While the origins of Thanksgiving are not native to the Philippines, MyOutDesk’s hard-working Virtual Professionals understand and appreciate the spirit of being grateful for one’s blessings. Aside for the company-wide outreach that we organize each year, our Virtual Professionals in their respective regions take the holiday season to give back to their communities to those […]
Recently, Social Media has become an ever present part of our day to day lives. By making it accessible through our smart phones, tablets and other devices that we carry around with us, there really is no reason not to take advantage of the different channels we have in order to boost our online presence.
Here are some noteworthy statistics:
- 90 percent of home buyers searched online at some point during their home buying process. (NAR 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers)
- 14 percent of home buyers first looked online for information about the home buying process. (NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2013)
- More than half of Gen Y and Gen X buyers used a mobile device during their home search. Among those who did, 31 percent of Gen Y and 26 percent of Gen X found the home they ultimately purchased via a mobile device. (NAR Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015)
- Real estate related searches on Google grew 253 percent over the past four years. (Google Internal Data, Q3 2012)
This is probably why 91% of Realtors have been reported to be using social Media to some extent. So in the midst of all the information out there and all the competition, how can you ensure that you are utilizing Social Media to increase your visibility with potential customers? Here are the Top 5 tips we have found to be most useful:
Do you spend a lot of time organizing and attempting to execute a marketing strategy that you’re not equipped for? Do you have the time to do your social media engagement, website updates, and the creation of flyers and other collateral?
Chances are you, the answer to all of those is the same…you don’t have the time, nor the expertise to execute on it all. PLUS, isn’t your job to sell homes?
Last we checked, real estate agents weren’t “marketers.” Check out this infographic to see more of what your Marketing Virtual Assistant will do for you here: Read more
During our recent Google Hangout, North Carolina Real Estate Agent and Founder of Real Estate B-School Lars Hedenborg, shares the “Ultimate Blue Print for High Performing Real Estate Teams.” He shares four core building blocks that are needed along the path of success. Lars covers how he has built a self-managed team, so he could work only one day a week, take more than eight weeks of vacation, and still sold over one thousand homes in six years with commissions in excess of $7 million.
Generally, seller listings are tougher to convert than buyer leads. This is because the seller lead is a whole different animal so to speak. When someone is looking to buy a home, they are open to looking at many types of listings and will accept information from every source that is available to them. Those looking to list their home have a tendency to be more cautious, as they have a lot more at stake. They are potentially opening up their fortress to the outside world. Matt Scheid of Prime Seller Listings talks to MyOutDesk Co-Owner Daniel Ramsey about how to capture hundreds of seller leads online and close them. Matt also shares 5 top tips for internet leads. You can click here to download the document.
This Keller Williams 2015 Family Reunion panel specifically focused on what tasks a real estate agent delegate to a Virtual Assistant and what systems of process an agent should implement in their business.
Aaron Armstrong – MyOutDesk client said, “Too many agents hyper focus on what should be outsourced, but my business almost 100% runs with the hard work of my Virtual Assistants” Aaron went on to say, face-to-face client interaction is about the only part of his business that isn’t powered with MyOutDesk Real Estate Virtual Assistants (http://bit.ly/173ilnu).
Mike Incorvaia – MyOutDesk client explained to the audience how he uses a system called Asana.com (http://bit.ly/1AxHHWw) , to track daily tasks assigned to his Virtual Assistant. Mike went on to talk about some of the systems he uses with his Marketing Virtual Assistant, such as Dropbox, Google drive photos, flyers, and property info saved in a central location for all team members to access (http://bit.ly/1zdm6Oz) . Mike has been recognized by Keller Williams Realty International for the team branding and led a panel focused on building a brand in real estate. Mike explained that 100% of the marketing branding and blogging that his team does is completed by his Real Estate Virtual Assistant.
You can collaborate and work effectively just as well with a Real Estate Virtual Assistant as an in house assistant. You just need the right system and tools in place. There are many tools in the marketplace which can help with communication and to stay in sync on tasks or projects. One of those tools is Asana, which is can be described as a productivity application. Businesses large and small are using it to manage projects, get employees off email, and inspire a new way of working. It’s rated one of the best productivity apps available today, making it a PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice in 2014 . Here are a few of the pros and cons of the application:
Ben Kinney, top producing Keller Williams Broker and Inman News 2014 Innovator of the Year, is traveling the nation sharing his wisdom at his Re8 Expo, focusing on 8 steps to a million dollar business. MyOutDesk Real Estate Virtual Assistant leaders were luckily enough to attend his session this year. He has been a MyOutDesk Virtual Assistant client since early 2010. Ben Kinney is so excited about helping others successfully grow their real estate business, he stated “rip off my stuff and use it!” So today, we bring you some of Ben’s wonderful tips, ideas and resources from the expo:
You’ve probably heard the saying “you have to spend money to make money.” While it is indeed true that in order for your business to grow, you need to invest in it. When we say invest, it doesn’t necessarily mean simply financial investment. Your time and effort is a huge part of that investment as well. In the video below, Toby Salgado of Super Agents Live, talks to Daniel Ramsey co-founder and owner of MyOutDesk about cost and quality when it comes to your Real Estate leads. Click on the link below to watch the video.
Make your real estate business plan a game worth playing. Danny Griffin, Founder of the Realty Classroom shares three essential strategic plans for success, with MyOutDesk’s Co-owner, Daniel Ramsey in the video below: