Young America Blog » September 2014

3 Things to Remember About Lease Signing

This time of year, a lot of commotion surrounds the leasing process.  ISU has an early leasing season, called open leasing, which begins October 1st this year for the general public.  Even Illinois State has cautioned students about being certain before signing a lease, which honestly, is very good advice. 

Here are specifics that Illinois State University has cautioned about:

1 ) Housing does not run out in October, so you will not be left homeless if you do not sign a lease early.

This is correct, but some buildings do lease within the first day or two …

Leasing Agents

What is a leasing agent?

A leasing agent is a licensed individual who is responsible for leasing out a property owned by a landlord (lessor) to a tenant (lessee) and has the authority to sign on that lessor’s behalf. 

What do leasing agents do?

Leasing agents work with property owners to help find tenants for their buildings.  Leasing agents are responsible for prospecting tenants to ensure that properties are filled.  When a leasing agent meets with a prospect, they are to gather information about what the client’s living needs are.  Certain questions pertaining to the client’s budget, how many bedrooms …