Leasing Specialist

Common Living

Common Living

Administration
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024
Field Operations · Houston, TX

Leasing Specialist

About Common

Common is a global residential manager making city living easier for renters through the thoughtful use of technology and design. Common delivers exceptional experiences for thousands of residents across coliving, microunits, and traditional apartments. Founded in 2015, they are the preferred choice for residents looking for stress-free city living from a trusted brand, and for real estate owners seeking reliable, above-market returns.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Common’s team. Habyt, the biggest co-living operator in Europe and Asia, and Common, the largest co-living operator in North America, joined forces at the beginning of 2023 to create the leading global co-living company. The combined entity brings to life a next generation of living concepts operating worldwide. With locations in over 40 cities and 14 countries, across three continents, the combined entity will operate over 30,000 units that vary from co-living, studios and traditional rental apartments.

To follow the latest Common news, get to know our community of residents, and learn about what it’s like to work at Common, you can follow us on Instagram, Linkedin, and Twitter. To see more open roles and hear from Common employees check out our Careers Page.

About the Role

The Leasing Specialist will help our mission of turning housing into a consumer-focused industry. This is an entry-level position with strong career development and the opportunity for growth into senior sales, member services, and real estate roles. This role is eligible for monthly commission and reports to the regional Leasing Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Schedule and Tour prospects through new and existing homes
  • Determine the sales strategy associated with filling a new vs. existing home
  • Become an expert on all available products in a region - new and existing homes
  • You should be comfortable speaking about differences between homes, and able to match/sell the right home to the right prospect
  • Add notes to each opportunity after any touchpoint (scheduling a tour, holding a tour, follow-ups, applications etc.)
  • Maintain a clean funnel and follow up with all leads post tour with the goal of getting them to apply to one of our homes
  • Create Local Marketing Posts to attract leads directly to the homes you are assigned to tour. You are responsible for creating these leads in SFDC, scheduling/rescheduling the tour, and following up. At the beginning of the month, your Sales Manager will provide you with a tour scheduled goal for Local Marketing
  • Weekly goal setting and demand generation
  • Determine priority of vacant rooms based on a number of competing objectives
  • Communicate priorities to marketing and inside sales to produce demand against the inventory
  • Work with our development team to design tools and dashboards to support leasing activity for homes
  • Other ad hoc projects may be assigned

Qualifications

  • You have 2+ years of sales experience (real estate preferred but not required)
  • Ability to travel to support new home openings and existing homes in other markets
  • You will be able to demonstrate both a consultative and aggressive selling style if need be, and can tailor our value to respond to prospect’s specific pain points and challenges
  • You are comfortable working in environments where you will be able to take initiative and carve out a path to success for yourself
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays
  • Emotional intelligence, coachability and a strong work ethic

What We Offer

Common truly values our employees and wants to do everything to ensure that our employees are not only happy and professionally fulfilled, but also that they have the opportunity to be healthy. Because of this, we are committed to providing a number of affordable and valuable health and wellness benefits for our employees such as:

  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • FSA + HSA options
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Company-paid STD/LTD
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401k plans

Additional benefits such as paid holidays, commuter transit benefits, job training + development opportunities + a great wellness program are also available. And as always, we are regularly evaluating our offerings to ensure employees' needs are being met.

Common is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

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Department
Field Operations
Role
Leasing Specialist
Locations
Houston, TX
Hourly salary
$21 - $24

About Habyt

Habyt was founded in Berlin by a team of entrepreneurs with a vision to create affordable and sustainable living solutions around the world. The co-living and housing rental model was broken, and finding a home was never an easy process. From bad paperwork to worse flatmates, unlocking the next move was never straightforward — and Habyt wanted to fix precisely that.

Founded in 2017
Coworkers About 500
Field Operations · Houston, TX

Leasing Specialist