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What is the best certification for a leasing agent?

Posted on October 2, 2017

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What is the best certification for a leasing agent?


If you work as a leasing agent in the multifamily property industry, the National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) certification is the first certification you should obtain. NALP can help you learn more about leasing, enhance your selling skills, and gain recognition in your career.


Why become NALP certified?


Build a foundation in leasing

An NALP certification is the best way to learn the ins and outs of leasing. From conducting a leasing interview to retaining residents, NALP gives you the tools you need to be successful in your role. Through NALP certification, you’ll gain a better understanding of:

  • Prospective resident screening
  • Leasing policies and procedures
  • Reputation management
  • Relationship-building
  • Fair housing laws
  • And much more


Improve your selling skills

Success as a leasing professional relies heavily on selling skills. NALP certification can help you become a top producer. You’ll learn to:

  • Generate traffic
  • Manage objections
  • Secure more renewals


Advance your career

NALP certification indicates strong leasing skills and dedication to the industry. It can give you an edge when it comes to hiring, promotion and earning potential. In an NAAEI survey of property companies, 67% of supervisors reported employees received a promotion, salary increase or one-time bonus after completing NALP.


Who is right for NALP certification?


NALP certification isn’t just for those new to leasing. No matter what stage of your career you’re in, NALP certification makes you a more valuable asset to your company. NALP certification requires a minimum of 6 months’ onsite leasing experience, but this requirement may be met during or after completion of coursework, Market Survey and exam. (During that period, you hold a Provisional NALP).


Find out how you can take your career to the next level with an NALP certification.

Amy McClellan
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