Vetting applicants is one of the most necessary responsibilities of every rental manager in Alexandria.
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.
We want what’s best for the client.