Real Estate Support: Increase Your Skills, Increase Your Marketability

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May. 10, 2012

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Real Estate Support: Increase Your Skills, Increase Your Marketability

  1. Presents Real Estate Support Increase Your Skills, Increase Your Marketability
  2. Megan Barber Barber Virtual Assisting Solutions Prior to starting her VA business, Megan had several years working “behind the scenes” doing various jobs in the real estate industry including real estate marketing, office management, and as an agent assistant. It was after working as an in-house assistant part-time while needing more work, Megan decided she could be helping multiple REALTORS® at a time as a full-time business — and that she discovered Virtual Assistant world. Megan opened BVAS in January 2005 and had been virtually helping agents all over the country ever since. @BarberVA and @REVAAcademy /BarberVASolutions and /MegBarberVA
  3. April Sullivan Virtual Assistant Chick April Sullivan has been an “outside the box” Administrative Consultant & Virtual Assistant since 2007. After building a successful "brick and mortar" Real Estate Office with her Broker husband, April became an expert in all aspects of Real Estate business administration. With a knack for marketing, strategizing & developing new solutions, April now works one on one with Real Estate clients, streamlining their business practices and teaching new delegation techniques. More than a traditional assistant, she is an online business partner on a quest for success. @AprilSullivan and @REVAAcademy /REVAChick and /April.Sullivan2
  4. Serita Diana List business manager in the real estate industry since Serita has been an online 2 Close Assistant 2009 & has been improving the way agents & loan officers work together for the good of buyers and sellers. Digging in to what each client needs she’s been able to lighten the load of overworked agents & LO’s while helping them work in cooperation w/ new ways of marketing. By delivering the whole package, providing great insight & strategy, developing systems that work she is more than just an average VA. @SeritaDiana and @REVAAcademy /List2CloseAssistant and /SeritaDiana
  5. Virtual Assistance And Real Estate • What is a Real Estate Virtual Assistant? • REVA’s are desirable, in-demand & necessary • Skilled REVA’s can command top-dollar for services • Agents need a multitude of services • Is a license required to work with Realtors®?
  6. Listing Coordination • The most popular service that agents need • Enter new listings into different MLS systems • Designing postcards, flyers & print ads • Creating Listing Checklists & Action Plans • Maintaining showing feedback systems • Online marketing for new listings • Keeping up with new listing technology & trends
  7. Listing Coordination
  8. Transaction Management • Create new or follow their Broker’s Checklist • Prepare disclosure packages & coordinate with all parties involved to meet deadlines • Obtain e-signatures & keep file organized • Schedule all inspections and appointments • Make sure deadlines are met and paperwork is in escrow on time, perform audit on entire file • Agents don’t get paid until file is complete & turned in
  9. Lead Management & CRM’s • Lead Management is vital to a Realtor® • How to manage leads from a distance • Staying in touch with their Sphere of Influence • Creating Drip Campaigns and Action Plans • Setting up campaign’s for Buyers, Sellers, FSBO’s, First Time Buyers & other niche markets
  10. • What are the best Social Media sites for agents? Social Media • Most agents are not using Social Media the right way and some are afraid of it! • They want a strong presence but don’t know how to go about getting it • Learn best practices for Real Estate Social Media • Agent’s should be focused on their craft
  11. Marketing and Branding • What is marketing & branding for Realtors? • Branding should be consistent & professional • Should reflect the agent’s personality & style • Purpose is to cultivate & convert leads • What agents will need done for them
  12. Agent Branding
  13. Technology Tools & Software • DocuSign for e-signatures • Evernote & Dropbox for organization/sharing • QR Codes, Single Property Sites & e-flyers • IDX, plugins, real estate programs like Top Producer and My Red Tools
  14. Real Estate Websites • Why WordPress is the gold standard for Realtors • What is IDX & why is it so important? • Building a site that draws in potential clients • Search Engine Optimization for Real Estate • Components that make a great website
  15. Blogging • How Real Estate blogging is different • How to effectively appeal to target markets • Help agents position themselves as a leader of the community (geo- targeting) • Writing content for Real Estate Agents • SEO benefits of a kept up Real Estate blog
  16. Effective Client Communications • Determine the best way to communicate with your clients • Most Agents are mobile and rarely in office • Setting appropriate boundaries / availability • Many project management software systems are available to manage your tasks
  17. Presents Real Estate Virtual Assistant Boot Camp Everything you need to begin working with Realtors® after just 5 weeks!
  18. Real Estate Virtual Assistant Boot Camp • 10 high-content training sessions in 5 weeks • Workbook, handouts, templates & examples • Online access to all slides & materials 24/7 • Email access to your instructors & group forum • Access to downloads and Recommended Resources • Discounts on private mentoring & coaching • Discounts on clinics & future training courses • Discounts & demos from technology partners
  19. Real Estate Virtual Assistant Boot Camp Each class is at 11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm CST & 1:00 pm EST • Tuesday June 5 • Thursday June 21 • Wednesday June 6 • Tuesday June 26 • Tuesday June 12 • Thursday June 28 • Thursday June 14 • Tuesday July 3 • Tuesday June 19 • Thursday July 5
  20. Real Estate Virtual Assistant Boot Camp Additional Bonuses for Registering for the Live Training • Megan Barber’s NEW eBook Setting Up Your REVA Business for Success ($20 Value) • Discounts and demo accounts with our Technology Partners • Bonus Call: How To Attract Real Estate Clients for Your REVA Practice (bonus call in July)
  21. Real Estate Virtual Assistant Boot Camp 10 In-Depth & Content-Rich Modules! • Intro to Real Estate • Lead Mgmt. & CRM’s • Real Estate Technology • Social Media for R.E. • Listing Coordination • Blogging & Websites • Transaction Mgmt. • Effective Communication • Marketing & Branding • Q & A Call
  22. Real Estate Virtual Assistant Boot Camp But wait, there’s more! • Step by step instructions on all modules • Templates to use in your own business • Examples of marketing techniques • How To’s on technologies used throughout
  23. Real Estate Virtual Assistant Boot Camp I want to Thank Megan, Serita, and April for a fantastic REVA Academy Boot Camp Course!!! And I feel it is recommended that anyone can take this course, even if you are new to the Real Estate business or are taking it as a refresher like I did. This is a Terrific place to start and refresh!!! They teach you loads of information that you need and even teach you the newest Tech tools that are out there for REVA’s. Your clients will LOVE you for keeping up to date! I am using the Listing 2 Leads program that I learned at REVA Academy just about everyday! Thanks again Ladies and I look forward to even more courses!” Sandra Sims Lighthouse Virtual Solutions
  24. Real Estate Virtual Assistant Boot Camp “Can’t thank you enough! I was amazed at the delivery and support offered by this course. At the end of the day, I felt much more informed as a REVA. This course provided me with the information that I needed to feel more confident and trained in a job that I had already been doing for two years. The experience that all three of the instructors brought to the table was nothing short of remarkable.” Janet Galena JG Assistance
  25. Real Estate Virtual Assistant Boot Camp Enrollment Now Open At • $247 Early Bird Rate Only Open Until May 18th at Midnight • Spread out the cost with 2-pay & 3-pay options
  26. Real Estate Virtual Assistant Boot Camp Be sure to hurry and reserve your spot! 3-Pay Option Expires THIS Saturday 2-Pay Option Expires 6/4
  27. Real Estate Virtual Assistant Boot Camp Contact us at with any additional question about our programs

