Apartment Leasing Agent (San Antonio, TX)

Hire Priority Staffing, San Antonio’s leader in Apartment Industry Staffing, is currently seeking qualified candidates for apartment leasing agent:

Seeking an Energetic Apartment Leasing Agent who is outgoing, motivated, hardworking, and capable of closing deals!

Requirements:

Strong customer service skills, professionalism & self-confidence are a MUST.
Apartment industry experience helpful!
Experience with Yardi, Onesite, Bluemoon or other property management software is helpful!
Need to have professional appearance & demeanor!
Compensation: $12-$14/hr (+ Benefits and Commissions!) DOE

Location: North San Antonio

Candidates must provide identification and proof of eligibility to work in the U.S, and have reliable transportation.

INDSAN

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

Leasing: 1 year
Location:

San Antonio, TX
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Apartment Groundskeeper (San Antonio, TX)

Hire Priority, leaders in Multifamily Maintenance Staffing, is looking for a qualified candidate for the Apartment Groundskeeper position!

About Us: This is an amazing property with friendly, fun-loving staff! They take care of their employees, and appreciate hard work and loyalty. This is a larger property (approx. 400 units), with a large maintenance crew!

Location: San Antonio

Compensation: $11-$13/hr DOE + Benefits

Responsibilities:

Maintain community’s appearance: walk the community on a frequent basis and removing litter.
Keep common areas (pool, laundry room, dumpster, and recreation areas) free of debris.
Rake, sweep, & shovel, safely operate small hand tools and mechanical equipment such as blowers.
Perform power washing, paint curbs, maintain light fixtures throughout the property as needed.
Perform all other apartment maintenance duties as assigned.
Requirements:

Apartment industry experience is helpful!
Experience in basic painting, janitorial work, basic tool use, etc.
Has attention detail
Ability to work outside for long periods of time
MUST:

Provide one form of identification and proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
Be able to complete an application and interview process
We’d love to hear from you today!

Se Habla Espanol.

INDSAN

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

Groundskeeping: 1 year
Location:

San Antonio, TX
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It’s Not Too Late To Achieve These Top 5 Career Goals for 2018

Can you believe the end of the second quarter of 2018 is almost here? Many of use set personal and professional goals for ourselves back in January and now it is time to check in to see if things are going as planned. If you are shaking your head in dismay because time feels like it is slipping away, you can rest assured that it is not too late to set and ACHIEVE your career goals for 2018.

Whether you want to take on more responsibility at your workplace…or give some up…we have you covered with the Top 5 Most Common Career Goals for 2018!

#1: Work/Life Balance

One of the very first things you should consider when setting career goals is where do you want your work/life balance to be. Also known as: how much time do you want to spend working and how much time do you want to spend not working. The reason this goal should come first is it can dictate how willing you are to commit to the hours it will take to achieve other goals.

Luckily, it doesn’t have to be black and white, you can allow your free time and work time to blend together which will result in an overall better work/life balance. For example, schedule a day every week for your spouse to meet you for lunch or for you to have lunch once a month at your child’s school. Plan to attend extracurricular work activities that will allow you to have fun and network at the same time. (put on shared calendar with spouse calendar and repeat every week)

The big takeaway here is to plan to do these things because they are easy to skip when the time comes to attend. Look at the areas of your personal life you feel are lacking and see where you could blend them with your job to increase your overall work/life satisfaction level.

#2: Money

Now that you have your work/life situation figured out you can really look at how happy you are with your compensation. Figuring out how much money you want to make can be a slippery slope because your answer is always going to be “more!”. The best way to go about settling on a magic number is to think about the things you want to spend that money on. Is it a certain school for your children? A retirement plan? A fancy fitness program? A yearly overseas vacation? Once you are able to incorporate your realistic wishlist into your current budget and see how much more money you need to make you will be able to confidently say how much you want to be making a year.

Now that you have that magic number, and it’s inline with the fair market value of your position and the size of your property, you can approach your boss and ask them what will it take to get your compensation where you want it to be. This leads us into our next goal.

#3: Growth

Growth in the workplace is something we should all constantly strive for. Not only will it almost always result in a better salary, it will also enhance our overall happiness in your career. When setting a goal in workplace growth, it is best to work backwards. Put some thought into what you want your career to look like in December of 2018. What activities did you participate in? What contests did you win at work? What certifications did you receive? What skills did you improve on or learn?

