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Old 04-08-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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So to become a leasing consultant what do you do? Take a course?
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Apply for a job with that as the title.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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It would be very helpful to be up to speed on fair housing laws and your states tricky little laws.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:21 AM
 
Location: 33432
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Although not always the case, the core difference between a leasing agent and a real estate agent is the real estate license (one always has it and the other usually doesn't).

A leasing agent is quite often a salaried employee of the landlord or property manager and doesn't have any of the fiduciary responsibilities an agent would have with his client.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:47 AM
 
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I have experience in customer service but not in real estate. Is that okay ?
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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You'll need to have education in fair housing law and such.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:10 PM
 
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Like formal education?
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I have experience in customer service but not in real estate. Is that okay ?
OK for who? For anyone reading this it's just fine.
Go get some business cards made up.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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I have experience in customer service but not in real estate. Is that okay ?
At an entry level position, possibly. You can learn a lot on the job but it is a job that doesn't tolerate mistakes well. What you may consider an innocent remark may be a violation of federal law. We ha e property that I am not very comfortable renting to people with children (I wouldn't want my son living there) but I can't tell someone that. You would be very well served to spend some time with your nose in a book about landlord-tenant law in your area.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:14 PM
 
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I'm also fluent in Spanish, would that be considered a plus?

And, I've been watching informational videos about fair housing, I understand it's trickier than it appears.
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