What does a Leasing Agent do?

A legal secretary is responsible for providing administrative and clerical support to one or more lawyers. This varies from transcribing and proofreading legal documents, scheduling court depositions, hearings, and meetings to filing and organizing important documents. Essentially, legal secretaries maintain the efficiency of all office procedures and case management to guarantee reliability and consistency. Legal secretaries may work in law firms and legal departments of private corporations.

Most legal secretaries hold an Associate's degree or higher in Legal Studies or a related field. A typing speed of 50 words per minute with high accuracy is required as well as 3 years of experience as a paralegal or legal secretary. Successful legal secretaries possess excellent written and oral communication skills with a friendly and professional demeanor.

What responsibilities are common for Leasing Agent jobs?
  • Transcribe and proofread legal documents
  • Process third party and vendor invoices
  • Arrange travel arrangements for attorneys
  • Accurately file documents with the court ahead of deadlines
  • Schedule court depositions, hearings, and other meetings
  • File, organize, scan, copy and fax legal documents in a timely manner
  • Answer phone calls, take notes/messages and redirect calls when appropriate
  • Effectively communicate with witnesses, clients, colleagues, and partners
What are the typical qualifications for Leasing Agent jobs?
  • 3+ years' experience as a paralegal or legal secretary
  • Working knowledge of litigation management software systems
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Familiarity with legal documents and terminology
  • Able to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work as a team with attorneys and other colleagues
  • Demonstrate a courteous and professional demeanor
  • Ability to type with a speed of at least 50 wpm with high accuracy
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

How much does a Leasing Agent make?

Confident
$51,618 /yr
Total Pay
$34,532
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$17,086
 /yr

Additional Pay

$51,618

 / yr
$27K$312K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Leasing Agent Career Path

Learn how to become a Leasing Agent, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Leasing Agent
$51,618/yr
L3
L4
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
5%
2 - 4
3%
5 - 7
0%
8+
92%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Leasing Agent Insights

Read what Leasing Agent professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Lincoln Property CompanyLincoln Property Company
Leasing Agent
Aug 31, 2021

“management is really helpful when it comes to answering questions to ensure great customer service to my clients and residents.”

AnequimAnequim
Leasing Coordinator
May 23, 2022

“They recognize great work and I appreciate the Anequim team for getting me this job!”

Paragon PropertiesParagon Properties
Leasing Consultant
Dec 22, 2021

“Paragon is a great place to work and provides a lot of opportunities to advance.”

CommonCommon
Leasing Manager
Dec 9, 2020

“I have been here for about 4 months and have nothing but great things to say.”

Davis DevelopmentDavis Development
Leasing Consultant
Mar 24, 2021

“The commission structure is awesome and the best I have seen in my 10 year career here in the DFW.”

HILLS PropertiesHILLS Properties
Leasing Consultant
Feb 24, 2022

“Your opportunities are solely based on how well you're liked and not on the job you do.”

GreystarGreystar
Leasing Professional
Jun 9, 2021

“Greystar has excellent training in customer service which I retained and has benefitted my continued career search.”

Mill Creek Residential TrustMill Creek Residential Trust
Leasing Consultant
Nov 16, 2021

“Management was quite moody and it would sometimes get in the way of the already arduous tasks at the helm.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Leasing Agent

When working as a Leasing Agent, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Prospects, Excellent Customer Service, Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Communication, and Search Engine.

The most similar professions to Leasing Agent are:
  • Realtor
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Property Manager
  • Community Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Leasing Agent include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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Realtor
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Community Manager
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