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How to Make Your Rental Application Stand Out

Pittsboro Tenant Filling Out a Paper Rental ApplicationApplying for a Pittsboro single-family rental can be intimidating. Countless people apply for the best properties, and the competition can be fierce! How can you ensure that your rental application stands out among the many others competing for the same rental home? It’s not simple, but with these tips, you’ll have the best chance of approval!

Be Prepared

First, keep in mind that the landlord wants a responsible tenant. This indicates that you should have all of your records in order before filling out the application. Your rental history, employment verification, and references should be included. Before filling out the application, ask the landlord any important questions.

Be Honest

Next, take the time to fully and accurately fill out the application. Include all information requested, and be sure to proofread for errors. Anything you try to hide or omit will almost certainly come back to bite you later. Pittsboro property managers look for someone who is responsible and honest, so make sure you show them that!

Highlight Your Strengths

In addition to being truthful, you should emphasize your strengths as a tenant. Indicate your rental history, handyman skills, or excellent references on the application. If you can, include one or two letters of recommendation. Anything that distinguishes you from the other applicants will benefit you!

Offer a Longer Lease

Many landlords of single-family homes want stability. Every time a tenant moves in or out, the landlord is forced to spend money they would rather keep. Offering a longer lease is one way to demonstrate that you are a reliable tenant. If you’re able to sign a lease for 18 months or even two years, the landlord will see that you’re not just searching for a place to crash for a short time.

Be Flexible with Move-In Date

Even if you have your heart set on a specific move-in date, make sure to include a few options on your application. This will demonstrate to the landlord that you are flexible and willing to work around his or her schedule. It’s always preferable to be flexible rather than rigid.

Be Polite

Lastly, when dealing with the landlord or property manager, be polite and professional. You should ensure that you leave a positive impression, as they will likely meet with multiple applicants. Thank them for their time by being courteous and respectful. They’ll remember how you treated them, and it could decide whether or not you’re approved.

Ultimately, following these pointers doesn’t ensure that your application will be accepted, but it certainly can’t hurt! Positive thinking and self-assurance are of paramount importance.

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