Springfield, IL

Part Time Leasing Specialist

Fairlawn Real Estate is a dynamic real estate firm that specializes in acquiring, renovating, developing and managing real estate projects in Central Illinois. The Leasing Specialist position offers an exciting opportunity to join a growth-oriented organization with a genuinely enjoyable work environment.

Based in Springfield, Illinois, the Fairlawn team member will work up to 30 hours per week at a 136-unit property. The ideal Leasing Specialist candidate will be a detail-oriented and process-driven individual who is capable in assisting in all aspects of leasing and property management.

Leasing Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Assist in daily operations including: answering calls, scheduling appointments, greeting visitors, showing properties to prospective residents and any necessary paperwork, filing, etc
  • Become knowledgeable on our properties versus competition and effectively communicate features to prospective residents
  • Apply established sales and marketing strategies to increase property traffic, maintain closing ratios and exceed meet or exceed budgeted occupancy
  • Prepare move-in paperwork, confirm residences are move-in ready and perform move-in orientations with new residents
  • Maintain good rapport with current and prospective residents
  • Process maintenance requests and follow up with residents to confirm completion
  • Ensure resident files are properly maintained
  • Assist Leasing Manager with renewals process
  • Learn and ensure compliance with all Fair Housing Laws

Leasing Specialist Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Comfort using a variety of computer applications required (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Experience with property management software preferred (e.g. Buildium, Yardi, Propertyware)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior attention to detail, high energy and positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently and also to work closely with other team members
  • Ethical and professional conduct and integrity beyond reproach

Leasing Specialist Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED

Leasing Specialist Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and dependable vehicle. Limited in-town usage of personal vehicle for errands and property visits required, any out-of-County personal mileage reimbursed at the Federal rate
  • Availability to work Saturdays and Sundays
  • Must be able to perform the physical functions of the position, not limited to: ability to walk properties, complete physical inspections, deliver resident communications and show properties

Job Type: Part-time

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