Leasing Associate
Carmel Partners - Alexandria, VA

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We are searching for a leasing associate for our 136 unit Carmel Alexandria community in Alexandria, VA. In brief summary, the Leasing Associate is responsible for leasing apartments/single family homes to potential residents, while selling community services & providing outstanding customer service to current and prospective residents. The Leasing Associate is also responsible for preparing and explaining lease paperwork to new and renewing residents. Successful Leasing Associates will be detail-oriented, possess a sense of urgency, be customer focused, sales driven and organized.

Please note weekends are required for this postion and ideal candidates will have previous leasing experience in property management and be seeking growth within the multi-family industry.

All team members at Carmel Partners, Inc. are expected to act as compelling representatives of the Company and champions of our Mission & Values.

Maintains a professional, friendly, and inviting atmosphere in the leasing office and clubhouses

Consistently works to optimize occupancy by leasing available units and maintaining positive relationships with current residents to ensure lease renewal

Professionally demonstrates community by showing all available amenities, model apartment(s) and available apartments

Immediately processes resident applications, ensuring all documentation is complete and meets company qualifications prior to handing off to supervisor for approval (credit check, employment verification and landlord references must be completed to company standard)

Prepares all leases/move-in packets for new residents in an accurate and timely manner and arranges for lease signing by new residents prior to move-in

Accurately maintains prospect, traffic and rental record logs and all pertinent leasing data

Maintains thorough and accurate product knowledge of the community and that of the major competitors through site visits, tours, shops, telephone surveys and follow-ups

Ensures the entire office environment is professional, clean, well organized and meets all safety standards at all times by maintaining office operation standards

Works with colleagues and Leasing Manager or Community Manager to develop and implement sales and marketing strategies

Physically inspects property when out on grounds and picks up litter as needed, letting Grounds and Maintenance staff know of any possible issues

Accepts service requests from current residents and coordinates completion with Maintenance staff, following up to ensure customer satisfaction

Other tasks as requested by Management

Candidates for this position should hold the following qualifications and be able to demonstrate the following abilities to be considered as a suitable applicant. Please note that except where specified as “preferred,” all points listed below are considered minimum requirements.

Qualifications (Skills – technical and non-technical):
High School Diploma or equivalent required

Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Minimum of 2 to 3 years in sales, customer service, or related field

Experience in Residential Leasing/Sales is a plus

Previous experience with MRI Property Management Operating and Information system is a plus

Proficient with computers, Windows (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet and email, and other relevant applications

Proficient with basic office equipment such as copier and fax machine

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Outstanding orientation for customer‐service

Strong attention to detail

Strong organization and time management skills

Strong ability to influence others

Good negotiation skills

Strong organizational skills

WORKING CONDITIONS (physical, vision, hearing, speaking, mental, driving requirements / work environment):

Frequently alternates between sitting, walking and standing

Repetitive use of telephone, computer, keyboard and mouse

Constant reading and comprehending, writing, communicating orally and reasoning

Occasional climbing stairs, squatting, bending at neck/waist and twisting at neck/waist