What we look for in Browntown tenants
In Browntown, Nesbitt Realty likes to deal with dependable renters. Here are a few of the traits we look for.
- A tenant pays the rent when due every month. This means paying on or before the first, rather than at 5 pm on the 5th.
- A renter is trustworthy. A renter does not sneak in a co-renter or pet.
- A renter is fussy about cleanliness. A renter does not attract pests such as rodents and bugs.
- A renter does not overwork the property or its systems.
- A renter is courteous and nice to get along with. A tenant understands the difference between a property manager and a hotel concierge.
- A tenant doesn't annoy neighbors.
- A renter reports problems at appropriate times. Renters that don't report maintenance issues cost landlords money and cause issues for property managers.
- A tenant doesn't complain 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 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 property.
- A tenant is looking for a lease that is as long as the property owner wants to rent the property.
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 troublesome renters can appear as polite, nicely-dress, well educated people with jobs. We have a nose for sniffing out unreasonable renters.
Our Five Step Process
Fair Housing Laws and our conscience dictates that we do not judge potential tenants in Browntown based upon appearance. Experience has taught us that appearances can be very decieving. We do however assess people based upon their reputation and their actions. If a applicant is rude to our staff at the beginning, they will probably be rude as renters. If a lies, we will expect them to be untrustworthy as a tenant. If a has troubles scrounging up money for background fees and the first month of rent, we can expect that same person will have troubles while they are in the rental.
But even if every appearance initially is good we still check the background of each 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.
Browntown Rental Management Resources
a handy archive for landlords in Browntown
- Before you rent out your rental property in Browntown
- Collections and evictions
- Communications with the renter
- During the lease term
- End of lease term and what happens when a renter breaks the lease
- How does the rental investor get paid?
- How your property manager handles the association and your community
- How your property manager handles utilities
- How Nesbitt finds tenants
- Insurance matters for property owners using our rental management
- How Nesbitt Realty & Management manage keys
- Browntown property owner responsibilities
- Maintenance, repairs & inspections for your rental investment in Browntown
- The move-in inspection
- Property management information form
- Selling a 1031 tax exchange & more
- Starting our management of your rental property
- When property owners don't yet know their new address
- Vetting tenants in Browntown
More Information About Browntown
After the background check is complete we make a recommendation to the real estate investor based upon our experience as rental managers in Browntown and the information which we have verified. Ultimately the owner decides if the risk is worth taking, but they make that decision based upon facts and our expert advice.
Do you want understand more about our local real estate market?
Our Guide to Real Estate is a helpful resource for anyone who wants to review important real estate information about Browntown and neighboring communities. The Guide to Real Estate includes facts about what has sold and what is on the market, and some shocking facts that you may not know. Not to mention, our Guide spotlights some elements of life in Browntown. Certainly, all of this is interesting for buyers and sellers, but property owners and renters will also find these tools to be very useful.
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