What does a Real Estate Assistant do?

A real estate assistant works as an administrative assistant in a real estate office and aids one or more real estate agents. This is a good starting point for people interested in becoming real estate agents or licensed real estate agents who are just starting out and have not built up clientele. As a real estate assistant, you may act as a listing manager, transaction coordinator, marketing director, administrative manager or all the above.

A real estate license is not required to work as a real estate assistant, but some real estate agents may use working as an assistant as a stepping stone early in their careers. A high school diploma, computer, literacy and numeracy skills are required. Real estate assistants perform a lot of administrative duties, so office experience is a plus.

What responsibilities are common for Real Estate Assistant jobs?
  • Assist real estate agents with the coordination and preparation of successful open house events
  • Prepare, deliver and pick up real estate documents
  • Create, design and distribute real estate brochures
  • Handle advertising of the property online and through newspapers
  • Take photos of property before and after repairs and to be used in the marketing process
  • Put up and remove 'for sale' and 'solid' signs on the property
  • Coordinate, oversee and inspect the completion of repairs on the property that is for sale
  • Obtain information and public records about property for sale
What are the typical qualifications for Real Estate Assistant jobs?
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills to handle administrative tasks
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills to track and monitor leads and feedback
  • Working knowledge of social media for monitoring and advertising purposes
  • Graphic design experience preferred to create advertisements
  • Administrative, accounting and marketing experience preferred
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time as well as prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to communicate effectively with buyers, sellers, real estate agents and repair persons both verbally and in writing
  • People-oriented, dedicated to customer service, extremely organized and attentive to detail
  • Ability to work independently but also follow the instruction of lead real estate agents
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Real Estate Assistant make?

$61,662 /yr
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Chicago Title Insurance CompanyChicago Title Insurance Company
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“I worked with an escrow officer who was very nice and willing to teach me the ropes.”

Independence TitleIndependence Title
Escrow Assistant
Sep 3, 2021

“I worked with good people and I felt like I was compensated well considering industry averages.”

The Thapar TeamThe Thapar Team
Real Estate Assistant/Transaction Coordinator
Mar 17, 2021

“There are so many great perks to working here but I'll say the top thing is Monica's training and guidance!”

Mor Escrow
Escrow Assistant
Feb 15, 2021

“The expectation was that I would be mastering new skills within the first week but that was not communicated when training started.”

Old Republic TitleOld Republic Title
Escrow Assistant
Nov 19, 2022

“Every employee I worked with was very nice and helpful.”

AIB Management
Real Estate Intern
Dec 30, 2021

“Getting the job done would solely depend on you and there is not much training when onboarding.”

Republic TitleRepublic Title
Escrow Assistant
Oct 1, 2022

“Monthly bonus is based on how much she “likes you” or if you were her pet that month.”

DWG Capital Group
Executive Real Estate Assistant
May 10, 2022

“The boss and owner is one of the best teachers I've ever had (and I've had a lot).”

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