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Leasing Consultant in Chicago, IL at Laramar Group

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    1806 North Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/5/2018

Job Description

Why should I work for Laramar? Laramar delivers an unparalleled level of service to the real estate industry. We have grown into a national company with corporate offices in Chicago and Denver. Our success is attributed to our people. We have a well-trained team of real estate professionals who love their work and honor their commitment to our clients and our residents. If you are seeking a position where your enthusiasm, passion, and creativity are welcome, join the Laramar team!

Where is the job? You will work out of the Chicago office and travel throughout the metro area to tour properties with prospects. Our Leasing Consultants support our small-building portfolio. 

Are there perks? Yes! Laramar offers excellent medical/dental/vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, Company paid life insurance along with paid short- and long-term disability insurance, six paid holidays, a generous paid time off program, and offers a 401k with match up to 3.5%.

The job: Leasing Consultants are responsible for leasing and marketing efforts, approving applications, and preparing lease paperwork. Additional responsibilities include:

    •Maintain superior customer service relationship
    •Lease apartments and sell property’s products and services to prospects
    •Respond to internet leads, answer prospect calls and conduct property tours following the guidelines outlined in the Laramar Shopping Report
    •Work to optimize occupancy while maximizing effective leased rent
    •Utilize established sales and marketing strategies to increase property traffic, maintain closing ratios, and work to achieve and exceed budgeted occupancy percentages
    •Maintain thorough product knowledge of the property and that of major competition
    •Accurately prepare and be thoroughly knowledgeable about all lease-related paperwork
    •Maintain prospect traffic and leasing data; assist with other computer data entry as necessary
    •Deliver resident gifts; inspect units to ensure readiness for move-ins
    •Plan, schedule, and organize resident functions as needed; assist with planning and hosting of others
    •Audit all lease and renewal files for key controls and bonus submission to the community manager
    •Review guest cards to ensure entry into the community management system; follow-up entry into system and monitor traffic trends

Job Requirements

Education and experience:

    •High school education or equivalent required
    •A minimum of three years’ experience working as a leasing professional, broker, or relocation specialist required
    •Must be self-motivated and have excellent time management skills
    •Ability to fluently read and write English accurately
    •Ability to perform basic to intermediate mathematical functions

Additional requirements:

    •A valid Illinois broker’s or leasing license
    •A vehicle in good working condition
    •Valid driver's license and current automobile insurance

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