The Day-to-Day Tasks of a Virtual Assistant

The real estate virtual assistants of OneVirtual Global Business Solutionsare dedicated administrative and marketing support executives who perform tasks as defined by their specific clients. They are the day-to-day extra arms of modern-day real estate agents. Their tasks involve attending to daily paperwork, scheduling, updating, encoding and performing sales and marketing functions as advised by their clients. Besides having multiple tasks, they are also expected to carry out all of these functions during their 8-hour shift notwithstanding technical issues that may hamper their daily tasks. As soon as the virtual assistant is logged in for the day, their first task is to report to their client via email informing them that they are ready to start their shift. Depending on the client’s task priority, they will now go about their usual work schedule.

Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn)

The social media tasks that virtual assistants perform involve timeline updating, monitoring notifications, posting, answering messages and sending out invitations. You don’t need to be tech savvy in order to handle someone’s social media account. The only thing that a virtual assistant should remember when handling this task is to always post related topics, links, images or messages.

Most clients use social media to expand their network and circle of influence; which means that proper decorum and judgment should be observed when updates are made to the client’s respective social media accounts.

Ad Posting (Craigslist, Trulia, Zillow and Point2.com)

Apart from social media, virtual assistants also utilize other methods in order to market products and services. While Craigslist offers a unique way to find goods and services online, there are several setbacks to their online classifieds platform: scams run rampant, spam ads are frequent and the minimalist design lacks user-friendly appeal. Now, different sites have mushroomed in and around the online marketplace. Although others are more streamlined than Craigslist, they could work for one-off instances when you need to get something specific done.

Blogging (WordPress, Blogger)

A blog is a web page that serves as a publicly accessible journal for an individual—or in this case, a client. Updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality, point of view and thoughts of the author. Writing something about the product or service that you are marketing is also an effective way to reach out online. It is also a way to stir up the readers’ curiosity.

Customer Service

We prioritize both handling our client’s concerns and taking care of our client’s customers which is why people-handling skills like being proactive, patient, empathetic and effective are mandatory requirements for a real estate virtual assistant.

Listings and Contacts Management

Real estate professionals can really benefit from having someone compile and manage information and gather them in such a way that scheduling and list utilization can be maximized. Appointments can then be monitored and promptly conducted for surefire closed transactions. Those are just some of the perks of having a real estate virtual assistant who can do your listings and contacts management.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

By using a cyber marketing approach, virtual assistants consider how search engines work, what people search for, the actual keywords typed into the search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. The more frequent the client’s website appears on the list of search results, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine’s users. Consequently, this catapults the client’s web page popularity and therefore results to marketing dominance.

Marketing and Branding

Marketing is the foundation of every strategic approach that a virtual assistant performs for his client. Virtual tours, flyer creation, sales & lead generation are just some of the tasks that a virtual assistant does on top of the social media mileage that the client’s products or services get. These are only some of the tasks that real estate virtual assistants do for their clients during their eight-hour shift. As the day ends, reports and email correspondence are still a requisite. In the BPO industry, there are inbound agents, outbound agents, and virtual assistants—we’re more of a hybrid generation of offshore staffing.

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