What's it like to be a Leasing Consultant?
Leasing Consultants speak to potential customers to help them understand the benefits of products and services, and facilitate their rental for a set period of time. Leasing Consultants have responsibilities very similar to Sales Consultants, but the approach they take to the conversation and the payment process differ in that selling is permanent and leasing is temporary.
Tasks and duties
- Meeting with potential customers to go over products (a rental house, for instance) and services (a mobile phone contract, for example), and the terms of leases available.
- Helping customers understand their rights and obligations under the contract they’ve chosen.
- Drawing up paperwork and ensuring details are correct.
- Complying with regulations, codes of conduct and credit assessment rules.
- Checking application details, such as salary information, with referees.
- Inspecting products prior to and after leasing and writing condition reports.
- Coordinating access to products and services for customers, repair people and any other interested parties.
- Preparing and uploading online ads to various websites and marketplaces.
- Taking and addressing enquiries.
- Processing lease renewals and changes to terms.
Found primarily in real estate and retail, Leasing Consultants usually possess a positive ‘can-do’ attitude, are quick thinkers and have great communication skills.
What can I earn as a Leasing Consultant?
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How to become a Leasing Consultant
- If you intend to go into real estate, you will need to complete a Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate) (CPP40307) through TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation.
- Depending on the state you live in, you will likely need to register with your state’s real estate licensing board.
- If you are looking to get into mobile phone, automotive or retail leasing, there are no minimum qualifications. Most organisations will give you the opportunity to learn on the job, and any sales and customer service experience you have from previous jobs will help you get your foot in the door.