Leasing Agent

Job Description:

A Leasing Agent facilitates the rental of residential or commercial properties by marketing vacancies, screening potential tenants, and assisting with lease agreements.

Job Category:
Real Estate

What you will do:

As a leasing agent, you will be:

  • Promoting available rental units to attract prospective tenants through advertisements, listings, and showings
  • Screening and evaluating rental applications, including background checks, credit checks, and rental history verification
  • Conducting property tours to showcase rental units, highlight features, and address tenant inquiries
  • Assisting tenants in understanding lease terms, conditions, and rental agreements, and ensuring compliance with property policies
  • Managing rent collection processes, including late fees and payment reminders
  • Coordinating maintenance and repair requests from tenants and ensuring timely resolution
  • Conducting move-in and move-out inspections, documenting property conditions, and addressing security deposit matters
  • Maintaining accurate records of tenant communications, lease agreements, and financial transactions
  • Building positive relationships with tenants, addressing concerns, and ensuring tenant satisfaction
  • Staying informed about local rental market trends, competitor pricing, and market conditions
  • Adhering to federal, state, and local rental laws, regulations, and fair housing policies
  • Providing property owners and management with regular reports on property occupancy, financial performance, and tenant issues
  • Assisting in property maintenance, cleanliness, and curb appeal to attract and retain tenants
  • Offering exceptional customer service to both current and potential tenants
  • Facilitating lease renewals and addressing tenant retention strategies


You will need:

  • knowledge in property management, marketing and real estate
  • knowledge of tenant screening processes
  • familiarity with local rental market conditions, trends, and pricing
  • understanding of lease terms, rental agreements, and lease negotiations
  • knowledge of property maintenance and repair coordination processes
  • knowledge in legal compliance and ethics
  • proficiency in property management software, databases, and digital marketing tools
  • basic financial knowledge

As well as:

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Entry Requirements:

To become a Leasing Agent, specific GCSE subjects are not typically required. However, the following subjects can provide a strong foundation for skills needed in this profession:

  1. Mathematics: Helps with financial calculations, budgeting, and lease-related math.
  2. English: Enhances communication skills, both written and verbal, which are important for interacting with tenants and colleagues.
  3. Business Studies: Provides insights into business principles, which can be valuable in property management.
  4. ICT (Information and Communication Technology): Familiarity with technology is helpful for managing digital records and online marketing.

While these subjects can be beneficial, practical experience, on-the-job training, and a strong understanding of the real estate industry often play a more significant role in preparing for a career as a Leasing Agent. Consider pursuing further education or vocational qualifications in real estate or property management if available.

To become a Leasing Agent, you typically need the following qualifications and requirements:

High School Diploma

A high school diploma or equivalent is often the minimum educational requirement.

Real Estate License (Optional)

In some regions or states, obtaining a real estate license may be required or beneficial. Check local regulations.

On-the-Job Training

Gain practical experience in the field by working in entry-level positions, such as a Leasing Assistant or Leasing Consultant.

Working Hours and Environment:

Leasing Agents typically work during regular business hours in a combination of office and on-site settings, with occasional weekend or overtime work during busy leasing periods.

Career Path & Progression:

The typical career path of a Leasing Agent involves starting in entry-level positions, gaining experience and skills, advancing to higher-level roles like Senior Leasing Agent or Leasing Manager, and potentially specialising in a particular property type or market segment.