If you have sales or service experience, you may want to consider making a change to a career in the Multifamily industry. You may already have the experience you need to get your foot in the door as a leasing consultant.
A Leasing Consultant needs to have excellent customer service skills. Working with residents requires being friendly, outgoing, and positive. Like the retail and service industries, leasing apartments involves interacting with potential customers in a professional and sincere way.
Another key aspect of these professions is the ability to sell. Whether it is persuading someone to purchase a sweater or sign a lease, you are helping someone with their purchase. Leasing Consultants are responsible for collecting security deposits, rent, and various other payments associated with the residents. Handling other’s money is a big responsibility, so having prior experience is a great selling point.
Making the switch from retail to leasing could end up being a very rewarding decision. As a leasing agent, you are given the opportunity to work with a close-knit team and help create a welcoming and happy community for others. In the property management industry, hard work does not go unnoticed, and it may only be a matter of time before you get promoted to a regional manager or overseer of a real estate portfolio. In the ever-changing and growing industry, becoming a leasing consultant is a great way to get your foot in the door and reap the rewards of working in property management.
Working in retail and working as a leasing agent both require very similar skillsets. Although they are in different industries, the skills can easily be transferred. If you are thinking about switching careers, take the leap today! InterSolutions provides paid industry training and is searching for talented outgoing individuals looking to get a start in the multi-family staffing industry.