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Luxury Portfolio International recently released a study of the world’s most affluent households titled, State of Luxury Real Estate.

The report is about the top 1-5% of income earners in 17 countries and 30 million households. They found that more than 15.5 million households will be looking to buy a home in the next three years. Out of the 10.3 million people in this group, 66%, say they’re likely to buy a house worth $1 million or more.

The Covid-19 pandemic has immensely shifted luxury home preferences. The report emphasized an increased desire for self-reliant amenities in the home. Many respondents also mention Covid-19 prompted their newfound motivation for living abroad, specifically in Mexico, India, China, and the post-Brexit United Kingdom.

The survey included the following four significant trends

  • A house now requires more amenities to support working, education, and leisure at home.
  • Luxury buyers are seeking out homes in another country.
  • The more affluent consumers are concerned with living quarters that have a lot of outdoor space. This can include properties with an auxiliary house or another attached dwelling.
  • Luxury consumers want to deal with a well-known brokerage firm that offers basic and high-quality services. This includes more focus on client service and cutting-edge technology.

It is now a well-known fact that luxury real estate investments are the best investments one can make. This is due to the low risk of major depreciation combined with very high returns. In turn, these property types can increase wealth quicker than any other investment means to date.

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Leveraging the Luxury Real Estate Buyer Market

Realtors, attract these buyers by upgrading your business operations (with real estate virtual assistants). How? By offering them an array of new, innovative services that are not only useful but convenient, as well. The high-end housing market demands top-notch services, and if you can provide them, you’ll have a prosperous career for years to come.

For example, a luxury buyer from London is looking for a home to buy in Los Angeles or Orange County. You’ll need to market to this buyer persona. And, real estate virtual assistants can help your brand, just like a personal concierge. They do so by assisting with new features and services that mesh perfectly with the luxury buyer’s lifestyle.

The Solution

Here’s the thing: Most agents or brokers have not yet been able to scale their business as they want, and as a result, many agents are losing deals. You can be the one that scales your business and gets those deals. As we mentioned above there are shortages everywhere, therefore you can offer something different from other agents. Clients will want you more because of it. This means that you can charge more for your services because you have a true competitive advantage built around something other than just being another agent with experience and education.

But how do we up our game? With virtual assistants. Here’s how.

Full-Time Real Estate Virtual Assistants in Today’s Market

If you are an agent or broker and want to scale, it would be wise to get a full-time virtual assistant. A virtual assistant (VA) will allow you to have more time during the day to handle more clients. It will also allow you to focus on deals rather than activities that do not make as much money.

For example, if you want a VA that only handles digital ads for you and does it all day long, theoretically they can do 20–30 ads a day with your input and this would yield about 5–10 leads that need some sort of follow up with the time that is left over. It may seem like a lot of work for one person, but if you account for how much time it takes to deal with follow-up emails or phone calls for each lead, it is a great value.

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Virtual Real Estate: How a productive team in 2021 looks

 

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Growing Your Business With A Virtual Real Estate Transaction Coordinator

As a real estate professional, you’re already familiar with what a transaction coordinator does, and why it’s crucial to your real estate business. Staying on top of administrative TC functions – like overseeing the escrow process — is essential to your success.

You can be more effective in real estate if you’re not bogged down by paperwork, repetitive administrative tasks, and troubleshooting bureaucratic red tape delays and issues. A virtual transaction coordinator can take care of these tasks and ensure that sales paperwork and its administration run smoothly and your clients are receiving excellent customer support.

With a virtual transaction coordinator, you can become more efficient & effective in your role of selling homes – while your transaction coordinator handles all the repetitive tasks involved with closing a transaction – like gathering documents and signatures, calling clients, and stakeholders, completing paperwork, following up on contracts & requirements, and putting together a broker file for each completed transaction.

Sample tasks for your virtual transaction coordinator include:

  • Goal setting – review goals and schedules to provide progress updates and help you stay on task
  • Seller/Buyer prospecting and servicing – complete required paperwork, gather estimates, and help find/choose service providers
  • Escrow management – open escrow and coordinate the many necessary functions of this process through closing
  • Documentation management – draft routine documents (i.e. Seller’s Disclosure Packet, addendums, waivers) and review forms for accuracy, signature verification, and missing information
  • Transaction and closing coordination – manage the cumbersome appraisal, title/escrow, and mortgage loan processes
  • Client coordination and communication – operate as a point of contact for your clients to ensure their needs are met and they receive the attention they deserve throughout the buying/selling process
  • Scheduling coordination – oversee the scheduling for clients, service providers, and lenders to help ensure essential tasks are being completed
  • Research – perform background and inquiry tasks, as needed
  • Tailored support – provide administrative support personalized to your specific requirements

 

In addition, MyOutDesk Virtual Assistants can also:

 

  • File & systematize information collected for client documentation
  • Input & sync data collected across multiple software systems
  • Perform third-party verification procedures for loan-level data
  • Coordinate personal & administrative tasks
  • Manage calendar & appointments
  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Complete orders & fulfillment
  • Solicit & nurture 5-star client reviews
  • Process client documents & follow-up accordingly for incomplete information
  • Assemble agent audit reports
  • Compile, format, and summarize information for documents and presentations
  • Coordinate website & account configuration necessary for loan processing
  • Team task management

 

…and so much more.

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Did You Know?  MyOutDesk’s origin story is set during the last global financial crisis of 2008. Yes, that’s right — our business started by scaling businesses with virtual assistants during a recession! Pioneers of virtual assistant services, our first client in 2008 went from five to seventeen VAs with a completely revamped organizational model in short order, and he told MyOutDesk, “Our virtual professionals have shaved $250,000 off our monthly overhead.”