Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I'm so glad your here. Have you been researching job that you can do working from home? Working in Real Estate as a Transaction Coordinator is a great place to start! There are 5 top services to offer as a transaction coordinator to scale your business. There are several services that real estate agents need help with but there are a few top services to offer as a transaction coordinator.
Today I am going to share with you the top 5 add on services to offer as a transaction coordinator.
, I have done research of my own
and it seems like there is a lot of "work from home" type scams out there...am I right? There are tons of websites, blogs, and FB groups that carry the promise of making it rich working from home. We both know that is not the case.
I am here, however, to show you that working in the real estate field as a transaction coordinator is a real job! Yes, you can also do this from home in the comfort of your yoga pants, drinking coffee, with your favorite pup curled up on your lap!!
If you don't yet know what a transaction coordinator is and what they do you can go to my blog post titled What is a Virtual Transaction Coordinator and learn more there.
Why offer "add on" services? Isn't being a TC enough work?
Great question! You can stay crazy busy offering transaction coordination services as an independent, however, there's a whole list of things that you can do to assist a real estate agent with their business. Virtual assistant type work is very popular among the real estate crowd.
Agents are always looking for help in their business. After all, they make their money working with clients one on one selling houses, not doing admin work.
Here are my top 5 services to offer as a Transaction Coordinator to scale your business.
All of these services can be performed as an unlicensed assistant in my state of Washington, so you should check with your state for any requirements.
1. Social Media and Blogging
These days in order to be successful you need to be out there and visible as a real estate agent. People want to know, like, and trust the people they hire and that is no different from real estate agents. Social media is a great way to do that.
However, most agents don't have time to be posting status updates on Facebook, posting the perfect photo on Instagram or Tweeting the most captivating tweet. Remember when I told you that their time is best spent with clients and selling houses?
Social media is a great way for real estate agents to connect with their audience and build trust. It lets the public get to know them, not only in business but throwing some personal stuff can really make them relatable.
People want to feel like they know you. If you can accomplish that then their business can thrive.
2. Pre-listing Coordination
Transaction Coordinators do everything AFTER
the contract has come to mutual agreement by all parties. If you offer pre-listing
coordination services then you will do everything up to the point the TC takes over.
This involves getting all the listing paperwork ready along with all the seller disclosures, ordering the for sale sign, making flyers, inputting the listing in the MLS, ordering the preliminary title report, schedule the photographer, schedule open houses and brokers open among other things.
Every real estate agent may have a different process they like to follow so you can customize your services for each agent.
3. General Admin
Each agent has their own way of running their business. Some agents have teams under them so the need for a general admin can be very important. Writing emails, sending updates to sellers and buyers, keeping track of incoming leads, making sure agents are following up on the leads, website maintenance, writing clients thank you's, getting past clients to write testimonials.
There are a ton of little things that agents do in their business that you could help with. You could offer a 10-hour package per month, or 5-hour package a week, for example, taking care of these tasks for the agent.
4. Designing Marketing Materials + Branding
Branding is a big deal for real estate agents. It helps them stand out among their peers of other agents. It makes them unique. If you have an eye for design then this could bring in great extra income for you each month.
Agents always need help with designing logos, making professional marketing materials for their listings such as brochures. You can design Instagram templates so they can easily post, design a Facebook cover page, or create a presence for them on Pinterest with amazing looking Pins.
5. SEO, Running Ads, and Google PPC
The last of the 5 services you can offer as a transaction coordinator is seo, running ads, and google ppc. Many of the top real estate agents have lead producing websites and are always looking for help with SEO, running ads on their new listing, running ads to generate new clients, advertising their services in general.
Facebook is a very popular one with real estate agents because the cost per lead is not that expensive. SEO for their website is a big one agents always need help with and running google pay per click (PPC) ads is also very popular. If you have any knowledge in these areas you will always have paying clients.
There you have it! I hope you learned a lot from the top 5 services to offer as a transaction coordinator in this article!
If you want to learn more about the Transaction Coordinator Bootcamp you can check it out here.
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