Real estate brokerages are always in no time for cost-saving ways to make their businesses more efficient. From recruiting new talent to adopting new technology, the breakneck speed is leaving many real estate agents feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Fortunately, hiring a virtual real estate assistant can help. Here’s how. 

Delegate Repetitive Assistant Tasks

Real estate brokerages are faced with a long list of repetitive tasks that must be done, like clockwork. These tasks can be incredibly tedious, from scheduling appointments with clients to ensuring paperwork reaches the right people promptly. They can take real estate agents away from the things they do best – helping people buy and sell homes. Virtual assistants specializing in real estate can save countless hours weekly by handling these repetitive administrative tasks. 

Conduct Market Research

Market research is critical to the success of any real estate brokerage. Understanding the average price of a home in a specific market, learning more about trending home improvements that can increase property values, and keeping up with new subdivisions or neighborhood changes is essential for helping clients make informed buying and selling decisions. Many virtual assistants specialize in research of all kinds, which means brokerages can count on them for the information they need to thrive.

Organize Data

Data is crucial for real estate brokerages, and many rely on multiple databases each day to carry out their operations. The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is a huge database established and maintained by cooperating brokerages to provide valuable information about properties on the market. Most brokerages also use their own customer relationship management (CRM) software, which tracks clients’ contact information and more. Real estate agents often spend hours daily inputting data into the MLS and CRM, taking them away from more important tasks. Virtual assistants are trained to organize data according to the strictest standards. 

Handle Accounting 

Real estate brokerages spend their days thinking about and crunching numbers with their clients. From helping their clients obtain mortgage preapprovals to serving as the negotiator between the buyer and seller, there’s little energy left for brokerage accounting. Things like payroll, taxes, and vendor payments can be tedious, but virtual assistants are trained to help brokerages handle all their accounting needs. 

Keeping up with the fast-paced and ever-changing housing market requires time and effort, which is often difficult for overworked agents to find. Virtual assistants can handle various tasks, including lead generation and appointment scheduling and calendar management, and even conducting market research to help real estate brokerages run more efficiently. 

Growing Your Brokerage with We Are Working

We Are Working is a virtual assistant service provider that specializes in helping real estate professionals manage their administrative tasks. We offer a wide range of services, including appointment scheduling, lead generation, social media management, bookkeeping, and more. Our virtual assistants are trained and experienced in the real estate industry and can provide personalized support to individual agents, teams, or entire brokerages. With a focus on efficiency, reliability, and quality, We Are Working aims to help real estate professionals increase their productivity and grow their businesses. Request an estimate today to get started.