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Does your business need a translator?

A company needs many types of talent in order to succeed, from management to marketing to financial and everything in between. However, there is one communication talent that many businesses don’t realize they need until it’s too late: a translator. Whether it’s a new company with a big dream or a long-living business looking to expand, a translator can be a huge benefit.

Why do I need a translator?

Having the ability to communicate in multiple languages can give a business a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace. ABC News reported that, after English, the most spoken languages in the business world are Mandarin Chinese, French, and Arabic. Having a translator who can speak any (or all) of these languages opens up possibilities for new partnerships in foreign countries.

Even if a business stays domestic, it pays to employ polyglots. In America, over 37.4 million people speak Spanish, according to World Atlas. By employing a Spanish translator, a business can accommodate a wider variety of customers and meet their needs efficiently and effectively.

How do I pick my translator?

In order for a company to choose the translator who will best fit their needs, the company must first determine what those needs are. Do they need someone who can speak to potential partners in China? Do they need someone to transcribe marketing from English to Spanish? Do they need someone every day, or for a short-term project? Next, it is important to hire a qualified translator who understands the nuances of each language. Inc.com’s Traci Andrighetti explained it best: “An analogy that’s often used to make the distinction between a bilingual and a translator is that of a cook and a chef: you may know how to cook, but that doesn’t make you a chef.”

One easy way to find a translator is to work with an outsourcing company. At Ideas Unlimited, we offer translation services for a wide variety of projects in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German  
  • Russian
  • Hindi
  • Mandarin
  • Italian

Real Estate Trends You Can Leverage with a Virtual Assistant

Real estate virtual assistants take care of back-end tasks so you can focus on selling homes.

Real estate has seen major improvements since the recession in 2008. This growth is particularly true in the housing market. More economic stability has resulted in more home-buying, which means that companies will be juggling a lot more work than they had in previous years. This is why hiring a real estate virtual assistant can be a benefit to any real estate company. Here are three real estate trends and how VAs can manage these tasks for realtors and investors.

1. New Real Estate Tech

Technology is always changing and growing rapidly. For real estate wholesalers, programs such as Podio and Zapier allow users to structure their work flow. On his YouTube show #RealEstateDealTalk, Abhi Golhar explained that these programs can be used to find sellers and buyers. Then, a wholesaler can bring the two together to close a deal. Bring a VA on board and use their tech savvy to manage these programs.

2. Single Family Home Investing

According to Think Realty’s Larry Arth, “Everyone from Millennials (who like to “try before they buy”) to Baby Boomers (who no longer want to be tied to the task of maintaining a home) are finding comfort in renting. These investor classes—along with a growing population—have created a strong niche for investors and landlords.” Hire a VA to handle the task of researching the market in your area to find out who is renting houses versus apartments.

3. More Millennials Buying Homes

Even with many Milennials renting, the number who are purchasing is still growing. This number, according to Daniel Goldstein at MarketWatch, has grown from 65% in 2011 to an impressive 80% for 2015. Plus, one-third of those Millenials will want to buy in the next two years. This young market requires a fresh approach. Employing a real estate VA to manage social media for a realtor can be beneficial.

Are you ready to hire a real estate virtual assistant? Ideas Unlimited, LLC has you covered. Learn more HERE!