Overview

In today's hectic and high-powered world of real estate, you may feel that there are not enough hours in the day to get the job done. That's where the personal assistant can be of use. But how do you hire a real estate assistant? What job duties can they perform?

References

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Characteristics of Personal Assistants

  • 15% of REALTORS® use at least one personal assistant
  • 52% of personal assistants are licensed
  • 50% of personal assistants are employed part-time
  • 72% of personal assistants work exclusively for one REALTOR®

Source: 2018 National Association of REALTORS® Member Profile (National Association of REALTORS®, 2018)

What Can a Personal Assistant Do for You?

11 Signs it's Time to Hire a Real Estate Assistant (Kapre, Jan. 24, 2019)

How a Real Estate Assistant Can Help Your Business (Chicago Agent, Nov. 5, 2018)

5 Things to Note Before Hiring an Assistant (RISMedia, Apr. 26, 2018)

State Statues and Regulations for Unlicensed Assistants (National Association of REALTORS®, Sep. 12, 2017)

Tips for Recruiting Assistants (REALTOR® Magazine Online, Apr. 1, 2017)

Personal Assistants Tool Kit (REALTOR® Magazine Online)

Personnel Issues

Real Estate Assistant Salaries (Glassdoor, Mar. 13, 2019)

Types of Personal Assistants (REALTOR® Magazine)

Employee vs. Independent Contractor (REALTOR® Magazine)

Tips for Being an Effective Manager (REALTOR® Magazine)

eBooks & Other Resources

eBooks.realtor.org

The following eBooks and digital audiobooks are available to NAR members:

Be a Kickass Assistant (Kindle, eBook)

Books, Videos, Research Reports & More

The resources below are available for loan through Member Support. Up to three books, tapes, CDs and/or DVDs can be borrowed for 30 days from the Library for a nominal fee of $10. Call Member Support at 800-874-6500 for assistance.

Become a Mega-Producer Real Estate Agent: Profit from a Licensed Assistant (Mason, OH: Thomson South-Western, 2005) HF 5438 H42b

Real Estate Assistants: a Guide for Risk Management (Chicago, IL: National Association of REALTORS®, 2001) HF 5438 N16rm

The Pocket Assistant's Guide for Real Estate Professionals (Canton, OH: Carmel Publishing, 1997) HF 5438 R33p

The Professional Assistant: a Guide to Success for Real Estate Assistants (Chicago, IL: Real Estate Education Co., 1996) HF 5438 R33

Multiply Your Success with Real Estate Assistants (Chicago, IL: Real Estate Education Company, 1994) HD 1375 R22ms


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