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 Warren, Director at True Property Management (Vic) Pty Ltd, Melbourne Area, Australia
Property Experts and Real Estate Agents are using Virtual Assistants to increase efficiencies and save money
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 domain.com.au, realestate.com.au, property.com.au and realestateview.com.au 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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