There's a frustrating, in-between place in running a growing business. You may find that you are too busy and successful to keep up with your regular tasks, but just not quite busy enough to justify a new hire. For almost any agent, more business is the goal, so finding a good balance is key. You can use outsourced employees on a recurring basis or for a project at a time. If you find yourself struggling to keep up, here are a few ideas for outsourcing help that will help you stay on top of your business without losing your mind.
Whether you're looking for someone to input your information into the MLS or clean up your email database, a data entry professional can help streamline your work. A freelance data entry contractor can charge between $12-20 per hour, depending on their skill and experience.
Even great tools and apps like Canva
can frustrate the technologically-challenged agent. Graphic design professionals are available at a variety of rates and skills. If your needs are simple, you may want to hire an art student to whip up Open House flyers in their free time. If you're looking for more consistency in your look, an independent graphic designer will usually charge between $45-75 per hour, but may be available for less on a retainer.
A virtual assistant can do a lot of things to help you take better control of your business. From screening calls and following up with leads to managing your schedule and handling paperwork, you can expect to pay upwards of $25 per hour for a virtual assistant.