Texas Real Estate

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!

We Have Coordinated 2,000 Contracts!

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We‘ve reached another HUGE milestone here at Virtual Business Solutions Real Estate! 

The company as a whole has coordinated 2,000 contracts as of this month!

Transaction coordinating started as a service that only our CEO Tiffany did, while our COO Tristan did the listings. As of 2019, we have evolved to a staff of sixteen, 5 of whom are transaction coordinators. In 2016 we created a transaction coordinator manager position to complete audits,  increase oversight and to have ongoing and available mentorship. In May of 2019, we hit 2,000 contracts closed.

The success we have achieved is due to an outstanding all-encompassing package:

  • Robust & Thorough: Sending all contact information to all parties no matter whose side we support. Proactive measures, asking for items before they’re late, checking in with all parties before issues are brought to us in the final hour. Handling the clients system of record - Dotloop, Skyslope, Reesio - we know them all! Sending the extra touches to the client (utility transfer, walk through of home warranty process).

  • Marketing Included: We ensure everything you need to maximize from your transaction is included. Request reviews, social media posts after closing and designing your Just Sold postcard.

  • Brand Ambassador: Our coordinators work out of assistant accounts to appear in-house with the agent. Many agents that call me have worked with our team on the other side of transaction and never knew. Our intention is to strengthen our clients brand and not our own.

Our team goes above and beyond to please each client. Their ambition to over-deliver, coupled with a robust and proactive system, all packaged at a price an independent agent can pay or a broker can absorb for his team, has positioned us as leaders in this niche industry. 

Thank you to an amazing team and incredibly loyal clients, we celebrate today, 2,000 contracts coordinated!


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!

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!

Pre-Order Your Beyond Routine Planners for 2019 NOW!

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Ladies & Gentlemen ... our Pre-Sale is happening NOW

Last year our Real Estate planners sold out by the Holiday's. Now is your chance to pre-order and secure the planner(s) of your choice. We have made many enhancements to our 2019 line of planners and listened to you ... our customers!

Our 2019 planners include thicker paper, less pages, upgraded layout, Smyth sewn binding options, weekly editions, a leather edition, and more! Get your order in before we sell out. Quantities are limited!


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In everything we do, we believe in maximizing a business owners Talents, Time, and PotentialNurturing the unique greatness in you and pulling out improvement for the rest.  We believe when an entrepreneur is working at their optimal speed and quality that is the ultimate contribution that can be given to the world.  We have created the pages in this planner to make your small business operate like a big business with: 

  • Goal Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Monthly Calendars, Review Pages, & Expense Tracking
  • Daily Pages Sectioned to Track the Most Important Items in Your Day & Business

Our planners are designed to be your vision guide. To help garner goal-oriented results that you can be proud of. To ensure you have all aspects of your business on your radar so that you don't lose momentum by only focusing on the things you enjoy doing. Your Beyond Routine Planner is designed to be your personal assistant, accountability partner, motivator, and instructor. Once you decide where you want to be in 10 years, your planner will ensure you arrive soundly, with peace of mind, and maybe in half the time!


Register Now: How to Stand Out From the Crowd!

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UPCOMING CLASS: HOW TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD WITH PRESIDENT OF SELLING IN A SKIRT, JUDY HOBERMAN!
JULY 19TH, 2018, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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 round out the session. If all of this sounds like something you'd love to learn about, then this is the class for you!

Join us as we learn directly from the President of Selling In A Skirt - International Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Mentor, Judy Hoberman!

There will also be a Q&A session, and our instructor will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

We hope to see you all at this very special CE Class Event from CE Providers Steve Ortega and Westcor Land Title Insurance Company!

Next Level Agents: Thank You for Attending Our May 1031 Exchange Class

We had a full house last week learning more about 1031 Exchanges with Lu Ann Blough! Great information!! We are looking forward to next months class on Inspections and hope you will join us. Be on the lookout soon for sign up information.

Next Level Agents: April Financial Planning Class Was A Hit!

We had another successful #NextLevelAgents class in April with the best real estate agents in DFW! This topic is near and dear to our hearts. #FinancialPlanning for entrepreneurs is an overlooked missing piece in most business plans and A. Box Financial presented a candid and transparent conversation to a group of professionals, so we can be honest about where we are and start preparing for our future life. Thank you to the amazing Annetta Taylor!

Stay tuned for sign ups for our next class!

Next Level Agents: Thank You for a Successful Class!

YAY, we did it!! Thanks for such a great class in March. The feedback we received was very positive and hopefully we can all benefit from the wealth of knowledge that Cheri Feuerbacher shared with us. We are thrilled with how great the turn out has been for these classes and we hope to see you at our next class! 

Stay tuned for info on the upcoming Next Level Agents class.

Upcoming Class: Financial Planning for Your Future!

