What we seek in Bristow tenants
In Bristow, our team prefers to work with reliable tenants. Here are a few of the traits we expect.
- 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 tenant is trustworthy. A tenant does not sneak in a co-tenant or pet.
- A renter is fussy about cleanliness. A tenant does not attract pests like rodents and bugs.
- A renter does not damage the property.
- A tenant is courteous and pleasant to work with. A renter knows the difference between a property manager and a hotel concierge.
- A tenant doesn't bother neighbors.
- A renter reports problems when appropriate. tenants that don't report maintenance issues cost real estate investors money and cause problems for property managers.
- A renter doesn't complain 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 tenant doesn't know how to operate the appliance.
- A tenant does not smoke in the home.
- A tenant is looking for a rental term that is as long as the landlord wants to rent the home.
So this is what we're looking for in a renter, but how do we find tenants who live up to this standard? Experience has taught us that difficult tenants can appear as polite, nicely-dress, well educated people with jobs. We have a nose for sniffing out tardy renters.
Our Five Step Process
Fair Housing Laws and our conscience dictates that we do not judge people in Bristow based upon appearance. Experience has taught us that appearances can be very decieving. We do however assess potential tenants based upon their history and their actions. If a applicant is rude to us from the outset, they will probably be troublesome as tenants. If a makes false statements, we will expect them to be unreliable as a tenant. If a has a problem scrounging up fundsfor background fees and the first month of rent, we will expect that same person will have troubles while they are in the rental.
But even when every statement initially is good we still vet each potential renter 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.
Bristow Property Management Resources
a handy reference for rental investors in Bristow
- Before you rent out your property in Bristow
- Collections and evictions
- Communications with the renter
- During tenancy
- End of lease term and what happens when a renter breaks the lease
- How does the owner get paid?
- How your rental manager handles the association and your community
- How your property manager handles utilities
- How Nesbitt Realty finds tenants
- Insurance matters for property owners using our rental management
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management manage keys
- Bristow landlord responsibilities
- Maintenance, repairs & inspections for your rental property in Bristow
- The move-in inspection
- Property management information form
- Selling a 1031 tax exchange & more
- Starting our management of your rental
- When landlords don't yet know their new address
- Vetting renters in Bristow
More Information About Bristow
After the background check is reviewed we make a recommendation to the landlord based upon our experience as rental managers in Bristow and the information that we have verified. Ultimately the landlord decides if the risk is worth taking, but they make that decision based upon facts and our expert advice.
Should you understand more about our community?
Nesbitt Realty's Guide to Real Estate is a helpful tool for anyone who hopes to review important real estate information about Bristow and surrounding areas. The Guide to Real Estate compiles data regarding what has sold and what is for sale, as well as a few shocking facts that you might not be aware of. In addition, our Guide features many of the assets of living in Bristow. As a matter of course, most of this is useful for purchasers and sellers, but rental investors and tenants may also find the facts to be quite informative.
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