Team Spotlight: Colton Smith, Touring Agent
Welcome to AptAmigo’s Spotlight Series, where we highlight some of the amazing people who make up our team. We’ll be chatting with people who work in a variety of roles, so check back often or view the entire series.
Colton Smith joined AptAmigo when the company was still in its start-up phase. As one of the first Touring Agents at AptAmigo, his colleagues sometimes refer to him as the “OG.” Touring Agents like Colton accompany clients throughout their day of apartment tours. They help relieve the stress of touring by asking the important, often-forgotten questions, coordinating rides between buildings, and even buying lunch and coffee for that extra boost of energy.
Colton watched AptAmigo grow from its early days, serving only Chicago renters, to the 6-city success it is today. He attributes this growth to “the wonderful, supportive people” who work here and a “we’re on it; we’ll take care of it!” mentality. When explaining what made him stay throughout the years, he says, “the team at AptAmigo truly does their best to make you feel like you’re part of a family.”
He enjoys being a touring agent because of “the flexibility and the fun of the job. There have only been one or two days out of the hundreds I’ve had that actually felt like work. I get to meet so many interesting people, see amazing views from all the buildings, and I get to see lots of really cool amenities. I’ve taken many tours where my clients go, ‘Wow!’ Even though I’ve seen the building before, I think the same thing, and it never gets old. Plus, I even get to pet dogs sometimes!”
Colton is an integral part of the AptAmigo team and brings the “VIP experience” to life for our clients. Since our touring agents set their own schedules, many of them pursue other fun projects on the side. Colton is no exception— he spends the rest of his time as an actor for a murder mystery theater group!
This role is perfect for outgoing people who love to make new friends and enjoy touring beautiful interiors. You don’t have to be an actor, but Colton’s improv comedy background definitely contributes to his success. Here are some of his rave reviews:
“Colton made our tour enjoyable and asked great questions on our behalf. I can’t thank you guys enough for making our first apartment search super easy!” – Claren J.
“The weekend I toured, Colton accompanied me and asked all the right questions, took notes, and helped me feel comfortable finding the right place for me.” – Elizabeth S.
“Colton did a great job stepping in as tour guide and even offered to buy me lunch. Would highly recommend this service to anyone looking for a new apartment.” – Alex B.
If you’re interested in learning more about open Touring Agent positions, reach out to us here!
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