own expertise and finding the right VA
for your particular business is important.
In addition, their pay varies drastically from country to country and VA to VA.
Once you’ve trained them on what they need to do, it will drastically lessen your administrative workload and allow you to concentrate on finding deals.