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Hiring a Virtual Assistant for your business is not only a good idea – it’s something that can change your life and send your business from borderline to booming. Let’s take a step back and examine why it’s critical to have help when you’re in business for yourself.
Chances are you wear many hats in any given day (even on those supposed days off). You probably answer phones, check and reply to emails, run CMA’s, prescreen buyers and sellers, write a blog post, do research, manage ads, write up a newsletter… The task list goes on and on. You’ll be able to hold things together for a while, but pretty soon you’ll reach a point where things get overwhelming and you actually want to stop growing. The thought of more time on the phone, more to manage or more of anything might make you want to throw in the towel. Staying stuck to every task in your business is a sure plan for burn-out. As your business grows it’s essential for you to grow with it, and that means adjusting the focus from mundane tasks to bigger picture operations.
Enter Your Virtual Assistant
The real key to having a strong, successful business while maintaining a balanced life comes down to three words Continue reading
“In Real Estate, Delegating Equals Success”
As your business grows, or if you want it to grow even more, you’re eventually going to need to hire real estate virtual assistants (or local staff) just to survive. The bigger your income becomes, the more your task list gets longer and longer. Many real estate agents who started as “solopreneurs” soon discover that they can’t do it all themselves. This is the time when delegating becomes crucial.
The very idea that you need to find & hire real estate virtual assistants in the first place can seem intimidating and time consuming. The process is often delayed indefinitely due to belief in these common pitfalls:
- I can do it faster myself
- I can do it better myself
- I can’t afford it
- I don’t know where to look to hire someone
See a theme here? It’s a challenge to take the “I” out of everything that happens in your business, but that’s the first step in delegating: letting go. The fact of the matter is that it does take some time initially to delegate and outsource tasks, but over time it will free you up to grow your business and even get your life back! Remember what vacation feels like? Free time is possible when you know your business is running smoothly without you. Continue reading