About Villa Finders Costa Calida
Villa Finders Costa Calida is an adaptable and expert Real Estate office in the Costa Calida south of Spain. Villa Finders Costa Calida has the by two individuals who have earned their stripes in this district of Spain throughout the most recent 10 years and have ended up being effective in what they do, particularly in light of the fact that we can let you know from the begin what you can anticipate from us! Our multilingual staff will dependably do their most extreme best to help you with your inquiries, on the off chance that they are offering, purchasing, money related or legal matters.
We work for you and dependably put your interests in the first place, fitting our support of addressing your issues. We are with you at all times, purchasing or offering a property. We offer to home purchasers a simple and straightforward method for finding and buying their optimal property by utilizing our site to speak specifically with our customers. As a client, you can mostly seek our arrangement of more than 5,000 properties, pick the properties you are occupied with and ask for more data. You can even book a survey arrangement on the web. Our customers are not subjected to high weight offering and are under no commitment to purchase. We expect to make your home-purchasing background as simple and as straight forward as could be expected under the circumstances giving you a fair, well disposed and dependable administration at all times.
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If you were born in the 1960’s, you’re part of Generation X. Gen X’ers are known for putting in hours at work. For them, there’s a very fine line between quantity and quality of work. Those born in the 1990’s probably think typewriters and pagers were monsters that hid under the bed. Advancements in technology have shifted focus toward efficiency. But it’s not just the tools. With the Internet, you can earn more and work less with the help of a real estate virtual assistant.
It’s great to own your business. No longer is your productivity measured by a salary and benefits which is probably the same as what your less-productive co-worker makes. You have more control over your time, finances and how your business operates.
And perhaps that is the problem; having too much control. In this day and age of digital technology where almost everything is done via mobile gadgets plus the accessibility of the Internet you have the conditions in place to make your business more efficient without compromising productivity.
The way to achieving efficiency is to begin relinquishing control. It all starts with the tasks that you need to do on a daily basis.
In the real estate business, you probably receive calls in the most unlikely of hours or situations. You could be in the middle of a history-making presentation, negotiating a sales contract or meeting with a big-time client for the listing of his property. Then your phone rings; again and again and again. Even in silent mode, the vibration can be distracting.
Or how about the time you needed a PowerPoint presentation made within 24 hours but you still had to review contracts and update the MLS? How many appointments have you missed? How many e-mails and calls were not promptly responded to? Were you able to pay last month’s bills for electricity and Internet service?
How many family reunions have you missed? How often have you cancelled dinners with the spouse or time at the public park with the kids? When was the last time you exercised? When was the last time you got 8 hours of sleep?
It may be the case that you may no longer be working 9-to-5 but putting in 14 hours, 7 days a week. Now take a look at your bank account.
Does your productivity equate to your earnings?
Productivity still equates to time. But it no longer equates to quantity; it’s what you do with your available time that matters. If you do work 14 hours a day, what is the breakdown of those hours? Chances are you probably don’t even track time.
Technology has given you the means to work less and earn more. You can accomplish this with the help of a real estate VA.
The “VA” stands for Virtual Assistant but it might as well mean “Valuable Asset” because the VA can change your life and career in the real estate business in positive and productive ways.
1. Distinguish Your Core Tasks from Your Non-Core Tasks
Core tasks are those that deal with the main enterprise of your business. In real estate that would include:
- Meeting clients
- Making presentations
- Attending auctions and open houses
- Negotiating contracts
- Building your leads list
Non-core functions are tasks that support the business. These include:
- E-mail filtering
- Appointment setting
- Calendar management
- Phone handling
- Preparation of contracts
Delegate non- core functions to your real estate VA so you can have more time to focus on the key areas of your business.
2. Track Your Finances
The number one reason why businesses fail is poor money management. There are a multitude of expenses in the real estate business.
Aside from operating expenses, you also have to fund marketing activities. Ad placements, design of marketing collaterals and online subscriptions to listing sites can accumulate and put a dent on your wallet.
Hire a Virtual Assistant with a background in Accounting and request for financial reports to be prepared on a weekly basis. These reports should include the cash flow statement and the cash disbursement schedule.
3. Delegate Specialized Tasks to the VA
The real estate business can be very competitive. You cannot afford to fall asleep on a prospect or forego activities that could add to your bottom-line. These activities include:
- Website Management
- Sales Follow Up
A real estate VA can manage a variety of marketing tasks from social media postings, creating designs for collateral, e-mail marketing, blogging and expanding your network.
You can find virtual assistants who can manage your website to make sure it is functioning at 100% and those with experience in doing sales follow up calls.
