What it takes to be a Real Estate Virtual Assistant

Real estate virtual assistants are much like any other personal  assistant. Highly educated, professional, and well trained to handle real estate administrative tasks for real esate agents from other parts of the world. With the help of technology, agents and their real estate virtual assistants are able to constantly communicate while  working virtually. It’s indeed amazing how technology is rapidly improving to make our daily lives so much easier.

Reliable and Resourceful

Real estate VA’s have to be skilled and reliable enough to support  their clients for them to be able to compete in the industry. Every task given has to be done right away or in a very short turn around time and most importantly, with no delays. If the task given is new or unfamiliar, the real estate virtual assistant has to be resourceful and take initiative to learn about this new task. With the help of the internet, anything is possible. You can find almost every answer, you just have to know how.

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Organized and Detail-Oriented

Multitasking should not be an issue. Real estate virtual assistants should know how to prioritize between an urgent and a regular task. Time management  and organization come hand in hand in their checklist. It is also expected that they do a lot of paperwork’s (virtually). In doing so, every detail, no matter how big or small, should not be ignored. Especially when making agreement forms or any other legal and sensitive documents

Flexible and Independent

The VA’s must be able to gradually upgrade their skills and improve their knowledge to continuously provide quality service and support to clients. Real estate agents spend most of their time out of the office or at least they ought to. They are usually busy and on the go. So when real estate virtual assistants encounter problems or challenges on their end, clients can’t always be there to help. And even though technology is a big part of their job, not all real estate agents are tech savy. Part of a VA’s role is to be adept with technical issues and basic troubleshooting – to be able to solve problems and work with minimal supervision in general.

Effective and Creative

To become more effective on your job is to treat your client’s company as if it was your own. Successful real estate virtual assistants share their clients’ goals and do not hesitate to bring ideas to the table. With the help of their wide experiences as VA’s they are not afraid to offer solutions.

 Friendly and Optimistic

Lastly, bring humor to your client. VA’s start their day with a positive outlook and infect  their clients with positive vibes which then transpires in the way the latter interact with property owners and prospective buyers or sellers. It also makes them feel that you care and that they are your priority. Not all days are good days for both client and assistant. If friction arises, don’t  take criticism personally but constructively.

Most importantly, you have to love or at least like what you’re doing.  This job is not for everybody, but it is for anybody with the right attitude. So if you think you have what it takes to be a real estate virtual assistant, then go for it!

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