How to Hire, Train and Manage Your Virtual Professional

No matter what industry you are in, there are two types of activities that you must do on a daily basis … those that use your time resources, and those that produce revenue.  When it comes to how you approach managing your business, it is critical to first understand the concept of leverage.  More specifically, how you leverage your time.

So, how do you determine exactly how much “stuff” you do during your day, your week, your month that can be shifted off your plate?  One of our highly successful clients, Lisa Archer, suggests that every agent spend time with some sticky notes.  She had her team spend two weeks jotting down everything they did throughout their day.  At the end of that time, they sat down and started separating all those notes that were dollar productive on one board, and non-dollar productive on another board.

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Millionaire Real Estate Habits

If you are a maverick with no interest in delegating, if you have trust issues, if you believe the secret to success is some undiscovered grail, this information is not for you. This post is going to dive into the processes and programs millionaire agents used to get to the top of the mountain and stay there. We are going to break it all down, step-by-step, but stick with us and you’ll see a common thread; they didn’t do it alone. They leveraged their time, delegating tasks both small and large. They used the latest technology and programs to again leverage their time. And they used that time to get in front of clients and close business.

 

We recently sat down with real estate legend, and CEO of Corcoran Coaching, Bubba Mills to discuss how agents can leverage habits of millionaire agents in their own business.  Rush Edwards from Top Producer joined that conversation to talk about integrating the latest technology into your leveraging efforts.

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Lisa Archer Opens Up About Creating a Successful Real Estate Business!

One week ago, we sat down to have an “Ask Me Anything” Session with Keller Williams agent, and CEO of Live Love Homes in Charlotte, North Carolina, Lisa Archer.

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The MyOutDesk Culture & How It Benefits You and Your Business

MyOutDesk has been operational since 2008. Through the years, we have been continuously evolving in order to continue to provide the best services; as we have been learning and growing, we have developed a unique culture. This unique culture we have harnessed is one of the things that we believe sets us apart from other Virtual Assistant companies.

We would like to give you a glimpse into the MyOutDesk culture in order for you to see how it can benefit you and your business.
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Essential Tasks a Virtual Assistant Can Do to Help Grow your Business

You may have heard about how hiring a Virtual Assistant can be most beneficial to your business. We recently compared the costs between hiring an in-house employee and a Virtual Assistant. However, beyond the numbers, it is also important to be informed about the actual tasks they can accomplish. Here is a list of the fundamental tasks a Virtual Assistant can accomplish for you:

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Should you Hire an In-House or Virtual Assistant?

When weighing your options between hiring an in-house employee or a Virtual Assistant, it is important to have all the facts. There are many arguments to be made for and against each side.
We have compiled some information that may aid you in your decision.

The Numbers:
Below is a graphic comparing the costs between hiring an in-house assistant and hiring a Virtual Assistant.

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7 Rules in Creating an Effective Email Marketing Campaign

Amidst all the technological advances and emerging marketing trends in real estate, email marketing remains to be a relevant platform that you can use to engage your prospects, increase website traffic, boost your sales, and build brand loyalty. However, the proven success of this platform also means that your leads’ inboxes may be overflowing with emails. How do you ensure then, that the ones you send out are read and acted upon? Here are 7 effective ways to optimize your email marketing campaign:

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Your Social Media Is Missing the Mark

As we discussed in our last post, Social media is a powerful tool you can use in to boost your business. Its free, it has great reach and it is accessible to many people. However, according to research, Real Estate related social media accounts churn out the most content and yet garners the lowest rate of engagement.  Even though many Real Estate firms follow the advice of Social Media gurus on frequency of posts and posting images, the following results were found:

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Top 5 Social Media Tips for Real Estate Agents

Recently, Social Media has become an ever present part of our day to day lives. By making it accessible through our smart phones, tablets and other devices that we carry around with us, there really is no reason not to take advantage of the different channels we have in order to boost our online presence.

Here are some noteworthy statistics:

  • 90 percent of home buyers searched online at some point during their home buying process. (NAR 2012 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers)
  • 14 percent of home buyers first looked online for information about the home buying process. (NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers 2013)
  • More than half of Gen Y and Gen X buyers used a mobile device during their home search. Among those who did, 31 percent of Gen Y and 26 percent of Gen X found the home they ultimately purchased via a mobile device. (NAR Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report 2015)
  • Real estate related searches on Google grew 253 percent over the past four years. (Google Internal Data, Q3 2012)

This is probably why 91% of Realtors have been reported to be using social Media to some extent.  So in the midst of all the information out there and all the competition, how can you ensure that you are utilizing Social Media to increase your visibility with potential customers? Here are the Top 5 tips we have found to be most useful:

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