I found this article today and it has some very good reasons if YOU’RE in need of a Real Estate Virtual Assistant. If you’re a Virtual Assistant with clients you support in Real Estate these 5 Reasons would be helpful to you as well too!
By now, you’ve hopefully heard about the Real Estate Virtual Assistant. These independent consultants are experts in real estate marketing and new technology for real estate professionals. They can help you transform your business and provide growth without the commitments and expenses of a traditional on-site marketing assistant.
If you’re still not convinced, keep reading for 5 real-life examples of why you need a real estate virtual assistant to help take your business to the next level.
1.) You have 3 new listings and you just promised all 3 sellers that their homes would be effectively displayed online and professionally showcased in print. Now what? You’re only one person and you may have just over-promised.
Don’t under-deliver! Delegate the marketing efforts to your Real Estate Virtual Assistant! MLS entry, writing the ad copy, enhancing the photos, ordering your sign rider, creating a visual tour, home brochure and just listed postcard, adding the listing to your website and all of the other top real estate sites, enhancing the listing on REALTOR.com and more. Done and done.
You get to WOW your seller and how amazing do you look with a marketing team at your fingertips.
2.) You want to enhance your online presence BUT you don’t know how and even if you did, you don’t have time! A real estate virtual assistant can analyze your website and come up with an extensive plan to attain a successful online presence.
The VA’s recommendations can include, but are not limited to: a plan to give your site a makeover (content and look/feel), adding call to actions, incorporating irresistible offers, updates to your navigation and/or page titles and more!
3.) You’re getting leads from 3 different online sources….and you aren’t keeping in touch with them like you should. RealSupport uses a 5-phased approach to organize our clients lead campaigns, making the process as automated as possible after the initial setup.
This gives our clients the freedom to go out and sell while their marketing efforts never slow down. Armed with the pre-built email library template emails, we will tweak them and also write additional campaign emails as needed.
Tweaking and/or re-writing the pre-built template emails is absolutely necessary to ensure your emails are perceived as “personally written” AND geared toward your target market, vs. generic/canned auto emails.
4.) You setup a blog but you’re not a writer and you just don’t know what to write about. As a business owner, you know that getting your name to page one on that search engine results page is one of the most sought-after goals.
One of the best ways to improve search engine rankings is by Blogging. Your real estate virtual assistant can write blogs for you, incorporating and linking your relevant key words back to your website. You can even give your VA a list of topics you want them to write about and they can pick and choose from your list. If you don’t have a preference on blog topics, your VA should be creative and innovative in choosing what to write about.
Blogging consistently is KEY to better search engine rankings. Discuss your desired key words with your real estate virtual assistant. If you don’t even have blog yet, don’t worry. This is something else your virtual assistant can handle. From the initial setup and customization to regular informative and interesting postings, delegate it all to your VA!
5.) You have 6 listings under contract BUT….you don’t have time to keep track of all of the important dates and deadlines. A real estate virtual assistant can handle your Transaction Management – from contract to close!
Congratulations, the sale’s gone through! Now, your work is just beginning. Handling all the details of a buying and/or selling transaction, from contract through closing, is a time-consuming process that eats into the time you could be spending drumming up new business.
It couldn’t be easier: You send the transaction information along with all supporting documents as well as contact info for all involved parties to your VA and he/she will take over the entire closing process.
Your real estate virtual assistant can handle all the phone calls and email correspondence, keeping you up-to-date every step of the way. Make sure your VA is using some type of transaction management software.
Most VAs use online systems such as Settlement Room to manage the real estate transactions. Settlement Room allows your the VA to keep track of your closing checklist and all important dates and deadlines. All involved parties are invited into the transaction online and they can view all documents that have been uploaded, everyone’s contact information as well as any notes that we have added. If an issue arises that requires a licensed agent, your VA should contact you. You can feel confident that your transaction is being handled professionally and efficiently, from contract to close!