What we look for in Arlington Ridge tenants
In Arlington Ridge, our management staff likes to work with reliable tenants. Here are a few of the traits we seek out.
- A tenant pays the rent on time every month. 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 attract pests like rodents and bugs.
- A tenant does not overwork the home.
- A tenant is courteous and pleasant to work with. A renter knows the difference between a property manager and a hotel concierge.
- A renter doesn't bother neighbors.
- A renter complains when appropriate. Renters that don't report maintenance issues cost property owners money and cause issues for property managers.
- A renter doesn't complain when it's not appropriate. This means that a renter doesn't ask to replace functioning systems. A tenant doesn't expect more than the lease provides. A tenant doesn't complain that an appliance doesn't work when the renter doesn't know how to operate the appliance.
- A renter does not smoke in the rental.
- A tenant is looking for a rental term that is as long as the property owner wants to rent the property.
So this is what we're looking for in a renter, but how do we find tenants who measure up to this standard? Experience has taught us that unreasonable renters can appear as polite, nicely-dress, well educated people with jobs. We have a nose for sniffing out troublesome renters.
Our Five Step Process
Fair Housing Laws and our conscience dictates that we do not judge potential renters in Arlington Ridge based upon appearance. Experience has taught us that appearances can be very decieving. We do however judge potential renters based upon their reputation and their actions. If a applicant is rude to our managers at the beginning, they will probably be rude as renters. If a is caught fabricating facts, we will expect them to be dishonest as a tenant. If a has a problem producing certified fundsfor background fees and the first month of rent, we can expect that same applicant will have problems while they are in the rental.
But even when every statement initially is good we still check the background of each potential tenant with a full background check. Every potential renter and occupant must provide a government-issue photo identification. From there, as rental we start our vetting process.
Arlington Ridge Property Management Resources
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- Before you lease out your rental property in Arlington Ridge
- Collections and evictions
- Communications with the tenant
- During tenancy
- End of tenancy 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 property management company handles utilities
- How Nesbitt finds tenants
- Insurance matters for owners using our rental management
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management manage keys
- Arlington Ridge property owner responsibilities
- Maintenance, repairs & inspections for your rental property in Arlington Ridge
- The move-in inspection
- Property management information form
- Selling a 1031 tax exchange & more
- Starting our management of your rental property
- When property owners don't yet know their new address
- Vetting tenants in Arlington Ridge
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After the background check is complete we make a recommendation to the owner based upon our experience as rental managers in Arlington Ridge 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.
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Our Broker Will Nesbitt
"I am by nature a trusting person, but this business has taught me to verify every statement that a tenant makes. Scammers and bad tenants can sometimes give every appearance of being trustworthy and upright people. We never cut corners on background checks." ~ Will Nesbitt
I like tenants that pay on time. Late paying tenants cause extra work and unnecessary stress for landlords and property managers. ~ Julie Nesbitt