Considered Using a Virtual Assistant? Now is the Right Time!

globe and computer - best agent businessIt's almost Halloween, have you completed 3/4 of the goals you set back in January 2011?  I didn't think so!  The great ideas you had for mailings, newsletters, cleaning up your database, and starting a blog are still just that . . .great ideas.

Now is the time to make the wise decision to hire a virtual assistant to take over the tedious (but necessary) tasks such as paperwork and calls so that you can tackle the new projects on your list of goals.  It is wise to hire a virtual assistant who actually LIKES writing, creating databases, designing newsletter layouts, or spending hours on the computer creating blogs and links to boost your profits.

I'm guessing that the image in your mind, when I mention HIRE a virtual assistant is a series of dollar signs.  Let me first list the things that you will NOT pay for when hiring a virtual assistant.  In the case of hiring a virtual assistant, you pay no social security, taxes, insurance, sick days or other benefits that an in-house employee might receive.  The virtual assistant provides his or her office space, desk, chair, computer and printer as well as all the office supplies required.  You are paying only for work accomplished and delivered to your satisfaction.

There are virtual assistants available who work specifically with real estate.  These are assistants with experience and a proven track record of providing work to agents that made a difference in the agents' business.  A Google search for "virtual assistant" will bring hundreds of results.  At this point, it makes sense to do a bit of fine-tuning to search for "real estate virtual assistant" and then check out testimonies and experience of the assistants listed.  It is wise to work with a group or team of virtual assistants with the accountability of being part of an established firm.

One such firm is Best Agent Business.  The virtual assistants provided by Best Agent Business have been screened to confirm qualifications and there is a built in system of checks and evaluations to monitor the level of service to each client.

Your expertise is making real estate deals happen.  The expertise at Best Agent Business is to provide excellent “behind the scenes” assistance to you.  Schedule a call with Steve Kantor, President of Best Agent Business, today.  There is no charge to discuss your needs and how a real estate virtual assistant can help you clean up your 2011 to-do list!


Blog submitted by Beverly – Virtual Assistant, Best Agent Business





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Comment balloon 7 commentsSteve Kantor • October 09 2011 10:22PM


Steve - I have heard about it long ago, I met one of the best VAs at Michael Russer 3 day seminar in Cicago a few years ago, and I still can't wrap my brain around the concept

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 7 years ago

I'll be honest....I have wondered what a VA costs.

Posted by Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate! (Pino Agency) over 7 years ago

The cost of a VA depends:

- Does the VA need to have specialized skills?

- If the VA works independantly (more expensive), or for a company (lower cost).

- Where is the VA located? An India based VA is of course going to cost less than an American based VA. Expect differences in the level of service you receive as well.

An example of an American based VA service is

For an india based VA example, look up Brickwork India.



Posted by Chad over 7 years ago

This is a great post! Though the comments of Chris and Jon demonstrate that there are still a lot of people who have no idea how a virtual assistant can be of help of them.


I briefly worked for a real estate VA team before and here is what I did for them. (

  • Make sure that all bid documents submitted by agents and their clients have all the required information and signature.
  • Compile all the documents in file, all in PDF format, and email it to the real estate company handling the sale.
  • Follow up on missing documents
  • Maintain communications -- very important!
Posted by Filipino virtual assistant over 7 years ago

Best Agent Business does many different tasks and can even customize work just to fit the client's specific needs. Give me a call and we'll talk about your specific needs and how Best Agent Business can help make your life easier and more productive! And the cost is really not that high, especially when you consider you're getting a whole team of VAs without a lot of the expense that goes with hiring individuals to work in your office.

Posted by Steve Kantor, Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance (BEST AGENT BUSINESS) over 7 years ago

Great post, Beverly!

We just hired our second virtual assistant and could not be happier!

We connect by Skype video during our daily team meetings, and Skype IM during the rest of the day.


Posted by Phil Leng, Phil Leng - Retired (Retired) over 7 years ago

Good for you, Phil. Hope it works out for you. If not, there's always Best Agent Business!

Posted by Steve Kantor, Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance (BEST AGENT BUSINESS) over 7 years ago