What we look for in Virginia Hills renters
In Virginia Hills, Nesbitt Realty likes to work with reasonable tenants. Here are a few of the traits we seek out.
- A tenant pays the rent when due every time. This means paying on or before the first, rather than at 5 pm on the 5th.
- A renter has integrity. A renter does not sneak in a co-renter or pet.
- A renter is fussy about cleanliness. A tenant does not bring pests like rodents and bugs.
- A tenant does not misuse systems.
- A tenant is courteous and easy to get along with. A renter knows the difference between a property manager and a hotel concierge.
- A renter doesn't annoy neighbors.
- A renter complains when appropriate. Renters that don't report maintenance issues cost landlords money and cause issues for property managers.
- A renter doesn't gripe when it's not appropriate. This means that a tenant doesn't ask to replace functioning systems. A tenant doesn't expect more than the lease provides. A renter doesn't complain that an appliance doesn't work when the renter doesn't know how to operate the appliance.
- A tenant does not smoke in the home.
- A tenant is looking for a lease that is as long as the owner wants to rent the rental.
So this is what we're looking for in a renter, but how do we find renters who measure up to this standard? Experience has taught us that bad renters can appear as polite, nicely-dress, well educated people with jobs. We have a knack for sniffing out unreasonable renters.
Our Five Step Process
Fair Housing Laws and our conscience dictates that we do not judge applicants in Virginia Hills based upon appearance. Experience has taught us that appearances can be very decieving. We do however assess applicants based upon their track record and their actions. If a applicant is rude to us at the beginning, they will probably be difficult as renters. If a makes false statements, we will expect them to be dishonest as a renter. If a has difficulty producing money for background fees and the first month of rent, we will expect that same applicant will have troubles during the lease.
But even if every appearance initially is good we still check the background of every applicant with a complete background check. Every potential tenant and occupant must submit a government-issue photo identification. From there, as rental we start our vetting process.
Virginia Hills Property Management Resources
a handy reference for landlords in Virginia Hills
- Before you rent out your rental in Virginia Hills
- Collections and evictions
- Communications with the tenant
- During the lease term
- End of lease term and what happens when a tenant breaks the lease
- How does the owner get paid?
- How your property management company handles the association and your community
- How your management company handles utilities
- How Nesbitt Realty finds renters
- Insurance matters for property owners using our rental management
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management manage keys
- Virginia Hills landlord responsibilities
- Maintenance, repairs & inspections for your property in Virginia Hills
- The move-in inspection
- Property management information form
- Selling a 1031 tax exchange & more
- Starting our management of your rental
- When property owners don't yet know their new address
- Vetting renters in Virginia Hills
More Information About Virginia Hills
After the background check is finished we make a recommendation to the owner based upon our experience as rental managers in Virginia Hills and the information which we have verified. Ultimately the owner decides if the risk is worth taking, but they make that decision based upon facts and our expert advice.
Do you want know more about our local real estate market?
Nesbitt Realty's Guide to Real Estate is a free resource for anyone who needs to find out more about Virginia Hills and neighboring communities. The Guide to Real Estate compiles information about what has sold and what is for sale, as well as a couple of shocking facts that you may not know. Also, our Guide features quite a few of the fundamentals of residing in Virginia Hills. Naturally, all of this is helpful for purchasers and sellers, but property owners and tenants should also find this data to be somewhat enlightening.
I like tenants that pay on time. Late paying tenants cause extra work and unnecessary stress for landlords and property managers. ~ Julie Nesbitt