Leveraging workload on HMOs and using Virtual Assistants?

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14:11 PM, 25th February 2016
About 3 years ago

Leveraging workload on HMOs and using Virtual Assistants?

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Leveraging workload on HMOs and using Virtual Assistants?

I currently have 3 x 10 bed HMOs in Liverpool obtained via purchase or leased, I am doing a little self management as well as using an Agent (inc 10% fee) and Gumtree.virtual

have any landlords used Virtual Assistants VAs to get tenants and save time?

Many thanks

Richard



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Peter Pynadath-George

14:54 PM, 25th February 2016
About 3 years ago

One of the agents I have I use as a kind of pa. I've never used a virtual one for my property portfolio, only because I need someone who is based in the area and has knowledge of the area etc.. By the way my portfolio is Liverpool, Kensington, all student properties.

Richard Roberts

20:47 PM, 25th February 2016
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Peter Pynadath-George" at "25/02/2016 - 14:54":

Hi Peter, so does the pa do all your admin work or covers tenant letting as well? Btw, sound like we are covering the same area, i need to get help with the student side. Thanks Rich

Pam Thompson

21:39 PM, 25th February 2016
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Peter Pynadath-George" at "25/02/2016 - 14:54":

Virtual assistants aren't necessarily virtual - they just work from home and therefore can be in your home town. In my area in sussex you would be paying around £20 per hour so you would need to do the figures to see if it's worth going down this route. It's an interesting thought for me though as I did consider being a VA - maybe I need to do some sums too!!

Richard Roberts

8:57 AM, 26th February 2016
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Pam Thompson" at "25/02/2016 - 21:39":

I agree with you if you are paying £20 pH is not viable. But a few leading property people are looking at VA over the Internet to do research work, general admin and other procedures for £3 to £4 per hour. The VA are based in USA or Philippians, and have a very high standard of education, even to degree level. Just the issue of communication and skills. Imagine getting a list of 100 potential properties for sale in a key area and it only costs £30.

9:26 AM, 26th February 2016
About 3 years ago

You've been watching the Tom wade property vidoes I am guessing. The trouble with all these guru programs is that the more people that enrol on them the less effective they become as the market becomes saturated with people chasing leads. As for pillapino va ...having travelled there a few times I can say that there standard of English is excellent

rob david

21:35 PM, 26th February 2016
About 3 years ago

Streamlining recruitment using a pa is great if they're able to screen them properly too providing the hourly rate doesn't get out of hand.

Automating ongoing repetitive tasks is an even bigger saver once you've filled your vacancies, especially if the tenant can be spared the embarrassment of outstanding utility bills with something like buylec prepay. Cuts out all that meter reading etc.

Jamie Mascaro

16:35 PM, 27th February 2016
About 3 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Peter Pynadath-George" at "25/02/2016 - 14:54":

Hi Peter

A bit off-topic, but I was hoping you could offer some insight on the student market in Kensington - how easily you let properties, trends for rents etc. Any advice much appreciated.

thanks
Jamie

jonathan meare

7:56 AM, 6th April 2016
About 3 years ago

good morning, new to the platform and very keen to hear if anybody is aware of suitable platforms/websites for listing HMO's in Liverpool area? We have a few and are looking at new ways of marketing them so would appreciate any thoughts/comments!
thanks in advance


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