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

What we look for in Page County tenants

In Page County, our management staff wants to work with dependable tenants. Here are a few of the traits we expect.

  1. A trustworthy tenant pays the rent when due every month. This means paying on or before the first, rather than at 5 pm on the 5th.
  2. An ideal renter has integrity. A desirable tenant does not sneak in a co-renter or pet.
  3. A reliable renter is fastidious. A desirable renter does not bring pests such as rodents and bugs.
  4. A desirable renter does not overwork the property or its systems.
  5. A desirable tenant is courteous and nice to get along with. A desirable tenant knows the difference between a property manager and a hotel concierge.
  6. An ideal renter doesn't bother neighbors.
  7. A desirable tenant complains at appropriate times. tenants that don't report maintenance issues cost landlords money and cause head-aches for property managers.
  8. A reliable renter doesn't gripe when it's not appropriate. This means that an ideal tenant doesn't demand to upgrade functioning systems. A trustworthy 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 desirable renter does not smoke in the rental.
  10. An ideal renter is looking for a lease that is as long as the owner wants to rent the home.

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


Our Five Step Process

Fair Housing Laws and our conscience dictates that we do not judge applicants in Page County 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 difficult with our staff from the start, they will probably be rude as tenants. If a potential tenant is dishonest, we can expect them to be untrustworthy as a renter.  If a potential tenant has difficulty scrounging up certified fundsfor background fees and the first month of rent, we can expect that same potential renter will have troubles during the lease.

But even if every appearance initially is good we still check the background of every potential renter with a complete background check. Every applicant and occupant must submit a government-issue photo identification. From there, as property managers we start our vetting process.

How we protect the landlord’s interests in Page County: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

Page County Rental Management Resources


Basic info about what rental managment in Page County.

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A list of fees associated with property management services in Page County

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

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Our recommendation

After the background check is finished we make a recommendation to the owner based upon our experience as rental managers in Page County 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.

Do you need understand more about our area?

Our Guide to Real Estate is a free resource for anyone who needs to review important real estate information about Page County and neighboring areas.  The Guide to Real Estate provides information regarding what has sold and what is currently listed, as well as a couple of compelling facts that you might not know.  Furthermore, our Guide features many of the assets of living in Page County.  As a matter of course, most of this is useful for buyers and sellers, but owners and tenants should also find this information to be somewhat sobering.

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

Julie 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