Leasing Consultant Interview Preparation Guide
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Leasing Consultant Frequently Asked Questions in various Leasing Consultant job interviews by interviewer. The set of questions are here to ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job interview

32 Leasing Consultant Questions and Answers:

1 :: Explain me what is the main focus of a leasing agent’s work?

There are two actually. The first one is obtaining new lease agreements and the second is to maintain and if possible, improve retention.

2 :: Tell me have you ever drafted a lease contract?

I have drafted lease contracts several times and I am fully familiar with the legal considerations, both parties’ signage requirements and general format of lease contracts.

3 :: Tell me what measures do you take to ensure closing a lease?

I maintain an updated list of prospective residents and follow up business leads actively for closing the deal.

4 :: Tell me what was your greatest accomplishment as a leasing agent?

I have never been an apartment leasing agent but it is something that I am interested in.

5 :: Tell me what is Your Greatest Weakness as Leasing Consultant?

This question is often asked in leasing consultant interviews so that interviewers can determine your ability to overcome your own personal shortcomings. You may say something such as “I feel that my greatest weakness is my tendency to focus on only one aspect of my job. However, I am learning more about multitasking strategies so that I can overcome this and perform more efficiently.” You may also say “I sometimes struggle with my fear of failure, but I am working to overcome this by honing all of my skills in other areas. The better I know my job, the less this shortcoming affects me.”
A leasing consultant must have very strong conversational skills, so this should be a very important consideration during your interview. You must be able to get your point across accurately, so it is recommended that you practice answering these questions in advance of your interview.

6 :: Do you know what are the 3 top skills needed to succeed as a leasing agent?

Strong convincing power, sales acumen and ability to draft lease contracts in light of knowledge of the state approved laws are a must to succeed in this profession.

7 :: Tell me how do you handle your anger?

I don't get angry very easily but in the rare occasion that I do, I hold it in and act as though nothing is wrong.

8 :: Why should we hire you as Leasing Consultant?

I am a very hard worker and strive for the things I want. For example, I played college softball and in order to accomplish a scholarship for that, you have to work long hours and put in the work to become great. I am also a very outgoing and social person and I am great when working with people.

9 :: Tell me what do you know about the fair housing act?

Fair housing act is applicable in the US and this law protects the rights of tenants and landlords, restricting any discrimination in renting matters on basis of class and race. Its goal is to develop a unitary housing market to facilitate the tenants and landlords equally.

10 :: Explain me how do you evaluate success?

Success to me is accomplishing something that you have strived for.

11 :: What do you feel is the most important skill a leasing agent should possess?

I feel they should engaging and friendly because you need to be able to listen to what the applicant is wanting or be able to answer any questions they have while also being approachable and easy to talk to.

12 :: What Motivates You to Succeed?

Your interviewer will likely want to know the reasons why you will remain motivated to do your best during your employment with the company. Perhaps you are interested in being challenged, but you may also have interest in being recognized for your hard work in the form of the number of sales you can attain. A great example answer for this question is “I always do my best in everything, including my job. I take pride in my success, and I also want the company for which I work to be successful. Being affiliated with a company that is known for its excellence is very important to me.”

13 :: Why should we hire you? / How are you qualified to work as an leasing agent?

Apart from holding a bachelor’s degree in real estate, I have been specifically trained in lease terms and specifications. Additionally, I possess current trend information, can investigate real estate markets to find accurate matches and I am fully informed about current rental rates, sizes, locations and amenities of many properties in and around the city. Moreover, I am well practiced in drafting lease contracts, maintaining high customer satisfaction level and actively soliciting prospective clients. I also have a track record of maintaining 98% unit occupancy rate for my previous employers.

14 :: Explain me and convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments?

I used to work at CiCi's pizza where a variety of different people with different tastes in toppings and food would come in. I would have to work with these different people while still going by our guidelines. I also worked at a gym where many different types of people come in. I adapt well in these situations because I am a very outgoing and social person that can relate to others easily.

15 :: Basic Leasing Consultant Job Interview Questions:

☛ What inspires you to succeed?
☛ What is your biggest weakness?
☛ Why do you think you would excel in this position?
☛ What are your overall career goals?
☛ Are you able to work independently or do you need guidance?
☛ How would you handle an angry customer?
☛ Would you offer your best friend a better deal than a stranger?

16 :: Behavioral Leasing Consultant Job Interview Questions:

☛ Tell me about a time you were faced with an ethical problem. What did you do in the end?
☛ Recall a time when you had to mediate a dispute between property owner and their tenant. What was your role and how did you help the situation?
☛ Describe the most difficult sale you had to make. Why was it difficult and how did you close it?
☛ Tell me about a time you persuaded a renter to renew their lease

17 :: General Leasing Consultant Job Interview Questions:

☛ Tell me about yourself?
☛ What are your biggest strengths?
☛ Why did you leave your last job?
☛ What are your career goals for leasing consultant?
☛ Why do you want to work here?
☛ What are your greatest weaknesses for leasing consultant?
☛ What do you know about our organization?
☛ What kind of salary are you looking for leasing consultant?
☛ Why should we hire you?
☛ Do you have any questions?

18 :: Operational and Situational Leasing Consultant Job Interview Questions:

☛ How do you use social media to promote properties? What other advertising techniques do you use?
☛ What questions would you ask to evaluate a potential tenant’s requirements? What questions would you ask the property owner?
☛ How would you go about verifying a tenant’s application?
☛ Imagine a potential renter asks you a question about a property but you don’t know the answer. How do you handle this?
☛ If a property was burned or flooded, what would be your responsibilities?

19 :: Difficult Leasing Consultant Job Interview Questions:

☛ If someones apt. is flooding what would you do?
☛ If someone is late on their rent how will you respond?
☛ When irate customers come in how will you handle them?
☛ They will ask you things like tell me a time when you helped a person that was in need?
☛ If your best friend came in would you offer him a better deal?
☛ What are your strengths?
☛ What are your weaknesses? You might think you don't have any. But we all have a weakness of some kind....
☛ How do define integrity?
☛ Do you work well with others?
☛ Can you work on your own or do you need guidance?

20 :: Role-specific Leasing Consultant Job Interview Questions:

☛ Which of your qualities make you a great salesperson?
☛ How do you keep up with trends in the real estate?
☛ What’s excellent customer service for a leasing consultant?
☛ How do you use technology to organize your work?
☛ What kind of lodges/properties have you dealt with in the past?
☛ How do you handle overlapping deadlines?