John  Cordeira, John Cordeira (Cordeira Homes)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I never used an assistant when I was actively working.... I listed many subdivisions and did all of the deals myself.... all custom homes.... every home was different.... never had a problem....very organized.... I never wanted anyone touching my deals.

and I agree with Debe Maxwell, CRS about calling Katerina Gasset ... she's top shelf....

Feb 23, 2018 02:59 PM
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

I will come back later to answer your question:) 

Feb 23, 2018 04:38 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

No but, I know many who do. Katerina Gasset is who I would call if I needed one though. Good luck, John!

Feb 23, 2018 03:00 PM
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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 use 3. I've never been a control freak like many agents, I prefer to own a business, not a job and I do not micro-manage...I just hire top shelf.

ListerAssister does all my listing photography, drone, lock box & sign installation and removal. They are awesome for AZ and CA agents!

Buffini & Company does 50% of my marketing.

Transaction Monster is my virtual TC 

and technically my Title Company helps me with 20% of my marketing too.

Feb 23, 2018 07:55 PM
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Katina Olmstead
Re/Max of Eagle River, Inc. - Eagle River, AK
Eagle River Alaska Real Estate Expert

Have considered it for a long time - would be very convenient but agree with Barbara regarding the want/need to be in the know/control of every single step of each transaction is more important.

Feb 23, 2018 03:47 PM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I have a paid assistant. I do not use a virtual assistant. However, I would if I needed someone.

Feb 23, 2018 03:27 PM
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jennifer hollowell
Allen Tate - Winston-Salem, NC
Certified distressed property expert

I posted a similar question-  I used to have an assistant in-office but its been a couple years.  I also used to have someone local but "work from home" about 10 years ago that could help with emails and follow up when I was on appointments.  It was great that business could continue even though I could not be in front a computer, I was also wondering currently what is working well with VA.

Feb 24, 2018 09:04 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Reach out to Katerina Gasset 

Feb 23, 2018 06:51 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We had a virtual assistant who was excellent!  However, we prefer someone we see and deal with face to face.  A

Feb 23, 2018 03:40 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not John Cordeira 

Feb 24, 2018 07:15 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 do not.

Feb 24, 2018 06:42 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have not, but there are benefits!

Feb 24, 2018 05:50 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I don;t 

Feb 24, 2018 04:56 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I don't.

Feb 24, 2018 04:38 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

i had an assistant in my office part-time and she moved away last month and is now working virtually. She works on marketing and social media, videos and photo editing.

Feb 23, 2018 09:07 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not

Feb 23, 2018 07:18 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

No I don't. I like having my own assistant working in my office evey day..just what works for me.

Feb 23, 2018 06:55 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Our Team tried a virtual assistant. Did not work out. I don’t know the details but I know that our Admin members do a great job.

Feb 23, 2018 05:50 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Agree with all answers

Oct 14, 2018 03:54 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

No, I don't

Oct 14, 2018 03:48 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have tried 3 over the last 10 years, and none of which did a job I was happy with.

Feb 26, 2018 10:28 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I tried and it failed.  I'm too hands on so I hired an assistant that comes into my office for a few hours a week and that works better for me.

Feb 25, 2018 07:55 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't but I outsource on Upwork and Fiverr for many tasks.

Feb 25, 2018 05:25 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

yes, all small tasks that are absolutely time consuming: follow ups and filing.

Feb 24, 2018 03:18 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have my own assistant that does a good job at everything.

 

Feb 24, 2018 09:47 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

No

Feb 24, 2018 09:05 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.

Feb 24, 2018 08:57 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I do not.  I urge you to do your homework and research thoroughly before hiring a VA company or a VA.  Things are not always as they may appear on the surface. 

Feb 24, 2018 08:10 AM
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Manuel Angeles
Lending 3, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA
Commercial & Residential Mortgages

I use Upwork.com

Usually just for social media posts, ads, marketing, etc..

Feb 24, 2018 07:49 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No.

Feb 24, 2018 02:57 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Cordeira - I don't and I should.

Feb 23, 2018 10:08 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Sorry I can't help you here...

Feb 23, 2018 09:50 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

All of my assistants are very present, cant imagine how I would operate with a VA

Feb 23, 2018 07:35 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope.

Feb 23, 2018 05:54 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I always have on-site, licensed assistants

Feb 23, 2018 05:49 PM