Leasing Specialist

Chevy Chase, MD
Aug 14, 2019
Oct 24, 2019
Full Time
Polinger Company is an established family-owned and operated full-service real estate organization that offers numerous opportunities in a wide range of disciplines and career paths. Our corporate culture is responsible for more than half of the corporate team being with the company for 10 years or longer. This type of longevity is unique but not surprising given the combination of outstanding working conditions, generous benefits and opportunities to grow and develop professionally and personally.

We are seeking a Leasing Specialist for this property which is conveniently located in the heart of Chevy Chase, MD and sits right across from the Friendship Heights Metro Station. Under the direction of the Property Manager, the Leasing Specialist is responsible for managing the sales process, from start to finish; presenting our apartments and community in a compelling way, overcoming objections, building relationships and creating excitement. A successful Leasing Specialist must demonstrate strong sales, customer service, organizational, multi-tasking and communication skills.


  1. Greeting prospective residents and providing them with property tours.
  2. Receiving telephone inquiries pleasantly and professionally; scheduling appointments whenever possible.
  3. Processing lease applications and qualifying residents based on approved lease criteria
  4. Achieving leasing goals to reach or exceed budgeted occupancy for the property.
  5. Daily management of 100% of leads from Yardi or property specific lead management software.
  6. Conducting follow-up with prospective and current residents.
  7. Maintaining current knowledge of surrounding community for the benefit of prospective and current residents.
  8. Maintaining current knowledge of competitor's properties
  9. Participation in and preparation for promotional events.
  10. Performing outreach marketing as needed
  11. Assisting in maintenance of the Market Survey
  12. Supporting Property Manager with general office maintenance by answering phones and performing other administrative tasks, including but not limited to maintaining complete resident files, general office files, and ordering office supplies as directed.


  1. 2+ years of apartment leasing, sales, and customer service are preferred, or a four (4) year Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
  2. The ability to multi-task and maintain a professional appearance is a must.
  3. Computer proficiency and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Social Media sites including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  4. Proficient knowledge of Fair Housing requirements
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to interact with the residents and customers in a professional manner.
  6. Must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to work well in a team setting.
  7. Ability to read and interpret documents & ability to write reports.
  8. Strong sales skills.
  9. Flexibility of work schedule. Position requires 2-3 weekends per month with time off during the week.
  10. Ability to walk and climb stairs.

Personal Competencies
  1. Integrity/Honesty
  2. Organization and planning
  3. Calm under pressure
  4. Ability to excel in a fast paced and high pressure atmosphere
  5. Proactivity/takes initiative
  6. Listening skills
  7. Excellent written and verbal skills

Technical/Functional Competencies
  1. Sales
  2. Marketing
  3. Microsoft Suite Proficiency
  4. Internet/Social Media
  5. College Degree, a plus

Come join a winning team. Excellent salary and benefits! Thorough Background investigations will be conducted prior to hire.

Polinger Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected class, in accordance with applicable law.

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