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Make A Life

If we take the time to be realistic, and ask ourselves, “What do I really want out of life?” we may discover the secret to our own happiness; the answer to our own happiness lies in the answer to that question.

Be True to Yourself

There is nothing wrong with pursuing our personal dreams and desires, as long as they are morally and ethically sound. Being true to yourself means responding to your own inner voice or inner child, and granting yourself daily wishes. A ride on a merry-go-round or learning something new are both ways to cultivate happiness while answering the inner call to pursue hidden dreams.

Enjoy Every Moment

Being present in the moment means being aware, appreciative, and accepting. This is how we make a life for ourselves. There are people, and animals, too, showing their love, gratitude, and concern right there in front of us. Are we enjoying them? Are we embracing and cherishing each moment that unfolds – whether that moment is good, bad, or indifferent? If not, chances are we are living our lives on autopilot.

Making a Life

Making a life that is worth enjoying and living is not rooted in tangible things, but in intangible things. The people we meet, know, and love are great assets to our existence. Are we enjoying them as much as we can? Are we spending time creating memories with friends and family members?

Acceptance and Gratitude Lead to Joy

Living in the here and now means doing so with a dose of acceptance. It means we tell the Universe, “I appreciate who I am, what I have and what will come.” This attitude leads to both self-acceptance and gratitude. Then, we can find a place of joy unimaginable.

Having a happy life is not really hard to achieve. There are family and friends close by. There are museums and parks and local events filled with activities to occupy the time of any person. Take a chance, move outside your comfort zone, and live a happy, joyous, carefree life that is built on pleasant memories.

VBSRE TC Awards 2019: Brokerage Loyalty Award Winner

It’s time to celebrate our final TC client in honor of our 2,000th transaction coordinated!

This week’s award is our Brokerage Loyalty Award, which goes out to the Brokerage TC Client that has been with us the longest and the winner is…. L. Michelle Terrell with Above & Beyond Realty!

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"I have always been in awe of Michelle‘s work ethic. Not only is she a broker, but she owns a full, thriving property management company and also owns her own restaurant. Michelle has given us the honor to support her in all of her businesses! She’s been a client of ours since our very first year and is still a dedicated client to this day. We are forever grateful for her loyalty and hope she will be our forever client!" -Tiffany Haynes, CEO & Owner VBSRE

We want to say THANK YOU again to all of our amazing clients that have been a part of this journey to reach 2,000 transactions coordinated. It is our absolute pleasure to help your business succeed and to take away the chaos and replace it with calm! To our award winners, congratulations again and thank you for trusting us with all of your transaction needs and for partnering with us for the long haul!

We cannot wait to celebrate another milestone!

VBSRE TC Awards 2019: Agent Loyalty Award Winner

The 2,000th transaction coordinated celebration continues!

This week’s award is our Agent Loyalty Award, which goes out to the Individual Agent TC Client that has been with us the longest and the winner is…. Raul Arriaga!

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"Raul is extremely hard-working and very caring when it comes to his clients. Exceeding their expectations and providing them with the best quality service is his goal. He loves helping clients achieve the American Dream and as a loyal client of VBSRE, we can attest to his success in doing just that. Raul, thank you so much for your support and for allowing us to help you with your business all these years! You are a valued client and a good friend." -Belinda Ferrand, Transaction Coordinating Manager

Tune in next week to see who wins the Brokerage Loyalty Award!

Believe in Yourself

How To Believe In Yourself And Boost Your Self-Confidence

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The ability to believe in yourself can change your life.

Just think:

What difference would it make in your life if you had an absolutely unshakable confidence in your ability to achieve anything you really put your mind to?

What would you want and wish and hope for?

What would you dare to dream if you believed in yourself with such deep conviction that you had no fears of failure whatsoever?

How To Believe In Yourself

Most people start off with little or low self-confidence, but as a result of their own efforts, they become bold and brave and outgoing. And we’ve discovered that if you do the same things that other self-confident men and women do, you, too, will experience the same feelings and get the same results.

The key is to be true to yourself, to be true to the very best that is in you, and to live your life consistent with your highest values and aspirations. This is the only way to truly learn how to believe in yourself.

Take some time to think about who you are and what you believe in and what is important to you.

If you want to change your life by becoming an author, believe that you can do it. The hardest step in that journey is finding the confidence to learn how to write a book. Once you get a hold of a proven system to plan, produce, and publish your work, the larger goal becomes easier to attain.

