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Working As A Leasing Associate

  • Getting Information
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $78,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Leasing Associate Do

Real estate brokers and sales agents help clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Although brokers and agents do similar work, brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Sales agents must work with a real estate broker.

Duties

Real estate brokers and sales agents typically do the following:

  • Solicit potential clients to buy, sell, and rent properties
  • Advise clients on prices, mortgages, market conditions, and related information
  • Compare properties to determine a competitive market price
  • Generate lists of properties for sale, including details such as location and features
  • Promote properties through advertisements, open houses, and listing services
  • Take prospective buyers or renters to see properties
  • Present purchase offers to sellers for consideration
  • Mediate negotiations between buyer and seller
  • Ensure that all terms of purchase contracts are met
  • Prepare documents, such as loyalty contracts, purchase agreements, and deeds

Because of the complexity of buying or selling a home or commercial property, people often seek help from real estate brokers and sales agents.

Most real estate brokers and sales agents sell residential property. Others sell commercial property, and a small number sell industrial, agricultural, or other types of real estate.

Brokers and agents can represent either the buyer or the seller in a transaction. Buyers’ brokers and agents meet with clients to understand what they are looking for in a property and how much they can afford. Sellers’ brokers and agents meet with clients to help them decide how much to ask for and to convince them that the agent or broker can find them a qualified buyer.

Real estate brokers and sales agents must be knowledgeable about the real estate market in their area. To match properties to clients’ needs, they should be familiar with local communities, including knowing the crime information and the proximity to schools and shopping. Brokers and agents also must stay current on financing options; government programs; types of available mortgages; and real estate, zoning, and fair housing laws. 

Real estate brokers are licensed to manage their own businesses. As independent businesspeople, brokers often sell real estate owned by others. In addition to helping clients buy and sell properties, they may help rent or manage properties for a fee. Many operate a real estate office, handling business details and overseeing the work of sales agents.

Real estate sales agents must work with a broker. Sales agents often work for brokers on a contract basis, earning a portion of the commission from each property they sell.

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How To Become A Leasing Associate

Real estate brokers and sales agents need at least a high school diploma. Both brokers and sales agents must be licensed. To become licensed, candidates typically must complete a number of real estate courses and pass a licensing exam. 

Education

Real estate brokers and sales agents must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Although most brokers and agents must take state-accredited prelicensing courses to become licensed, some states may waive this requirement if the candidate has taken college courses in real estate. 

As the real estate market becomes more competitive and complex, some employers are preferring to hire candidates with college courses or a college degree. Some community colleges, colleges, and universities offer courses in real estate. Some offer associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs in real estate, and many others offer certificate programs. Courses in finance, business administration, economics, and law also can be useful.

Brokers intending to open their own company often take business courses, such as marketing and accounting. 

In addition to offering prelicensing courses, many real estate associations have courses and professional development programs for both beginners and experienced agents. These courses cover a variety of topics, such as real estate fundamentals, real estate law, and mortgage financing.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

In all states and the District of Columbia, real estate brokers and sales agents must be licensed. Licensing requirements vary by state, but most have similar basic requirements:

Candidates must:

  • be 18 years old
  • complete a number of real estate courses
  • pass an exam

Some states have additional requirements, such as passing a background check. Licenses typically are not transferable among states. However, some states have reciprocity agreements and will accept licenses issued by some other states. 

To obtain a broker’s license, individuals generally need 1 to 3 years of experience as a licensed sales agent. They also must take additional formal training courses. In some states, a bachelor’s degree may be substituted in place of some experience or training requirements. 

State licenses typically must be renewed every 2 to 4 years. In most states, brokers and agents must complete continuing education courses to renew their license. To verify exact licensing requirements, prospective brokers and agents should contact the real estate licensing commission of the state in which they wish to work.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

To get a broker’s license in most states, real estate brokers must have experience working as a licensed real estate sales agent. Requirements vary by state, but most require 1 to 3 years of experience. 

Training

Real estate sales agents improve their skills through practice and repetition. Because of the sales environment and the complexity of real estate deals, new agents typically observe and work closely with more senior agents. In addition, some of the larger real estate companies provide formal classroom training for new agents as a way to gain knowledge and experience, while others provide training to employees studying for their real estate licensing exam.

Advancement

Sales agents who earn their broker’s license may open their own offices. 

Important Qualities

Business skills. Because most brokers are self-employed, they must manage every aspect of their business. This task includes reaching out to prospective clients, handling their finances, and advertising their services.