UPCOMING CLASS: Financial Planning for Your Future with Financial Planner of A. Box Financial, Annetta Taylor!
April 25th, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

If you are wondering how you can save for your future with a commission based income then this is the class for you! Join us as we learn budgeting tips and strategies directly from Financial Planner Annetta Taylor on how to use commission payments to your advantage in order to prepare for the future, for taxes and for growing your business! 

  • Building your business with a commission based paycheck
  • Tips to budgeting when each paycheck is different
  • How to use commission payments to your advantage
  • Strategies to maximize commissions for your future, for taxes and for your now

There will also be a Q&A session, and our instructor will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Time will be left after class to pull Annetta aside for anyone needing one on one consulting!

We hope to see you all at this very informative event! 

Upcoming Class: Confused on the TREC Contract Changes?

Real Estate Virtual Assistant | Tiffany Haynes | VBS Real Estate | Transaction Coordinator | Listing Coordinator | Marketing | Texas | Dallas | Houston

Confused on the TREC Contract Changes?

COME LEARN IN A FOCUSED SPACE BY A TREC CERTIFIED TRAINER WHAT THESE CHANGES MEAN FOR YOU!

- Review the marketing changes
- Review the contract changes
- Take changes line by line to ensure comprehension
- Live Q&A to address your questions

Sign up HERE

We Have Coordinated 1,000 Contracts!

Real Estate Virtual Assistant | Tiffany Haynes | VBS Real Estate | Transaction Coordinator | Listing Coordinator | Marketing | Texas | Dallas | Houston

We have reached a huge milestone here at Virtual Business Solutions Real Estate! 

The company as a whole has coordinated 1,000 contracts as of this month!

Transaction coordinating started as a service that only our CEO Tiffany did, while our COO Tristan did the listings. We have evolved to a staff of thirteen, 5 of whom are transaction coordinators. In 2016 we created a transaction coordinator manager position to complete audits,  increase oversight and to have ongoing and available mentorship. 

The success we have achieved is due to an all-encompassing package

  • Robust & Thorough: Sending all contact information to all parties no matter whose side we support. Proactive measures, asking for items before they’re late, checking in with all parties before issues are brought to us in the final hour. Handling the clients system of record - Dotloop, Skyslope, Reesio - we know them all! Sending the extra touches to the client (utility transfer, walk through of home warranty process). 
  • Marketing Included: We ensure everything you need to maximize from your transaction is included. Request reviews, social media posts after closing and designing your Just Sold postcard. 
  • Brand Ambassador: Our coordinators work out of assistant accounts to appear in-house with the agent. Many agents that call me have worked with our team on the other side of transaction and never knew. Our intention is to strengthen our clients brand and not our own. 

Our team goes above and beyond to please each client. Their ambition to over deliver, coupled with a robust and proactive system, all packaged at a price an independent agent can pay or a broker can absorb for his team, has positioned us as leaders in this niche industry. 

In honor of our 1,000th contract we are doing something we have NEVER done: if you are an active client, that has never used our TC service we are waiving our deposit so you can see what all the hype is about! 
 
If you are not an active client, we are a referral only company with quarterly open enrollments, we are not currently in open enrollment but to celebrate we will waive the requirement for 72 hours if you would like to add hours into your day to focus on your highest and most impactful tasks.

Thank you to an amazing team and incredibly loyal clients, we celebrate today, 1,000 contracts coordinated!


Next Level Agents: Thank You for Attending Our Appraisal Class!

Next Level Agents is a resource and class dedicated to agents that are ready to go to the Next Level! All classes are live in the DFW area and are sponsored by Fidelity National Title, Iberia Bank, Goosehead Insurance and VBS Real Estate.

Our first class was a huge success! An interactive and packed room kicked off our Next Level Agents class for 2018! Thank you for coming and a special thank you to Steve Nichols for contributing his wealth of knowledge!

Real Estate Virtual Assistant | Tiffany Haynes | VBS Real Estate | Transaction Coordinator | Listing Coordinator | Marketing | Texas | Dallas | Houston
Real Estate Virtual Assistant | Tiffany Haynes | VBS Real Estate | Transaction Coordinator | Listing Coordinator | Marketing | Texas | Dallas | Houston
Real Estate Virtual Assistant | Tiffany Haynes | VBS Real Estate | Transaction Coordinator | Listing Coordinator | Marketing | Texas | Dallas | Houston

Stay tuned! Information on the next class will be released soon. We hope you to see you there!

VBSRE: NOW IN OPEN ENROLLMENT!

Real Estate Virtual Assistant | Tiffany Haynes | VBS Real Estate | Transaction Coordinator | Listing Coordinator | Marketing | Texas | Dallas | Houston

WE ARE CURRENTLY IN OPEN ENROLLMENT WHERE WE ARE TAKING ON NEW CLIENTS! PLEASE EMAIL US FOR MORE INFORMATION, THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD EXPIRES ON JANUARY 26TH AT WHICH TIME WE WILL RESUME TAKING NEW CLIENTS BY REFERRAL ONLY. 

