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Thinking About Hiring A Virtual Assistant? Read This

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Htorres258

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So I took a few years off, had some kids and now I'm pretty sick of cleaning poop. I am excited to be back and have a home office up and running. Instead of renewing my licenise I work with a few appraisers (in different cities) doing their data entry, fee recovery and marketing. Being able to stay home is great and I enjoy learning about different markets and meeting different appraisers.

I dont consider myself a "virtual assistant" because it really takes a specific knowledge base to do data entry of this kind. There really are different types. If you are considering hiring a VA from a dfifferent country be prepaired to spend some time training them. The last thing you want to do it turn off a client when your VA says things like "I already seek help." "i look for it," "I override it instead","please close still open at your side.", "you can no longer finds it?" Even people that have worked for years with appraisers say things like very "very less comps available in 1 mile radius" (these are actual statements I got recenly) Talk slowly and be patient they are moldable. I would stary away from having them communicate with clients even through email.

I really enjoy being a resource to appraisers since I know first hand how demanding it can be at times to run an appraisal business. You just can't do it ALL yourself people. If you want to use a VA do some digging around on google. There are probly lots of former appraisers out there that don't even realize the demand for quality appraisal assistants there is. learn more about me and check out webfolio at propertyappraisalwriter.com
 

Flakey

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bnmappraisal

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I agree with Fritz.

Also, as a side note, if you do market yourself, I'd suggest using Spellcheck. Just one example from your post:
prepaired
I don't know if that's even a word

I'm not trying to be mean. I just wanted to point out a couple things from your post, if you're trying to market yourself as a professional. I'd also recommend not using the word "probly" when communicating with appraisers or clients.
 
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