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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

We use virtual assistants for many things. Once a quarter I take a notebook, and keep track of all of my tasks I do each day. At the end of two weeks, I go through them and circle the ones I don't need to be doing, that someone else can be trained to do. Then I go back through and highlight the ones someone already knows how to do with yellow- those I delegate first. Then I highlight the ones I can create a tutorial for and a system for in green, then over the next month I will create the system and then the tutorials on those tasks. Then I delegate those to my virtual assistants. I have 2 executive assistants, who are virtual too, they are working the same time we are open on chat on gmail to work together with. Then I have others who do marketing, listing syndications, market reports, social postings to hootsuite, running hootsuite for us, appointments, calendars, all kinds of tasks. Anything that an unlicenced person can do. 

Aug 16, 2016 05:32 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've never hired anyone other Nestor & Katerina Gasset (Katerina) to get me on track with my online marketing.... 

Aug 16, 2016 12:16 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

My Transaction Coordinator works virtually but that's it

Aug 16, 2016 12:09 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I have a virtual marketing department, I've used virtual assitants for special projects, my TC is essential virtual too, although local if I need to meet with her. 

Aug 16, 2016 12:01 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I don't do virtuals although I know some seem to have good experience with them - personally, I don't trust virtuals unless I know them

Aug 17, 2016 09:58 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nah, I'm my own assistant.

Aug 17, 2016 03:57 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not.

Aug 16, 2016 11:50 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

we have - always use a work made for hire agreement

Aug 16, 2016 08:48 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have not yet, but I have toyed with the idea for a year or so.  I would outsource some of my social media.

Aug 16, 2016 01:22 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am able to hire local at an affordable price but if I couldn't I would outsource it.

Aug 16, 2016 12:11 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Good question Harry F. D'Elia parked and reading...

Aug 16, 2016 11:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,485
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I do not use such services.

Aug 16, 2016 09:15 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't yet, but I'm considering it.

Aug 16, 2016 07:09 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

NOPE!

Aug 16, 2016 06:01 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I outsource any repeatable task to either Upwork, MTurk, or fiverr.

Aug 16, 2016 05:57 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have looked into VA's several times and found that the price break was not significant and would not pay for the PIA of dealing with a long distance relationship and language issues.

Aug 16, 2016 04:10 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Nope, had a bad experience once with someone who was supposed to do some WP work for me & she turned out to be in the Phillipines.

The VT company in my area charges a retainer & I said no thanks.

Aug 16, 2016 02:12 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have a transaction cood and that it.

Aug 16, 2016 02:04 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I have virtual marketing assistance - that's it. 

Aug 16, 2016 01:17 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Not me.

Aug 16, 2016 01:08 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Harry,

We have had virtual assistants for research and other functions for ourselves and our clients.  Our web developer is virtual, and our graphic designer who we met in Napa is now in Oklahoma, and we still work with her.

Aug 16, 2016 12:33 AM