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Star in Ft Worth, Texas

98 months ago

I have always wondered and wanted to know the answer to this question.

I am currently looking for a new job, Im a travel agent who is 26. I have all was been interested in realestate and or becoming an apartment leasing agent.

Do they pay good? And can some one please inform me on how to go about and becoming a leasing consultant?

Thank You!

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Sean Barnett in Kansas City, Missouri

92 months ago

I am currently looking for a new career. I have been considering becoming a Commercial or Business Equipment Leasing Agent. I feel it would be successful in my market area.

I am looking for a compnay that is will to train me.

Does anyone know anyone the have used or can trust?

Thank You!

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DANYELL CROSS in Atlanta, Georgia

91 months ago

I WANT TO BECOME A LEASING CONSULTANT PLEASE TELL ME HOW CAN I BECOME ONE?

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ksmith in Harvey, Illinois

83 months ago

Vanessa Lizette in Los Angeles, California said: I am interested in becoming a Leasing Consultant or agaent however I dont know how to get started.

I do not live in LA, but the commission is great where I live. You get paid a base salary + commission. Commission is paid monthly. For example, you will get paid $150.00 per appt you lease. On average, I would lease about 30-40 a month or/$3000-4000 a month. The most profitable time is in the summer. This is due to the fact, no one wants to move in the winter. Again, you live in LA so the market is a little different. My sugggest is to get hired at a large condo or appartment where there is alot of traffic. Good luck.

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Property Manger in West Palm Beach, Florida

83 months ago

I would contact any property management company. Some are willing to give a new employee in the field a chance. You can also look for real estate schools online or in your area. Try Allied Schools and PCDI (they recently changed their name. Good Luck

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smr77 in Denver, Colorado

80 months ago

I'm looking for a leasing agent/consultant job. I have always wanted to have that kind of job. Someone please tell me how to become one.
Thank You.

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

80 months ago

First, you have to know a little about the field. You can get a job like that without having some kind of particual experience or schooling. Although, some companies are willing to train but the salary will be next to nothing or just commission only. Research online schools and local ones to find something in that area. Good luck

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Pamela Williams in Atlanta, Georgia

80 months ago

I am looking for an online course that would certify me t become a leasing agent in the state of Georgia. Will I have to licenses by the state? please contact me with any imformation that you might know.

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

80 months ago

Pamela, I am not familiar with Georgia at all. I don't think you need a licesen for Georgia but you can contact your local county agency and ask. Try allied schools or PCDI. I believe they have real estate courses but not sure. Call any local real estate company and ask, that would be simple thing to do.

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

79 months ago

Read the above. You need experience or schooling. Call any property management company and ask questions. Good luck

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Darcus

79 months ago

no im not unemployed

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KIMBERLY in Christiansburg, Virginia

77 months ago

PLEASE HELP ME TO FIND A SITE WHERE I CAN GET CERTIFIED TO BECOME AN AGENT IM VERY INTERESTED.I LIVE IN FT. WORTH IS THERE SOME PLACE CLOSE TO ME?

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Candy Horowitz in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

77 months ago

I need any information you have on "how to...". I too am relocating and looking into changing careers but I need more information. Please reply with any information on how to become a leasisng consultant including any educational information and personal suggestions. Thank you. CH

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Brittani in Denver, Colorado

76 months ago

i am looking to become a leasing agent to but you dont have to go to school to become a leasing consultant it is very easy work it is sales and customer service if you have those experieance than your good if you live in denver than there is a temp agency that will teach you the housing laws in a day in look for a job for you they are called real estate personnel there number is 303 832 2380 now they cant promise a job but they will try there best to help you

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Brittani in Denver, Colorado

76 months ago

Shae in Englewood, Colorado said: Leasing Consultants make beween $11-$13 per hour plus commission. Commission is usually a percentage of the lease amount or it is a flat fee, usually between $50 & $70 per lease. Hope this helps.

