Leasing Consultant Cover Letters provide a concise synopsis of the abilities of a leasing consultant. A leasing consultant needs to possess two basic types of skills: interpersonal and technical. Leasing Consultants can either be self employed or work with property consultants / service providers. Their job is to get tenants for vacant apartments and other residential units. Their duties include greeting prospective clients / tenants, understanding their residential requirements, proposing alternatives based on their needs and financial status, getting them to choose one residence, conduct background checks on clients, and to get the final agreement signed.
Legal - technical knowledge is important to ensure that all leasing related activities are conducted in accordance with the law. This prevents unnecessary litigation at a later date. Of particular importance are background checks and the drafting of agreements. This ensures that all the entities viz. the client, leasing consultant, and the leasing organization do not cheat. Technical understanding also helps the consultant explain the rules of the apartment complexes, general and particular, to his clients.
Interpersonal skills deserve a special mention in the leasing consultant cover letter. The consultant deals with a whole range of clients. The consultant has to be patient, persuasive, and calm in dealing with all these clients. Interpersonal skills help him understand the kind of apartment the client wants; and this is where the process starts. These skills also help him to explain his point of view to the client to create a better understanding. Educational requirements for a leasing consultant include passing the high school followed by a degree in property management, law, business, or economics.
Here is an example of leasing consultant cover letter:
December 12, 2011
3000 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134
800 Walker Avenue
Memphis, TN 38126
Dear Mr. Swift,
This is with reference to your advertisement in the "Memphis Daily News", dated December 9, 2011, inviting applications for the position of a leasing consultant in your esteemed organization. I am eligible for the said position as per the qualifications prescribed in your advertisement. I hereby submit my application for the same. I have five years experience as a leasing consultant. I am looking to work with an organization that is known to offer great opportunities for growth to its employees.
I am experienced with all aspects of the leasing profession. I am a good listener and can understand the requirements of clients in considerable detail. Based on their financial status and other needs, I suggest them residential alternatives. I arrange visits to the selected alternatives and based on the feedback from clients, zero in on the most preferred alternative. I am fairly skilled with conducting background checks of clients to confirm their paying capacity. I am completely comfortable with all documents related to leasing and their verification.
While closing deals, I employ gentle persuasive tactics that usually get the job done. In fact, drafting agreements and getting them signed is my area of considerable expertise. I also provide follow up services to take care of any issues that may crop up after the deal is signed. I have a bachelor's degree in property management that provides me with the theoretical foundation needed for this job. Apart from this, I have a great deal of patience that helps me to cheerfully deal with all kinds of clients, ranging from the irate to the indecisive.
It will be a great experience to work with a growing organization like yours that ensures the growth of its employees with itself. I have attached my resume with this letter. You can get in touch with me on the telephone number or the email address as and when you deem fit.