In the busy world of real estate
it’s no wonder that there are not enough hours in the day for a Realtor to
tackle all the tasks on their plate. This is when hiring a virtual assistant
(VA) to free up your time to allow you to focus on other aspects of your
business can be crucial. However, hiring
the right VA can help boost your business and improves sales, while hiring the
wrong VA can quickly impact your business’s bottom line. Here are a just a
few of the many things you should be on the lookout for when it comes to hiring
the right VA for you and your business.
Timelines – The tasks you assign to your VA should be done on time. If you
have entrusted them to manage your social media outlets or blogging it is
important that posts are being put up on time. These posts should be done
during the time of day that your target audience is most likely to be reading.
Tasks – If you have given your VA a deadline to meet and it is not
happening, it may be an indicator that they are too busy with other projects to
focus on your business’s needs.
Not Doing The Work – If
you assign consistent weekly tasks to your VA and you notice that they are
being skipped or not done routinely, it may be time to part ways with your VA
before they cause you to lose business. It is important that you have a
relationship with your VA that is built on trust and leaves you feeling
confident that they can help you with your business needs without you needing
to micromanage them. If you find that
you are spending more time trying to figure out what your VA has done versus
knowing automatically what was done, the VA may not be a good fit for you and
Taking on More – You want to work with a VA who will not
blink twice when you ask them to take more off your plate. Your main job should
be to focus on sales and growing your business and one of the easiest ways to
accomplish this is by delegating work to your VA. If you are unable to handoff
more work to your VA comfortably, then the arrangement is not right for you.
Finding the right VA for your
business may take time and you may go through a few before finding one that is
a right fit for you and your business. Prior to hiring a new VA seek the advice
of others in the industry and ask them for referrals.
Fresh Start Virtual Assistants would love the
opportunity to help you grow your business. Fresh Start Virtual
Assistants is a U.S. only based company of virtual experts who would love to
help you reach
your real estate goals by handling your administrative tasks. Let our team help you once again free up your
time to focus on high-value tasks, while we tackle your day to day