Leasing Specialist

Full-time, Permanent

$47.5k

2 weeks ago in Real Estate and Development

Job Description:

Our client, a development and property management group with a mixed portfolio, requires a Leasing Specialist to join their team. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, independent, with strong people skills. Experience in real estate an asset but not a requirement. We are looking for someone who can develop rapport and exude enthusiasm while helping families and individuals find new homes. This position reports to the Vice President of Residential Properties.

Responsibilities:

Marketing:

  • Maintain marketing ads on online apartment rental sites as directed
  • Source and maintain database of accurate pictures and floorplans for marketing materials
  • Continuously research additional marketing channels and propose ways to test and measure their effectiveness
  • Stay up to date on competitors marketing, promotions, and pricing
  • Conduct open houses

Managing Leads:

  • Respond to all leasing enquiries within 1 business day
  • Utilize consultative selling techniques to pre-qualify potential applicants
  • Know all features and amenities in the building
  • Be able to answer questions regarding the neighbourhood, such as proximity to schools, grocery, and transit
  • Stay up to date on all maintenance and construction being completed, or scheduled to be completed, in the building
  • Continuously follow up with prospective tenants after a showing until a final decision has been made

Showing property:

  • Set up both virtual and in-person showings with qualified prospective renters
  • Inspect apartments and common areas to ensure they are in impeccable condition. Coordinate cleaning or maintenance with in-house staff as required
  • Endeavor to close all prospective renters by providing them a lease application to be completed on site in Leasing Office

Submitting Lease Applications:

  • Build and maintain an understanding of Ontario’s Residential Tenancy’s act, specifically in regard to the lease process
  • Thoroughly review all lease application paperwork to ensure completeness prior to submitting to Property Administrator
  • Pro-actively find solutions to improve quality of applications such as seeking co-signors
  • Follow up with applicants to inform them of status of their application
  • Coordinate move-in with new tenant and Property Management team

Resident Retention:

  • Periodically reach out to tenants and ask about experience(s) with X to date
  • Participate in building events such as summer barbecues or holiday parties
  • Attempt to retain tenants who submit move-out notice
  • Maintain a “move-out report” tracking reasons for move out within the portfolio

Reporting:

  • Complete and submit vacancy tracking report to management every Sunday
  • Provide monthly Move-in reports
  • Complete monthly competition audits including updated pricing and promotions

Special Projects and Additional Duties:

  • Additional administrative duties and special projects as directed by Management from time to time

Qualifications:

To apply, upload your resume and complete the required information in the “Apply For The Job” section located to the right of the posting. Alternatively, quote the position title and email your resume to: Hannah; h.gold@tdspersonnel.com

If you are already registered with TDS Personnel please contact your Consultant.

TDS Personnel is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations within reason due to a disability or medical need are available on request for candidates taking part in the recruitment process.

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