By believing in yourself, you will find the courage to take immediate action on your goals. And this, as you may know, is the key to success!

I encourage you to never compromise your integrity by trying to be or say or feel something that is not true for you.

And – more importantly – never compromise your potential to grow due to self-limiting doubts. Instead, embrace your confidence and believe in yourself because you really can do anything you put your mind to.

Tell Yourself You Have Confidence And Believe It

Repeat affirmations such as “I believe in myself” every day.

Your thoughts become words and your words become your actions. If you continue to tell yourself that you believe in yourself, eventually you really will believe in yourself.

It’s that simple.

Have the courage to accept yourself as you really are—not as you might be, or as someone else thinks you should be—and know that, taking everything into consideration, you are a pretty good person.

After all, we all have our own talents, skills, and abilities that make us extraordinary.

No one, including yourself, has any idea of your capabilities or of what you might ultimately do or become. Perhaps the hardest thing to do in life is to accept how extraordinary you really can be, believe in yourself, and then to incorporate this awareness into your attitude and personality.

VBSRE TC Awards 2019: Super Hero Award Winner

The celebration continues!! We’re so excited that we hit our 2,000th transaction coordinated, so we’re celebrating all month long!

This week’s award is our Superhero Award, which goes out to the Individual Agent that has completed the most contracts with us and the winner is…. Cory Meals!

Cory Meals is such an amazing agent to work with and it’s obvious why he’s the individual agent who’s completed the most contracts. He is super laid back, very approachable, and his social media will almost always put a smile on your face! Cory will always go the extra mile to get the job done. Early mornings, late nights, calls, texts, emails, maybe even capturing a snake! His commitment is undeniable, but he is so humble and appreciates all the support he receives behind the scenes. He always makes it a point to say please, thank you, and to let us know we’re appreciated. It is a true joy working along side him with not only transactions, but listings and marketing too! We love watching him continue to crush new goals and achieve greater success! Thank you for not only trusting us to assist you, but making it such a joy to do so.
— Angela Williams, Listing Coordinating Manager

Congratulations Cory! We are thankful for your support and excited to see our partnership grow!

Come back next week to see who wins the Agent Loyalty Award!

VBSRE 2019 TC Awards: Team Domination Award Winner

In light of celebrating our 2,000th transaction coordinated, we are having a special 2019 TC Awards celebration virtually for the entire month of June!

Our first award is the Team Domination Award which goes to the Real Estate Team that has completed the most contracts with us and the winners are…….. The D’Unger Team!! Marian, Nancy, Jim, Vickie, Michael and Matthew, it is our great pleasure to help your business succeed and be in this partnership with you!

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The D’Unger Team is such a great team to work with and so deserving of the Team Domination Award! Even though they are high producers, they never fail to expect the best and highest quality of work done for each client they assist in the Real Estate process. It has been such an honor working with them on not only their Transactions, but on their Listings, and Marketing over the past couple years! We love our D’Unger Team and all their Agents! Thank you for trusting us to assist you!
— Tristan Skiles, COO

Congratulations again D’Unger Team! You truly are the Real Estate Rockstars!

Stay tuned next week to find out the winner of the ‘Superhero Award’!

Goal Planning Class

I had the pleasure of hosting a Goal Planning Class back in December with a great group of agents! This Goal Planning course is an interactive goal planning blueprint session that keeps you aligned with your highest and best self in life AND business!

We work through to discover your true WHY for what you are doing, we define your vision to help you better create a goal plan and be able to implement a system that actually works for you. We share tips on how to remove obstacles, incorporate small tasks into your every day in order to reach those long term goals and help you learn how to set yourself up for success!

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Thank you again to these amazing individuals for being a part of an amazing day! I hope you learned a lot and will take all that you learned with you for a super successful 2019!

Motivation Monday: Love Your Business and It Will Love You Back

It's Time to Fall in Love With Your Business Again

By Chelsea Berler

Sometimes, in business, we lose ourselves to the hum of working day after day. It can be hard to get excited when, what should be the joy of operating your business gets turned into just another day at the office. Whether your numbers are up or down, your business is going through growing pains or feeling the sting of an economy that still hasn’t bounced back, it’s important to hold on to the things that influenced your career choice. Why do you do what you do? 

Spark the romance again.

