This was a very fun, fast paced job- I really enjoyed working for this job.
Most days consisted of posting ads for property online, following up with clients, and reaching out to potential clients who had called or sent emails about properties online and had questions or wanted to view them. I would set up meetings with these prospects and people who were already clients. I would usually meet with my manager and go over how things were going and what I had planned for the week and the day. I would talk with some of the senior agents and ask them if they had any ideas or advice for me about certain clients I might be challenged with. I would take walk in leads and talk to them about their apartment search- if they were financially sound and ready to look at properties I would take them around the city to look at properties that met their needs and we would come back to the office to sign an application.
The management at this company was really great- they were very encouraging- they would praise us when we were meeting our goals, and if we were falling behind or seemed to be having a tough week, they would see what was challenging us and see what we needed to improve. We received a bonus for meeting certain monthly company-wide goals, not even monetary, even for upholding the company culture. I just really felt like a person at this company. even though it's hard to always be selling, they were always helping us to keep things light and have a good sense of humor. Also, even though this is a competitive job, my coworkers and I were always giving each other advice and helping one another close deals. We were never trying to win or beat the other person. It was nice to feel like your coworker had your back and would help you make that last push.
For me, the hardest part of this job was the high pressure of having 100% commission pay-check. I liked working with people and helping them find homes, but selling and relying 100 percent on my ability to sell, or people's background check for an application to go through was an incredible amount of pressure- and that was really tough part of this job.
I learned a lot about pushing myself and running my own business, taking responsibility for my own work and being a self-starter.