Category: Realtors


Do you have them?  Do you have the clients that always call on you when making their next move or keep referring their friends and family to you?  If not, you need to nurture these past clients to grow your business.  After all, in the competitive real estate field there are only so many new clients to go around.

In the book, Start Your Own Business, by the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc., they state “The secret to repeat business is following up in a way that has a positive effect on the customer.”  Effective follow-up is essential to keeping your business thriving.

Now that you realize how important it is to stay in touch, get creative.  We are all taught the same things to do; newsletters, remembering special occasions, etc.  These things are great, don’t get me wrong, but nurture that human bond that you established.  Out of the blue, maybe call and invite them to lunch or write them a personal note to keep in touch.

I’m sure you can come up with many more ways to develop lasting relationships with past clients.  And we are ready to get your ideas scheduled and implemented and keep your business thriving.

I get asked occasionally what can a VA do for me that I can’t do myself.  Here are some of the more frequently entrusted benefits and tasks.

  • Technology changes faster than many real estate agents can keep up with plus it can be a struggle to keep up with all of it and/or get it accomplished. We are tech-driven professionals and know our way around a computer and the latest apps, etc.
  • We work remotely from our own fully equipped office. No need to buy/rent equipment and space that you really don’t need.
  • We can assist you with streamlining your business by taking tasks that you don’t like or do not do well and completing them for you.
  • No need to get involved with the IRS. We are a business of independent contractors.
  • Manage and optimize your Listing Coordination/Marketing
  • Manage and assist with Closing Transaction
  • Keep your documents organized and uploaded to a paperless system
  • Design, manage and maintain your offline marketing pieces
  • Create and maintain your client databases.
  • Manage and maintain your email marketing and lists

If you struggle with being more productive and the effective use of the greatest and latest tools and technology, you may want to consider partnering with us.  Don’t prevent yourself from working on the most profitable areas or your business.  Call us today for a free consultation.

Keep Calm & Hire a Virtual Assistant

First, be clear about exactly what you need before approaching a virtual administrator.  Find someone who is experienced in your particular area and understands your wants and desires as well as goals and can pick up and start running without too much backstory.  Also make sure it’s someone whom you feel comfortable with and can talk to.  If they’re not a good fit you’ll be miserable.  Next, don’t be afraid to ask for references because a good administrator will be happy to provide them without question.  Their reputation is on the line as much as your own.  Make sure any agreement signed covers confidentiality.  You don’t want your proprietary info going to someone else.

All these things are covered when working with OS4U.  Get ready to soar with the eagles and call us now.  A well-run business is a prosperous business.

Remember those little gnomes that travel around the world and see different cities and sites (Expedia, I think!)?  Well, as that little gnome is known all over the country through those commercials, we, as virtual assistants, are as well.

Our niche market happens to be real estate and real estate agents and we currently have clients in California, Florida, Georgia, New York, Tennessee and beyond.  Because we work in this digital world of ours we can efficiently and effectively work throughout the United States assisting you will daily tasks in running your real estate business.  Things such as listing and closing coordination, email management, calendar updates and so much more.  People rarely know that we aren’t sitting right beside you in your office!

So when you’re overwhelmed and can’t seem to get the day’s work done, think about the gnome and call us.  We are only a mouse click away.  After all, you need to smell the roses too!

computer-internet-etiquette-gnome-web-mime

traveling gnome

What?  I can’t buy time!  Oh, but you can.  Here’s how.

Time is one of our most valuable assets yet we seem to waste hours of it each day.  Sound familiar?  As business men and women I’m sure you have felt the same way and especially if you have an active family life as well.  Now you can have both and I’ll explain how.

First, you have to be a really good organizer.  Well, duh, that’s a given, right?  But are there things that you just wish you just didn’t have to do?  Maybe you know you have to clean house but you hate it (that’s me!).  If it’s possible you hire a house cleaner to come in every so often.  The same goes for yard work and so on and so forth.  But did you know that you can do this with your business as well?  You know you need help but you think hiring an assistant is out of the question.  “I don’t make enough money now” you say.  But did you know you can go virtual?  All that technology you’ve been hearing about…it’s time to make it work for you.

When enlisting the aid of a virtual administrator, you automatically free up about 3-6 hours in your day.  This is the time that’s usually spent in front of a computer either in your office or home office.  Out of an average work day that’s roughly half a day spent doing non-productive, monotonous work.  Don’t like the sound of that do you?  If you had hired Office Solutions 4 U a while back, you would not only be making more money but have more free time to work with more clients and enjoy your family more.  And did I mention more money as well?  Sounds like a win-win to me.  Our business is to handle your business expertly and with an experienced, qualified team so you can focus on your business.

