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Have you been thinking about the advantages of hiring a real estate virtual assistant to help grow your business?

Smart agents utilize virtual assistants to help them manage transaction details, freeing up valuable time to secure more clients.

Working with a virtual assistant is easier than many agents realize — and what they can accomplish for you is amazing. 

Unfortunately, too many real estate sales professionals don’t realize this and try to do everything themselves. Therefore, in this post, we’ll share how to use a real estate virtual assistant to grow your business.

But first, let’s explore what is a virtual assistant for real estate.

What Is a Real Estate Virtual Assistant (VA)?

Real Estate Virtual Assistant

A real estate virtual assistant (VA) is a remote business admin who performs a variety of tasks and offers a wide range of services. 

Your assistant follows your instructions, taking over the busy work of real estate sales and marketing. 

This gives you the time you need to focus on high-impact tasks that will truly generate more clients and help grow your real estate business. 

You can easily communicate with them through email, chat, and video conferencing, handing off many of the daily or weekly items on your already full plate. 

Worried you might not have enough work to justify a full-time assistant? Many real estate sales professionals contract with a VA in an ongoing, part-time arrangement, adding more hours as needed when things get busier. 

An experienced and skilled VA is easy to onboard and can manage a variety of tasks such as lead generation, transaction coordination, database management, or even marketing functions.

Now, let’s take a look at how a real estate virtual assistant can help you grow your business. 

How a Real Estate VA Can Help You Grow Your Business

Real Estate Virtual Assistant

If you’re like most high-producing real estate agents, you’re busy. For most agents working on more than 2 transactions, a month is a full-time job, and any more than that requires help from an assistant.

Successful real estate sales professionals realize that their time is better-spent onboarding new clients instead of handling the details of getting a transaction closed. 

Working with a VA gives you the time to focus on revenue-generating work and business growth.

Let’s look more closely at the things a virtual assistant can do to help you expand your real estate business.

1. Marketing Tasks

Marketing is essential to growing your real estate business — and it is also time-consuming. 

Using a virtual assistant to market your real estate business helps keep your marketing efforts steady without taking up all of your time. 

Consider just a few of the marketing tasks a VA can perform:

  • Create and send mailers to farm neighborhoods 
  • Oversee emails and notecards to your sphere of influence
  • Write and post blogs and content for social media
  • Create and launch email marketing campaigns
  • And oversee SEO standings while tracking marketing analytics

All of the above marketing tasks promote business growth and free up an agent’s time to secure more qualified leads. And speaking of lead generation, the right VA can help with that, too. 

2. Lead Generation

Don’t underestimate the lead generation abilities of a VA. Many VAs can participate in lead generation and lead qualifying, performing a variety of functions, such as:

  • Phone follow-up to help qualify buyer and seller leads
  • Prospecting and cold calling
  • CRM updates and note adding
  • Setting appointments and scheduling showings
  • Answering customer questions

Think about this — how valuable to your business would it be to have VA who generated even just 1-2 new clients a month?

3. Basic Administrative Support

One of the primary uses of a real estate virtual assistant is to manage day-to-day administrative operations. 

An agent’s time is better spent on business expansion activities rather than the details of transaction management. Even a part-time VA could perform the following weekly tasks: 

  • Basic bookkeeping and paying bills
  • Managing contracts, agreements, and other documents
  • New agent recruiting and onboarding
  • Responding to emails and/or performing inbox triage
  • Scheduling meetings and managing your calendar
  • Performing receptionist duties such as answering incoming calls

Imagine the value of taking the time spent on the above tasks and putting it toward finding new clients and growing your business. 

A good real estate virtual assistant will more than pay for themselves.

And in case you’re wondering about prices for such services, you can read PhotoUp’s blog post on virtual assistants for real estate: how much do they cost?

Hopefully, you now see the tremendous value of a virtual assistant in expanding your business. So, how about taking the first step today? 

Hire a Real Estate Virtual Assistant Today!

Real Estate Virtual Assistant

Not only is outsourcing a virtual assistant affordable, but it’s also easier than you might think. 

For a decade AgentUp has specialized in building virtual teams in the Philippines. We have a large network of VAs, all with solid business skills and experience – and fluent in English.

AgentUp will match you with the perfect VA for you — one who has the right educational background, skill set, and level of experience for your specific needs.

So, why not take the first step today?

Schedule a free consultation to learn more about AgentUp’s virtual assistants and how they can make a noticeable and positive difference to the way you work.

We hope this post helped you better understand how to use a real estate virtual assistant to grow your business.

Gregory Gronbacher

Real Estate Sales Agent / Professional Blogger

Gregory is a real estate sales agent and a state-certified instructor of real estate licensing and law. Originally from New York City, he's called Grand Rapids, Michigan home since 1995.

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