How Real Estate Agents Can Benefit By Using a Virtual Assistant

September 29, 2011

by Justine Parsons


How could using a Virtual Assistant increase your productivity?

Anne WarrenAnne Warren, Director at True Property Management (Vic) Pty Ltd, Melbourne Area, Australia

I can highly recommend Your Virtual Assistant Limited and would be lost without Justine’s assistance in ensuring all facets of our company’s “social media” updates and listings are current and relevant. Without this service and other VA services we would need to employ an additional team member.

Property Experts and Real Estate Agents are using Virtual Assistants to increase efficiencies and save money

The main reason Australian property professionals are outsourcing their none-core activities to virtual assistants is the cost of labour. Employing a  virtual assistant remotely from New Zealand can save you money in both labour costs and online administration. How? No holiday pay, sick leave, superannuation, insurance or office overheads.  The exchange rate at the time of writing this article is AUD$0.79485 and using payment options such as Paypal make the entire process hassle free.

Below are a few simple ways real estate agents and property professionals may benefit from outsourcing to a virtual assistant.

Email and Calendar Management – you can hire a virtual assistant to help you manage your busy schedule. For example – dictate appointments into your Iphone, blackberry or pda and send to your VA to put in your online calendar – sync this with your phone;  never miss an important meeting with a client or prospect again.

Update your Listings in Property Websites. – there are dozens of property websites you can list on. It takes a lot of time if you have to do it manually. Sites such as,, and require frequent updates and listings. Your virtual assistant. Anything that can be done on a computer in your office can be done by your virtual staff.

Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn Updates – updating your website, blog or social media pages with fresh news and information indicates to clients and colleagues that you are a proactive person who likes to keep abreast of the latest trends and news in your industry. It is simple for your VA to write a few articles a week for your blog, update your website or be an administrator for your Facebook or LinkedIn page. They can also set these up for you.  Surveys, newsletters and publishing articles – with a VA you are no longer hindered by the amount of time you have available.

SEO for your Website – a virtual real estate assistant can help get your website on the front page of Google. How?  They can list you on all the directories which matter, add back links to your site and provide you with a concise summary of their work.

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