Real Estate Legal Assistant
What do you do?
Prepare information and paperwork for real estate purchases, sales and refinances. Residential and commercial
Advantages and disadvantages of this job
Advantages.. Always needed, helping people through a difficult process. good working environment, steady pay and benefits.
Disadvantages.. Very high stress. Short deadlines. Frequent over time.
This job is:
How many hours a week is this job?
More than 20 hours a week
Sometimes long hours may be required
When do you work?
9:00 to 5:00
Early mornings
How much control do you have over your work schedule?
Half your control, half subject to interruptions and changing priorities
Could I bring my child or pet to work?
Maybe, it depends on the circumstances
Not on a daily basis
Do you have to own a car?
Work environment
Is there a dress code?
How do you dress?
Is this job:
Level of Responsibility
High (It is really important that you are there when scheduled. What you do is important and there is no one else to take care of it if you’re not there.)
Work with just a few people
Work with a lot of people
Work as part of a team
You mostly work independently.
What could it pay later?
I raised 3 kids quite comfortably as a single mom on my salary.
Are there bonuses for working holidays?
Depends on where you work
Job Requirements: What skills does this job require?
Working with people. Able to self manage. A lot of patience with people who are very stressed. Juggle and multitask. Keep on task through multiple interruptions.
Do you have to go to school to get this job?
On-the-job Training
What kind of school teaches this job?
Any Paralegal Program
Continuing Education
Continuing Education for License Renewal
Personal study to keep your skills and knowledge up-to-date
On-the-job Training is available if you need any
Is any kind of Certification available?
Certification is available, but not required.
Do you have to own tools?
What previous experience would help?
Any legal assistant work
What practical skills do you need?
Good at math
Good writer
Good at explaining things
Enjoy talking to people
Good listener
Enjoy learning new things
Is Continuing Education required?
medical and dental coverage
401(k) savings
employer will match your 401(k) contributions
This job could be done anywhere.
What do you like best about this job?
It is interesting, a nice environment and makes a good living
Who would you recommend this job to?
Someone who needs to work full time.
Real Estate Legal Assistant

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