30 Jul IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS TO CHOOSE A REAL ESTATE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT OR AN EMPLOYEE
Your business is growing but you feel burdened while trying to complete all of the administrative tasks in a day and want to utilize your time for important tasks that help you to grow your business. In such situations, it’s very important to decide whether you need a virtual assistant or an in-house employee. At Neyox, we believe that your decision can have a great impact on your business.
Well, there are lots of things to consider while deciding whether you need to hire an employee or a virtual assistant. If you are trying to analyze whether a virtual assistant or an employee is the better option for you, we have done some research and sharing few tips to help you make the right decision.
Estimated Duties: Take time to determine the duties you want your new candidate to handle. Almost all real estate processes are deadline driven. It means you must choose a candidate who has a sound understanding of these processes and hands-on experience in completing them within a given deadline.
Schedule and Manage Time: Take time to analyze the training requirements that the employee and or the virtual assistant will need. You must hire the candidate that needs minimal training to handle the job responsibilities. It is important to consider the experience and skills of the candidates to determine which potential candidate has the most knowledge and experience in real estate industry. Keep in mind that hiring a candidate that is not familiar with the job requirements will not help you grow your business.
Marketing Requirements: It is important to consider the marketing strategies you currently use as well you are going to use in near future. You must choose the candidate that can fulfill your marketing needs. It is important to compare the potential employees and real estate virtual assistants to determine which has more understanding and experience in the real estate marketing arena.
Expense Comparison: While deciding to choose an employee or a virtual assistant, the cost comparison is also an important factor to consider. If you need to hire an employee, you will need to consider the costs of providing a workspace including the cost of a computer, internet access, telephone lines, desk and other insurance/HR benefits. It means an employee brings with him/her a handful of expenses. All these things won’t be needed for a real estate virtual assistant as he or she will already have the necessary tools to complete the job.
Well, once you consider these factors, the decision of hiring a real estate virtual assistant or an employee will no more be challenging and you will see long-term benefits and feel happy on your decision.