Leasing Consultant

Employer
Equity Residential
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Job DescriptionWorking for Equity Residential means being part of a community -employees and residents - striving to provide the best in apartment living,speaking boldly about new ideas for innovation, and inspiring creativity in theways we live and work together. Thats what our Be.Think.Play.Live. culture isall about. Our Leasing Consultants are the heart of our community, bringingpeople and apartment homes together. They are multitalented, personableindividuals with sales expertise and a passion for building relationships.Leasing Consultants walk side by side with customers, developing rapport andinspiring trust as residents make our community their home. As a Leasing Consultant, you will work closely with one of our topproperty management teams to provide exceptional service to residents. Each daywill be unique, requiring an ability to prioritize, multitask, thinkcreatively, take initiative, and employ a diverse set of skills. You willlisten carefully to discover prospective residents needs, confidentlyrecommend solutions and overcome concerns, and earn commitment by guiding newresidents through the leasing process. Leasing Consultants bring positiveenergy to each conversation, resolve any apartment issues quickly andeffectively, and make everyone feel welcome and appreciated. WHO YOU ARE A Strong Communicator. Your writing and speaking skills areclear and effective, helping you connect well with others. A Team Player. You are united with teammates indelivering the best experience to current and prospective residents. Organized. You are flexible and able to juggleappointments and personal interactions with teammates and residentssmoothly. Creative. You are an idea person and like coming upwith smart solutions to new challenges. Caring. You put yourself in others shoes andstrive for positive outcomes. Motivated. You invest extra energy to reach yourgoals.Solution-Oriented. You follow through on commitments,letting residents know that they matter. WHAT YOULL DOConnect with prospective residents through phone calls, appointments, andfollow-up communications.Show off our community by walking the property with prospectiveresidents and delivering a persuasive sales pitch about the benefits of livingin an Equity Residential apartment home. Manage the leasing process by guiding new residents through eachstep, completing and verifying all lease applications and sharing results withapplicants. Keep accurate records of prospective and current residents, aswell as rent and inventory.Handle transactions like accepting rent and deposits andinspecting move-ins and move-outs. Collaborate with talented teammates to identify and solve any apartmentissues that arise. Plan fun activities that help build a strong sense ofbelonging among residents. REQUIREMENTSDemonstrated proficiency in working with computersincluding word processing, calendar management, software/database, and socialmediaExcellentcommunication, interpersonal, and organizational skillsHigh schooldiploma or equivalentAvailable to worka flexible schedule, including weekends PREFERRED EXPERIENCECollege degree orcoursework Prior experiencein leasing, sales, or hospitality REWARDSWe recognize everyone hasdifferent needs outside of work. Thats why, in addition to a competitivebenefits package (medical, dental, vision and paid time off), we offer manyunique options to employees, like adoption benefits and paid time off forcommunity service projects. To learn more, view our Total Wellbeing page here.Company DescriptionEquity Residential (NYSE: EQR) is an S&P 500 company focused on the acquisition, development and management of rental apartment properties in urban and high-density suburban coastal gateway markets where todays affluent renters want to live, work and play. Equity Residential owns or has investments in 301 properties consisting of 77,034 apartment units, primarily located in Boston, New York, Washington, DC, Seattle, San Francisco and Southern California. Our employees -- about 2,800 strong -- are really good at what they do, work hard and play nice, appreciate the community at large and value the contributions of others. At Equity, we take pride in providing a culture where employees can be themselves and be heard.We believe that a career path is too narrow of a journey - we want you to move up, over, around and through your potential. Come work with us and take the opportunity to make someone's day, every day. For more information on Equity Residential, please visit our website at