The first step for Nesbitt Realty to find a dependable tenant is to market your rental property to the most people possible. But the second step is to identigy the the best lessee. Checking out applicants is one of the most important elements of the successful management services in The City of Alexandria of a investment home in the counties of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Falls Church.
Nesbitt examines the possible lessee’s past behavior. With that in mind, our brokerage assumes the applicant’s future behavior will be the same. The possible renter should demonstrate a history of being a trustworthy, solid renter and meeting your financial criteria. Our background checking process is founded on several conventions including:
- Criminal Record & Evictions – Nesbitt Realty & Management knows it's crucial to know the criminal and public court records of the applicant on every rental in Alexandria. Property Owners should be aware that many other management companys do not check out court records.
- Income Verification – Our family-run real estate company investigates salary, prospects for continued employment, job title and job status. Depending upon the prospective renter's debt load, a tenant needs to earn at least 3 to 4 times the monthly rent in gross income to qualify for rental.
- Tenant Screening – Nesbitt Realty screens tenants with a combination of checking credit history, background, eviction and criminal screening services as well as our own efforts to collect information needed to confirm and process the application.
If accepted, the applicant’s in-processing includes a lease, lease signing, collecting pro-rated rent, and providing the renter with a copy of any association documents needed for disclosure and instruction on rules and regulations associated with the rental and community.
For a complete break-down our process, email Nesbitt Realty or read more here. We have all necessary license to manage rental property in the City of Alexandria and anywhere in the Commonwealth. Nesbitt Realty has an abundance of essential memberships and affiliations: Better Business Bureau, National Association of Residential Property Managers, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, and more
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