Check with past landlords
This is usually the slowest part of the process because former landlords are not always quick to respond. Part of the process of checking with past landlords is verifying that the phone number provided is actually the landlord's phone. Then we need to verify that the person who claims to be the landlord actually owns the property that the applicant claimed to have rented. Once we've done all this, we talk to the landlord and ask them a series of questions about the applicant. Landlords can be very informative, especially in off-the-record conversations. This is an important window into understanding what sort of applicant we are dealing with.
Our Five Step Process
Property Management Basics
Nesbitt Realty’s website has one of the largest Internet footprints of any real estate site in Northern Virginia. In addition, our agents are skilled at leveraging MLS exposure, Internet articles, local print media, and more. By using professional photography, video updates, maps, and other technological advancements, we ensure that buyers and renters have the information that they need to make an informed decision about your property.
Daily Landlord Responsibilities
Nesbitt Realty provides and maintains a level of separation between the landlord and tenant so that we are able to assure you that business matters are always handled in a business-like fashion. Nesbitt Realty has systems in place to handle emergency repairs and we are capable of finding the right provider at the right price to keep your investment in top shape.
Nesbitt Realty has a list of vendors who has proven to be reliable with a reasonable price to handle problematic situations when they arise. We are also willing to work with contractors, handymen, and other providers who are recommended by the landlord. Property maintenance is never a profit center for us.
We are always available to pick up the phone. We respond to all emails in a timely fashion.
Rent Collection Service
We expect tenants to pay on time and we hold them accountable for late payments. We process rents quickly so that landlords get paid quickly. We serve late payment notices and eviction notices, for instance, to maintain orderly and regular rental income, when necessary.