apartment, Business, landlord, property, property management, real estate

Applications – don’t rush it

It is understandable that owners want to rush an application.  They are anxious and excited to rent their property.  They also need the money!

Don’t do it.  Remember that you want a dedicated renter; someone who really wants to live there and is willing to wait.   What you don’t want is someone who is fleeing from a bad situation or is desperate, or is so unstable that they can’t wait a couple days.

Take the time to get all the background information in.  Take time to get to know the applicants and see how they react while waiting.  It says a lot about someone.

Yes, there are times when we need to hurry but overall I like to take a relaxed approach and let the dust settle to see who the applicant really is.

 

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