Real Estate agents tend to be stuck in the ministerial tasks. When you do it becomes a frustrating challenge to break free and take your business to the next level.
If you feel like you are on a never ending hamster wheel, even though you have a virtual assistant, maybe it is time to review your business plan and revamp your processes.
Here are 5 Ways to Leverage Real Estate Virtual Assistant and free up your time to focus on business growth, lead generation and selling more houses.
5 Ways to Leverage Real Estate Virtual Assistants
- Stop answering your phone calls!
Nothing is more distracting when you are lead generating, with a client or writing an offer than the constant ring of your telephone. Not only is it rude to a client you are with, it is also distracting to your focus.
Get a GoogleVoice number and have it forwarded to your Real Estate Virtual Assistant when you are in your protected prospecting time, or with clients. Even have the main business phone always go to your REVA who can screen the calls, take messages and transfer to you if there is an urgent need. Missing calls also equates to missing business opportunities.
- Stop the insanity of paperwork! Delegate!
Most agents are working digitally now. Create a primary email account for your business transactions that can be shared with your REVA. Have them process paperwork, file incoming faxes, signed documents, and more.
If it doesn’t require your attention, find someone else on your team to handle it… that’s what your REVA is for. Focus on your job of showing, listing and selling houses. Let someone else organize the paperwork and store them in an organized directory on GoogleDrive or Microsoft OneDrive.
- Don’t check your email!
Using the primary business email address and sharing it with you REVA will make your life a lot easier. Let them sort through the incoming mail, respond to things that they can on your behalf, and forward to your personal email (unpublished of course) anything that IS urgent. This will free up a remarkable amount of your time and help keep you laser focused.
- Stop looking at your Calendar and let your Calendar work for you!
Set up a shared Google Calendar on the same master email account and email your REVA to put appointments on the Calendar. Have a daily reminder sent automatically to your primary account and personal account. Make sure that multiple appointment reminders are set at reasonable frequencies to remind you well ahead of time to be ready and out of the office in time for that important listing appointment.
Your REVA can call you if you need an extra reminder. They can also make sure you are on task and focused on the daily goals of your business plan.
- Posting to Social Accounts is a REVA Task!
Yes, sometimes you need to reply yourself, but on your business profiles, no matter the network have your REVA handle the content sharing and listing posting. If you have a REVA who has the skillset and expertise to know what content works and drives traffic, then let them handle it. Don’t look over their shoulder, change all emails associated with social accounts to the primary business one and let the REVA do the work.
This includes posting on websites like Craigslist. They know the process, and they know how to build the search engine power behind your brand, get you out of the drudgery that makes your real estate career less than exciting.
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Learning to Delegate
The sooner you learn to use your real estate virtual assistant the more lucrative your business will be. If you don’t have a REVA yet, then it’s time to add that element to your business. There are plenty of advantages to outsourcing your administrative aspects of your business aside from not having to deal with employment law and employee benefits.
Make real estate fun again by doing the things you love doing, and letting your real estate virtual assistant do the things that must be done, freeing up more time for you to sell more homes. Leverage is a beautiful thing if you can figure out how to do it.
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