Once you’ve become an inherited homes pro, you can automate the process to make things run more smoothly and efficiently.
Google sheets are a great place to start. They can easily be accessed anywhere and shared if necessary. You can track all of your leads and follow up on any communications you have with them.
Keeping track of your leads is one of the most important parts of being successful in real estate. It’s all about being there at the right place and right time. So be sure to stay on top of your leads.
Aside from tracking everything in Google, you can hire help to take some of the smaller tasks off your shoulders. You can hire a Virtual Assistant without breaking the bank. Check out onlinejobs.ph or craigslist.com for your VA search. Be sure to look in small cities, not somewhere like Manila.
Post a simple ad, saying what kind of help you’re looking for. It doesn’t have to be complicated or long.
It will cost you a few dollars an hour. This person can find leads for you and load them into your tracker daily. Assign them 5 leads per hour — that’s 40 leads in an 8-hour shift. Then, you simply follow up.
You can also hire someone to mail out your books for you. This will be pretty affordable, since it would only take a few hours a week. This is a great job for high school kids or someone looking to work just a few hours a day.
Lastly, you can hire someone to do the initial call to your leads. They can call, set up phone appointments for you and get the ball rolling. All they need is a VoIP phone, such as phone.com or another VoIP service, and a good internet connection.
You may spend several hundred dollars a month hiring people for various tasks. In the long run, though, you’ll find that the investment was a smart one. Your time will be freed up for more important tasks that cannot be delegated. A few hundred dollars is nothing when you look at the value of your time.