Editor's Notes

  1. [MEGAN]Introduction, welcome message,housekeeping
  2. [SERITA] What is a REVA, Why desirable, top dollar, why it’s more profitable, why REVA’s are important to agent’s, services agent’s need.[MEGAN] Do you need to be licensed?
  3. [SERITA] What is a REVA, Why desirable, top dollar, why it’s more profitable, why REVA’s are important to agent’s, services agent’s need.[MEGAN] Do you need to be licensed?
  4. [SERITA] What is a REVA, Why desirable, top dollar, why it’s more profitable, why REVA’s are important to agent’s, services agent’s need.[MEGAN] Do you need to be licensed?
  5. [SERITA] What is a REVA, Why desirable, top dollar, why it’s more profitable, why REVA’s are important to agent’s, services agent’s need.[MEGAN] Do you need to be licensed?
  6. [MEGAN] What is listing coordination, why it is the most popular service, why it is so necessary, creating listing checklists and action plans, managing agent/buyer feedback, print marketing, online marketing, keeping up with technology & trends.
  7. [APRIL] What is Transaction Management? – Client care specialist. You coordinate absolutely everything and must be very detail oriented. Prepare disclosure package and coordinate with all parties involved, use online programs like DocuSign or EchoSign to obtain sigatures and keep the file organized.Must perform audit on the file and turn in to broker at the close of escrow in order for agent to be paid
  8. [MEGAN] Why lead management is so vital to Realtors. How to manage leads virtually. How to stay in touch with agent’s SOI. Create drip campaigns and action plans. Set up campaigns for buyers, sellers, fsbos, etc.