Looking for leasing agent job description templates and examples? We’ve got you covered. In this post, we’re hooking you up with everything you should put in the new job description.
And we’re not just talking about the basic stuff like experience requirements. We’re talking about the important language and messaging that will attract the right candidates to apply to work at your company.
Do you want negative people who aren’t self-motivated, and just want to do the minimal amount of effort to collect a paycheck?
In this post, we’ll help you use the right language to attract the right applicants.
Hiring a leasing agent
A leasing agent typically performs the following duties:
- Schedules showings with prospects
- Meets with prospects to show them the property at the designated time
- Fields questions via phone, text, and email
- Review and process rental applications
- Notify tenants when they’ve been selected
- Coordinate move-ins and move-outs
- Proactively work to renew the leases of existing tenants, or assist existing tenants in finding other properties within their portfolio when needed
Some property management companies work in a departmental fashion, meaning that a leasing agent only does activities related to leasing (not maintenance requests or onboarding new property owners).
Other property management companies breakup work by doors or properties, so that property managers do everything required for the properties under their wing.
Is hiring the right move for you?
Before you rush to start writing a leasing agent job description, you first need to consider whether hiring is the right move at this time.
Here are some questions to ask yourself to be sure:
Do you have enough work for the new hire to do year round (not just the busy season)?
Are there ways that you can increase the productivity and efficiency of your existing team before resorting to making another hire?
Hiring is a big decision, and as a small business it’s not always the right one. Learn more about how Showdigs offers you professional, flexible, and affordable help with showings—without making any new hires.
Leasing agent job description template
In our leasing agent job description template, we’ve included the following key items:
- Introduction or brief
- Required experience and education
- About us (include details about company culture information and perks)
- Work location
- Additional compensation
Now let’s take a look at our template!
Introduction or brief
Management Group seeks a leasing agent for our portfolio of over one thousand single-family properties in Seattle, Washington.
As a leasing agent, you’re the face that potential tenants remember, and the voice they’re happy to hear on the phone. You’re in charge of making an outstanding first impression and coordinating every aspect of leasing: from posting updates on availability to answering prospect questions to showing properties and taking care of applications.
You will enjoy greeting new prospects and tenants daily, and you’ll love meeting so many wonderful people who call Seattle home.
The leasing agent is responsible for:
- Handling inquiries from prospects
- Scheduling and conducting showings with prospects
- Processing applications
- Selecting tenants in accordance with Fair Housing laws
- Coordinating move-ins
- Coordinating move-outs
- Proactively maintaining a relationship with existing tenants
To be considered for this position, you must have a positive mindset, care about our prospects and tenants, and be detail-oriented.
- High school diploma or higher
- Minimum 1 year leasing experience OR 4 years customer service experience
Management Group provides property management services to single family and small multifamily properties throughout the Seattle, Washington region. In working with clients, prospects, and tenants, we value superb communication, fairness, and timeliness. We work in a comfortable, quiet office stocked with great snacks. As a team, we’re highly organized and prompt, but we know how to make light of any stressful situation too.
Be sure to also include the following. You don’t have to get too detailed on these, just list whatever is applicable.
- Work location - City name and/or office address
- Compensation - The hourly or salary range, or request that applicants state their expectations
- Additional compensation - Whether you offer commissions or bonuses
- Benefits - What benefits are included
Leasing agent job description examples
Let’s take a look at some examples of leasing agent job descriptions.
When you analyze these examples, it's important to pay attention not only to what they included but also the style.
The first job description example is very informal, fun, warm, and positive. The conversational style of the introduction sets the tone for the rest of the job posting.
Now let’s take a look at another example. The tone of this job description is more professional and formal, but it still showcases the need for great people skills and empathy. It also shows that a level of self-direction and self-motivation is required.
As you craft your leasing agent job description, make sure to have the tone and style of the writing match your company culture and what sorts of applicants you want to attract.
Make a list of the personality traits of your business and think about those as you write. If you’re struggling with the stylistic part, solicit help from someone on your team who’s a good writer.
If you naturally write in a dull, formal way, but you want someone whose bright and positive, you might accidentally deter them with your writing.
Best of luck with your new hire, and remember, it is possible to get flexible, professional help with showings whenever you need. Learn more about Showdigs.