Learn how to hire a real estate virtual assistant, then train and manage them to grow your business or provide you with better work/life balance.
Today, we’re talking about hiring a real estate virtual assistant. I was able to speak with Daniel Ramsey with MyOutDesk about their services. We talked about the reasoning behind hiring a virtual assistant, as well as the importance of doing it the right way. And then, how to manage and train them for long-term success.
VIDEO: How to Hire, Train, and Manage a Real Estate Virtual Assistant
Why do you need a real estate virtual assistant?
There are two common reasons to hire a real estate virtual assistant. One of those reasons is that there is a “pain.” For example, you have a real estate business opportunity present itself, and you don’t have the support staff necessary to facilitate it. The second reason is that you have a horrible work/life balance. This is a huge reason for hiring a real estate virtual assistant.
How to hire a real estate virtual assistant?
You can reach out to a company like MyOutDesk for assistance. They help analyze your needs, learn about your organization, and find you the ideal candidate to fulfill your position, and fast. MyOutDesk goes through a process called “Grow Virtual” where they help teams understand what they need to do in order to actually implement virtual assistants and not screw it up.
At Icenhower Coaching and Consulting, we have a lot of experience helping people make smart hiring decisions. Our coaches help clients make hiring decisions all the time. And, our coaches provide support for the next steps too — training and managing those new team members.
Timing on hiring
The courage to hire always seems to come during the harvest season. It never seems to be the “right time” in January or in November. It’s always when it’s busiest that an agent decides they need to hire a real estate virtual assistant. This is a good reason to have someone in your corner to help you hire.
More people are working remotely
As of the publication of this blog, we are in the midst of dealing with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, a large chunk of the population is working remotely. To put it in perspective, before COVID, we were at about 3-4% of the population working remotely. Now, we are close to 50%. That’s huge! When you have that kind of shift, you need a guide to help you hire smart when you hire a real estate virtual assistant.
Benefits of having a real estate virtual assistnat
1. It’s efficient. If you find a high-quality virtual assistant, having them work remotely is to your advantage. They will be able to work efficiently on their own if provided high-quality training on how to do their tasks. Our ICC ADMIN course is helpful to get your virtual assistant trained and provided with the tools that will help them do their job independently.
2. It’s good for business. You are enhancing your customer service by adding a real estate virtual assistant. You will be able to do more for your clients as well as your other team members!
3. It’s good for work/life balance. It allows the organizational structure to be grown at a much more flexible rate. Getting a real estate virtual assistant on your team will give you a better balance in your day-to-day life.
You’ve hired your virtual assistant — what now?
It is essential to provide your virtual assistant with training and management especially as they are getting started. And that’s where Icenhower Coaching and Consulting can really come into play. Not only can we help you make good hiring choices, but we can help you manage and train your new virtual assistant. Having a coach in your corner is going to make a huge difference in the long-term success of your real estate virtual assistant.