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

What we seek in Rileyville renters

In Rileyville, our team wants to work with reasonable tenants. Here are some of the traits we seek out.

  1. A great 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 desirable tenant is honest. A good renter does not sneak in a co-renter or pet.
  3. An ideal tenant is fussy about cleanliness. A reliable renter does not attract pests like rodents and bugs.
  4. An ideal tenant does not overwork the property or its systems.
  5. A desirable tenant is courteous and nice to get along with. A trustworthy tenant knows the difference between a property manager and a hotel concierge.
  6. A reliable renter doesn't annoy neighbors.
  7. A trustworthy renter reports problems when appropriate. tenants that don't report maintenance issues cost property owners money and cause issues for property managers.
  8. A reliable renter doesn't gripe when it's not appropriate. This means that a trustworthy renter doesn't ask to upgrade functioning systems. An ideal tenant doesn't expect more than the lease provides. A good tenant doesn't complain that an appliance doesn't work when the renter doesn't know how to operate the appliance.
  9. A good tenant does not smoke in the property.
  10. A good renter 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 troublesome tenants can appear as polite, nicely-dress, well educated people with good jobs. We have a knack for sniffing out unreasonable tenants.


Our Five Step Process

Fair Housing Laws and our conscience dictates that we do not judge potential tenants in Rileyville based upon appearance.  Experience has taught us that appearances can be very decieving. We do however judge potential tenants based upon their history and their actions. If a applicant is rude to our managers from the beginning, they will probably be troublesome as renters. If a person is caught fabricating facts, we can expect them to be untrustworthy as a tenant.  If a n applicant has troubles finding fundsfor background fees and the first month of rent, we can expect that same person will have problems while they are in the rental.

But even when every statement initially is promising we still check the background of every applicant with a full background check. Every person and occupant must submit a government-issue photo identification. From there, as rental we start our vetting process.

How we protect the landlord’s interests in Rileyville: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

Rileyville Rental Management Resources


Fundamental information regarding property management in Rileyville.

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Getting Started

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Find A Tenant

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A list of fees associated with rental management services in Rileyville

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How Nesbitt Realty vets renters for property owners.

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Our recommendation

After the background check is reviewed we make a recommendation to the real estate investor based upon our experience as rental managers in Rileyville and the information which 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.

Do you need understand more about the community?

Our Guide to Real Estate is a handy resource for everyone who wants to learn more about Rileyville and neighboring areas.  The Guide to Real Estate provides data regarding what has sold and what is currently listed, as well as a couple of compelling facts that you might not be aware of.  Furthermore, our Guide features many of the benefits of life in Rileyville.  Certainly, most of this is useful for buyers and sellers, but rental investors and tenants should also find these resources 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

Will and Julie

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