Shae

how did you become a leasing consultant

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Castlefinder in Boston, Massachusetts

75 months ago

DANYELL CROSS in Atlanta, Georgia said: I WANT TO BECOME A LEASING CONSULTANT PLEASE TELL ME HOW CAN I BECOME ONE?

Well did you become a leasing agent? How is that working for you?

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Castlefinder in Boston, Massachusetts

75 months ago

Candy Horowitz in Fort Lauderdale, Florida said: I need any information you have on "how to...". I too am relocating and looking into changing careers but I need more information. Please reply with any information on how to become a leasisng consultant including any educational information and personal suggestions. Thank you. CH

I saw a position in Tampa for leasing agent with Pulte construction. They are HUGE. I'm sure you are too far from Tampa, but there may be an opportunity closer to you. check out PULTE Construction . Hope this helps.

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Castlefinder in Boston, Massachusetts

75 months ago

Diann Williams in Morrow, Georgia said: Tell me all you know!

I know it is difficult to land any job that has all the criteria you want. sometimes we need to go back a step to go forward two steps. I am looking for a leasing consultant position in the Danver, Ma area. I'm a realtor with 8 years experience and I see leasing consultant as a piece of cake. Fast pace and rewarding in many ways.

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Castlefinder in Boston, Massachusetts

75 months ago

Star in Ft Worth, Texas said: I have always wondered and wanted to know the answer to this question.

I am currently looking for a new job, Im a travel agent who is 26. I have all was been interested in realestate and or becoming an apartment leasing agent.

Do they pay good? And can some one please inform me on how to go about and becoming a leasing consultant?

Thank You!

Did you do it yet?

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Castlefinder in Boston, Massachusetts

75 months ago

Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida said: First, you have to know a little about the field. You can get a job like that without having some kind of particual experience or schooling. Although, some companies are willing to train but the salary will be next to nothing or just commission only. Research online schools and local ones to find something in that area. Good luck

I am a realtor in Boston,Ma Is there a huge need for leasing consultants in your area? Is this position separate from property management or do you do it all in one company? We are thinking of moving to Florida in 5 or 6 years. I am presently looking for a leasing position here. thanks

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

75 months ago

Castlefinder - It's a catch it when you can down here. Depends where you are moving to. Just keep track on hotjobs.com or jobbing.com. The Leasing consultant is not a property manager property manager's position.Leasing consultant ONLY shows apartments and does the paperwork. The PM does it all, take care of budgets,inspections,general overall care of the property. You can be licensed as a PM or not. Depending on the size of the property. You can get info on myflorida.com. If you need any further info I will try to do my best to help you. Have you decided where in Florida you would like to move to?

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jkahoon in Avon, Indiana

75 months ago

Hello everyone, I have an interview tomorrow with a company based out of Central Indiana. My previous job experience includes a lot of customer service including, retail sales associate, call center representative and flight attendant. What do you think? What does it take to be a leasing consultant? I feel fairly confident, especially since I was referred by an agent who already works for the company.

What do they normally ask at the interviews? I'm kind of nervous, but also excited! I hope I do well!

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Unemployed Property Manager in West Palm Beach, Florida

75 months ago

jkahoon - Hopefully you got the position. Leasing is paperwork and making sure all your ducks are in a row. You have customer service so you should do good. Good Luck!

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Cristina in Costa Mesa, California

75 months ago

Is not very hard to became a Leasing Consultant. You just need customer service skills and some sales. I am doing this and I can't say I love it but I work for a good company and I can move up.

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Sharon in Atlanta, Georgia

75 months ago

I am a realtor living in Atlanta. I am interested in becoming a leasing agent. If anyone has information regarding jobs in my area please let me know. Thanks

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Chris in Aiken, South Carolina

73 months ago

I have had several interviews for leasing consultant positions, all have said my resume was good, and It seemed the interviews went well I am just not sure what I am doing wrong. If anyone in the field can offer any classes, or anything I can do to better my resume it would be greatly appreciated. I am already a licensed south Carolina agent. Thanks

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lynette stinson in Atlanta, Georgia

72 months ago

I whould like to become a leasing agent can someone give me information on how to get started do you have to take classes or do u go to the apartment and apply? what the salary like?

