In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Pavel Stepanov from VirtuDesk.
Without further ado…
Who are you and what do you do?
I started Virtudesk in 2016 in order to help agents scale their businesses with generating more leads and appointments and also to allow them to free up more time. Virtudesk provides virtual assistants to Realtors to help them with prospecting, admin tasks and marketing. As well as transaction coordinators. The cost of a full time virtual assistant starts as low as $8.60/hr which allows small and medium sized business to reduce the cost of the overhead (no payroll taxes, no office to keep and getting a college educated, vetted and trained assistant at a fraction of a cost for an in-house assistant). We also have a proprietary software that allows clients to track the work of the virtual assistant as well as screenshots of their work.
What problem does your product/service solve?
My company Virtudesk provides outsourcing of non-income producing tasks to educated assistants, who are trained in real estate tasks that allows Realtors to concentrate on more income generating activities.
What are you most excited about right now?
I am excited to be able to grow the company and offer jobs to more and more virtual assistants. They are located in the Philippines and Virtudesk is an integral part of their lives as these people are able to buy houses, cars and have normal lives because of stability of work that Virtudesk provides for them. This is the biggest reward for me when I see their gratitude and appreciation. More than money.
What’s next for you?
We’re working on improving our Tracker software to be able to scale it to clients in the form of an app and also make an ability to pick VAs based on rating system. It’s currently work in progress.
What’s a cause you’re passionate about and why?
I am passionate about helping people in the Philippines who work for us to improve their lifestyles and also to fight poverty. Virtudesk is active in Metro Manila area and is organising food drives and clothes drives to help those in need. We are not advertising it as I do not believe in promoting company on charity.
Thanks to Pavel for sharing his story. If you’d like to connect, find him on LinkedIn here.
We’re constantly looking for great real estate tech entrepreneurs to feature. If that’s you, please read this post — then drop me a line (drew @ geekestatelabs dot com).
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