COMPLETE THE FORM HERE FOR OUR FULL SERVICES BROCHURE & PRICING!

EMAIL VBS Real Estate
info@vbsrealestate.com

*Important Real Estate Notice: New TREC Guidelines

Real Estate Virtual Assistant | Tiffany Haynes | VBS Real Estate | Transaction Coordinator | Listing Coordinator | Marketing | Texas | Dallas | Houston

Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) recently adopted updated advertising rules. The effective date of the new rules is May 15, 2018, and we want to make sure everyone is thoroughly prepared for the changes.

Background
These new rules are the result of years of work by the Commission and key stakeholders focusing on clarity of advertisements for consumers with the least restrictions on license holders. The rules also interpret and balance revised statutory requirements supporting free commerce and business competition with those protecting the consumer from misleading advertisements.

Senate Bill 2212, passed during the 85th legislature, made changes to the regulations governing advertising for brokers and sales agents, eliminating an age-old law that the advertiser be identified as a broker or agent in all advertising. However, it clarifies that an advertisement is misleading if it fails to include the name of the broker or implies that a sales agent is responsible for the operation of a brokerage. The bill also restricted any TREC rule from requiring the use of the term broker, agent, a reference to the Texas Real Estate Commission, or a license number in advertisements. Keep in mind, license holders can still choose to use those terms in advertisements if they want. 

Chapter 1101.652(b)(23) clearly states that license holder’s advertising cannot be misleading, cannot imply that a sales agent is the responsible party, and must include the name of the broker.

Chapter 1101.156(b), continues to restrict the Commission from regulating certain forms of advertising, personal appearance or voice, or the use of a registered assumed business name. New language was added to this statute, to also restrict the Commission from requiring the use of the term "broker," "agent," or a similar designation or term, a reference to the commission, or the person's license number in a license holder’s  advertisement.

TREC’s Advertising Rules

The current rule was split into two rules to separate out name and registration of name requirements from advertising requirements (§535.154 and §535.155).

TREC Rule §535.154 Registration and Use of Names

This rule defines alternate name, associated broker, assumed business name and team name. Each type of name must be registered with TREC before the name can be used in an advertisement. This is a change from the existing rule. The most significant change concerns team names.   A team name is not an assumed business name of the broker, and cannot contain terms that imply that the team is offering brokerage services independent of the broker. Team names must end with the terms “team” or “group”.

TREC Rule §535.155 Advertisements

All license holders’ advertisements must include the license holder’s name or team name. It also must include the broker’s name in at least half the size of the largest contact information for any sales agent, associated broker, or team name contained in the advertisement.

Understanding that advertisements take many different forms today, the Commission revised the exception for social media to allow more flexibility. An advertisement on social media will comply with the rule as long as the license holder has linked to the required information in the account profile or the information is readily accessible by a direct link in the advertisement.

Subsection (d) – 20 instances of advertisements that may mislead the public

This subsection lays out 20 ways a license holder may violate statutory advertisement requirements. Most of these were in the existing rule too.  These examples are not the only ways a license holder’s advertisement can be misleading. Here are a few set out in the subsection:

  1. Using a title, such as "owner", "president", "CEO", "COO", or another similar title, email or website address that implies a sales agent is responsible for the operation of a brokerage.
  2. A team name with terms that imply the team is offering brokerage services independent from its sponsoring broker, including, but not limited to, “realty”, “brokerage”, “company”, and “associates”
  3. An ad that contains the name of a sales agent whose name is, in whole or in part, used in a broker’s name and that implies that the sales agent is responsible for the operation of the brokerage
  4. Including the value of a property, unless it is based on an appraisal that is disclosed and readily available upon request by a party or it is given in compliance with § 535.17 (required disclaimer for estimated worth or sales price)

Be sure to reference subsection (d) before placing an ad or ordering new signage to ensure your advertisements do not resemble any of the examples of misleading advertisement given in the rule.

The Gist

TREC knows there has been a lot of concerns and misinformation about advertising requirements. These new rules simplify requirements and ensure consumers know whom they are working with. We want to make sure we help you get into and stay in compliance with these new rules.

You can read more in-depth about the new advertising rules here.

You can also download this PDF which will show you examples of acceptable advertising and those that are not approved by the TREC guidelines. 

VBSRE Feature: Listing Presentations - Ready to Order!

We provide custom listing presentation templates where you can have a complete modern and professional listing presentation in PPT form so you can add your own images and contact information or request that we finalize the custom presentation for you!


The Ultimate Listing Presentation!

Now Available to Purchase as a template or fully customized with your information and brand! 

You have just found the most impressive and strategically organized Real Estate Listing Presentation that will help you win listings. This custom listing presentation is easy to use, cost effective, and works great for any real estate agent – experienced or not! Our listing presentation can be fully customized to match any brokerage’s identity and branding, any agent’s business model, and will work in any market.