My OutDesk is a virtual assistant company specializing in service for real estate agents. The company was founded in San Diego in 2008 by a team of real estate industry veterans, and they use a group of trained virtual assistants in the Philippines to fulfill demand from their US client-base.
They work from their home office in the Philippines as a dedicated member of your staff.
My OutDesk VAs are trained in a variety of real estate-specific jobs, including bookkeeping, transaction coordination, managing MLS listings, short sale processing, property forms, broker price opinions, and even posting to craigslist.
With the marketplace being quite crowded, I like how My OutDesk is staking their claim as the experts in the real estate niche. It’s a perfect industry for outsourcing: lots of repetitive predictable tasks and process-driven transactions and forms.
My OutDesk Intro Video
Plans and Pricing
My OutDesk offers a couple different plans for clients. On an on-demand basis, you can get an “Advanced VA” for $7.60 an hour and a “Managerial Level VA” for $8.60 an hour.
A full-time Executive Assistant option is also available, but the rate is $1536 a month. This is significantly higher than what you would pay with other Filipino virtual assistant companies, and at $9.60 an hour, is noticeably higher than either of My OutDesk’s on-demand plans. Although the other companies may not have the specific real estate expertise you’re looking for, I’m fairly confident you could find an excellent VA for a far less.
They also have a special Craiglist-only plan that includes 400 ads submitted to Craigslist each month for $399. I guess that explains the abundance of repetitive broker ads on the site these days!
I found the MyOutDesk live chat support very responsive, but I tried a few times to reach their management team for additional information and was unable to get a reply from anyone.
My OutDesk Alternatives
I initially found out about My OutDesk from the VA I hired through Virtual Staff Finder. She listed them as her former employer so I was excited to learn about yet another VA company. (To learn more about my experience with her and Virtual Staff Finder, click here.)
Side note: her salary was $500 a month, which gives you an idea of how much markup is in their full-time plan. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that — just something to be aware of.) Plus, My OutDesk VAs work from home so the company shouldn’t have much in the way of infrastructure costs or managerial overhead.
If you’re cool with home-based staff, you might also consider OnlineJobs.ph, the country’s largest jobs board for virtual work.
Have you worked with My Out Desk? If so, please share a quick review of your experience below to help others with their decision.