The first step for us to choose a solid renter is to advertise the listing to the widest-possible audience. But the second step is to find the the best-possible renter. Investigating possible renters is one of the most critical elements of every property manager in Fairfax County.
Nesbitt Realty & Management check outs the potential tenant’s past behavior. With that in mind, Nesbitt Realty assumes the applicant’s future behavior will be the same. The applicant should demonstrate a history of being a reliable, solid renter while at the same time possessing the financial capacity to handle the rent. Our background checking process is founded on several basic tactics including:
- Credit History – The prospective renter's credit history informs us about the potential lessee’s current and past performance in meeting their financial obligations. The potential renter’s credit report also tells us their monthly debt and shows their previous addresses (which we compare to addresses listed on the application). An applicant must have acceptable credit to qualify.
- Tenant Screening – Our family-run real estate company 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.
- Criminal Record & Evictions – Nesbitt sees it's crucial to know the criminal and public court records of the potential lessee on every rental end unit townhouse in 22181 in Fairfax County. Landlords should be aware that many other rental managers do not look at court records.
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 or read more here. We are licensed by Virginia and we are REALTORS® Nesbitt Realty also shops lessees through referrals from satisfied clients and other methods. To learn more about the full-list of what we do, reach out to an agent today.