Some might think that I would naturally say that in every instance a REVA, or real estate virtual assistant, should always be your first choice over an onsite assistant. That’s simply not true. There are times when an onsite assistant might be in the real estate agent’s best interests. At the same time, there are times when a REVA would be their best choice. Have you been trying to choose between a real estate virtual assistant or onsite assistant? If so, read on.
Do You Need a Onsite Assistant
If you need someone to greet your clients, you might want an onsite assistant. It’s understandable that a real estate office needs someone at the front desk and many times this is also their assistant who handles much more than a traditional receptionist would. They need to be well versed in ways that they can assist the agents in the office.
Do You Need a Real Estate Virtual Assistant
If you don’t need a front desk assistant, you might want a virtual assistant. It’s possible that you only need help part-time or occasionally. In this case, a virtual assistant would fit the bill. They can step in when you need their help or care for responsibilities that you simply don’t have the time to care for. There are a number of areas they could help you with including content marketing, listing coordination, web and blog copy, creating a drip campaign, closing coordination, scheduling property tours, and lead management.
Pretty much, they can perform any of the tasks that an onsite assistant can with the exception of greeting your guests.
To my surprise, I was contacted by a virtual broker. She said that she was doing all of her work, with the exceptions of showing property, online. Her agents were telling her that they preferred to work from home, and the office was usually empty with the exception of her onsite assistant who would tell her that she was bored much of the time.
It all seemed to fall in place for her and she decided that she was a virtual broker, and it was only natural for her to have a virtual assistant. She’s a great lady to work with, and she understands the virtual office.
Some Agents Use Both
It’s true that some agents have onsite assistants and a virtual assistant. It is especially in their best interest when the REVA is already trained in the skills needed for a new project, so they don’t have to train them.
Are you looking for a real estate virtual assistant? If so, contact me for a free one hour consultation. We can discuss ways I can help out from my virtual office.