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

What we seek in Stanley tenants

In Stanley, our management staff prefers to work with good tenants. Here are a few of the traits we look for.

  1. A good 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 renter has integrity. A reliable tenant does not sneak in a co-renter or pet.
  3. A good renter is neat. A trustworthy renter does not bring pests such as rodents and bugs.
  4. An ideal renter does not damage the home.
  5. A good tenant is courteous and easy to get along with. A great tenant understands the difference between a property manager and a hotel concierge.
  6. An ideal renter doesn't disturb neighbors.
  7. A desirable tenant reports problems at appropriate times. tenants that don't report maintenance issues cost landlords money and cause head-aches for property managers.
  8. An ideal renter doesn't complain when it's not appropriate. This means that an ideal renter doesn't ask to replace functioning systems. A great 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. An ideal tenant is looking for a rental term that is as long as the property owner 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 difficult renters can appear as polite, nicely-dress, well educated people with good jobs. We have a knack for sniffing out unreasonable renters.


Our Five Step Process

Fair Housing Laws and our conscience dictates that we do not judge applicants in Stanley 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 at the outset, they will probably be rude as tenants. If a n applicant makes false statements, we can expect them to be dishonest as a tenant.  If a n applicant has difficulty finding fundsfor background fees and the first month of rent, we can expect that same applicant will have difficulty while they are in the rental.

But even when every appearance initially is good we still check the background of every potential tenant with a complete background check. Every person 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 Stanley: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

Stanley Rental Management Resources


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Our recommendation

After the background check is finished we make a recommendation to the landlord based upon our experience as property managers in Stanley 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.

Should you know more about our community?

Nesbitt Realty's Guide to Real Estate is a helpful resource for anyone who needs to learn more about Stanley and neighboring areas.  The Guide to Real Estate includes facts regarding what has sold and what is currently listed, and a few surprising facts that you may not be aware of.  In addition, our Guide highlights some fundamentals of life in Stanley.  Of course, most of this is helpful for buyers and sellers, but owners and renters might also find these tools to be somewhat useful.

Our Broker Will Nesbitt

Will Nesbitt
"We can help when you need us."

"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