Benefits of Hiring a Virtual Assistant for a Real Estate Company
Real estate agents wear many hats as they guide prospective homeowners through the buying (and sometimes selling) process; and it can certainly be a long, winding journey. Here are just a few of the benefits that a virtual assistant offers for a real estate agent or company.
Market Fluctuations & Flexible Hiring
As any seasoned agent knows, the real estate market is constantly evolving as housing supply and demand are waxing and waning. Business may be booming in the summer and quickly peter out as snow hits the ground and winter hibernation begins. With a virtual assistant, you can hire someone for a set amount of time, perhaps for just 3-4 months during your busy season. This way, you aren’t paying an employee when the workload is lighter and more manageable and you’re also not responsible for healthcare expenses, contributing to retirement plans, etc. Additionally, a virtual assistant means you don’t need to provide an office or even space for them to work. While you may need to pay a traditional employee more to work evenings or weekends, these items can be negotiated in the hiring process based on your personal needs. At Scale Virtually, we take care of these details on our end so you can focus on your clients’ needs.
Less Leg Work & Limited Training
We can match you with a virtual assistant who has experience in real estate and using any programs or software that your company utilizes. You tell us what skills and competencies you’re looking for and we’ll find the perfect candidate for you. Hiring a virtual assistant also means you won’t need to take time out of your already busy schedule to train someone new and you can feel confident in their abilities from the beginning.
Focus on Driving Business & Closing Deals
With a virtual assistant capably handling many of the day-to-day details of your work such as setting up viewings, coordinating with inspectors, cleaners and brokers, etc., you’re able to focus on driving business, building relationships, and connecting with serious buyers and sellers. For instance, your virtual assistant can reach out to potential clients to gauge how ready or willing they are to begin looking for a home. Once they make the initial connection and get some preliminary information, you’re able to bring your market expertise and knowledge and develop the relationship further.
Your attention is a finite commodity, outsource what you can and prioritize your time where it has the most positive impact on your business and your goals.
A virtual assistant can greatly alleviate your workload, Scale Virtually can help match you with the right virtual assistants to meet and exceed your needs.