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REGARDING THE FALL 2015 SURVEY.

At this time we are NO LONGER accepting applications for the Spring 2015 survey. Check back in August for information regarding the Fall 2015 survey.

PLEASE NOTE: A resume is required for this position; for additional information and to apply for the Spring survey starting May 4th, please submit a current resume to lhynes@pi-ei.com, if you have not done so already.

Thank you for your interest in joining Pierce-Eislen®’s Rent Survey team. You were directed to this site because you have expressed an interest in being considered for candidacy for the Surveyor position. This explains what the Rent Survey entails.

About Pierce-Eislen

Pierce-Eislen® is a real estate market research firm serving the commercial apartment industry in markets throughout the United States. The company provides an Internet-accessed product subscribed to by apartment industry professionals seeking information on specific apartment communities, or apartment market conditions. A more complete description of the company is provided under the “About Us” section on our website at www.pi-ei.com.

About the Surveyor Position

Why We Conduct Surveys – Our product provides information on various dynamic aspects of apartment community operations, requiring that regular assessments be conducted. The Rent Survey updates an apartment community’s rents, current rent specials, and several other factors subject to frequent change. The process requires calling apartment communities and asking various questions.

Computer/Telephone Need – High speed Internet access and long distance telephone service are required. There is no selling involved, but apartment communities are called to ask them simple questions about their apartments, a process requiring good telephone etiquette and a pleasant demeanor.

Surveys are Conducted as a Renter – Surveys must be conducted as a potential renter to ensure accuracy of information. This requires that you be willing to play a role as a renter.

Survey Timing – Survey team members must complete a minimum of 60 surveys the first week, and 80 surveys for the next five weeks, with calls made between the hours of 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM within surveyed time zones.

Compensation – Surveyors will be paid $6 per hour and a piece rate of $.60 for surveys marked Done, $.40 for surveys marked Wrong Number, $.20 for surveys marked Part-Done, and $.10 per survey marked Answering Machine or No Answer.  You will receive at least minimum wage in your jurisdiction for all hours worked.

Employment Status – If offered work for the Spring 2015 survey, you would be an employee of Select Staffing on a temporary assignment with Yardi Systems, Inc.

Pierce-Eislen® is a division of Yardi Systems, Inc.

Required AccuracyWhile surveys are simple to conduct, a commitment to accuracy and thoroughness is required.

Getting Started

To continue through, the following are steps needed to complete the process of association as a survey team member:

Documents are located under the Rent Survey Documents page in the right-hand navigation.

Refer to the Spring 2015 Calendar for survey dates and required work needs. If the information is agreeable, familiarize yourself with the Rent Surveyor Manual, which provides further details on the position.

Note: Returning survey team members, please read over the training information for any changes that may have been initiated since your last survey participation.

Complete the Assessment Overview, e-mail ANSWERS ONLY to Lynn Hynes, Operations Analyst; including your contact information. A few things to know about the assessment overview:

For Lynn Hynes’ contact information, please click on the link to the Rent Survey Contact Information page.

You will need to review the Rent Surveyor Manual prior to taking the assessment overview as this will cover all of the material on the assessment overview (including how we enter rents, specials and deposits.)

Survey participants must receive a passing assessment overview score.

Assessment overview responses should be returned in a timely manner as positions are filled in the order we receive passing results. We prefer assessment overviews to be turned in within 48 hours of receipt of the initial e-mail. While we may accept assessment overview responses up until the start of the survey, we do ask applicants to try and have them turned in ASAP. Assessment overview results are generally sent within 5 business days of receipt.

Returning surveyors, please indicate your previous association with us by writing “Returning” after your name.

If you pass the assessment overview and are invited to participate in the Spring 2015 Survey, Select Staffing will contact you with additional paperwork to become a Select Staffing employee as well as documents for your assignment. Your application is not considered complete until these forms are received.

After you submit the required documents, your user name and password will be confirmed and the week prior to starting the rent survey you will be provided access to the Rent Survey website (https://rentsurvey.peremote.com:444/login). If you are a returning surveyor, your username and password will remain the same.

The Rent Surveyor Manual is a reference guide for you to use while conducting a survey. Please print this document and refer to it when questions arise.

If you have questions which have not been addressed, please contact us by e-mail, and we will respond to you in a timely manner.

We look forward to working with you.

Lynn Hynes

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