Andrew Patton: Sorting Most Compatible Renters In Arlington County From Bad Applicants

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Investigating potential renters is one of the most important responsibilities of any talented rental manager in Northern Virginia.

Our small operation look ats the applicant’s past behavior. With that in mind, our real estate business assumes the possible renter’s future behavior will be similar. The prospective tenant should demonstrate a history of being a reliable, good lessee and possessing the financial capacity to handle the rent. Our background checking process is founded on several elements including:

  • 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.
  • Income Verification – Nesbitt verifies job title, job status, salary and prospects for continued employment. Depending upon the prospective renter's debt load, a tenant needs to earn a minimum of 3 to 4 times the monthly rent in gross income to qualify for rental.
  • Criminal Record & Evictions – Nesbitt Realty & Management sees it's crucial to know the criminal and public court records of the applicant on every rental in 22204. Property Owners should be aware that many other management companys 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, contact Andrew Patton or read more here. Nesbitt Realty has these vital memberships and affiliations: Better Business Bureau, National Association of Residential Property Managers, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, and more. Our award-winning brokerage also discovers renters through Internet web searches and other methods. To learn more about the full-list of what we do, email an agent today.

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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,