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Cristina in Los Angeles, California

72 months ago

You don't make that much money as a Leasing Consultant and you don't need experience. What you need is a positive attitude,friendly personality, good appearance and maybe some sales or customers service experience. Try something else, like Administrative Assistant. You might be better with that job and on top of that you have weekends off.

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Top Leaser in Arlington, Texas

72 months ago

YOU CAN MAKE A LOT OF $$$$. You get a base salary - anywhere between $9.00 - $17.00 plus every time you lease an apartment and the person moves in you get $25.00 to $100 as a bonus (commission). It all depends on how good you are. If you have great customer service skills, are good at selling yourself and your product (the apartment)then the sky is the limit as to how much you can make. If this is the career you choose you will do well if you take it seriously. Pay and benefits vary from company to company. Apartment communities are rated as Low C (Which is a dump) to A+++ which is very high end and rents are very high up $3000 per month. A professional appearance will get you jobs quicker. Don't get caught up with the property management people who are there for a paycheck only, they will bring you down!
Go to a temp agency that specializes in property management as you will need fair housing law training.
Good Luck!

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Top Leaser in Arlington, Texas

72 months ago

Oh I forgot to mention you can go "apartment hunting" to get an idea on what the presentation is like. This will also help you make your decision as to whether or not you would want to work at that particular community. If the employee who assists you is rude and hateful do you even want to bother working with that type of person?
You can be upfront and tell them what you are doing, as every time you show an apartment and don't close the deal (lease the apartment to the person you are touring) it goes against you. The idea is to get a 33% or better closing ratio weekly. This is why you have to be good at what you do in order to make the big bucks!

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ToniBMD in Washington, District of Columbia

71 months ago

I want to learn what a leasing consultant position entells because I am tired of being a front desk clerk and I think that I will be good at it. Can someone tell me. I want a career not a job. I'm 34 years young and I need benefits and more pay and a challenge. Toni

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Megan

68 months ago

PMjobs.com is a website that lists which property management companies are hiring, what position and the location. Check it out!

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Meagan

68 months ago

I am a leasing specialist and i make 11 an hour plus monthly bonus on the number of apartments that i lease. $25-$75 per move in and i get at least 10 move ins a month. it is a good business with a lot of growth potential. good luck!

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Chad in Aiken, South Carolina

68 months ago

I have been on a few interviews for leasing positions and have sales, real estate, customer service and administrative experience. I have been told that my resume is very good for someone without leasing experience. It just feels like I have hit a wall. Can anyone help?

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Caspurr in Waterford, Michigan

65 months ago

If you live in Southeastern Michigan, you can take advantage of a great new training program just for those wishing to get into the apartment leasing industry! For only $95.00, you can learn the fundamentals of leasing including, but not limited to, turning phone calls into visits, greeting and demonstration of the apartment, fun closing techniques, fair housing and other leasing responsibilities. In addition, you will be given expert tips on how to get a leasing job. I am the proud owner of Power Leasing Plus! and have 17 years of leasing and apartment staffing experience. If you wish to receive more information, e-mail me at powerleasingplus@comcast.net. Thank you and best of luck!

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Ms Shirl Morgan in Nashville, Tennessee

64 months ago

Hi I am Ms.Shirl-I am 50+ & I have a great interest in changing careers. I have been customer servicing for 25+ years and truly love working with & helping people in every aspect of life and I feel I would be GREAT in the field of Leasing and Property Management. All the information I read from question to question to advise and suggestions has been most helpful no matter what the monetary rewards may be. Thanks to all. You all have helped me decide what direction to take and how to get there. GOD BLESS!

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Djb in Escondido, California

64 months ago

Try applying at Archstone! They will put you through extensive training, as well as continuing education. They are a great company! Go to their website to apply www.archstoneapartments.com. A recruiter will call you to set up a phone interview, then an interview with the community manager. As long as you have at least 2 yrs customer service experience, you should have no problem getting hired! Good Luck!

