Good rentals can be hard to find and usually don’t stay on the market long. Prepare yourself to be the best candidate by:
1. Searching rentals within your budget
2. Be prepared to provide proof of income and/or employment
3. Have the names and current contact information for current or previous landlords (it is not the landlord’s job to track down phone numbers)
4. BE HONEST – if you have mediocre or poor credit be upfront and honest about it as well as any renting mistakes.
5. Be Respectful – thoroughly read any instructions in a rental ad and follow them. Also, don’t be on your phone when meeting a prospective landlord.
6. Be prepared to pay for a credit check, deposit, and first month’s rent.
7. Don’t try to hide pets!