We're passionate about maximizing value for real estate entrepreneurs.


At HireSmart Virtual Assistants, we partner with real estate agents, property managers, and investors to find innovative solutions to their biggest operational headaches. We've built an impressive track record of success by helping our clients to offload the administrative tasks on their shoulders. We take the guesswork out of hiring a virtual assistant and provide all of the resources necessary to ensure a successful working relationship.

Our Core Values

Service: Exceed expectations

Mindful: We want raving fans

Available: Easy access

Respectful: Love, protect, & respect others

Team: Working together

Ethics & Integrity: Do the right thing

Relationships: Most important over all


The Founders

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Mark & Anne Lackey

Mark and Anne Lackey are well known around Atlanta and across the nation as Real Estate Investors, Authors, Speakers and Educators as well as REALTORs. They have coached and trained hundreds of US and Canadians to a successful real estate career. Mark and Anne have written multiple books and developed multiple educational programs and systems for many areas of Real Estate Investing & Real Estate Brokers, Property Managers, & Agents.

Today, Mark and Anne control and manage over $4M in passive income producing residential properties, (aka rentals) in their own portfolio, and manage $28M of income-producing properties for other investors. Each year they find, fix-up and flip multiple properties for profit and have transacted over $1ooM in real estate. They operate multiple businesses and they do everything together.

In 2014, they cracked the code on how to hire and outsourcing using virtual assistants and are helping other entrepreneurs grow and expand their business. They have created many courses to help others take advantage of using Virtual Assistants. Many of their friends have found hiring and training virtual assistant frustrating and unproductive so they created a system to help other business owners find excellent talent provide the tools to help them incorporate virtual staff into their business seamlessly. While born out of the real estate world - they have easily expanded into other industries since the process of hiring and training is similar for all businesses.

They believe in a high level of professionalism and are guided by a unwavering set of Core Values. Every virtual assistant they place agree to these maintain these core values as well as agree to these a Standard of Professionalism. It is fundamental to our business that everyone agrees to maintain a high level of ethics and professionalism.

Our Approach


Screening & Testing

After guiding you through the onboarding process, our team works hand-in-hand with you to define your goals and identify the responsibilities of your future assistant. Next, we carefully test the aptitude and skill level of interested applicants, ensuring your job candidates possess the necessary proficiencies to deliver impressive results.

Candidate Presentation

We want to help you find the cream of the crop for your business. After screenings and evaluations, we narrow down the field of candidates and identify the three individuals we feel best meet your unique needs. Our team provides screening notes and written evaluations for every candidate, giving you the tools you need to make an informed decision.


Training & Onboarding

After you make your final hiring decision, our team steps in to provide hands-on training. We spend 40 hours working directly with your new assistant. During these trainings, we work to finesse the finer points of the assistant's capabilities and make certain they're ready to begin their journey working with you. This training and certification provides unbeatable peace of mind.

Are you ready for a virtual assistant?

Schedule a call with us to find out more