How Nesbitt Realty Investigates The Background Of Your Possible Renter In Northern Virginia

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Vetting applicants is one of the most necessary responsibilities of every rental manager in Alexandria.

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Nesbitt Realty scrutinizes the prospective renter’s past behavior. With that in mind, our brokerage assumes the applicant’s future behavior will be similar. The potential tenant should demonstrate a history of being a good, stable tenant while at the same time possessing the financial capacity to handle the rent. Our background checking process is founded on several basic tactics including:

  • Tenant Screening – Our local real estate brokerage screens tenants with a combination of checking credit history, background, eviction and criminal screening services as well as our own efforts to collect information needed to confirm and process the application.
  • Landlord Reference – Nesbitt Realty utilizes public information, tax records and other research and verification to ensure that we’re talking to actual owner about actual rental history of the prospective renter.
  • Credit History – The applicant’s credit history informs us about the applicant’s current and past performance with regards to debts and other financial obligations. The applicant’s credit report also tells us their monthly debt and shows their previous addresses (which we compare to addresses listed on the application). An applicant must have acceptable credit to qualify.

If accepted, the potential renter’s in-processing includes a lease, lease signing, collecting pro-rated rent, and providing the renter with a copy of any association documents needed for disclosure and instruction on rules and regulations associated with the rental and community.

For a complete break-down of our process, email Will Nesbitt or read more here. Nesbitt has plenty of important memberships and affiliations: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Better Business Bureau, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, and more Nesbitt Realty also acquires renters through relocation companies and other methods. To learn more about the full-list of what we do, contact an agent today.

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia. Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey's Defense Language Institute. He is also a "veteran of the dotcom wars" and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late '90's, and Arthur's Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.