Since time is an asset we can’t afford to waste, call us.  It’s all about planning your time and business wisely to become more effective so that you can enjoy your life.

Here’s a great article from a Keller Williams Realty agent in Virginia about using Virtual Admins.  The signs are pretty obvious if you’re paying attention.  If you answered yes to any, or all, of the signs, call me.  I’ll be glad to get you on the right track to even bigger success.

http://actvra.in/4zt8

image

Too much work is a good thing, right?  As realtors, as your business grows and you become more and more successful the growing pains start.  You get busier and busier and what then?  If you hire someone to work with you, where do you put them?  Pay for space and all of the equipment in your agencies office?  If you work out of a home office there’s not room plus it may be awkward to have someone continuously coming in your home.

Now is the time to think about a virtual admin.  Because we handle most of your needs virtually people often don’t realize we are not right in the room with you.  Once you find out how much more productive you can be, we are no longer thought of as virtual.  We’re teammates supporting you in the success of your business.

Question: What would make choosing us to become a valuable teammate in your business possible for you?  Leave your comment below.

Trust is a word often used in everyday business to convey a message.  In the dictionary the word trust means “belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.”

In our world, as a business, it can often mean success or failure.  Therefore, trust would mean we are capable to do a job and do it correctly, that we have the knowledge and experience required plus the ability to complete it.  That we have consistency, that we are able to and will complete the follow through each and every time to deliver.  And we need to have context, showing that we are dependable, we have longevity, and have, above all, integrity.

Our team here at OS4U believes that trust and success go hand in hand.  We continually strive to back up our context with consistency and capability thereby providing our clients with a trustworthy partnership.  Let us instill the nature of trust in you.

Trust

There is information galore about why you should hire a realtor to buy or sell your home.  They are competing daily to be chosen by new clients.  What are you doing to get ahead of it all?

Agents can spend an inordinate amount of time trying to do their own administrative work.  There are always new resources to explore and procedures to learn, accessing huge amounts of new techniques and options and even more.  Those precious hours need to be spent interacting and connecting with actual clients.

As Real Estate Professional Assistants (REPA), we understand the specific aspects of the real estate business such as: Listing and Closing Coordination, Transaction Management, Marketing and Campaigns and Database Management.  All of this can be performed by our team of specialists.  By entrusting these tasks to us it is very cost effective when you figure out how much of your time is saved not doing these duties yourself.  We are contracted professionals whose motivation is established upon the success of your job.  Make 2015 your most profitable year yet by partnering with us to give you more time to grow your business and generate profit.  Call us now before it’s too late!

real estate agent stressed

In our business lives, we want to achieve success and be successful in our business no matter the line of work we choose.  However, working in real estate, our character, I believe, comes more into play than other lines of work.  We work directly with clients who depend on our character every day to get their home sold, to trust us with their most valued possession and in our case, trust us to handle their day to day business.  Here is some food for thought.

  1. Character is doing what’s right when no one is watching. Don’t just do what is right when no one sees, or so you think, but do it all the time. The truth always comes out.  Don’t be caught in something you think you can get away with.  It will come back to haunt you.
  1. Character is doing what’s right when it’s not easy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. often spoke about that. He said, “There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.” Make your choices ahead of time and value doing what’s right above all else.  People should know what you stand for and what you won’t.
  1. Character is telling the truth when a lie would be easier. Our parents always told us as children to not lie and always tell the truth no matter what the consequences. It still stands today.
  1. Character is making sure your walk matches your talk. You can’t say one thing and do another and expect to have character, trust, and influence.
  1. Character is playing by the same rules, no matter how big, important, or powerful you are. Your values shouldn’t change just because of your successes. Being a leader just reinforces who you are, not what you can get away with.
  1. Character is tending the fragile to maintain the powerful. As educator Sissela Bok noted, “Trust and integrity are precious resources, easily squandered, hard to regain.” But character, handled well, is also powerful. You see, your position of leadership may cause people to take notice of you, but it is only your character that will cause people to respect you.
  1. Character will determine your legacy. Your talent will make your name known, but your character will determine what people associate with your name. Your talent will dictate your potential, but your character will determine your legacy.

We at Office Solutions 4 U believe our character determines our success.  Are you ready to put your trust in a team that is willing to help you build and preserve your successes with integrity?

“Reprinted in parts with permission from Dr. Alan Zimmerman’s internet newsletter, the “Tuesday Tip”. http://drzimmerman.com/tuesdaytip

10940596_1593657360867713_5885903167684412268_n

%d bloggers like this: