The first step for our small real estate business to discover a solid renter is to market your rental to prospective renters moving to Northern Virginia. But the second step is to identigy the the best lessee.
Nesbitt Realty & Management investigates the potential lessee’s past behavior. With that in mind, our real estate brokerage assumes the prospective renter’s future behavior will be the same. The prospective renter should demonstrate a history of being a trustworthy, trustworthy renter while possessing the financial capacity to handle the rent. Our background checking process is founded on several basics including:
- Criminal Record & Evictions – Nesbitt knows it's essential to know the criminal and public court records of the applicant on every rental property in Northern Virginia. Investors should be aware that many other managing agents do not investigate court records.
- Landlord Reference – Nesbitt Realty utilizes public information, tax records and other research and verification to ensure that we're talking to actual landlord about actual rental history of the applicant.
- Credit History – The potential renter's credit history informs us about the prospective renter’s current and past performance repaying debts and other responsibilities. 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 applicant’s in-processing includes a lease, lease signing, collecting pro-rated rent, and providing the lessee 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, contact Andrew Patton or read more here. Our family business also seeks renters through State Department bulletin boards and other methods. To learn more about the full-list of what we do, contact an agent today. Nesbitt Realty has these crucial memberships and affiliations: Better Business Bureau, National Association of Realtors, National Association of Residential Property Managers, and more.
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