Natasha Collins

Job Position: Managing Director

Company: NC Real Estate

When did you join AVirtual? Summer 2016

What made you decide to hire a virtual PA? I needed help, a support system. As the admin of my business started taking off I needed someone on the ground whilst I went out and continued to spread the word about the amazing things we are doing.

Which jobs do you delegate to your PA on a day to day basis? Research, marketing, booking appointments, talking to other property people, helping run and maintain my website, designing leaflets and flyers, doing the stuff that I would procrastinate over!

In which areas has your AVirtual PA been most helpful? In keeping me organized, Riette is great at scheduling what needs to be done and contacting our clients to make sure they are in the loop.

Can you recall a time when you’ve been especially impressed by your PA? Yes, in the way Riette handles any situation, it’s as if it is easy and can be done, but I would be stressing about it if it was left to me.

Have you noticed a change in your productivity and/or the way you work? Yes, I think about tasks a lot more and think who would be better off doing something. Having Riette has also made me put processes in for my business. It’s not just me that knows how to run NC Real Estate

How has hiring a PA impacted your personal life? It makes holidays and visiting my family so much easier.

Have you made the most of any discounts offered by AVirtual partners? Not yet

Has anything surprised you about using an AVirtual PA? Yes, I thought that I was only going to use a virtual PA for a few hours a week, but I love working with Riette and she is now indispensable for my company so I have factored in as many hours as I can budget for within my income.

What advice would you give to anyone looking to hire a virtual PA? Give it a try, it will mean that you can do double the things you usually do.

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