A relationship with your work can be described as rocky at best. There are so many peaks and valleys that we encounter that it can be emotionally draining. However, to be not only successful, but also be fulfilled in the work we do, it is important that we keep the romance going. Remember how it felt the first time you made that paycheck for doing something you’re passionate about? Or what about the butterflies you felt when approaching your first clients?

Seeing how far you’ve come can be a remarkable feeling. Some things have become easier, more fluid while others still seem to get you tripped up. Maybe you’re still not the best at handling criticism or perhaps paying company bills still makes you sweat at the end of the month. It sounds cheesy, but focusing on the positives in your life can be big step towards getting yourself out of a rut.

An attitude of gratitude.

How grateful are you for your job? Whether you own your own business or work for someone else, we can forget to be thankful for what and who we have around us. Even when I don’t feel like I am in the most “giving” mood, I try to say thank you to the people around me who work to make my life easier. I have come to find that the more I say “thank you,” the more I mean it. Those people who receive a thank you are likely to pay it forward to their co-workers and the other people in their lives who may need a pat on the back.

I would challenge you to wake up in the morning with a mindset that says, “Today, I will be grateful.” Believe it or not, this is a choice that you can make. Only you can dictate how you spend your day. And why would you want to waste it feeling unsatisfied and frustrated? Talk about a poor use of energy.

Anchor yourself.

Sure, life (whether in or out of business) can get a bit crazy both in a good or bad way. But, making sure that your heart it anchored to the right things is the only way you can survive the storms that life may throw at you. What matters to you most? Who matters to you? Keep these things and especially these people close to you. Because, no matter how far off course you feel like you’ve gotten over the years, you will always have them to pull you back in and set you back to right.

VBS is an Award Winning Team!

What an HONOR! Virtual Business Solutions Real Estate was awarded Partner of the Year from JW Realty Partners! It is our pleasure to serve this team for so many years and we are thrilled to continue working with them in 2019! We hope to make it the best year yet for both parties! Domination to pursue!

Thank you again JW Realty Partners! We appreciate each and every one of you more than you know!

Did You Know? E-Newsletters Work!

You can’t be everything to everyone that you’re trying to touch, and you have to have some type of an umbrella that takes that burden off of you because you’re realtors trying to run a business, not email marketers. You’re not social media gurus. You’re realtors with valuable time, and you need to be concentrating on other aspects of your real estate business.

E-Newsletters give businesses the opportunity to regularly communicate with customers and leads who have expressed interest in their company, making them a very warm audience. So what are the benefits of E-newsletters?

  1. Email is a Preferred Method of Communication. Today, email is one of the most popular forms of communication. By sending marketing materials to an email address, you ensure that you deliver your communications to a platform where your audience is nearly guaranteed to be spending time. In fact, 93 percent of internet users have indicated that they'd rather receive brand information in their email inbox versus their social media feed. So, by using email newsletters, you're ensuring that you're reaching people where they actually want to be reached online.

  2. Newsletters Help You Narrow Your List of Quality Leads. If someone signs up for your email newsletter, they've expressed an interest in your company - and have in turn become a lead. Once they begin to receive your newsletter, they may decide they are even more interested in doing business with you or that they no longer want to receive your communications. Email newsletters give consumers the ability to easily opt out of your list, which means that you can weed out the people who actually are not viable sales leads - and focus on the people who are still interested in becoming your customer.

  3. You Can Brand Yourself. Email newsletters are a great opportunity for a company to provide valuable, practical information and to show off what they know. For that reason, email newsletters can help you prove that you are a leader in your industry and a company that is worth doing business with.

  4. They Help You Stay at the Forefront of Customers' Minds. If you have a regular email newsletter, you can continuously remind current and potential customers that you exist. Many consumers get busy and forget about a company they're interested in without meaning to divert their attention. A regular email newsletter is a simple reminder that you're there and that you have a service or product to provide.

  5. You Can Schedule Them In Advance. Like all facets of your business, when it comes to marketing, time is money. Luckily, an email newsletter can be crafted in advance, then scheduled and sent out automatically by using marketing automation software. By automating your marketing messages, you can free up time to work on other parts of your business, and also ensure that you are sending out the newsletter at the optimal time of day.

  6. The ROI of Email Newsletters. With a low cost of operation to supplement all the benefits listed above, it’s no surprise that email newsletters generate a strong return on investment. In fact, a recent survey of marketers showed that email marketing was the most successful channel for digital marketing, especially when it comes to ROI. Sixty-eight percent of marketers surveyed reported that their ROI for email marketing was either "good" or "excellent." email marketing tactics had a median ROI of 122 percent. This means that email marketing pays off more than many other marketing techniques, including social media, direct mail and even paid search.