Remember it is possible that a prospect is dealing with more than one agent. The day you miss a follow up call could be the day that prospect becomes a client of another agent.
Once you have hired a real estate VA and delegated the non-essential tasks, here’s what you do:
- Identify your long-term goal.
- Break down the long-term goal into smaller short-term goals.
- Focus on accomplishing 3-4 goals every day.
- Dedicate 90 minutes per goal; 100% pure focus, no distraction.
- Accomplished or not, give yourself a 30 minute break then move on to the next goal.
By following this daily routine, you can accomplish 3 to 4, maybe even more goals in only 6 hours of work per day. Each small goal you accomplish brings you closer to achieving your long-term goal.
You can even afford to take weekends off and spend time with the family. How about that vacation or new hobby you’ve been putting off the last few years?
Hiring a real estate VA will not only help you find efficiency at work but also discover that there is more to life than just business.
Tenant screening is part of the tenant application process. In the same way that you would want to rent a home that best suits your needs, the landlord or property owner would want a tenant who would best take care of his or her home. Although the process involves the submission of documents, reference checks and due diligence, a landlord can basically do whatever he or she wants to select the best tenant among all the applicants. However, these must be done in a non- discriminatory manner. In tenant screening, you should know your rights.
The Right to Inspect the Premises
The tenant screening process starts the day you first visit the property. As a prospective tenant you should be given the right to inspect the premises. After all, if selected as the lessee, you will be paying for the use of the property. You have to know what you will be paying your hard earned money for.
If you have no experience checking the condition of a property for lease, bring someone who does. It could be an architect, interior designer, engineer or general contractor. Make sure all observations are noted down and summarized.
Even if finding a home to lease is a top priority, you should not hesitate in bringing up these concerns to the landlord. It is his job to get the place in tenable condition before turning it over to the lessee.
The Right to Explain Documents and Conditions
Once you have decided on a property to lease, you shall be asked by the landlord or real estate agent to submit documents. The documents requested by a landlord may differ from another but generally these include the following:
- Proof of Identification: Driver’s License or Passport
- Bank Statements
- List of References: Previous landlord, supervisor, loan officer, social workers
- Certificate of Employment or Copy of Employment Contract
- Pay slips for the last 3 months
- Rental Ledger
- Credit Card
- Utility Bill
- Phone Bill
The landlord will have these documents verified. Usually they will use the services of an online tenant screening agency. These services are very easy to use; the landlord only has to upload the application form online and the tenant screening agency will run the necessary verification processes. Results are also fast. Typically, a landlord will receive a report from the tenant screening agency within 4 hours.
If you know of irregularities or information on any of the documents that could potentially be considered a red flag on your application, you should discuss these issues with the landlord before verification is conducted. The landlord should not take this against you.
Oftentimes, a status report on a document will be presented in general form without the pertinent details. You should be given the right to state your case and the opportunity to explain your side before a decision on your application is rendered.
The Right to be Investigated
Verification of the list of referrals is a crucial step in the tenant screening process. The landlord would be very interested to know your history as a tenant.
- Were you a trouble maker?
- Were you involved in untoward incidents?
- Were you chronically late in making payments?
- Did your stay result in damages to the place?
- Was your behavior detrimental to the neighbors?
You can be sure the landlord would reach out to your previous lessor. Execute a privacy consent form to allow your landlord to contact the people in your referral list.
The Right to be Respected
Landlords are individuals with their own individual traits, characteristics and nuances. Their perspectives are shaped and influenced by their experiences. It is highly possible that their decision- making is skewed toward a set of beliefs or fears, misguided or not.
You should remain vigilante toward your rights to be respected regardless of your beliefs, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation, race or nationality, gender and age.
While the landlord has the right and will use whatever means necessary to screen applicants as he or she sees fit, the screening process which may include an interview should not cause discomfort or appear blatantly discriminatory.
If the line of questioning begins to make overt assumptions on your character, call the landlord’s attention right away. In as civil a way as possible, inform the landlord that while you understand the concerns, you resent the seeming lack of objectivity even if these are purely conjecture.
The Right to be Reimbursed
A landlord may require you to pay an option fee. Generally, an option fee is goodwill money that is paid to cover the period where the landlord verifies your application and submitted documents.
If you are awarded the lease to the premises, the option fee should be paid back to you or offset from future rental payments.
If your application has been declined, the option fee should be paid back to you in full within 5 to 7 days.
Tenant screening may not be a comfortable situation but it is part of the selection process. It may seem like a lot of trouble just for finding a place to stay but everyone else will be subject to screening. If the process does not go your way, keep looking. You are bound to find a landlord who will see you as right-fit for his property.