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Caspurr in Waterford, Michigan

64 months ago

There are many great property management companies that will provide training to their own leasing consultants. Most companies will hire those with no experience in leasing. But, typically, you should have strong customer service and/or sales experience, professional appearance, high energy and able to work well in a fast-paced environment. Finally, and most importantly, as Ms. Shirl has above, you should enjoy helping people. If you are sincere, that is key to leasing apartments. As previous manager of an apartment staffing company, I know what employers want, My advice is to gear your resume' towards the job you want. In the objective or summary at the top of your resume', describe what you can bring to the employer. Many people make the mistake of writing what they want out of a job. Instead, it should emphasize what makes you unique, and what qualities you bring. Any phrase or sentence that is unique is sure to catch the employer's eye.
Next, at the interview, relax and have fun. Let that passion shine through! It will either be real, or not. If it is real, the employer is sure to pick up on your excitement. It is not hard to get in with no experience by implementing these basic ideas. It is best to find companies that offer good training. Not just a seminar, but regular, supportive training. Read the ads closely. You can go far once you are in the door, with or without a college degree. 17 years ago, I began in leasing, then became assistant manager, then manager. Then I tried the flip side, managing the staffing company. Be patient, work hard! It is a fantastic industry to be in-Good Luck!

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morganshirl@comcast.net in Nashville, Tennessee

64 months ago

Thanks for the responses. I guess I should have been more specific in my request. I currently live in Nashville, Tenn. and over 25+ years in Customer Servicing & Sales and am also an Insurance Agent since 2007. I have not had much luck with the agent position but live & breathe customer servicing. So with that being said I would like to find position or training in the states: Tennessee or Kentucky which is my home state. Again thanks for all the comments & encouragements. Keep them coming!

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RYU in Jonesboro, Georgia

64 months ago

I am very interested in becoming a Property Manager in the Atlanta area. I do not have any experience, but I do have 30+ years of administration & customer service experience. Please give me some advice as to what steps.

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angel in Pompano Beach, Florida

63 months ago

Star in Ft Worth, Texas said: I have always wondered and wanted to know the answer to this question.
I am currently looking for a new job, Im a travel agent who is 26. I have all was been interested in realestate and or becoming an apartment leasing agent.

Do they pay good? And can some one please inform me on how to go about and becoming a leasing consultant?

Thank You!


Just put your resume out there and be the best at what you do now.
I was a salesperson at Dillard's when a owner who frequently shopped there told me that i gave great customer service and offered me a job as a leasing agent. I've made as much as 45000.00
a year and i'm doing what i love. I SAY jUST GO FOR IT!!! Good Luck.

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Ms Shirl Morgan in Nashville, Tennessee

63 months ago

THANKS THAT HELPED ME FURTHER DECIEDE THAT THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO IN THE FUTURE. RIGHT NOW I AM GOING TO TRY TO BECOME A NEW DIFFERENT TYPE OF INSURANCE AGENT. I VERY VERY HIGHT CUSTOMER SERVICING & PEOPLE SKILLS FOR COMMUNICATING. I FEEL I CAN ALSO PUT MY RESUME OUT THERE & REACH THAT GOAL. THANKS YOU HELPED ME IMMENSELY. GOD BLESS.

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Miss Kristin Patrcik in Lithonia, Georgia

63 months ago

Star in Ft Worth, Texas said: I have always wondered and wanted to know the answer to this question.

I am currently looking for a new job, Im a travel agent who is 26. I have all was been interested in realestate and or becoming an apartment leasing agent.

Do they pay good? And can some one please inform me on how to go about and becoming a leasing consultant?

Thank You!

Leasing Consultants get paid extremely well. Usually the company will give you a salary and then as you get people to sign or renew their lease most companies give you a bonus. Note depending on the company some want a real estate license because some real estate comapanies need leasing agents. Very popular profession!!

