Is a Real Estate Assistant Job Right For You?

Is a Real Estate Assistant Job Right For You?

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE JOB.

Being a real estate assistant is always not easy, but it is often deeply rewarding—and it’s a career in its own right.

Too many applicants think of a real estate assistant job as a stepping stone to becoming an agent. While it certainly can be for some, what many of those people don’t consider are the opportunities for growth, learning, and satisfaction that can come from a career as a real estate assistant. It’s not for everyone, but it can be life-changing for someone who places great value on making a big impact on a business’ bottom line (and finds they’re happy to leave things like tense contract negotiation to the agents!).

From Assistant to Operations Manager: How to Promote Your Secret Weapon

From Assistant to Operations Manager: How to Promote Your Secret Weapon

You hit the jackpot when you hired your Real Estate Assistant and your business has had the growth to prove it. Before you knew it, it was time to expand again! But this time, your assistant is along for the ride and chances are they’re due for a promotion. After all, they’ve been a huge factor in your success, and you want to keep them by your side.

How do you know whether you should promote your Assistant to a managerial position? And what should you expect in doing so? Below, we’ve outlined some of the main differences between an Assistant and Operations Manager, as well as what you can expect in making the transition.  

How to Use the DISC to Find the Perfect Real Estate Assistant

How to Use the DISC to Find the Perfect Real Estate Assistant

How to Use the DISC to Find the Perfect Real Estate Assistant

When it comes to making the right hire, a crystal ball could really come in handy. There are so many unknowns, like: How will this person fit in with the team? Can I trust them to get the job done? Will they stick around for the long-haul?


No matter how much vetting you do, extending an offer for someone to join your team is always a leap of faith. One tool many hiring managers use to help them reduce the guesswork of hiring and find the right fit is the DISC assessment.

How to Write a Resume for a Real Estate Assistant Position

How to Write a Resume for a Real Estate Assistant Position

If you’re applying for a job and you attach the same resume you always do without tailoring it to the position, we have news for you: You’re wasting your time. Your resume and cover letter are all you have to help you stand out from the competition, and when you’re applying to become a real estate assistant, you need to know what agents are looking for and how to make it easy for them to love you.

Tips for Hiring Talent in a Tight Job Market

Tips for Hiring Talent in a Tight Job Market

By the time most agents are ready to take the plunge and hire a real estate assistant, they’re long overdue for the support. But even though you might need an assistant preferably yesterday, it’s important not to skip any steps in the recruiting process while moving quickly to get your top pick.

If this is the first time you’ve ventured into hiring a real estate assistant, or if you haven’t made a new hire since the economic downturn, you might be surprised to find out just how competitive it is to attract top talent today. 

Finding your new assistant just got easier: Introducing Candidate Screening Services

Finding your new assistant just got easier: Introducing Candidate Screening Services

By now, you have heard that hiring a Real Estate Assistant should be looked at as an investment and not a cost. But let’s face it, taking on a salaried employee is costly. In most of our active markets, experienced assistants command starting salaries of at least $50,000 as a base salary plus a bonus.

Plan For a Strong Foundation

It’s that time of year, again! Time to dust off your 2016 Business Plan, take stock, and start putting a plan in place for 2017. Marketing and expansion plans will most certainly be part of the equation however, I would like to encourage you to go back to the fundamentals first. Start with the two things that form the foundation of your business: sales and service. These are the two factors that, no matter what is happening in the market, will have the most influence on your success