If you have decided to hire a Real Estate Virtual Assistant and have not done so before or have not been successful in the past then you should keep reading this.
There are so many virtual assistant firms out there offering different or even similar services. How can you determine which one to go with?
First of all, determine what your needs are. Do you need someone full time or part-time? Or do you simply need someone to help you out with a few projects? What do you need help with? Do you need someone to help you with your marketing, or perhaps your Administrative tasks? Do you need a Transaction Coordinator? Maybe you need a Real Estate ISA? Or do you need someone to create a flier or a logo, or just to manage your website? Once you determine your needs, you can narrow down your research and make it easier to find the right person to be your Real Estate Virtual Assistant.
If you need project-based help, like for example some graphics or a logo, a firm like Fiverr, DesignCrowd or Toptal might be what you need. These sites are a great place to find talented creators to work on projects for you on things such as graphic design, video editing, and even animation. If you can’t afford to hire a design company this is a great alternative.
If you need someone to do data entry, write articles/blogs or even data mining but do not want to take someone on full-time, firms such as UpWork, PeoplePerHour, and Freelancer.com are great places to look for talent. You can find a plethora of different specialties and experts for each. Job seekers are not limited to the tasks aforementioned. You can also find people looking to work part-time or full-time as well, all you have to do is be specific and clear when you create a job posting in order to attract the best candidates.
One thing to remember is that there is no guarantee; it may take several tries to find people who will get your vision and deliver what you need. One downside when you go through firms such as those mentioned above is that these firms have guidelines and restrictions that can prove to be a great risk. Being that you are dealing with Freelancers, you may face issues such as poorly delivered work, delays, etc. These firms will offer you some protection but it is still a high risk.
If you want someone more permanent or higher level, you may want to explore options such as MyOutDesk. Odds are, if you are looking for someone to help you, there is so much more that you can delegate besides these projects and little jobs. When deciding between part-time, project-based or full-time, why not try out the Sticky Challenge. The Sticky challenge is an exercise where you take the time to write down on a sticky note, everything you do in your business and how long it takes for you to complete each task. At the end of the challenge, tally-up how long it takes to do each task in a day, a week, then a month and so on. Now identify which of these are revenue productive and which ones are not. Those that are not can actually be delegated to a Real Estate Virtual assistant and may justify hiring one full-time. (Read more about the Sticky Challenge HERE)
Firms like MyOutDesk can help you gain more leverage and time to focus on your revenue productive activities, more than that, they will provide you with value for your business. From the very beginning, a firm like MyOutDesk will have candidates ready for you, they go through a stringent vetting process, and those that pass are trained in the foundations of Real Estate, they also go through a market force assessment to determine their working style. Any candidate that you get to interview is pre-selected to match your strengths and working style as well as your needs for your Real Estate business.
The buck doesn’t stop there. Once you hire someone, we have a support team that in place in order to ensure that your Real Estate Virtual Assistant can truly be an asset to your team. There will always be someone you can reach out to whenever you or your Virtual Assistant needs help or to address any concerns. We also handle all HR concerns, health benefits etc.
Why are we telling you this? We want you to be able to consider every aspect of what to look for when looking at different Virtual Assistant firms. We hope that this helps in your search.
If you would like to explore your options with us then schedule a Double Your business Growth strategy session today and let’s have a conversation about how we can help grow your revenue.