The first step for our local real estate company to discover the best-possible renter is to market your rental to the most people possible. But the second step is to identigy the a good renter. Checking the backgrounds of applicants is one of the most vital elements of the successful property management of a rental property in Virginia near the District.
Our family real estate brokerage check outs the applicant’s past behavior. With that in mind, our family-run real estate business assumes the applicant’s future behavior will be the same. The possible tenant should demonstrate a history of being a reliable, solid tenant while meeting your financial criteria. Our background checking process is founded on several conventions including:
- Landlord Reference – Nesbitt Realty utilizes public information, tax records and other research and verification to ensure that we're talking to actual owner about actual rental history of the applicant.
- Criminal Record & Evictions – Nesbitt Realty knows it's critical to know the criminal and public court records of the potential renter on every rental property in Arlington. Investors should be aware that the majority of other rental managers do not look at court records.
- Income Verification – Nesbitt Realty & Management confirms job title, salary, job status and prospects for continued employment. Depending upon the possible tenant's debt load, a tenant needs to earn at least 3 to 4 times the monthly rent in gross income to qualify for rental.
If accepted, the possible renter’s in-processing includes a lease, lease signing, collecting pro-rated rent, and providing the tenant with a copy of any association documents needed for disclosure and instruction on rules and regulations associated with the rental property and community.
For a complete break-down our process, contact Nesbitt Realty or read more here. Nesbitt also acquires renters through Military Housing Office and other methods. To learn more about the full-list of what we do, contact an agent today. Nesbitt has a lot of important memberships: Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Virginia Association of Realtors, Better Business Bureau, and more