Michele Connors, Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor  (The Overton Group, LLC  Pitt & Carteret County)

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Sam Shueh
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 Michele Connors 

We have on AR several VA based in the US.  type in "virtue assistant".

The overseas are way lower.  AR help is in PI.  Most of the big teams use them also they are assigned a US VOIP with a US local phone #.... They do cold calls too. 

Dec 17, 2015 07:37 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't use a personal assistant for overall work. I do task management with multiples. My maximum cost is $10 per hour. Most of my work is being done in Romania.

Dec 17, 2015 07:23 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I checked into a few of these services recently, and am suspecting that it may be a lot less hassle and about the same money to hire a local person.  But I am still researching it and may adjust my thoughts on this.

Dec 18, 2015 07:09 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
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Michele,
I tried to work with one but she wasn’t really ready to do the work. If they are good I would think they want at least $25 to $35 an hour.

Dec 18, 2015 12:24 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not used any.

Dec 17, 2015 10:31 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We did - and they were always licensed - and paid a flat fee when the transaction closed (this was permissible because they were licensed).

Dec 17, 2015 09:07 PM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

The last one charged $25 an hour and her work was worth maybe $6 an hour.

Dec 17, 2015 09:06 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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 Good morning Michelle. I'm no help here.

Dec 17, 2015 05:22 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Michelle. I have two assistants, both work from my office.

Dec 17, 2015 05:17 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

VAs can be hired to do almost any task that doesn't require a license. Accounting, phone calls, filtering and responding to emails, the list is long.

Dec 17, 2015 04:46 PM
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Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
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I'm considering one. I have learned a lot about virtual assistants from this guy @ lessdoing.com. I took one of his classes on CreativeLive and it was quite interesting. He has some great tips on this topic.

Dec 17, 2015 03:03 PM
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I don't use virtual assistants.

Dec 17, 2015 11:28 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I have a Concierge on staff and have never used a VA.

Dec 17, 2015 11:11 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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I used to have a really good one for $15 an hour but she was really smart and told me what we should do, not the other way around. She had twins and had to quit.

Dec 17, 2015 10:50 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Michele, good question.  We don't use a virtual assistant in our office.  We use local person to assist with data base construction, advertising and follow up letters.  

Dec 17, 2015 09:21 AM