Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Real Estate Showing Assistant

Too many buyer leads in your pipeline to manage? As more homebuyers continue to seek your guidance and expertise, it can be challenging to keep up with the high demand for your excellent service.

Hiring a real estate showing assistant can help you build upon your current success.

There are 4 reasons why:

  1. You’ll create the ideal buyer’s agent for your team
  2. You’ll get a better ROI for selling buyers a home
  3. You’ll show and sell more homes faster than ever before
  4. You’ll empower and retain your buyer’s agents

WizeHire works with 1 in 4 of the nation’s top 1000 real estate teams, so we know how important it is to get the right support for your team at this stage of your business.

1. You’ll create the ideal buyer’s agent for your team

A real estate showing assistant can grow into the ideal buyer’s agent for your team. They’ll usually be a newly licensed agent who’s eager to learn the skills they need to evolve their career.

By using this training opportunity to your advantage, you’ll:

  • Gain a fresh-minded agent who will quickly pick up on and apply your business’s best practices.
  • Gain a hard-working apprentice who can take on many of your team’s client-facing tasks.
  • Gain a leader-in-the-making who will train any future showing assistants you bring on board.
  • Gain a role model employee you can develop into one of the best buyer’s agents on your team.
  • Gain the satisfaction of a mentor by helping a young real estate professional reach their full potential.

See how this team trains showing assistants to become ideal buyer’s agents

Andy Daniel Group Hires a Real Estate Showing Assistant

Andy Daniel Group of Frisco, Texas, provides training, coaching, and mentoring for showing assistants who join the team. Beyond showing houses to prospective buyers, the person who’s hired for the role will help find homes that match a buyer client’s needs, assist in writing offers and closing deals, and other client-facing tasks. Over time, the showing assistant can become an ideal buyer’s agent for the team.

2. You’ll get a better ROI for selling buyers a home

A real estate showing assistant will help you get more money for every house you sell compared to a buyer’s agent. 

Here’s how: 

You’ll likely pay a showing assistant about $25 for every home they show

Although you probably won’t pay buyer’s agents a showing fee, you’ll be forced to pay them thousands of dollars more in sales commission for every deal they close.

Also, a showing assistant’s hourly wage or annual salary is far less than a buyer’s agent’s commission-based salary.

By comparing these costs, you’ll see showing assistants give you the best ROI. 

Your Employment Costs and ROI with a Showing Assistant vs. Buyer’s Agent

Real Estate Showing Assistant and Buyer's Agent ROI Comparison

Keep in mind that depending on the current size of your team, growth trajectory, and business goals, your unique compensation plan for a showing assistant will vary.

For example if your showing assistant is ONLY showing homes, the table above is a good estimate of what you might pay. 

If you don’t have a buyer’s agent: you’ll pay the showing assistant BUT you’ll earn 100% commission.

If you do have a buyer’s agent: they can pay your showing assistant BUT you’ll have to split commission.

Either way, you’ll still maximize your return on investment with minimal cost to you.

See what these teams pay showing assistants to maximize ROI

Rupesh Patel hires a Real Estate Showing Assistant

Rupesh Patel Home Selling Team is a top-selling team in Upstate South Carolina. They posted a job ad with WizeHire that’ll help them attract job candidates for a part-time showing assistant. To get the best return on their investment, the person they hire will be paid an hourly rate of $20.

Robbins Real Estate hires a Real Estate Showing Assistant

Robbins Real Estate is a top-producing team located in Dallas, Texas. They posted a job ad with WizeHire for a full-time showing assistant. To get the best return on their investment, the person they hire will be paid a salary of $40,000 – $65,000.


Pro-TipWizeHire tip: Our showing assistant job description can help you decide what responsibilities and compensation to give the person you hire.

3. You’ll show and sell more homes faster than ever before 

A real estate showing assistant will give you the freedom you need to show and sell more homes faster. 

While they’re showing homes to your pre-qualified buyers, you’ll have more time to work on your business instead of in your business.

Your buyer’s agents will also be able to focus on generating more leads, sign more buyer representation agreements, negotiate more contracts, and close more deals.


Pro-TipWizeHire tip: See how much you could save by hiring a showing assistant vs. a buyer’s agent with WizeHire’s ROI Estimator.

See how this team uses showing assistants to show and sell more homes faster

Texas Grand Realty hires a Real Estate Showing Assistant

Texas Grand Realty of Round Rock, Texas posted a job ad with WizeHire because they want to recruit a dedicated showing assistant who can consistently work with up to 20 clients, and show 200 homes a month. The person in this role will free up buyer’s agents to close more deals faster. 

4. You’ll empower and retain your buyer’s agents

A real estate showing assistant that can handle the busywork will help your buyer’s agents be:

  • More agile. They’ll have a partner that streamlines workflow, communication, and meetings.
  • More productive. They’ll have more time to focus on meeting the needs of your clients.
  • More effective. They’ll have more time to research the real estate market to share better information with buyers and beat the competition to write up faster offers.
  • More profitable. They’ll have a capacity for more clients which will lead to more sales

By supporting and empowering your buyer’s agents with a showing assistant, they’ll want to continue working with your team — and you’ll retain them for years to come.

See how this team uses a showing assistant to empower and retain buyer’s agents

OWN RE hires a Real Estate Showing Assistant

Own Real Estate is among the top 1% of real estate teams in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hiring a showing assistant will help them retain buyer’s agents and maintain the excellent culture they’ve highlighted in their ad for jobseekers. 

Depending on the current needs of your business, the structure of your team, and the amount of clients you serve — you may decide that now is the right time for you to hire a showing assistant.

To help you make the best decision, book a free call with a hiring strategist to see how WizeHire can help you find the right talent so you can grow your business faster.

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