Real Estate Agents are busy people. First and foremost, they want to spend time with their buyers and sellers. They need to care for their listings and take their buyers out on property tours. If you feel like a trail of endless paperwork comes across your desk every day, you’re not alone. Real estate transactions take a lot of time but must be cared for. At the same time, some wonder where do you find the time?
A Real Estate Virtual Assistant Can Help
Admittedly, you could hire an onsite assistant for all of these tasks and there are times when this works to your advantage. At the same time, there are times when a real estate virtual assistant would work out better for the agent, and there are countless ways we can help. This is especially so if the assistant isn’t needed full-time, though my REVA services have been used on a full-time basis. How can a real estate virtual assistant help?
Once you have a signed listing agreement, there’s a tremendous amount of work that needs your attention. Naturally, the agent will care for some of it themselves, but an assistant can care for much of this work as well. Your new listing gets online exposure in the following ways:
- Entered in the local MLS
- Posted on Realtor.com
- Added to your website
- Posted on YouTube
- Entered or claimed on Trulia and Zillow
- Posted on Facebook
- Color flyers created
- And much, much more…
Of course, there are slow times when the real estate agent can care for these tasks themselves. However, it can work to their advantage to pass it on to a REVA, real estate virtual assistant, so they can place their focus on their clients.
Whether it be for your buyers or sellers, your ultimate goal is to automate and implement a lead follow-up system. Once the lead is in your system, it’s an easy peasy process. Getting it into the system and setting up drip follow up campaigns are well worth the time, as it’s been said that if you don’t nurture your leads, another agent will. An effective lead management system cuts down the loss of potential buyers and sellers.
JG Assistance can help you to set up drip campaigns and to assign them to each new lead that comes along. It’s not enough to capture the leads and make the initial call. A regular follow-up with each contact is crucial so you don’t lose them to your competition.
Database cleanup must be remembered. You need to get rid of duplicates or dead-end leads to make room for your more motivated buyers and sellers.
There is a long list of things that must be done once your buyer’s offer is accepted. Again, a few things need your personal touch. Assign the rest to a real estate virtual assistant.
- Property inspections ordered
- Receipt of earnest money funds confirmed
- Documents uploaded
- Drip campaigns assigned to your sellers so they are in the know of what’s being accomplished with their listings
- Drip campaigns assigned to your buyers so they know what to expect with their property purchase
- The list goes on, but it’s very manageable with the right system in place
Just Three Examples
These are just three examples of how a real estate virtual assistant can free your time. On my next post, A Real Estate Virtual Assistant Can Free Your Time – Part 2, I’ll cover more of the duties of a REVA. If I can help, please contact me for a free consultation.