Our small real estate business doesn’t “sell” rental properties. We market rental homes to the widest-possible audience to discover a good renter. How do you find the dream tenant for your rental in 22314 in Alexandria? Investigating applicants is one of the most vital duties of every rental property manager in Northern Virginia.
Nesbitt Realty investigates the applicant’s past behavior. With that in mind, Nesbitt Realty assumes the applicant’s future behavior will be the same. The applicant should demonstrate a history of being a reliable, honest renter as well as meeting our financial criteria. Our background checking process is founded on several basic tactics including:
- Tenant Screening – Nesbitt Realty 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.
- Credit History – The prospective renter’s credit history informs us about the possible lessee’s current and past performance in scored record of the applicant’s ability to repay debts and demonstrated responsibility in repaying debts. The prospective tenant’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.
- Application – After the prospective lessee take a closer look at a rental, the agent takes an application. The application is accompanied by supporting documentation so that our tiny real estate brokerage can verify and check out all information included on the application. The applicant pays for the cost of the background check at the time of application.
If accepted, the possible 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 our process, get in touch with Nesbitt Realty or read more here. Nesbitt Realty also acquires tenants through our local Multiple Listing Service and other methods. To learn more about the full-list of what we do, email an agent today. Nesbitt Realty & Management has plenty of essential associations and affiliations: Better Business Bureau, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, and more