Interpersonal skills. Strong interpersonal skills are essential for real estate brokers and sales agents, because they spend much of their time interacting with clients and customers. To attract and keep clients, they must be pleasant, enthusiastic, and trustworthy. 

Organizational skills. Real estate brokers and sales agents must be able to work independently, managing their own time and organizing, planning, and prioritizing their work.

Problem-solving skills. Real estate brokers and sales agents need to be able to quickly (sometimes immediately) address concerns clients or potential customers may have with a property. They also mediate negotiations between seller and buyer.

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Leasing Associate Career Paths

Leasing Associate
Leasing Consultant Account Executive Assistant Manager
Property Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Leasing Consultant Account Executive Account Manager
National Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Leasing Consultant Account Executive
Relationship Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Sales And Leasing Consultant Loan Officer Credit Analyst
Portfolio Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Sales And Leasing Consultant Loan Officer Senior Sales Representative
Internet Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Sales And Leasing Consultant Internet Sales Consultant Owner
Owner And Sales
7 Yearsyrs
Leasing Agent Executive Assistant Property Manager
Senior Property Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Leasing Agent Executive Assistant Account Manager
Commercial Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Leasing Agent Executive Assistant Assistant Property Manager
Assistant Community Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Specialist Team Leader Property Manager
Regional Property Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Specialist Accountant Property Manager
Director Of Property Management
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Senior Sales Representative Marketing Director
Community Relations Director
8 Yearsyrs
Leasing Specialist Sales Specialist Realtor
Real Estate Management Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
Leasing Specialist Marketing Specialist Assistant Property Manager
Commercial Property Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Leasing Specialist Marketing Specialist Communications Manager
Community Association Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Sales Person Foreman Superintendent
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Sales Person Electrician Facilities Manager
Real Estate Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Sales Person Senior Account Executive Communications Manager
Leasing Director
5 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Agent Real Estate Appraiser Real Estate Manager
Acquisitions Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Real Estate Agent Real Estate Broker Sales Counselor
Sales Communications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Top Skills for A Leasing Associate

  1. Lease Agreements
  2. Resident Retention
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared all lease agreements, obtained appropriate approvals and developed all corresponding documentation to increase year over year revenue.
  • Assisted property managers and leasing directors with overall marketing and advertising strategies, which included resident retention activities.
  • Developed relationships with Landlords and franchisees, providing outstanding customer service utilizing strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Determined eligibility of prospective tenants according to government rental and property leasing regulations and collecting rent.
  • Lead tours of property, showed vacant units and marketed property amenities to close sales and maintain occupancy.

Leasing Associate Demographics

Gender

Female

49.2%

Male

40.3%

Unknown

10.5%
Ethnicity

White

62.0%

Hispanic or Latino

15.7%

Black or African American

11.8%

Asian

6.8%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

57.4%

French

7.4%

Italian

7.4%

German

5.6%

Chinese

3.7%

Russian

1.9%

Vietnamese

1.9%

Bosnian

1.9%

Albanian

1.9%

Cantonese

1.9%

Japanese

1.9%

Wolof

1.9%

Mandarin

1.9%

Polish

1.9%

Korean

1.9%
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Leasing Associate Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.4%

Arizona State University

8.2%

University of Kentucky

8.2%

San Diego State University

6.7%

University of North Texas

5.2%

University of Florida

4.5%

University of Southern California

4.5%

The Academy

4.5%

University of Alabama

3.7%

University of South Florida

3.7%

University of Rhode Island

3.7%

Ashford University

3.7%

Auburn University

3.7%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.7%

Temple University

3.7%

Texas State University

3.7%

Fordham University

3.7%

Houston Community College

3.7%

Nova Southeastern University

3.7%

University of Utah

3.7%
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Majors

Business

31.0%

Real Estate

8.5%

Psychology

6.5%

Marketing

6.2%

Communication

5.6%

Finance

4.8%

Management

4.7%

Accounting

4.0%

English

3.4%

Economics

3.2%

Political Science

3.1%

Liberal Arts

2.8%

Nursing

2.5%

Law

2.5%

General Studies

2.3%

Criminal Justice

1.9%

History

1.9%

Legal Support Services

1.8%

Public Relations

1.8%

Education

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

50.0%

Other

23.5%

Associate

10.0%

Masters

9.5%

Certificate

3.9%

License

1.6%

Doctorate

0.8%

Diploma

0.7%
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