The search for the perfect virtual assistant can be challenging, and it can often lead you to you ask a lot of questions. For example, how will your VA integrate with your team? Will they be able to do everything you need? Where should your employee be based?
In our opinion, Filipino Virtual Assistants are a step above the rest.
Filipino Virtual Assistants offer high-quality support for a low cost. Their professionalism, diligence, and familiarity with the American market make them the ideal candidates to join any real estate team.
The workforce is highly educated and has excellent English language proficiency. They also tend to seek out long-term, stable roles which results in low employee turnover. In our experience, VAs from the Philippines are engaged, committed and enthusiastic employees who, when treated fairly, go the extra mile.
Hiring a Filipino Virtual Assistant is a cost-effective solution that provides you with plenty of bandwidth while sticking to your budget. Quality isn’t a trade-off you have to make!
The short answer is: yes! VAs in the Philippines work as transaction coordinators, listing coordinators and real estate assistants for U.S. real estate agents and teams. However, just like hiring in the United States, VAs come with a wide range of skills, experiences and talents.
It’s important to find the person who is the right fit for you.
Your VA can handle a wide range of tasks from general admin support: email and calendar management, marketing and handling your social media, to listing and transaction coordination. At Hire LAB our experienced recruiters will match you with candidates that meet your specific needs.
Most Filipino professionals will know their way around CRM and project management tools. Many real estate VAs will also have experience with the MLS and the workflow of a real estate transaction. However, no matter who you hire, you’ll need to train them on how you do things in your office.
We highly recommend Inspired for Results and their 90-day training and coaching program. It’s a great way for you and your new hire to get started on the right foot.
First, ask yourself, “What do I need the most help with?” Write down the most overwhelming things from your working schedule. Eventually, you can decide if your virtual assistant will be part-time or full-time.
You should also consider whether you are willing to make the effort to communicate with your VA. Your VA will need you to communicate what you need and want and you’ll need to be available to answer their questions. Communication is the key to success with a VA.
In the beginning, you should meet with your VA on a daily basis. They need you to communicate with them so they know what your priorities are. You also need to be available to answer their questions. Once they are trained and the two of you have a good rhythm, you may not need to communicate every day.
Since you won’t be working together in person, it’s time to take advantage of instant messaging platforms, such as WhatsApp, Viber, or Slack, so you can be sure that relevant information is not buried in the pile of unread emails.
However, if more details need to be discussed, voice or video calls are an effective way to communicate.
We’ve helped dozens of real estate agents hire experienced real estate assistants from the Philippines this year, and we can help you too. Talk with one of our recruiters to get started.