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Sample leasing agent job description 

[Company X] takes pride in its properties and wants to maintain high occupancy levels. That’s where qualified leasing agents play a crucial role. Advertising to potential tenants, conducting tours, and overseeing the leasing process are just a few of the tasks agents will engage in on a daily basis. Acting as an interface between management and tenants, the leasing agent ensures that both sides are happy and leasing arrangements meet expectations. They need to have excellent communications skills and the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously.

Objectives of this role

  • Maintain accurate records for properties

  • Achieve revenue and occupancy goals

  • Ensure a frictionless signing and move-in process for tenants

  • Stay informed of rental market conditions

  • Advertise available properties online and offline

  • Determine prospective tenants’ leasing eligibility


  • Conduct tours with potential tenants

  • Update leases when tenants move in or leave

  • Verify tenants’ gross income, credit scores, and references 

  • Conduct regular audits for lease compliance

  • Request guarantor information when needed

  • Keep management informed of any issues

Skills and qualifications

  • High attention to detail

  • Excellent time management abilities

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Comfort with multitasking

  • Real estate salesperson license or broker license

  • Organizational and analytical skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Knowledge of real estate software like Buildium and DoorLoop

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Powerful sales skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Familiarity with property details

  • Willingness to work atypical hours