Flexibility, creativity, and an ability to stay current with the times are essential traits for any real estate agent. But when it comes to working with a Real Estate Virtual Assistant (REVA) on an ongoing basis, I see a whole lot of inflexibility. Why is that?
A successful real estate agent will knows that it is impossible to move forward without some form of assistance. There are so many tasks that need to be done, the majority of which are repetitive and should not take up the time of the agent. The real estate agents and brokers that work with me now that anything that is repetitive needs to be done by their assistant. Plain and simple, an agent should be building relationships and selling real estates, not enter data.
After working with a REVA for at least three months, I guarantee you’ll wonder how you ever did it before. All those years of trying to go it alone are over, but you need to stick with the same VA for the full 3 months in order to learn each other’s work style, personality, and get past the start-up phase of any new working relationship. After 3 months, if it’s not working out then you should definitely find another real estate virtual assistant to work with, and start the process over again.
So what is it that is holding you back from getting the support that you need? Do you think that you’re not busy enough? Maybe you think you need to see someone face to face each day? I have worked with nearly 100 agents in many different capacities since I opened this business, and there is always a solution to this way of thinking that you may not have thought of yet. I encourage you to leave your comfort zone and explore the different ways you can work with someone online.
During the past few years almost every business has seen changes in the way that it operates. Our ability to communicate virtually has changed the face of the business world and no matter what line of business you’re in, there is little doubt that more business is being conducted online than ever before. Therefore there is no reason to be afraid of reaching out to a real estate virtual assistant. There are so many different ways to communicate these days and many different ways of ensuring that information sent back and forth online is secure and readily available.
If you’re stumped trying to figure out what a Real Estate Virtual Assistant can do for you, don’t worry, I wrote a blog post on it.
What are your thoughts? How is your office setup? Are you in a brick and mortar office, do you work from home? How are you and your business supported?
Most importantly, what can I do to help YOU?