As most of you know my last job offer fell through, so I am still on the search. For the past month I have been leasing apartments as a side gig. I don't work in anyone community, but sort of "pinch hit" when a community is short handed. Earlier this week though I was asked by my temp agency if I might consider working full-time as a leasing agent. They would find me the community and then I would work for that community and not my temp agency, just like any other temp to perm situation.
As my job search isn't go so well, I agreed if they can find me a job that pays at least decently. Leasing agents don't make huge salaries, about $10 to $12 per hour. The money is made in commission, anywhere from $30 to $60 per lease. I have asked around and a good agent in an established community can make from $800 to $1200 a month in commission. In an apartment community that is "leasing up" in other words a new community, you can make a great deal of money. I heard of one monthly bonus that was in excess of $4000.
I don't know if I can get a community like that or not, but hopefully. In a normal community I am looking at a salary in the high 20's or low 30's. Not a great deal of money and could mean I would need to take on a night job, because I will be working weekends for sure.
Not a great situation, but it is enjoyable work; and it sure as heck isn't flipping burgers or saying that now famous phrase, "Would you like fries with that...."