Email newsletters are a simple, convenient digital marketing technique, which can be helpful for a busy marketing team. You can use email newsletters to easily reach customers where they spend time - and not only can you provide value to them, you can also maintain them as a long-term customer.

Are you ready to reach your clients in an affordable, efficient and quality way? Hit the button below to learn about how our VAs can help!


What We Do: Marketing

Are you determined to get your business goals met in 2019? Do you have so many marketing ideas in your head and not enough time to implement them? What if you could relay those ideas to someone else and they could draft up the designs for your approval and then order and execute them while you go out and meet with clients? The job gets done… in more ways than one.

You give us the task, we’ll complete it. We handle Marketing tasks from postcard and business card designs, to website and social media platform creation, to customized listing presentations and more! If you have an idea, we will do our best to make it come to life!

Example of a Listing Presentation slide

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Example of an Open House flyer

Example of an Open House flyer

Take a look at some of our frequently used marketing services and give us a call to discuss your marketing needs!

What We Do: Transaction Coordinator

TRANSACTION COORDINATOR

We get it- the Real Estate Business can be fun up until the day in and day out tasks of managing your contracts.

  • Title requesting documents for a closing while you are showing 4 homes.

  • The follow up you want to give your client but you are with another client for 2 hours.

  • The tactful way you want to address an escalated situation but your phone is ringing off the hook?

VBS REAL ESTATE HANDLES IT ALL!

CALL US SO WE MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER! 


THE VBS REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION COORDINATOR PACKAGE INCLUDES: 

 

INTAKE TASKS

  • Review the contract for completeness and pursue necessary parties for outstanding initials, signatures and dates.

  • Send agent an email outlining important dates and contact all parties involved in the transaction including the lender, title company, client and co-op agent; introduce myself and request that all paperwork and communications related to the transaction flow through me.

  • Add all dates to your digital calendar.

  • Establish file in your Broker system of record, upload documents and contact information.

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

  • Coordinate the timely satisfaction and removal of all contingencies and keep you informed of the progress, including ordering HOA/Condo Doc’s

  • Weekly lender check in and more frequently when necessary. 

  • Coordinate inspections with you, the inspector, the Buyer and the co-op.

  • On-going system of record maintenance as documents are submitted, changes are made via amendment, and we work through the transaction process. 

  • For Buyers: Collect 2nd Deposit check from Buyer and forward to listing agent.

  • For Sellers: order payoffs and tax, water & sewer certs.ž

  • Send detailed email requesting home warranty selection and follow up until selection is made. 

PRE-CLOSING

  • Provide clients with reminders to connect or disconnect all necessary utilities and to secure homeowner’s insurance.

  • Verify loan commitment with client’s lender, provide copies and notify you of any problems in underwriting.

  • Order and review the title report. Notify you of any issues and help to resolve.

  • Schedule final walkthrough and closing with your clients, the title company and you.

POST CLOSING

  • Obtain final signed closing disclosures and upload to your system or record.

  • Provide a congratulatory letter to your buyer(s) or a thank you letter to your seller(s) prompting them to leave a review for you with clickable links. 

  • Design Just Sold postcards and send out to the demographic of your choice (postage paid separately).

  • Add client to your contact database with new address and email to be added to your past client drip campaign. 


Iron Sharpens Iron

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“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”

-Proverbs 27:17


IDEA Masters was created for individuals to share and network amongst like minded professionals that are constantly- Influencing, Driving, Envisioning, and Achieving in their day to day environments.

Just a select few from our Mastermind group! From business developers, to business owners, to commercial investors, and realtors! Always sharpening the saw to better serve our clients!

What We Can Do For You: An Overview Of VBSRE!

From just listed to sold and everything in-between, VBS Real Estate can handle it all! Our Real Estate Virtual Assistants work hard to make your business run smoothly so you can worry less and live more! We handle everything from intake of the contracts to managing listings to promoting on social media and sending out monthly e-blasts to bookkeeping and to infinity and beyond! Ok, maybe not that last part - but we do our best to meet all our clients needs and we will go above and beyond to exceed your expectations.

Take a closer look at each area of expertise and make sure you jump at the opportunity to join us during our next open enrollment!


