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.

  • 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
  • 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 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Leasing Agent Salaries

Average Base Pay

$43,701 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $44K
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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.

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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.”

Leasing Professional
Jun. 9, 2021

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

Paragon PropertiesParagon Properties
Leasing Consultant
Dec. 22, 2021

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

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.”

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.”

Leasing Manager
Dec. 9, 2020

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

Hendrick Automotive GroupHendrick Automotive Group
Sales and Leasing Consultant
Apr. 30, 2021

“The sky is the limit here and I look forward to my continued career path here at Hendrick Automotive.”

McGrath Estate AgentsMcGrath Estate Agents
Leasing Consultant
Aug. 12, 2021

“Base rate salary is low but that is expected when it’s a results based role.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role 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 Renewal.

The most similar professions to leasing agent are:
  • Realtor
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Property Manager

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