As a busy solo agent, there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. Buyers are enquiring, vendors are calling for updates, follow-up calls to make to potential sellers, solicitors are requesting contracts, pest and building inspections, open house preparation, ready-to-sell meetings – the list goes on! You may be thinking it is time to hire an assistant to help with these tasks. You are sure that hiring an assistant will alleviate the stress and give you time to breathe so you can better service your clients. But what type of assistant do you need?
Join us as we sit down with Jess Whatman, Founder and CEO of Agentsync, an Australian Virtual Assistant Outsourcing company that supplies VAs to the real estate industry. After years of climbing the real estate ladder and keeping up with the hustle and bustle of Sydney, for Jess, it was a business trip to the Philippines that started it all. With two decades and a ton of experience in outsourcing offshore team members, partnered with searching for a quality alternative to paying crazy $$ for an assistant in Australia, AgentSync was created. With the ultimate goal of helping the real estate industry and small business owners grow and scale their businesses using Virtual Assistants.
Carlie and Jess engaged in an open discussion about hiring an assistant and how to determine if in-house or offshore (or both) are the way to go, depending on your business requirements.
- The bigger picture when it comes to hiring an assistant and the benefits
- The cost of hiring an assistant
- Onshore assistants vs offshore assistants - pros & cons of both
- What NOT to offshore
- How to best structure the training and onboarding process for your assistant