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Job Title: Leasing Agent

Job Summary:

The Leasing Agent is responsible for leasing and marketing rental properties to prospective tenants. They must have excellent communication and customer service skills to provide a positive experience for potential renters. The Leasing Agent must also have knowledge of the local rental market and be able to negotiate lease agreements that benefit both the landlord and tenant.


  • Market and advertise rental properties to attract potential tenants
  • Show rental properties to prospective tenants and provide information about the property and surrounding area
  • Screen potential tenants by conducting background checks and verifying income and employment
  • Negotiate lease agreements and ensure all necessary paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Collect rent and security deposits from tenants
  • Handle tenant complaints and maintenance requests
  • Coordinate move-in and move-out inspections with tenants
  • Maintain accurate records of rental properties and tenants


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience in leasing or property management preferred
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of fair housing laws and regulations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and property management software

Physical Demands:

The Leasing Agent may be required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time. They may also need to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The Leasing Agent will work in an office setting and may also need to travel to rental properties to show them to potential tenants. They may also need to work evenings and weekends to accommodate the schedules of prospective tenants.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Leasing Agent

What is the best way to find and hire a Leasing Agent near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Leasing Agent applicants. Employers posting their Leasing Agent job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Leasing Agent applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Leasing Agent are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 1 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Leasing Agent positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Leasing Agent role?
SMS has 85% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Leasing Agent job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Leasing Agents are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 139% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Leasing Agent applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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