Andrew Patton: Sorting Ideal Tenants In Arlington County From Bad Applicants

Renting properties is not about picking tenants. It's about finding the the best renter. Checking out applicants is one of the most important charges of any local managing agent in Arlington County.

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Our small real estate company investigates the applicant’s past behavior. With that in mind, Nesbitt Realty assumes the possible lessee’s future behavior will be the same or similar. The applicant should demonstrate a history of being a solid, honest renter and also meeting your financial criteria. Our background checking process is founded on several fundamentals including:

  • Application – After the possible renter discover more abouts a rental detached home, the agent takes an application. The application is accompanied by supporting documentation so that our team can verify and investigate all information included on the application. The applicant pays for the cost of the background check at the time of application.
  • Tenant Screening – Nesbitt Realty & Management 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.
  • Criminal Record & Evictions – Nesbitt Realty sees it's crucial to know the criminal and public court records of the applicant on every rental property in 22202. Landlords should be aware that nearly all other rental managers do not look at court records.

If accepted, the applicant’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, reach out to Andrew Patton or read more here. Nesbitt has these necessary associations and memberships: Better Business Bureau, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, and more. Nesbitt Realty and Management is fully authorized to manage investment home in Virginia, and we have all necessary licenses and accreditation.

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$3,800 — 3 BR ~ 3 BA — 1 HB – 1,482 SQFT /// Arlington 22202 VA
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Andrew Patton was born and raised in Northern Virginia. After attending college at East Carolina he moved to Alexandria. He is licensed in the state of Virginia and specializes in homes in Northern Virginia. Andrew has been practicing Real Estate for over 4 years and has a lifetime of experience in the area,