A recent article, Why hire a virtual assistant over an in-office employee? by Jennifer Riner says many real estate agents prefer paying virtual assistants per hour rather than full-time employees to take care of administrative tasks like answering calls, handling emails, etc. It means that hiring virtual assistants are more convenient and economical.
Here are few reasons why having a virtual assistant is advisable.
- Many virtual assistants are resourceful and talented and can go beyond your business.
- As long as you’re paying them per hour, they can help with personal matters like scheduling for date nights and family vacations and travels, too.
- You don’t need a huge budget to hire a personal online assistant. They usually cost less than $5 per hour, and since they aren’t on a salary, they only bill you for the actual hours worked.
However, one thing to consider is licensing. An on-site employee with a real estate license can help you solicit new buyers and sellers and ensure you are following the government rules and regulations.
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