It seems everyone has leased a place at least once in their lifetime or if not this is your first time. We all know there are some negatives when it comes to leasing but it can serve a great purpose for you for a season. In most cases, your goal is home ownership. So if you are deciding between leasing or home ownership, we can do a comparison for you. However, if leasing is what you need in your life right now or you just like to lease, whatever the reason, you found the right place. We will put into action the steps necessary to get you into a lease that fits your needs.
Just like when people are ready to buy a home they just want to jump right into it without proper direction and start looking. This will not work, especially in the market we are in. Homes here are leased very fast and sometimes with multiple applications for the owner to choose from. That being understood, what would make the most sense is to have the best application possible and have it ready to be presented at a moment’s notice once you find the right property.
The importance of having a lessee consultation meeting cannot be understated. The preparation we will do will put you ahead of most applicants looking at the same home or apartment you are. Most people looking to lease only think about the application itself. The key to submitting a solid application is the supporting documents. Some are required, but some we discuss are not required and will serve as an asset to you. In addition to those supporting documents we emphasize why you are the best choice. Be prepared to discuss the two big aspects of residential leasing that being credit and pets. These two areas can be what qualifies or disqualifies you. We will review all these areas and more so you have a complete understanding of the process and what is needed.
There can be a number of places to lease that are not accessible via the Multi Listing Service (MLS). We call them For Rent By Owner (FRBO). These are no different than its more famous cousin, For Sale By Owner (FSBO). We would simply call them to get the information and see about setting up an appointment to view the property. Many apartment complexes are like this. They have a leasing agency or management office that handles all there leasing. We can still help you with these types of apartments in most cases.