Can You Show Me How to Do "X" Service So That I Can Do It Myself?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Christine Wade

Can You Show Me How to Do "X" Service So That I Can Do It Myself?

Seriously...I cannot tell you how many times in my 10+ years as a Real Estate Virtual Assistant that a potential client (not really...there's not usually a lot of potential in these inquiries.) has asked me to teach them how to do something that I have taken a great deal of time to learn and research and build up an expertise in...and they want me to work with them for an hour and magically show them everything I know...so that they no longer would need to hire ME! This is why I usually work with long-term retainer clients who appreciate the value in my knowledge and know that they should "Do what they do best (sell real estate) and outsource the rest! (to me ;-)" Here's how I answer that question:

 

dice with question marksDear Jane:

I definitely think you should have a general idea of what it is that I would be doing for you, and I can provide you with a few wikipedia links, etc...that might help to explain it. 

That being said... sorry, but no...I am not in the habit of attempting to train someone in an hour or two on how to do what it is that I should be doing for them in order to free up their time to get out there and sell real estate!  (That would be like you driving your buyers around, showing them some great homes and then whipping out a study guide and helping to train them to go out and get their real estate license so that they can get out there and find and buy their own house and write you out of the commission deal.  Would you do that? Of course you wouldn't, and neither would I.  I want to work with clients who value what I bring to the table, who know that it has taken me a great deal of time to learn and perfect my skills... and who know that working with me will bring added value to their own business.  Although I am happy to answer any quick questions, software related, etc... as they may come up for you that won't put me out of a job :-)  Thank you for your interest.

 

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