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Real Estate Virtual Assistant – Their First Task!

Real Estate Virtual Assistant – Their First Task!

In the spring of 2020, during the Great Webinar Era, well, I was conducting a webinar, “How to Leverage Virtual Assistants in Your Real Estate Business.” After the webinar, I received an email from a title partner. It says, “You need to talk to Stacie. She was on your webinar and could use a Virtual Assistant.”  “Great, I’ll give her a call.” I said. As most of these calls go, she was swamped and couldn’t talk at the moment, the irony. So, we scheduled a time to speak the next day. During our...

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4 Essential Tips to Organizing your CRM

4 Essential Tips to Organizing your CRM

4 Essential Tips to Organizing your CRMTo keep your marketing foundation running like a finely tuned well-oiled machine these are 4 Essential Tips to Organizing your CRM. As a real estate professional, it’s important to get your CRM under control. It’s the foundation of all your marketing efforts; where you stay in touch with your past clients and new clients start their journey. But, to keep this fine machine running there are 4 essential tips for organizing your CRM: Clean, Update, Organize,...

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Managing Virtual Professionals using BPM

Managing Virtual Professionals using BPM

Before you decide to hire your virtual professional it’s a good idea to create the processes you want to execute before bringing them on. Hiring a Virtual Assistant without a well-thought-out plan is setting yourself up for failure. Managing virtual professionals using Business Process Management is critical to the success and sustainability of your virtual real estate team. Business Process Management is defined as using business processes as a significant contributor to achieving your...

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Feedback to Improve Virtual Assistant Performance

Feedback to Improve Virtual Assistant Performance

Feedback to Improve Virtual Assistant PerformanceHow should we give feedback to improve our virtual assistant's performance?  How much and how often, and how fearlessly candid should we be? Learn how to properly give feedback to improve virtual assistant performance. Telling our VAs what steps to follow or what factual knowledge they’re lacking can be truly useful, if they’re unaware of a critical fact about the process, then you should tell them.  Feedback is about telling people what we...

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Hiring a Virtual Assistant in Your Real Estate Business

Hiring a Virtual Assistant in Your Real Estate Business

Hiring a Virtual Assistant in Your Real Estate BusinessAre you a busy real estate professional that doesn’t seem to have enough time in the day?  Are you getting buried in paperwork keeping you from prospecting?  Or, maybe you have the administrative area covered, but need to increase your bandwidth. For a realtor that feels like they’re doing everything, but doesn’t feel ready for a full-time in-house assistant, hiring a virtual assistant in your real estate business may be what you need.  If...

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SecondYou: DISC Profile Assessment

SecondYou: DISC Profile Assessment

SecondYou: DISC Profile AssessmentIt is important to look at the core skill set of the candidate when hiring a Virtual Assistant. Consequently, one would clearly go for a candidate who has established a proven track record of delivering great results. As a business owner, the main goal should be to increase their business revenue. But is this really enough to gauge a candidate’s success once they work for you?We think otherwise.DISC Profile assessment shows results about one’s personality and...

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What’s a Virtual Assistant?

What’s a Virtual Assistant?

What’s a Virtual Assistant?A virtual assistant (VA) is a person who provides support services to other businesses from a remote location. The term originated in the 1990s as the ability to work virtually due to technology improvements, such as high-speed Internet, document sharing, and other advancements, made working remotely a reality.Virtual assistants are especially in demand by entrepreneurs and online businesses that need help but don’t want to bring on staff in their location. However,...

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How to Hold Virtual Professionals Accountable from Far Distances!

How to Hold Virtual Professionals Accountable from Far Distances!

How to Hold Virtual Professionals Accountable from Far Distances!I get asked time and time again… How do you know they’re working?  It’s called Performance Management and it’s actually quite simple. Learn how to hold virtual professionals accountable from far distances. It's simple!Literally S.I.M.P.L.E S = Set Expectations I = Invite Commitment M = Measure Progress P = Provide Feedback L = Link to Consequences E = Evaluate EffectivenessHold Virtual Professionals Accountable: SIMPLE Set...

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SecondYou: Overwhelmed and Overworked

SecondYou: Overwhelmed and Overworked

SecondYou: Overwhelmed and OverworkedFeeling overwhelmed and overworked? Is it getting hard to find a work-life balance with your busy schedule? Read more if you can relate.To-Do List1.  Team Meeting 2.  Finish Summer Camp Applications 3.  Create a Marketing Plan 4.  Schedule Parent / Teacher Conference 5.  File Paperwork 6.  1 Hour of Prospecting 7.  Call Roofers for Estimates 8.  Get EM Deposit / Schedule Inspection 9.  Pick Up Kids 10. Attend Networking EventIf you’re a working parent,...

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5 Ways To Use Technology For More Effective Virtual Communications

5 Ways To Use Technology For More Effective Virtual Communications

5 Ways To Use Technology For More Effective Virtual CommunicationsAs more and more technologies come to the market you’d assume more effective virtual communications would evolve. But, success is more dependent on how people use these technologies, and not on the technologies themselves. Here’s a list of the top 5 ways to use technology for more effective virtual communications.top 5 ways to use technology for more effective virtual communications1. Match the System to the TaskTeams have many...

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