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.

  • 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
  • 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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Customer Service
Excellent Communication
Microsoft Office
MS Office Applications
Interpersonal and Communication
Adobe Creative Suite

Real Estate Assistant Seniority Levels

Leasing Agent
14% made the transition
18% made the transition
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Real Estate Assistant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$41,788 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $42K
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