Mystery Shopper Jobs with Ellis Partners
Mystery Shopping Opportunities with Ellis Partners
Become an Ellis Certified Mystery Shopper
5 Easy Steps – only 45 minutes to get started!
1) Fill out online application
2) Complete certification
3) Choose apartment mystery shopping opportunities
4) Conduct shop and complete online report
5) Get Paid by direct deposit
Work your own hours at your own pace in the area you want without the hassle of keeping a set schedule. Click to Get Started and make some Extra Cash while having fun.
We specialize in apartment mystery shopping in all 50 states nationwide for some of the largest apartment management companies in the U.S. since 1984 and have completed over 600,000 shops and counting. Ellis’ mystery shoppers perform onsite Apartment shops, phone shops, internet shops and video shops.
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What are Mystery Shopper Jobs?
A mystery shopper is someone like you who “secretly” shops and evaluates products and services. This means the person or business you are evaluating does not know that you are there to observe and report on your experience.
What does an Ellis Mystery Shopper do?
Ellis certified mystery shoppers pretend to be looking for an apartment. They evaluate the sales performance of the leasing staff. Our mystery shoppers, rather than trying to “catch” someone doing something wrong, are there to look for everything that’s being done right! Then they fill out a report on their entire experience, including any areas where opportunities for improvement were noticed! See our Mystery Shopper tips for detailed information.
How is shopping for my own apartment different from Mystery Shopping?
First, you don’t have to live at a community you shop! As a mystery shopper, you have to place yourself in the shoes of someone who WOULD live at the property, even if you would not, so that you can be fair when reporting on the sales associate’s performance. Even if the apartment doesn’t suit your personal taste you must ask yourself, “Did the leasing agent do their best presentation of what they do have to offer?”
What does it take to contract Mystery Shopper Jobs with Ellis?
Mystery Shoppers need to be responsible, dependable, and even more importantly, fair and unbiased. It is critical that your report is accurate. Our clients use the shopping report to determine if an agent needs additional training and to reward them for a great performance, so we want the associates to have the best opportunity for success but also to report on areas that could use some improvement.
Why should I become an Ellis Certified Mystery Shopper?
- Ellis is the largest nationwide apartment shopping company, so we do lots of shops!
- Ellis staff members are responsive, helpful, and fair to our shoppers!
- Ellis staff is readily available to assist with any shopping report questions and challenges!
- Ellis allows you to self-select your own shops, instead of waiting to be assigned!
- Ellis shoppers are paid once a month by direct deposit!
Am I applying for a “job” with Ellis when I become a Mystery Shopper?
No. Ellis Apartment Mystery Shoppers are Independent Contractors. Shoppers are not employees.
How Do I Get Paid as an Ellis Apartment Mystery Shopper?
Ellis shoppers are independent contractors, and each shop is assigned a contract fee amount which is posted on the website with the listing for that shop. For each apartment shopping report you complete within the Ellis specifications, you will be paid that flat fee. Ellis certified shoppers are paid once a month by direct deposit. See getting paid as an Ellis Mystery Shopper for complete details.
Will I have help with my shops if I need it?
We have many resources for our Mystery Shoppers available online once you log into your Ellis shopper account. We give you everything you need to succeed as an Ellis Certified Mystery Shopper, including tips on successfully completing your shops. Plus, our staff is always available to help.
How do I sign up for Ellis Partners Mystery Shopper Jobs?
It’s very easy!
- Apply online.
- Agree to the Independent Contractor Agreement.
- Complete the online certification.
- Check availability of shops and assign yourself the shops you want!
What is the Ellis online certification for shoppers?
Once you register as an Ellis Mystery Shopper, you will log into your Ellis Shopper account using the email address you registered with and the password you selected when you filled out the application. You will be directed to an online module with basic information about mystery shops – their purpose, how to properly complete shops, and some Ellis specific information. There is a short test at the end of each section. You must pass the Ellis Online Certification with an overall score of 90% or above before you can begin assigning shops.
How long does the Ellis online certification take to complete?
The entire certification module should take less than 45 minutes, and there are questions after each section that you must answer before proceeding. You must complete the entire module at one time – you cannot stop in the middle and pick back up where you left off. You can only attempt the certification once in a 24-hour period.
What all does an Ellis Mystery Shop entail?
Most of our Mystery Shops require a call to the community to inquire about an apartment, followed by an onsite visit to the community to evaluate the apartment, property, and leasing professional’s presentation skills. Once you’ve done the actual shop, you will scan and upload a business card, floor plan or other documentation with the community name and leasing professional’s name, and you will fill out a multi-page report online. Check out valuable mystery shopping tips and guidance at from actual Ellis Mystery Shoppers.
This is a sample shopping report form. Within 5 days of your visit, you should receive follow-up from the leasing agent, and you will login to your Ellis shopper account and report follow-up as soon as it is received. Once we have received your report, processed it, and you have reported Yes or No to the follow-up questions, you’re done with the shop!
I’m ready to sign up! How do I start my Ellis Mystery Shopper Job?
Just fill out the quick and easy Ellis Mystery Shopper online application and then log into your shopper account to take the certification! Then you can start signing up for available shops right away!
BEWARE of Email Shopping Scams!
Ellis has been made aware of an email scam regarding shopping assignments for our company. Please be advised you can verify the legitimacy of ALL Ellis shops that are available by logging into your Ellis shopper account or contacting us by email or phone. If you have reason to believe you have received a fraudulent email involving Ellis shopping opportunities, notify us immediately so we can take proper action.
Ellis contracts over 6,000 mystery shops monthly so please contact us today to start earning extra money with an Ellis Mystery Shopper Job.