What would you say if I told you that you could work as a real estate assistant and still maintain a good work-life balance?
I imagine you’d laugh, or maybe roll your eyes and say that it’s impossible. I get it; I’ve been there. I used to be a licensed assistant to a top producing agent – the hours were endless, and the compensation was not enough to account for the impact on my personal life. I know all too well what it’s like to have to suddenly leave a dinner date with friends to go home and write an offer, and to deal with phone calls and text messages from clients, stagers, photographers, and agents on the weekend when all you want is to disconnect and get some peace.
The good news: it doesn’t have to be this way. When you find a fair employer, being a real estate assistant can be a long-lasting and rewarding career path.
The Benefits of Being An Assistant
There are lots of great things about the realtor assistant or team assistant role: you get to engage in a wide variety of tasks and wear many hats, so to speak; it’s a fast-paced environment; it’s challenging and requires you to think on your feet; no two days are the same; and, you get to meet lots of wonderful people, including agents, photographers and other vendors/tradespeople, and above all, clients. It can be very rewarding to be part of the clients’ home buying or selling journey, helping to make the experience seamless and stress-free, while helping your employer succeed and grow their business. Further, for those with aspirations to one day sell real estate themselves, joining an agent in a supporting role offers a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the business from experienced realtors.
So, how can you enjoy all the benefits of being a real estate assistant without the incessant after-hours and on-call work?
This is where being placed with a fair employer is paramount. It is possible for a realtor’s business to continue to thrive and run smoothly even when their assistant isn’t on call 24/7, and there are many realtors out there who understand this.
At AGENTC, we take pride in matching candidates with realtor clients whose values align with theirs. We even coach our clients on how to be better employers and attract and retain excellent employees. Pay is important and should reflect the amount and scope of work performed, but offering a role that’s conducive to healthy work-life balance is just as imperative.
If you are a real estate assistant who feels overworked, burnt out and frustrated, we can help. Reach out to us today to discuss how we can help you find a position where your boundaries and personal time will be respected as much as your skills and experience.