Try This Question for Hiring New Leasing Staff
- Jan 02, 2020
“Do you talk to strangers?” Ask a leasing candidate about a conversation with a stranger. It’s a good starting point to understand how easily they can connect and establish rapport.
The answer to this question from a prospective leasing consultant gives you some insight into their character and personality. Interview questions for an individual without leasing experience is challenging.
The questions that reference leasing skills may not be relevant to prior work experience. Closing techniques, demonstrating an apartment, property tours and using a software application are skills that can be taught. Skills that can be developed through training. At the time of the interview, making the decision to hire involves anticipating if a new leasing consultant is going to be able to quickly connect with a prospect. They must be able to create rapport, and start building a relationship. Use this opportunity to ask about a conversation with a stranger. The response shows some predictive behaviors.