TRANSACTION COORDINATOR

From the moment of executed contract, we handle all aspects of your transaction. Ensuring escrow has all needed items, lender follow-ups, gathering documentation for contingencies, call to clients, documentation review and your internal reporting will be handled with the ultimate care that only VBSRE can provide.

CHECK OUT THE VBS REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION COORDINATOR PACKAGE


LISTING MANAGEMENT

New listings are handled from entering into MLS, One Page flyer, Sellers Handbook, posting to social media platforms, sending out eblasts, Just Listed postcards, and enhancing the listing on all property listing sites. All the agent needs to do is prepare for contract negotiations!

CHECK OUT THE VBS REAL ESTATE LISTING MANAGEMENT PACKAGE


MARKETING

Among the hectic life of a successful agent, there is little time to manage the marketing side of your business. Connect to new clients and stay connected with past clients to ensure referrals still come your way. Find out how we can put into place one off projects or re-occurring campaigns that keep the phone ringing! 

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FREQUENTLY USED MARKETING SERVICES


ADMINISTRATIVE

Managing your inbox, returning follow up calls, setting up appointments, and handling your office while you are out of town. This is just a small list of tasks that we can handle with ease and professionalism that ensures your business is moving full speed ahead so you can focus on income producing activities. 

DO YOU WANT TO PUT HOURS BACK IN YOUR DAY?


We have much more to offer and you can take a look at everything on our site! See samples of work we’ve done, meet the team behind VBSRE, read up on our blog and events we’ve been doing recently, check out events we’re hosting, and tons more! We cannot wait to help your business grow! Remember to keep an eye out for our next open enrollment session!

2019 PLANNERS ARE IN STOCK!

Happy October, friends! Fall is here!!! Our planners have arrived! YAY!!! We hope you are as excited as we are! Be on the lookout for your packages if you placed a pre-order - they should arrive to you very soon!

If you haven't ordered already, what are you waiting for?! Don’t miss out on our brand new 2019 Planners! They would make great gifts for everyone in your office. A design to fit any personality. Let us know if you have any questions and please feel free to share a review on our Facebook page.

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Here comes the BOOM!

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Tierny Jordan and Adam Bailey poured million dollar advice into a room of agents this morning! If you missed it, you missed a lot!

Thank you to the The Inspection House for hosting such a phenomenal conversation and allowing Virtual Business Solutions Real Estate to partner with you once again!

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Brittnye Takes On Texas

Our truly amazing Listing Coordinating Manager, Brittnye Stroup, took a trip to Texas to catch up with some of our wonderful clients! Brittnye had back to back meetings, great lunches and even got to catch up with our other awesome VA, Angela Williams!

Thank you Brittnye for all that you do! You're a ROCKSTAR!

Our Class with Judy Hoberman was a Hit!

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What a great class with Judy Hoberman on How To Stand Out in A Crowd! Thanks to all of our sponsors and attendees!

Judy Hoberman spoke to attendees on: Understanding how Realtor’s can stand out in the business world today is not only relevant, but critical. The Real Estate market is more crowded than ever before with everyone competing for the same clients, properties and listings. What are the activities that will set them apart? Attendees will learn strategies to become the expert in their space rather than simply blending in. They will be able to create the experience for their customers that will keep them coming back again and providing referrals. Being able to be intentional with their marketing, networking and relationships will rounded out the session. 

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What a Wonderful Bond 101 Class with Bob Johnson!

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One of my top producing agents advises spending all your extra time with lenders, learning how you can help every buyer you meet. He shared about the different products that can service your clients' needs and how to be the smartest agent in the room when you are speaking with potential buyers.

What an awesome class, Bob had an overwhelming amount of knowledge to offer and we thank you all for joining us!

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Bob Mortgage Jam Session with Owner & CEO of VBS Real Estate, Tiffany Haynes

Bob Mortgage Interviews Tiffany Haynes, Owner & CEO of VBS Real Estate, about her business and how she got where she is today.


If you're even THINKING about starting your own business-
& you dont think you can do it- 
You NEED to listen to this interview!

If you are a Realtor or a business owner & need a right hand man to help you grow, market & elevate your business to the next level? 
You NEED to listen to this interview!

If you think "what you've always wanted to do"- Cant be done & need some motivation- 
You NEED to listen to this interview!

I had such a great time being the Bob Mortgage Jam Session! Please check it out and keep an eye out for our next Open Enrollment if you're interested in our services for your business!