Marketing is an integral component for every business. Without marketing, your sales team would have difficult time generating revenue. Many businesses understand the value of marketing but are hesitant to fund in-house operations because returns cannot be guaranteed. The best option is to hire a Virtual Assistant.
Hiring a Virtual Assistant is cost effective because you only pay him or her per hours worked. They are not entitled to benefits and if the engagement does not produce significant results, it is easy to terminate the arrangement.
But most of all, virtual assistants can increase your productivity and quality of work simply because they have the experience, expertise and time to focus on the tasks you want accomplished.
For example, you want marketing to be consistent for your business. A Virtual Assistant can jump start marketing the following ways:
Manage Your Social Media
Social media is a powerful online marketing tool. It can create strong awareness on your product or service, build followers and highlight your expertise. But it needs time and effort. You have to regularly update content and information to remain consistent.
For example, you are planning to sell your home privately. A big part of going the For Sale By Owner or FSBO route is marketing.
A Virtual Assistant can set up an account for you at a reputable FSBO site and link it with your various social media accounts. The VA will regularly update its content from images to text. If there are inquiries, the VA will attend to them on your behalf.
Frequently Publish Content
In order to remain relevant and visible, you must remain active online particularly in social media. Your followers would want to hear from you on a consistent basis.
The most effective marketing solutions are content- driven. You must be able to frequently publish blogs and articles that are relevant, usable and engaging to your audience.
There are virtual assistants who are also prolific writers and understand how to use keywords to optimize your content.
Build Your Network
In any business, you should always look to expand your network. These are connections and associations that could potentially help your business grow further.
Networking is a time- consuming task. You have to qualify each person that you plan to connect with. He or she must be related to your industry or linkages to your existing value chain.
A Virtual Assistant is experienced with networking. He or she knows how to qualify potential connections and draft customized invitations or introductory letters.
Engage with Your Followers
One of the most important tenets of online marketing is to respond within a reasonable time frame. A second important tenet is all responses; even those that are negative in tone, are valuable.
A Virtual Assistant will seek to issue a response within 24 hours from receiving the comment or inquiry. If the comment is unfavorable, trust that the VA will not argue but remain respectful in the response.
The VA appreciates that the person took the time to comment even if it was not to your favor. After all, the first step to building a relationship is engagement. A professional and courteous response is the best way to turn detractors into followers.
The objective of online marketing is to generate leads. Successful social media, content marketing, Pay-Per- Click advertising and link building strategies will build inbound roads that lead to your website.
Leads are people who have been qualified as potential customers. They have already expressed some measure of interest in your value proposition. It saves time for your sales team and they can solely focus on moving these leads down the sales funnel.
Marketing is a process that takes time to yield significant results. You have to be consistent with it. Hiring a Virtual Assistant will ensure continuity of your marketing program. It is a low cost, high value option that has been proven to be effective in generating ROI.
You know a real estate Virtual Assistant is needed when this scenario happens to you too often.
After several months, you finally landed a meeting with one of the biggest developers in your state. He is planning to list some of his commercial and residential properties with you. While you are in the middle of the conversation, your cell phone starts ringing.
Even when you refuse to answer the call, every few minutes it keeps ringing or vibrating on silent mode.
Sales calls are part of the life of a real estate agent and so are receiving inquiries. Unless you can clone more of you, the best option is to hire a real estate Virtual Assistant.
Here are 5 reasons why you need a real estate Virtual Assistant:
De-clog Tasks and Responsibilities
As a real estate agent, you can have so many things on the agenda on any given day. Focus on the primary tasks and delegate non-essentials to your Virtual Assistant. These tasks include:
- Phone handling
- E-mail filtering
- Calendar management
- Appointment setting
- Preparation of documents
- Preparation of presentation materials
There are other tasks that you should outsource to your Virtual Assistant. But it is also not a good idea to overwhelm him or her. If needed, hire a second one to make sure everything is attended to promptly.
Organize Your Business
Once you have de-clogged your tasks, ask your Virtual Assistant to organize your business.
In real estate, transactions are covered by a variety of documentation depending on the state. Your Virtual Assistant can have these organized efficiently so that any document can be made available upon request.
The Customer Relationship Management or CRM is an important feature of the real estate business. It needs to be regularly updated so agents will know the status of each prospect and all of the latest information when needed.
Increase Your Productivity
Hiring a Virtual Assistant will have an immediate impact on your real estate business.
When your non-essential tasks have been delegated, you now have more time to focus on activities that are directly related to the business of selling real estate.
You can meet more clients and discuss business without being interrupted by calls. You will be more prepared because the Virtual Assistant can conduct market research and prepare your presentation materials.
- Convert Leads into Sales.
- Relieve Stress.