Meet Bob Lachance
Thinking about hiring a VA? You won’t want to miss this interview with Bob Lachance, the founder and CEO of premiere Virtual Assistant staffing company REVA Global. He played professional hockey for 8 years, 4 with the St. Louis Blues here in the states and 4 years overseas in Europe. After his pro hockey career ended, he dove in deep into the world of real estate and acquired his first flip in 2004. He has gone on to do over 800 transactions since then and has started multiple businesses, as well as helping to start one of the country’s largest real estate education programs.
Bob is the founder and CEO of REVA Global, a Virtual Assistant staffing company and is also an active investor using his VA’s in his real estate business.
3:30 How Bob got into real estate and VA staffing
Bob left Boston University just two classes short of graduating to sign with the Saint Louis Blues who offered him a $110k signing bonus in 1996, he never went back to school.
He played two years for the St. Louis Blues, a couple more years in the United States, and then a couple different countries in Europe.
He started reading a couple books that were on real estate and then he bought a course on real estate and how to drive around and find properties.
He decided to rehab and made an offer on a property for $135k that was listed for $180k….he found money, found contractors and everything else he needed.
He rehabbed it, listed it and made $32K in two months time.
He took a step back and realized he had no systems and processes in place. This was all in 2004 and education and information was not nearly the same as it is today.
9:15 He started looking for education, courses, information resources
Bob was attracted to short sales…he asked everyone who was the top person in Connecticut who does short sales? Everyone pointed to Pat Precourt, he asked to work with him as a door knocker and they have since done over 1,000 short sales together.
Fortune builders reached out to Pat and Bob to partner with them as well for collaborating for a coaching program which they agreed to.
During this whole time Bob was doing short sales, rehabs, wholesaling, lending, buying syndication’s
11:30 His new Virtual Assistant Business and how it started
2013 Bob was introduced to working with a virtual assistant and almost immediately realized it could be a great business.
They mapped out a business model and tested it for two years…and now they have 500+ members using their VA’s
Bob was always interested in ways to help people buy their time back with systems, processes and people. He knew if he could start delegating his tasks to virtual staff…he could help others do the same
17:00 How Bob uses VA’s in his business
Seller outreach for marketing is a main focus on where to delegate to VA’s. As a business owner you can’t get trapped in the daily mundane tasks.
19:30 How to get started after you hire a VA
Typically you would look to outsource lead generation first but it depends on your real estate niche.
26:00 Discovery process for where you find out where you can best utilize VA’s
Check out the Reva website to get started with a strategy session. You’ll fill out an intake form that goes to REVA Global’s placement team. On the call they’ll ask about the tools that you’re using.
Once you decide to hire a VA you’ll have dedicated Client Service Managers who will work with you to manage the relationship
33:00 Having your kids go to college vs Entrepreneurship
Benefits of networking
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Bob Lachance is a nationally recognized speaker, mentor, and trainer who specializes in helping customers build their businesses through automation and outsourcing. Bob currently owns four businesses and helped start one of the nation’s largest real estate coaching programs. A Bristol, CT native, Bob played ice hockey and went on to play at Boston University, playing a vital role in their 1995 National Championship. With only two classes left to graduate in his senior spring, he dropped out of school and signed a professional contract with the St Louis Blues Organization. Bob went on to play eight years professionally, 4 years in the US and 4 years in Europe.
At 30 with his pro hockey career over, he self-educated himself in real estate and began his career in the trenches as a real estate investor. He acquired his first flip in 2004 and has done over 800 transactions since then. He has also started 2 very successful real estate coaching programs, 3 virtual assistant staffing companies, and much more. Bob is the owner of REVA Global LLC which focuses on offering trained real estate virtual assistants to real estate professionals. Over the years he has experienced various setbacks where others would have simply thrown in the towel. Through the ups and downs both in business and life, his humble commitment to the daily process is something listeners can gravitate towards.
By utilizing the power of virtual assistants real estate professionals are able to leverage and scale their businesses. Investing in virtual assistants is a lifestyle change that increases business productivity. Not only do you gain back lost time but you have the opportunity to focus on the income-producing tasks that grow your business.