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ozenitram in Arlington, Texas

63 months ago

BG personell is conducting a FREE training seminar. This covers leasing and the all important fair housing aspect. Take advantage of it as most agencies will charge you up to $75.00 for this class. They will send you out on temp jobs but if you have super customer service skills and are eager to learn you could be hired. This field can be hard as it is a customer service field. However it can be very rewarding. You have the power to make a lot of money if you can perfect the art of sales and customer service. By the way BG personell is listed in Dallas but they do interviews once a week in Arlington. I have worked in this industry for over 15 years and started out as a housekeeper, to leasing consultant, assistant manager, marketing and training director, supervisors assistant to manager. Good Luck!

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fsalazar in San Francisco, California

63 months ago

Djb in Escondido, California said: Try applying at Archstone! They will put you through extensive training, as well as continuing education. They are a great company! Go to their website to apply www.archstoneapartments.com . A recruiter will call you to set up a phone interview, then an interview with the community manager. As long as you have at least 2 yrs customer service experience, you should have no problem getting hired! Good Luck!

What type of question do they ask on the phone interview?

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dulce23 in Houston, Texas

62 months ago

ozenitram in Arlington, Texas said: BG personell is conducting a FREE training seminar. This covers leasing and the all important fair housing aspect. Take advantage of it as most agencies will charge you up to $75.00 for this class. They will send you out on temp jobs but if you have super customer service skills and are eager to learn you could be hired. This field can be hard as it is a customer service field. However it can be very rewarding. You have the power to make a lot of money if you can perfect the art of sales and customer service. By the way BG personell is listed in Dallas but they do interviews once a week in Arlington. I have worked in this industry for over 15 years and started out as a housekeeper, to leasing consultant, assistant manager, marketing and training director, supervisors assistant to manager. Good Luck!

umm hi.. i read your reply. i thought it was extremely helpful. i also saw that someone else had mentioned BG Personnel and it being free and on the tollroad. so do you think they could get me work if i am just 17? i have basic computer skills like excel, access database, powerpoint, microsoft word and office just to name a few which i update every-so-often. i am also great with people and am very patient and etc. im also very well- spoken and articulate. im actually better than lots my age and adults because a lot of adults cant spell or use correct grammar as well as i can.
i was wondering if you could help me put together a resume... :)

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leasing consulatant hondurena in Austin, Texas

62 months ago

Star in Ft Worth, Texas said: I have always wondered and wanted to know the answer to this question.

I am currently looking for a new job, Im a travel agent who is 26. I have all was been interested in realestate and or becoming an apartment leasing agent.

Do they pay good? And can some one please inform me on how to go about and becoming a leasing consultant?

Thank You!


you can go by a personal and let them know about wwhat you want to do and why and what's your availability. good luck

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dulce23 in Houston, Texas

60 months ago

some employees dock excess on-offfice production simply as OVERTIME. of course you would still get the commission bonus as it is part of your salary desctription but dont expect to be compensated for your lunch break being spent finishing up business as it is rare and indeed "ON YOUR PERSONAL TIME".

As for Archstone i can not tell you anything about them because i do not know who they are...

good luck!

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dulce23 in Houston, Texas

60 months ago

as for your friend.. i feel sorry for her. you should convince her to file some type of report for breach of pay of some sort. most certainly the company would not hesitate to dick some pay of hers and give more working hours so she shouldnt hesitate to ask for her money.
as long as she has documented evidenciary substance of any sort; be it a log-in sheet for employees signing in and out for shifts, breaks, or lunch, old pay stubs, or certain annual tax papers or witnesses that can vouch for her.
i assure you going about it the legal way is absolutely no fun and will take money for court fees and lawyers but it will still be worth it. she should try first to convice them because of how hard she works, how long shes been there and etc.
good luck! :)

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Amy~Colorado

60 months ago

Does anyone know what leasing consultants, in the denver area, are getting paid hourly? And also, how much are their bonuses?

Thank you!

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