Hiring a Virtual Assistant for Your Commercial Real Estate Business
Sometimes, when you begin feeling overwhelmed, you’ll recognize that you need an assistant working along with you in your commercial real estate brokerage business. But you may not be ready to hire a full-time assistant, and this is where hiring a Virtual Assistant can be of great help to you.
Virtual Assistants can work for you on an hourly basis, and they’ll oftentimes work from their own location, and not be physically in your office along with you. So what this will then allow you to do is to pay someone on an as-needed basis, and not be locked into paying them full-time, or even paying them for more hours a week than you may need them for right now.
Virtual Assistants can handle many admin, follow-up, and additional activities for you, including doing transaction management, client follow-up, admin work, paperwork, accounting, graphic design, web design, showing property, and handling the marketing of your listings, along with doing many other activities that they can do for you, too. You’ll just need to make sure that they’re licensed if you need them to do anything that will require a real estate license in your state.
With this in mind, I’m going to give you the link to the website for the International Virtual Assistants Association, where you can search for VAs who are qualified to do exactly what you want them to do. In addition, if you click on the Directory tab on the homepage and scroll down a little, you will then see a searchable field titled Services, along with a drop down menu there where you can search according to your specific criteria. So in that window, when you scroll down a little, there will be an option titled Real Estate Support that you can select, and then when you click on the Search button directly underneath that, you will then be shown many VA candidates who are familiar with providing support services for real estate agents. Most of these VAs will be familiar with providing support services for residential agents, but still, the fact that they’re familiar with our business, and have already been working along with residential agents, can definitely be of value to you.
Here is the link to the website: