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

What we look for in Clear Brook renters

In Clear Brook, our team prefers to deal with good tenants. Here are some of the traits we seek out.

  1. A renter pays the rent when due every month. This means paying on or before the first, rather than at 5 pm on the 5th.
  2. A tenant has integrity. A renter does not sneak in a co-tenant or pet.
  3. A tenant is reasonably clean. A tenant does not bring pests like rodents and bugs.
  4. A renter does not damage systems.
  5. A renter is courteous and nice to work with. A renter understands the difference between a property manager and a hotel concierge.
  6. A renter doesn't annoy neighbors.
  7. A renter complains at appropriate times. tenants that don't report maintenance issues cost landlords money and cause head-aches for property managers.
  8. A tenant 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.
  9. A renter does not smoke in the property.
  10. A renter is looking for a rental term that is as long as the landlord wants to rent the rental.

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 tardy tenants can appear as polite, nicely-dress, well educated people with jobs. We have a knack for sniffing out bad tenants.

 

Our Five Step Process

Fair Housing Laws and our conscience dictates that we do not judge potential renters in Clear Brook based upon appearance.  Experience has taught us that appearances can be very decieving. We do however judge people based upon their reputation and their actions. If a applicant is rude to our managers at the start, they will probably be rude as renters. If a lies, we can expect them to be unreliable as a tenant.  If a has difficulty finding money for background fees and the first month of rent, we will expect that same applicant will have difficulty during the lease.

But even if every action initially is good we still vet each applicant with a complete background check. Every potential tenant and occupant must provide a government-issue photo identification. From there, as property managers 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

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Getting Started

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Find A Tenant

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Accounting

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Cost

An overview of fees associated with property management services in Clear Brook

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Vetting

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

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Reserves

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Territory

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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.

Should you understand more about this local real estate market?

Nesbitt Realty's Guide to Real Estate is a free resource for everyone who needs to learn more about Clear Brook and surrounding communities.  The Guide to Real Estate has facts regarding what has sold and what is for sale, as well as some shocking facts that you might not be aware of.  Also, our Guide has quite a few of the benefits of living in Clear Brook.  Of course, most of this is helpful for purchasers and sellers, but landlords and renters should also find these tools to be somewhat edifying.

Our Broker Will Nesbitt

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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

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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