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

What we look for in Cross Junction tenants

In Cross Junction, our management staff prefers to deal with good tenants. Here are some of the traits we look for.

  1. An ideal renter 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 good tenant is trustworthy. A desirable tenant does not sneak in a co-renter or pet.
  3. A great tenant is reasonably clean. A trustworthy renter does not bring pests like rodents and bugs.
  4. A desirable renter does not damage systems.
  5. A desirable tenant is courteous and pleasant to work with. A good renter knows the difference between a property manager and a hotel concierge.
  6. A reliable tenant doesn't disturb neighbors.
  7. An ideal tenant complains when appropriate. tenants that don't report maintenance issues cost landlords money and cause issues for property managers.
  8. An ideal renter doesn't complain when it's not appropriate. This means that a good tenant doesn't demand to upgrade functioning systems. A desirable renter doesn't expect more than the lease provides. A great renter doesn't complain that an appliance doesn't work when the tenant doesn't know how to operate the appliance.
  9. A great tenant does not smoke in the home.
  10. A great renter is looking for a lease that is as long as the landlord wants to rent the rental.

So this is what we're looking for in a tenant, but how do we find tenants who measure up to this standard? Experience has taught us that tardy renters can appear as polite, nicely-dress, well educated people with good jobs. We have a nose for sniffing out bad renters.


Our Five Step Process

Fair Housing Laws and our conscience dictates that we do not judge potential tenants in Cross Junction based upon appearance.  Experience has taught us that appearances can be very decieving. We do however assess potential renters based upon their track record and their actions. If a applicant is difficult with our staff from the start, they will probably be difficult as tenants. If a n applicant is caught fabricating facts, we will expect them to be untrustworthy as a tenant.  If a person has a problem finding certified fundsfor background fees and the first month of rent, we can expect that same potential tenant will have difficulty while they are in the rental.

But even if every statement initially is promising we still vet each person 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 Cross Junction: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

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Our recommendation

After the background check is complete we make a recommendation to the owner based upon our experience as rental managers in Cross Junction and the information that we have verified. Ultimately the real estate investor 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 free resource for everyone who wants to review important real estate information about Cross Junction and surrounding areas.  The Guide to Real Estate provides data regarding what has sold and what is for sale, and a couple of interesting facts that you may not know.  Not to mention, our Guide spotlights some benefits of residing in Cross Junction.  Definitely, most of this is useful for purchasers and sellers, but property owners and tenants should also find this data to be very informative.

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

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