Ellis Mystery Shopper Jobs
4324 N BeltLine Rd, C105 IrvingTX75038 USA 
 • 972-256-3767

MYSTERY SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES

 Ellis specializes 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 uses independent contractor mystery shoppers to perform onsite Apartment shops, phone shops, internet shops and video shops on a very part-time, as available contract basis.

 

 A mystery shopper is someone like you who signs up as an independent contractor and “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.



SOMEONE LIKE YOU

A mystery shopper is an independent contractor and “secretly” shops and evaluates products and services.

WHAT YOU DO

Mystery shoppers pretend to be looking for an apartment. They evaluate the sales performance of the leasing staff.

TUTORIALS

Ellis provides online tutorials with tips for completing shop contracts to help ensure your success.

HOW DO I START

Just fill out the quick and easy Ellis Mystery Shopper online application and Independent Contractor agreement

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WHAT IS MYSTERY SHOPPING?

Mystery shopping is a tool to measure quality of service and gather specific information about products and services. A mystery shopper is someone like you who signs up as an independent contractor and “secretly” shops and evaluates products and services.

Ellis independent contractor mystery shoppers pretend to be looking for an apartment. They evaluate the sales performance of the leasing staff. Our contract 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!

4 EASY STEPS

Become an Ellis Mystery Shopper in 4 easy steps and only 45 minutes.

Ellis specializes 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 uses independent contractor mystery shoppers to perform onsite Apartment shops, phone shops, internet shops and video shops on a very part-time, as available contract basis.

STEP 1

Fill out online application and independent contractor agreement

STEP 2

Complete an online tutorial to better understand shops

STEP 3

Choose from available apartment mystery shop contracts to fit your schedule

STEP 4

Complete shop contract, including an objective shopping report

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Good Credit Score?

okAre you someone who has good to excellent credit score? If so, then do not overlook those credit mystery shopping jobs since they offer higher payments amounts for those shoppers who have very good to excellent FICO scores, and if you do mind having a store run your creditability.

Most of these types of shops ask that you apply for a store credit card and will require that particular shop to run your FICO score.

If you do not mind having someone run a credit check and check your credit score, then most mystery shops can pay over $100 for a simple 20-minute visit. In addition to getting paid to do this mystery shopping job, you also obtain a store credit card too.  So, if you were already planning to apply for a store credit card or do not mind someone running your FICO score, then these shops might work to your advantage.

Most of these credit card shops that command a higher shopper payment are conducted at stores where a shopper pretends to purchase or apply for a home loan, a car, line of credit, or just apply for a store credit card.  Most consumer credit bureaus state that having someone run a credit check once every six month does not affect your overall credit score.

So if you were planning on obtaining a store credit card anyways or do not mind an occasional credit check to earn higher amounts of quick cash, then these are great shops to earn fast and higher amounts of money.

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But You Said? Double Check before you Submit!

But you saidIt is bound to happen; you run into that difficult target shopper who refuses to provide the information needed to complete your shop or maybe even the mystery shopper website representatives seem to provide conflicting information. Remember to always double check.

Conflicts and misunderstandings routinely happen in business communication and performing mystery shopping jobs are no exception. When faced with a target mystery shopping employee who will not answer or ask certain questions, ensure you first give them the opportunity to complete their presentation. If the mystery shopper employee still refuses to ask a question, then most employers do not mind shoppers to give them prompts to address your question.

If you encounter a target employee or website administrator that states different information then what was provided by the shopper website, then just ask about the differing statement to the target employee in a subtle way. For example, if they say they have no vacancies and then remain silent, ask if you can visit their grounds or if they have any pictures of sample apartments to show. If the information still differs from the requirements given, always double check with the website representative about the information given before you spend more time to complete this shop. The shop requirements could be erroneous and you do not want to spend more than a few minutes in resolving this problem.

If you perform a job based on the argument that, “But she or he said this”, or, “The representative said this” information, and you input this information into the final submission form, you could lose the entire job. It is always better to double check with the website administrator before spending more time on your shop.

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Overwhelmed With Paperwork?

Overwhelmed with paperwork2016 has begun and if you work as a mystery shopper, you will discover that most employers classify you as an independent contractor. An independent contractor is considered self-employed and requires you to keep track of all your paperwork like your income, expenses, and taxes.

Hopefully during the year, you organized all your paperwork for easy tax filing. If you did not organize your files during the year, there is no need to panic or feel overwhelmed with finding all the paperwork in time for tax season.

If you start taking small steps between now and April, you should be well prepared to file your taxes on time. You should remember that not every mystery shopper site may send you an end of the year W-4 tax form, especially if you only work a couple of times for an employer. If you take note of all your present employers or print out your work histories during the last year, then you are almost done with your paperwork. If you want to keep this filing system simple, then one or two file folders should suffice.

You can also insert a separate colored sheet or tab between each job within your file folder, or notebook, or use a ledger to record the employers, amounts earned, and expenses incurred. Be sure you save your receipts and place them in the notebook pocket or somewhere where you can readily find them. If you are more computer literate, there are many software systems that can be used to record amounts earned and employer names, but you still would need a file to save all expenses. In just a couple of hours or so, you can be tax ready for the April filing deadline.

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Tips On Negotiation!

Tips on NegotiationThere are several negotiation tips that can help you on your mystery shopping jobs. Learning some basic negotiating skills not only helps you to get that mystery shop done quickly and completely, they can also be useful when you go on your own shopping sprees to save money.

One of these negotiating tips to remember is that everything in mystery shopping shops and buying regular store items is open to negotiation!

If you have a negotiation shop where the target person refuses to reduce their price or terms, a good tip is to use Competition Pricing. When you state that another store has the same item at the same price elsewhere, most mystery shopping employees or regular merchants will try to match the same price. Competition pricing is one of the more popular negotiation tips that is used to lower a price.

Another tip is stating that there is only a certain monetary amount you are allowed to spend and always provide the merchant with a lower figure than the allotted money. Most merchants and mystery shopper targets are usually willing to negotiate with you if you truly insist that you want to purchase an item immediately while you are there at their store, but can only afford a lower amount.

When you are at regular shopping outlets, salespeople can sometimes authorize a lower price or they can ask their supervisor to lower the price. Even if the employee states they can not match the price, ask them when the next sale is so you can come on that day to obtain a lower price. Most sales occur at the end of the month or during a holiday season. So choose your negotiation tip, shop. and save!

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HAVE QUESTIONS?

Do you have questions about becoming a mystery shopper or do you simply want to get in touch?

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