About Working With Virtual Assistants
Working with Real Estate Virtual Assistants, whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned veteran, always has its risks & pitfalls.
Employing & managing a team of real people inevitably adds extra variables to your business.
Making that team Virtual, where you never meet face-to-face, adds further difficulties to the equation.
That’s why working with a company like REVAS will help you save a significant amount of time & energy in the long-run:
We’re already experts at running a Virtual Assistant team.
The service we provide saves you the trouble of:
- Dealing with payroll & taxes.
- Domestic & international funds transfers.
- Virtual Team management.
- Work hours & performance tracking.
- Employee phone & internet systems.
- Replacing bad Virtual Assistants.
- The list goes on & on.
Our fully managed approach will handle all of these issues for you, and then some.
Whether you decide to use our Virtual Assistants, or to go it alone, the above task-list is just a fraction of what somebody has to do to provide you a consistent, reliable back-office support team.
Business Expertise vs. Outsourcing Expertise
You’re already an expert at running your real estate business.
Do you also want or need to be an expert at hiring & managing Real Estate Virtual Assistants?
Being a (1.) Real Estate Business Owner, in addition to a (2.) Real Estate Outsourcing Expert, is two full-time jobs.
Working with REVAS will entirely free you from the second one, so you can focus on the first.
One of our primary ambitions (in addition to growing your income) is to save you time. One of the greatest things about delegating effectively to your VA is that you’ll have more time to focus on your core business or simply relax!
To accomplish these primary ambitions, without becoming your own Real Estate Outsourcing Expert, here are 3 core ideas that will help keep everything else in perspective:
The Two Types Of Virtual Assistant Tasks
Every real estate Virtual Assistant can be broadly categorized into two Types of tasks or activities:
- Voice Tasks: Those that require the VA to speak on the phone.
- Admin Tasks: Those that require the VA to work behind the computer (non-voice).
Our VAs who specialize in Voice tasks all have at least 2 years of call center experience, and are strictly screened for their spoken English. We rarely apply their time to anything but Voice tasks, because this is a special skill that is best used to its full advantage.
Our VAs who specialize in Admin tasks are experts at research & data entry… but most of all they are experts at following directions. Anything on the internet that doesn’t require speaking or someone’s physical presence is an Admin Virtual Assistant task.
The Three Goals Of Real Estate Virtual Assistants
People use Virtual Assistants to achieve a wide variety of real estate objectives, but there are a few that stand out. I like to put them into one of three buckets (and the best cases hit all 3):
- Save Money: VA’s are 40% – 80% cheaper than hiring locally for the same work.
- Save Time: VA’s free you & your local staff’s time to focus on more important work.
- Grow Your Business: VA’s can be used for marketing & lead generation grunt work.
While there are a whole list of hidden benefits to working with Virtual Assistants, at the end of the day these Three Goals are pretty much all you need to remember.
Think of it this way: for every Virtual Assistant task you consider, as long as you keep track of how much money or time you’re saving, or how much it’s measurably able to grow your business, you will know you’re on the right track to achieving your primary Virtual Assistant goals.
Choose Only One Task To Start!
By far, the biggest mistake beginners make when outsourcing to VAs is over-complicating things.
People look at a document like this and turn into a kid in a candy store. That’s why we put a simple policy in place to help you make sense of it all:
If this is your first time with us, you must choose only one task to start!
In rare occasions, we’ll accept two tasks from new clients if you already have proven processes for them.
This will keep you focused on your highest priorty while browsing this document, and ensure you pay enough attention to guarantee it’s getting done right. We can work with you every step of the way, carefully monitoring, managing, and optimizing your VA’s work flow.
However, if you start out trying to outsource too much at once, you’ll end up outsourcing nothing at all, or worse yet, failing in your efforts & wasting a bunch of everyone’s time, energy, and money.
Our #1 Core Value is:
“Obsess Over Client Success.”
We want you to be successful, which is why we will help you whittle it down to only one task as your highest priority.
We’ll get that task outsourced, make sure it’s running smoothly on auto-pilot, then start looking for the next low hanging fruit you can delegate to your Virtual Assistants.
No matter how many tasks look appealing, you need to start with just one.
If you keep these principles in mind, you will be light years ahead of your uneducated peers when it comes to Outsourcing & Automating your Real Estate Business.