Leasing Consultant

First Realty Management Boston , MA 02131

Posted 3 weeks ago

A family-owned and privately held property management company, First Realty Management has more than 65 years of experience with the industry knowledge to match. We combine the resources of a large company with the personal touch and attention to detail of a small, local firm.

At the core of it all, our talented employees are what make us stand out above the rest. While we perform as a top-tier property management company, we strongly emphasize our close-knit, family-owned foundation. Professional growth is encouraged through a commitment to educational advancement and opportunities to learn from industry thought leaders. We create a sought-after community atmosphere by recognizing and celebrating those who go above and beyond. And above all else we always put our team members first.

Under the direction of the Property Manager, the Leasing Consultant assists the Manager with all leasing activities such as showing units, processing applications and assisting with resident services and resident retention. Also takes direction from the property manager when assisting with management office functions. This individual performs customer service and administrative tasks necessary to provide responsive, courteous, and efficient service to all individuals who come in contact with the management office.

Job Functions:

Markets vacant units to potential residents by:

  • Establishing and maintaining contact with prospective residents,
  • Showing units
  • Demonstrating and highlighting the propertys advantages,
  • Ensuring model and vacant apartments are ready for showing, and
  • Following up on all inquiries and undecided prospects

Completes leasing process by:

  • Processing, verifying, and approving/rejecting applications according to established procedures
  • Completing appropriate background checks
  • Processing leases
  • Ensuring apartment readiness for move-in
  • Scheduling apartment inspection with the local housing authority, if applicable
  • Processing move-in certification and other rental subsidy-related paperwork, if applicable, and
  • adhering to fair housing regulations in all aspects of the leasing process

Increases flow of customer traffic and maximize propertys visibility by:

  • Developing effective communication materials, i.e. advertising and promotional materials,
  • Developing on-site activities and promotions, and
  • Gathering data on competitors prices and marketing techniques,
  • Identifying economic trends, and
  • Analyzing information on guest cards,
  • Placing follow up phone calls to potential residents, and
  • Communicating site/resident issues and concerns to the property manager, and
  • Ensuring the property's curb appeal is attractive and appealing

Conducts market research on the local competition by:

  • "Shopping" competitor properties,
  • Collecting data on customer/resident preferences

Uses data to forecast future market trends and works with the property managers to plan site strategies to address these trends.

Monitors effectiveness of marketing program and collects data on customer preferences by:

  • completing and monitoring guest cards,
  • completing vacancy and traffic reports

Fosters and maintains positive resident relations to achieve a satisfactory resident retention rate by:

  • Conducting new resident orientation
  • Responding to resident service requests and other resident needs in a prompt, efficient, courteous manner
  • Assisting resident activities director with resident activities and programs

Other Job Functions

  • Answers phone and greets visitors to the management office
  • Other duties as assigned by the Property Manager
  • The schedule is Full-Time, Tuesday - Saturday
  • Offices are closed on Sundays.
    • This may be subject to change if vacancies rise at the property.

Qualifications:

Skills:

  • Excellent marketing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong resident relations/customer service skills
  • Strong skills in data gathering and evaluation techniques
  • Ability to develop marketing, promotional, and other communication materials
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal housing regulations and any housing programs applicable to property preferred
  • Detail-oriented

Requirements

Knowledge of:

  • Business English and letter format

Experience:

  • Prior work experience in an office environment
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in leasing, marketing or related field

Level of Education/Training/License:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or marketing preferred

Benefits

  • Sign-on Bonus
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, PTO/Personal leave
  • 401(k) plan
  • Health, Vision,Dental insurance
  • Life Insurance, Short & Long Term disability
  • Flex spending accounts & Transportation expense accounts
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development

An EOE/ Veterans/Disabled Employer

If you need an accomodation to apply due to a disability or protected veteran status, please contact Cazzi Coleman at ccoleman@firstrealtymgt.com or 617-423-7000 ext. 3772

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