Photos: 14 ways professionals can boost their productivity with virtual assistants

1. Real estate transactions

Professionals can hire remote human workers as virtual assistants to knock out repetitive tasks and get more work done. Here are 14 ways they're using virtual assistants to reduce their workload and give themselves more time to focus on their key roles.

Realtor Lindsey Springsteen uses a virtual assistant to deal with paperwork after she gets a property under contract. The transaction coordinator deals with applications and scheduling, freeing Springsteen to work with customers and focus on finding more business.

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By Olivia Krauth

Olivia Krauth is an Education Reporter at Insider Louisville.