Land your next job with ease after sprucing up your resume with our tips and tricks!
Real Estate Assistants support a Real Estate Agent or Broker by performing administrative tasks such as filing documents, greeting clients, and marketing and posting property listings.
In this article, we’ll discuss:
Licensed Real Estate Assistant, Porter & Partners Realty
Real Estate Assistant, Picket Fence Real Estate
The first step to drafting your resume is deciding which resume format to use. This depends on your career experience and skillset.
You have 3 main options for your resume:
Tip: only include jobs relevant to the position to which you’re applying, so leave out any former jobs that don’t fit. For example, include positions like Sales Assistant, Receptionist, and Office Assistant, since they all exemplify your customer service and administrative abilities.
Tip: Read our advice on How to Explain Employment Gaps on a Resume.
Tip: When in doubt, choose the Reverse-Chronological resume format. For more details, check out our guide on How to Write Your Resume in Reverse-Chronological Order.
For a Real Estate Assistant career, hiring managers want to glance at your resume and get a sense of the following:
The best format for a Real Estate Assistant is either the Reverse-Chronological resume format or the Functional Resume format. This former shows the trajectory of your career -- how you’ve grown professionally and expanded your work experience and knowledge base (See: How to Show Your Job Promotions on a Resume). The latter, the Functional Resume format, shows employers your skills and abilities.
A resume summary is one or two sentences at the top of your paper that summarizes your entire resume. It’s the punch line that gets the resume reviewer wanting to know more.
For a Real Estate Assistant career, include the following points in your summary
Here is an example of a bad resume summary:
Experienced Real Estate Assistant who is personable and good with social media to improve sales.
This is a bad resume summary for several reasons. One, there’s too much information packed into one sentence. Two, these skills need to be teased out to demonstrate your competency.
Here is an example of a good resume summary:
Personable Real Estate Assistant with 3+ years of experience performing administrative duties and helping clients find their dream properties. Expertise in social media promotion has improved listings and sales by 50%, leading to 15% increased referrals from satisfied clients.
This is a good resume summary because it demonstrates your skills in administration and customer service. It also quantifies your accomplishments by stating how successful you’ve been, that you’ve increased sales and referrals.
The next step to drafting your resume is to list your work experience. This includes the name of your position (See: The Right Way to List Job Titles on a Resume), the name of the location at which you worked, and the length of time in which you worked.
You should also quantify your resume whenever possible. This means adding a number -- such as a dollar amount or percentage -- to your accomplishments. Quantifying your resume gives the hiring manager a more concrete idea of your workplace performance. For example, say that you “assisted 3 Real Estate Agents and Brokers,” “improved client satisfaction by 20% according to Google Reviews,” or “saved the business $30,000 by switching to new software that sped up the listing process.”
Tip: One way to quantify your resume is by listing your accomplishments and awards.
For more information on how to format your work experience, check out our guide on How to Describe Work Experience.
Don’t have any work experience? We have a guide for Writing a Resume with No Work Experience!
Skills show the hiring manager what you can do for the company -- without taking up too much space in the “work experience” part of your resume.
There are two types of skills -- soft and hard. “Soft” skills are those that are not quantifiable and are more indicative of your personality. Examples include leadership, problem-solving, and communication. In contrast, “hard” skills are those that are learned through formal education. Examples include computer technology, programming and foreign languages, and certifications.
Real Estate Assistants need to have both soft and hard skills. The latter can be learned on the job, but it’s still a good idea to have some in your pocket -- especially computer savviness. If you don’t have great computer skills, consider taking a course on Microsoft Office, Google Suite, typing or spreadsheet applications.
Relevant Soft Skills
Relevant Hard Skills
Tip: When completing this section on your resume, review the employers’ job requirements. Try to incorporate some of the language they use. For example, if the job description states they need someone who has “exceptional communication skills, good organizational skills, and the ability to work independently and within a team,” then be sure to include some of these keywords. List “Communication” and “Organization” under the skills section.
If you want a more complete list of skills, read our guide on 100+ Key Skills for a Resume in 2021 with Examples for any Job.
Real Estate Assistants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Some agencies may prefer that you have additional education, such as an associate’s degree or certificate in business or real estate studies.
The biggest factor in being a Real Estate Assistant is whether or not you are licensed. Licenses and rules vary by state, but generally a Licensed Real Estate Assistant can perform more duties, including:
Obtaining a Real Estate Assistant License takes around 3-4 months. Requirements entail:
Still uncertain on what to include in this section? Review our guide on How to List Education on Your Resume in 2021 and How to Include Certifications on Your Resume the Right Way.
Now it’s time for the fun part -- picking the aesthetics of your resume!
Here at EasyResume, we offer several different templates.
Your resume template should reflect the job to which you’re applying. For a Real Estate Assistant career, try a Modern or Professional format, as these will showcase your skills while matching the aesthetics of the industry.
If you want to create your own template, read how with our Step-by-Step Guide on How to Create a Resume Template in Microsoft Word.
We’ve done it! Almost.
Now it’s time to get down to business -- actually creating the resume.
Here’s what you need to do:
Start from our resume example to save time.
You’ll soon be well on your way to closing houses and helping clients find their dream homes!