If you’re looking for leasing tips that will get you higher occupancy rates, you’ve come to the right place. Here at CLASS, we specialize in leasing solutions that apartment owners rely on. Our leasing tips and answers are suitable for owners of a wide range of properties, including new construction (we’ll help you lease up quickly), student housing, senior properties, single family homes, low-income communities, military housing, and more. If you’re not experiencing the occupancy you want, or you’ve suffered through too many vacancies, contact us to get started on a new plan. We have the leasing tips and solutions you’re looking for!

  1. Communication is Key

    Leasing up a new construction community is much different than simply filling empty apartments at established communities. The process is riddled with unforeseen barriers that can be minuscule, yet time consuming, for the management. There are many people involved and a lot of moving parts, so it i…Read More

  2. Smoke Free Community: Good or Bad Idea?

    There are some standard questions you get while leasing in a community such as: What is the price? Are you pet friendly? What is the noise like? But one new question that is starting to become more and more common is “do you allow smoking?” For the longest time the answer to this question is yes…Read More

  3. No Upgrades? No Problem!

    When your community isn’t upgrading and it seems like all your competitors are it can be easy to lose excitement about leasing. However, selling apartments that aren’t upgraded isn’t the kiss of death for your community. Here are some ways to combat the objection: You’ve already identified y…Read More

  4. Small Leasing Tip to Overcome Big Objections By Justin Coleman

    As a leasing agent, sometimes the most difficult task to accomplish is overcoming prospects’ objections. Leasing agents typically know exactly what features in their apartments will draw a negative comment, but not all agents will have a solution prepared when those objections are vocalized. Many…Read More

  5. Shop Your Comps! By Danny Soule

    A decade ago, a typical prospect started their apartment search a few weeks before their lease ended.  They would grab an apartment guide, drive by some properties, narrow down a few to choose from and ultimately shop 2-3 communities before making a decision. Today’s renter has many additional ap…Read More

  6. Communication is Key By Kristi McMillin

    Before making the final decision on my current apartment I did what any normal renter would do—I took a look at ApartmentRatings.com. As someone in the Multifamily industry I know how reviews work. There will always be harsh, negative posts and unabashedly positive posts you’re almost convinced …Read More

  7. Why Your Residents Are Leaving | CLASS Leasing Services

    With our years of unrivaled experience helping increase occupancy for our clients and their properties, CLASS has become a sought after resource and partner for apartment operators and those in need of leasing services. When you get great residents in your property, you want to  keep them as long a…Read More

  8. The Power of a Checklist By Kristi McMillin

    As simple as the concept may seem checklists are utilized in some of the most complex and respected industries in the world. From surgeons to pilots to lawyers, checklists have been shown to greatly reduce mistakes and increase proficiency. In any profession or process, breakdown can occur if tasks …Read More

  9. 5 Ways To Increase International Student Leases By Justin Coleman

      When it comes to leasing in student housing, gearing a large amount of time and effort towards marketing to international students can really help to fill a community quickly.  The number of international students studying abroad in the States continues to climb each year with 764,321 in the 201…Read More