Building a real estate team is something that all agents and brokers consider as their business grows. The first person typically considered when building that team is a buyers agent; however, that is actually the second position or even third you should be filling. The first position on your team should be your assistant or a real estate virtual assistant. Your real estate virtual assistant will help you continue to grow while alleviating the demands on your time.
As a single agent when you list a home it’s not just a matter of getting papers signed, but it also requires you to do the MLS input, order signs, order photographs, design a flyer, design a postcard, upload the listing and pictures to your social media sites, send an email blast out to agents or buyers, and many other administrative tasks. All of those tasks combined add up to hours, and those are hours you could be spending working with more sellers and more buyers. You may even use your assistant before you’ve landed the listing to complete the listing paperwork, which saves you even more time. Saving time will bring in more profit IF you find the right real estate virtual assistant.
The right assistant will be able to work with you closely yet think independently so that more can be accomplished. She should also keep learning and growing with you as you grow your business. She will have a firm grasp on where your business is now and where you are heading if you keep her informed. By keeping your assistant informed she can help you to continue to build your team, help to recruit for additional positions for buyers agents, transaction coordinators, listing specialists, web designers, and so much more.
This is why any real estate virtual assistant you plan to partner with needs to be a strategic planner if you want her to be a long-term part of your team.
Building a real estate team can be a lot of work, but when you take the right steps to do it carefully and strategically, it will have a huge payoff to you in both time and money.
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