How do I schedule a showing?
Fill out a lease application.
Why must I fill out a lease application to see a house?
We do not charge a fee for showings, so the application helps us determine who is motivated to move and who an get qualified to lease a home. If you like one or more of our properties, and are willing to complete the application, then we know you are interested and serious about moving.
What are the qualifications for my lease application to be approved?
Everyone has different circumstances, but the general points for qualification are:
Income is verified, and net income greater than three (3) times the monthly rent is needed.
To rent a property that leases for $1,000 per month, for example, your income must at least total aproximately $3,000 per month. We require documentation of legitimate income sources, such as pay stubs, social security documentation, child support, disability, alimony, etc. Bank statements are the only acceptable form of income documentation for self employed individuals.
One year of good rental history within the last 12-24 months.
We verify with your current lender or landlord that you are in good standing with good payment history. We can not use a family member for a rent refrence. We like to see rent rates used for a refrence close to the rent rate of the property you are applying for. If you rent from an apartment complex or property management company a good 12 month rent ledger is required.
No evictions or judgments from landlords or property managers in the past five (5-7) years.
If you have been evicted, or have any open judgments within the past 5-7 years, the probability of being approved is very low. Our tenancy screening pulls public records. Filings from landlords for any reason will have a strong negative impact.
No judgments or collections from utility companies.
No felony convictions within the last 5-7 years.
How much is the application fee?
There is a $45 application fee ONLY IF YOU WANT YOUR APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED. Our leasing agents review unprocessed applications and schedule showings at their own discretion. Priority is given to processed applications. The application fee covers a credit check, rental history verification, and income verification.
Will you pull my credit when I submit my application?
We pull credit on every lease application that we process, but we DO NOT process your application until you pay the processing fee. Bad credit does not necessarily mean your application will be denied. We are more scrutinous of rental history and judgments from utility companies than student loans, automobile loans, etc.