We’re Hiring – Leasing Consultant – Rya Apartments

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Leasing Consultant – Rya Apartments

Multi-Family Real Estate

Department:  Residential Property Management

Location:  Rya Apartments, Richfield

Reports To:  Community Manager

FLSA Status:  Full-Time or Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Hourly Pay Range:  $20-22 plus commission


Competitive PTO, compensation, and benefits.

Schafer Richardson is growing! We are looking for a Leasing Consultant at our market-rate property in Richfield. This is a one-year-old property with 237 units.

The ideal candidate has prior leasing experience where the goal was achieving and maintaining high occupancy and income through marketing of the property, resident retention, and leasing of apartments to new residents.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Please note, the job description is not intended to be all encompassing.  Other duties may be assigned as necessary.  The employee must be open to any duties assigned by the Property Manager and the specific schedule requirements they establish.


  • Marketing
    • Must remain current on features, conditions, rent levels and rent concessions of all primary market comps for the property including surveys and visits.
    • Work with Property Manager to create and implement an effective marketing plan to maximize the property’s competitive advantages relative to the competition in the area.
    • Establish connections and interact with the surrounding community to maximize cross-promotional and referral opportunities.
    • Work to improve and/or maintain on-line reputation scores by providing excellent service as well as actively soliciting reviews from customers.


  • Apartment Leasing
    • Ensure prompt response and effective follow-up to all rental inquiries received via telephone, e-mail, property software system or fax to maximize rental appointments with prospective residents.
    • Tour prospective renters through available apartments by means of in-person or virtual tours.
    • Develop a clear understanding of the features and benefits that provide the property with a competitive advantage relative to the completion and use them to satisfy the needs and wants of prospective residents during the sales presentation.
    • Close on all prospective residents
    • Maintain an organized and consistent follow-up program for all previous appointments that maximizes rentals from the available traffic.
    • Alert Property Manager to any condition or situation that adversely impacts the success of the leasing program.


  • Administrative
    • General
      • Completion of all administrative and clerical task accurately, promptly and in accordance with company policy and all applicable laws
      • Keep the office area clean and organized to project a professional image to current and prospective Residents.
    • Leasing
      • Collect required identification, application fees, deposits and rental applications from all individuals applying for an apartment.
      • As directed by Property Manager, assist in preparing leases, addendums, and agreements to be executed as part of resident file.
      • Collect materials for and prepare move-in packets for new residents.
    • On-Line Property Management System
      • Assist in and accurate input of all required leasing information.
      • Process work order requests from residents in work order software system to ensure prompt completion of repairs and conduct follow up calls to ensure satisfaction with work.
    • Resident Retention
      • Customer Service: Assist residents with all concerns to make their life in the community as positive as possible.   Forward any significant issues to the Community Manager.
      • Community Events: Participate and assist in conducting community events (summer BBQ, Halloween party, etc.) to establish positive relationships within the community and minimize turnover.

 Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Knowledge & Skills Required

  • Understanding, and following, of state statutes and fair housing laws applicable to multi-family communities and property management companies
  • Computer Skills-to perform this job successfully, an individual should be computer literate and have knowledge of Property Management Software; Yardi preferred; working knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel. The ability to use a computer in a professional manner is required.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other team members and stakeholders.

Physical Demands

  • Physical fitness for frequent walking, bending, twisting/turning, climbing stairs, continuous sitting, and use of computer keyboard. reaching, pushing, pulling, handling and occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs. in order to perform management duties.


At Schafer Richardson, our team works hard every day to ensure that our customers, clients, and tenants receive the highest level of services available. Customer service and client satisfaction are our primary goals. If you believe your skills and experience are aligned with our team and this opportunity providing variety, challenge, and professional development, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:



Erin Buckel,

HR Business Partner




Schafer Richardson

Attn: Human Resources

900 North Third Street,

Minneapolis, MN 55401