The Leasing Consultant reports to the Property Manager and supports the leasing operations and financial performance of an assigned apartment community for MAA. Primary responsibilities include interacting with prospective residents, communicating the resident value of living in an MAA community, and securing lease agreements. Initiates the verification process to qualify prospective residents. Communicates lease expirations and facilitates lease renewals. Assists with property marketing activities.
The successful candidate will embody and work to reinforce MAA’s Core Values throughout all aspects of MAA. Those values include:
Appreciating the uniqueness of each individual
Communicating openly and with integrity
Doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons
Duties and Responsibilities
Performs leasing of apartment units at the assigned property to prospective residents by communicating the value of residence at the assigned property.
Responds to phone and email inquiries from prospective residents. Applies sales techniques to schedule tours of the property. Meets with prospective residents and checks the availability of units based on preferences and budget.
Collects required information from prospective residents to qualify residents for a lease. Completes all forms and data entry associated with leasing activities.
Notifies prospective resident of approval or disapproval. Assists qualified prospective residents with completing lease agreement and collects initial rent and deposit payments. Assists new residents with the move-in process.
Prepares and maintains a file for each resident according to policy and procedures.
Proactively contacts residents with expiring leases to propose renewals and close the renewal of the lease in advance of the lease expiration. Communicates and reinforces the resident value proposition to overcome resistance and secure renewal agreements.
Assists with marketing efforts in the community to promote positive awareness of the property and increase traffic of prospective residents. Contacts prospective residents by phone to market the property and schedule tours.
Receives and corresponds with residents regarding service or other needs. Prepares work orders for service and triages requests to staff members as appropriate. Promotes positive resident relations and provides customer service and responsiveness to resident needs and concerns.
Ensures adherence to MAA policies and safety rules; complies with MAA policies for reporting incidents.
Supports Open Arms and other initiatives that demonstrate and enhance Mid-America’s corporate culture. Monitors the property landscape and other attributes to identify and report potential safety hazards and concerns and to ensure quality property aesthetics.
Adheres to a varied work schedule, including weekends and some holidays, as required to be available to current and prospective residents.
Attends and participates in training programs and events which may require air travel.
Performs other related duties as assigned to meet the needs of the business.
High school diploma/GED and 1-3 years of experience in leasing, sales, and/or customer service required
Bachelor’s degree with leasing experience strongly preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Sales knowledge, skills and abilities to sell products and services to new and existing customers
Customer service skills and conflict resolutions skills to overcome objections and resolve issues
Skill and ability to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in writing
Organizational skills to maintain records and schedules
Knowledge of apartment management laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels
Ability to visually inspect units, grounds, and other aspects of the property to determine adherence to standards
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint).
Ability to maintain confidentiality and maintain appropriate discretion
Physical and Environmental Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 30 pounds.
This job operates in a professional office environment with occasional exposure to outside weather conditions. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
We believe it is only through our greatest asset, our associates, that we transform properties into communities, and apartments into homes. If you are looking to join a company that is devoted to creating an atmosphere of excellence, and to creating a sense of community for our residents, then MAA is the perfect company for you! Explore MAA Careers for the opportunity that might be waiting just f...or you, or continue reading to learn more about the many benefits of working for MAA.MAA considers applications for employment submitted online only.________________________________________Benefits of MAAWe want to ensure that choosing to become an MAA associate is as much the right decision for you as it is for us. That is why MAA offers a variety of programs and benefits to meet your needs. MAA offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet your needs, whether you are full-time or part-time, at the start of your career or heading into retirement. Here are just a few of the benefits MAA offers:•Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance •401(k) Savings Plan •Apartment Discount •Employee Stock Purchase Plan •Paid Time Off •Tuition and Certification Reimbursement •Life & Disability Insurance •Free Confidential Counseling •Supplemental life insurance