Vetting Tenants — How we protect the landlord’s interests.

What we seek in Clear Brook renters

In Clear Brook, Nesbitt Realty wants to deal with good renters. Here are a few of the traits we expect.

  1. 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.
  2. A renter has integrity. A tenant does not sneak in a co-renter or pet.
  3. A renter is reasonably clean. A renter does not attract pests like rodents and bugs.
  4. A renter does not break systems.
  5. A tenant is courteous and easy to get along with. A renter understands the difference between a property manager and a hotel concierge.
  6. A renter doesn't bother neighbors.
  7. A renter reports problems at appropriate times. Renters that don't report maintenance issues cost property owners money and cause head-aches for property managers.
  8. A renter doesn't complain when it's not appropriate. This means that a renter doesn't ask to replace functioning systems. A renter 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.
  9. A tenant does not smoke in the home.
  10. A tenant is looking for a rental term that is as long as the owner 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 ideal? Experience has taught us that bad tenants can appear as polite, nicely-dress, well educated people with jobs. We have a nose for sniffing out tardy tenants.

 

Our Five Step Process

Fair Housing Laws and our conscience dictates that we do not judge people in Clear Brook 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 us at the start, they will probably be trying as tenants. If a is caught fabricating facts, we will expect them to be untrustworthy as a tenant.  If a has difficulty scrounging up money for background fees and the first month of rent, we can expect that same potential renter will have difficulty during the lease.

But even when every action initially is promising we still vet each potential tenant with a complete background check. Every applicant and occupant must provide a government-issue photo identification. From there, as rental we start our vetting process.

How we protect the landlord’s interests in Clear Brook:Nesbitt Realty is committed to Fair Housing

  1. We Check The Applicant’s Credit History
  2. We Investigate The Applicant’s Criminal History
  3. We Investigate The Applicant’s Rental History
  4. We Look For Internal Consistency In The Rental Application
  5. We Want To Know If The Applicant Can Afford The Rent

Clear Brook Property Management Resources

Basics

Elementary information regarding management services in Clear Brook.

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Getting Started

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Find A Tenant

Market your property to rent to find a reliable tenant in Clear Brook fast.

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Accounting

How does Nesbitt Realty keep track of income and expenses for landlords?

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Cost

A breakdown of fees associated with rental management in Clear Brook

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Vetting

How Nesbitt Realty checks the backgrounds of tenants for property owners.

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Reserves

What is a contingency reserve account?

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Territory

Where does Nesbitt Realty manage rental property?

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Clients

Who uses Nesbitt Realty management services?

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Contact

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Our recommendation

After the background check is finished we make a recommendation to the real estate investor based upon our experience as rental managers in Clear Brook and the information that we have verified. Ultimately the property 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 everyone who wants to review important real estate information about Clear Brook and surrounding areas.  The Guide to Real Estate compiles information regarding what has sold and what is on the market, as well as some compelling facts that you may not know.  And, our Guide spotlights many of the assets of residing in Clear Brook.  Yes, all of this is interesting for purchasers and sellers, but landlords and renters might also find these resources to be very edifying.

Our Broker Will Nesbitt

Will Nesbitt
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

Julie Nesbitt

Realtor Julie Nesbitt

 I like tenants that pay on time. Late paying tenants cause extra work and unnecessary stress for landlords and property managers. ~ Julie Nesbitt