Perhaps you want to move into a different position in your workplace. Are you a leasing agent that wants to be a community manager? A manager that wants to be a regional supervisor? Perhaps the company you are working for is too small to accommodate the growth you want to experience. By thinking ahead you are able to take an objective and practical look at your current surroundings and decide if they are able to give you what you want.

#4: Relationship With Management

Some people never think to purposely work on their employer/employee relationship, however this is something that is very important. Your boss is often the gatekeeper to obtaining your goals and you need to make sure you are both interacting at an optimal level. Get out a piece of paper and a writing tool and make a good old-fashioned list of the things you love about your boss and the things you hate. The latter category is the one to focus on. You can easily turn a negative into a positive with a little bit of concentrated effort.

For example, if you are a leasing professional and you hate that your community manager is always stressed out in the office. Make it a point to find out their stress triggers and try to keep them at bay. Or perhaps start a productive and respectful dialogue at the beginning of the year with the objective of having you lend your support to your boss in the areas they decided they need. December of 2018 will look a lot brighter once your working relationships are firing on all cylinders.

#5: Executing Your Ideal Day

Controlling your ongoing daily activities can sometimes seem futile. However, you CAN sit down and put some thought into the things you actually want to be doing every day. Perhaps you want to go to the gym in the mornings, or meet friends for happy hour bi-weekly, or help one resident at your community a day with an issue. No matter what the tasks, you can actively decide on the things you want to take up your time. Once you have identified these things you can plug them into your calendar and keep yourself accountable when things seem out of control. If you don’t have a plan you can easily slip into something very unproductive (such as getting caught in a social media black hole) and decide to easily let it go and focus on something that actually made your list.

Now is the perfect time to put some effort into making 2018 your best year ever. Don’t let anything hold you back!

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Top 3 Skills To Identify a Potential Bookkeeper on Your Leasing Staff

Working in the role of “Bookkeeper” for a multifamily property is a unique and sometimes complicated job. The basic accounting skills are of course necessary, however interaction with other people is at an all time high in terms of the accounting world.

The best property management bookkeepers come from a customer service background which could include being a part of a leasing team.

Since the bookkeeper of a multifamily property has to deal with residents over rent, back payments, and security deposit issues, it makes sense to promote someone in-house that is already well-versed in interacting with the residents. Below we have pointed out the top 3 skills to look for in your leasing consultant when considering them for a bookkeeping position.

1. Detailed Orientated

Any bookkeeping job will require handling and making sense of a large amount of data. Being able to sort through and keep up with the financial dealings of your property is an essential requirement of acting as bookkeeper. The margin of error for letting a detail slip through the cracks is extremely small to be able to run a profitable multi family community. Look for someone that borders on the line of obsessive when it comes to having things “just right”. Even a well-organized desk and consistent daily habits can be telling.

2. Communication Skills

Often it falls on the property bookkeeper to deliver bad news to the manager when something isn’t going right financially. An example could be “we have outstanding rent balances” or “a resident’s check has been misplaced”. Your bookkeeper needs to be able to be assertive in communicating what is happening in the property’s books to maintain order and consistency.

3. Software Savvy

The property accounting software is not the only technology that bookkeepers need to use, they also need to be comfortable working with data in spreadsheets and quickly maneuver within software programs. Consider looking for the leasing consultant that is completely at ease in front of their computer and currently used leasing software. You can possibly consider someone that is active on social media and takes part in the property’s social media activities. This is because social media requires a certain proficiency in using technology.

There you have it! Finding an awesome bookkeeper for your property is extremely important to the success of the whole community. Choose your person wisely!

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Apartment Maintenance Lead (San Marcos, TX)

Apartment community is now seeking motivated, hardworking, dedicated Maintenance Supervisor to join the team! Our ideal team member will be a strong leader, self-motivated, driven, have excellent communication skills and be able to take control of all things maintenance!

Experienced Apartment Maintenance Supervisor

Location: NC San Antonio
Compensation for Maintenance Supervisor: $18-$22/hr DOE + benefits

5 years maintenance experience in the apartment industry is required.

Requirements for Maintenance Supervisor:

EPA certification/HVAC
Apartment industry experience is a must!
Experience in painting, plumbing, electric, drywall, etc. and have their own tools.
Ability to work weekends and be on-call
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Reliable transportation
Valid driver’s license and proof of eligibility to work in the US

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must have good written and verbal communications skills and be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. Bilingual helpful, but not required.
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