Vetting applicants is one of the most essential duties of every rental manager in Alexandria.
Our tiny real estate brokerage investigates the potential tenant’s past behavior. With that in mind, our business assumes the applicant’s future behavior will be similar. The applicant should demonstrate a history of being a stable, honest renter and at the same time demonstrated financial capacity. Our background checking process is founded on several basic tactics including:
- Landlord Reference – Nesbitt Realty utilizes public information, tax records and other research and verification to ensure that we're talking to actual property owner about actual rental history of the applicant.
- Credit History – The prospective renter's credit history informs us about the applicant’s current and past performance in meeting their financial obligations. The potential 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 tenant learn more abouts a rental property, the agent takes an application. The application is accompanied by supporting documentation so that Nesbitt Realty can verify and scrutinize all information included on the application. The applicant pays for the cost of the background check at the time of application.
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 property and community.
For a complete break-down our process, email Andrew Patton or read more here. Nesbitt Realty has these crucial affiliations: Virginia Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, National Association of Residential Property Managers, and more. Nesbitt also acquires lessees through Military Housing Office and other methods. To learn more about the full-list of what we do, get in touch with an agent today.
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