What we look for in Huntly tenants
In Huntly, our management staff likes to deal with reliable renters. Here are some of the traits we seek out.
- 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.
- A tenant is honest. A tenant does not sneak in a co-tenant or pet.
- A renter is neat. A tenant does not bring pests like rodents and bugs.
- A renter does not destroy systems.
- A renter is courteous and pleasant to get along with. A tenant understands the difference between a property manager and a hotel concierge.
- A renter doesn't bother neighbors.
- A renter complains when appropriate. tenants that don't report maintenance issues cost landlords money and cause head-aches for property managers.
- A tenant doesn't complain when it's not appropriate. This means that a renter doesn't demand to upgrade functioning systems. A renter doesn't expect more than the lease provides. A tenant doesn't complain that an appliance doesn't work when the renter doesn't know how to operate the appliance.
- A renter does not smoke in the home.
- A renter is looking for a rental term that is as long as the owner wants to rent the property.
So this is what we're looking for in a renter, but how do we find tenants who measure up to this ideal? Experience has taught us that difficult renters can appear as polite, nicely-dress, well educated people with jobs. We have a knack for sniffing out difficult renters.
Our Five Step Process
Fair Housing Laws and our conscience dictates that we do not judge people in Huntly based upon appearance. Experience has taught us that appearances can be very decieving. We do however assess potential renters based upon their reputation and their actions. If a applicant is difficult with our staff from the start, they will probably be troublesome as tenants. If a is caught fabricating facts, we will expect them to be unreliable as a renter. If a has troubles scrounging up money for background fees and the first month of rent, we can expect that same potential tenant will have troubles while they are in the rental.
But even when every appearance initially is good we still check the background of every potential renter with a full background check. Every potential tenant and occupant must submit a government-issue photo identification. From there, as rental we start our vetting process.
Huntly Property Management Resources
a good archive for property owners in Huntly
- Before you put a renter in your rental property in Huntly
- Collections and evictions
- Communications with the renter
- During the lease term
- End of tenancy and what happens when a renter breaks the lease
- How does the landlord get paid?
- How your property manager handles the association and your community
- How your property manager handles utilities
- How Nesbitt Realty finds renters
- Insurance matters for property owners using our property management
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management manage keys
- Huntly property owner responsibilities
- Maintenance, repairs & inspections for your rental property in Huntly
- The move-in inspection
- Property management information form
- Selling a 1031 tax exchange & more
- Starting our management of your property
- When owners don't yet know their new address
- Vetting tenants in Huntly
More Information About Huntly
After the background check is reviewed we make a recommendation to the real estate investor based upon our experience as property managers in Huntly 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 know more about the local real estate market?
Nesbitt Realty's Guide to Real Estate is a free tool for anyone who wants to review important real estate information about Huntly and nearby areas. The Guide to Real Estate provides information about what has sold and what is for sale, and a few interesting facts that you might not be aware of. Also, our Guide features quite a few of the fundamentals of residing in Huntly. Of course, all of this is useful for purchasers and sellers, but landlords and renters might also find the facts to be somewhat sobering.
Our Broker 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
I like tenants that pay on time. Late paying tenants cause extra work and unnecessary stress for landlords and property managers. ~ Julie Nesbitt