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Leasing Specialist
Boulder Ridge Location: Duluth, MN Type: Full Time
Job Description

Our Opportunity

We are seeking a bright, talented, self-motivated, Apartment Leasing Consultant who would enjoy the small office setting at a luxury rental property in Duluth. The main responsibilities include leasing and maintaining positive resident relations of multi-family residential apartments.

The ideal candidate will have a college education and previous experience within the real estate field as a leasing consultant. Must be friendly, professional and have excellent customer service skills. Candidate to be computer-literate, and proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Strong verbal and written skills are a must. Position will include some weekend and evening hours.

Job Responsibilities:

Greet prospects and qualify by covering all criteria (ask questions; utilize completed guest cards, etc.).
Immediately record all telephone and in-person visits on appropriate software.
Use of OneSite for property management software

Sales and leasing of available apartments.

Inspect models and available "market ready", communicate related service needs to Property Manager.
Demonstrate community and apartment/model and apply product knowledge to clients needs by communicating the features and benefits; close the sale.
Have prospect complete application and secure deposit in accordance with the company procedures and Fair Housing requirements.
Ensure apartment is ready for resident to move-in on agreed date.
Immediately follow-up on prospects that did not close and attempt to close sale again. If unable to help prospect, refer them to sister communities to meet prospect's needs.
Secure new resident's signature(s) on appropriate paperwork prior to move-in. Orient new residents to community.
Assist in monitoring renewals. Distribute and follow-up on renewal notices.
Represent the company in a professional manner at all the times.

Accept rental payments and give immediately to Assistant Community Manager.
Maintain current resident files.
Maintain and record daily inspections for the community.
Maintain accurate monthly commission records on leases and renewals for bonus purposes.
Assist management team with other various tasks as required.
Consistently implement policies of the community.

Resident Retention
Receive all telephone calls and in-person visits. Listen to resident requests, concerns and comments.
Quickly complete maintenance Service Request and inform the maintenance team. Answer questions for residents about community, repairs, rent, rules, etc. Follow up on a timely basis if unable to respond to residents on all matters.
Maintain open communication with Property Manager and Maintenance Supervisor.
Contribute to cleanliness and curb appeal of the community on continuing basis.
Assist in planning resident functions. Attend functions and participate as host for any functions as directed by the Community Manager.

Essential Job Functions:
Fair Housing Certification, willingness to obtain prior to interacting with prospective residents.
Demonstrate an ability to support and contribute to community team.
Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.
Operate telephone, personal computer/keyboard, Microsoft Office including Word and MS Outlook, community software
Must possess a positive attitude
Participate in training in order to comply with new or existing laws.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
Two (2) years experience in previous relevant customer service.
Comply with expectations as demonstrated in the employee handbook.
Demonstrate ability to diffuse and respond to customer concerns to avoid escalation of the problem.