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How To Effectively Work With A Virtual Assistant

Be Ready To Work With A Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants provide a wealth of benefits to you and your real estate company if the collaboration is executed properly. If you are trying to decide if a VA is right for you, you need to keep the following tips in mind to make sure you make the most out of your newest addition to the team.

Communicate the Duties and Responsibilities

A virtual assistant typically doesn’t require extensive training, but you will need to spend some time with them just as you would an in-house team member. Don’t expect them to come fully equipped with your systems and desires understood, you will need to communicate your needs and expectations. Creating daily lists and goals, with deadlines, will ensure the most important tasks are completed in a timely manner. Read more

Featured In Inman With Some Of Our Clients

This is a great article featuring MyOutDesk along with a few of our clients speaking about how they create leverage using Virtual Assistants.

The article is well balanced and offers both pros and some cons that are important to share. The clients in this article are some of our longest tenured and referral partners and we appreciate their support.

Here is the article in an image form, click on the image to expand it or you can download the PDF version by clicking here.

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Lead Follow-up For Commissions

The top two most inconsistent and neglected activities that real estate agents MUST do…

…Do you know what they are?

The first is Prospecting [Lead Generation]…obviously the key to your business. Without leads, you’re dead in the water. Those leads can come from asking for referrals – sure, but before you can get referrals, you have to close some deals.

As important as lead generation is, lead follow-up and nurturing is a very close second. Lead follow-up could be even more important to be honest. You can buy leads, but you can’t buy a relationship. Read more

Twitter Tips For Real Estate Agents

What do I tweet? That is the biggest question about using twitter. Let’s start with this question for you to ponder:

How should you use twitter? You’re going to find out in a few moments, so stick with me here.

It is quite surprising that less than 48% of real estate professionals are using Twitter. What? There are nearly a billion users on twitter, how could you make the conscious choice to remove yourself from that enormous pool of prospects?

Here are some tips to get you excited to use Twitter for your Real Estate Business: Read more

Accountability in your Business Set-up is Essential

Accountability; described in the dictionary as: the quality or state of being accountable; especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.

In the video below, Jesse Garcia of Pipeline Wizard discusses Accountability in your business with MyOutDesk’s Daniel Ramsey. Whether you use Pipeline Wizard or another program or self-made system similar to it, you can be sure that any types of tracking you have set-up will make a world of difference.

Accountability is probably one of the most important factors in running a successful business. It is not enough to have a good system or an amazing team in place. If accountability falters, then you face the possibility of missing opportunities. Whether you run your business alone or have a team behind you, you need to be sure that you re able to track all aspects of your business.

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New Report Ranks Virtual Assistants on Rise in Real Estate Industry

virtual assistantsVirtual assistants are helping lower real estate agent business expenses in 2013. What was once considered too costly of a line item expense is no longer the case.

From Dallas, TX to the shores of Newport, RI agents are discovering outsourcing highly-skilled virtual assistants is drastically more affordable compared to just two years ago.
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Coping with Restless Days – The Work at Home Professional Style

Sleep deprivation is one of the biggest challenges faced by almost all work at home professionals.

Serving clients from the other side of the world literally means working on their time zone. In the local setting, staying energetic until early morning may be easy, but getting enough sleep during the day to recharge might be a problem.

So, we’ve come to this point of overcoming what we can say is the greatest disadvantage of working at home – staying constantly awake at night during workdays.

That means a minimum of eight (8) hours a day, five days a week. To be able to do that, quality rest is a must. Below are some tips to help get the needed sleep during the day:
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Outsourcing your Online Presence

The importance of business visibility has greatly influenced whether the industry will be successful or not. Being physically present and visible in the real world is not enough. With the emergence of the internet as a major media for communication, a business also needs to be visible in the virtual world. This is why small, medium and large enterprise businesses participate in different social networks like Twitter, Linkedln, a company blog or Facebook.

These social networking platforms are very beneficial for the business. Having an account with these social networks has been proven to be helpful for improving the business visibility. By using these platforms, they let their business reach their target niche clientele in real time. This is also a very convenient technique in disseminating information regarding the nature of your company and what it can give to its clients and customers. The only downside is that maintaining your visibility in these social networking platforms takes a huge chunk of the owner’s time when he is supposed to be focusing on other business goals and aspects. This is where outsourcing comes in.
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