A.D. Cantelmo Property Management
Our Business is Property Management in Orange County California
How to stick out when applying to rent a home
When a Potential Tenant is searching for a home, they need
to be able to move quickly when they find the home they want to rent. Applying
for a home to rent can be tricky, especially if there are other applicants. As
a potential Tenant you want to make the best impression as you possibly can, so
there are some things you should do before you start the process.
The first thing a potential Tenant needs to do is get your
updated credit report and have it with you when you meet with the Landlord or
Property Manager. Even though they will want to run their own, if you have your
report, they can give you an idea if your report will be a problem or not. And
if you have some issues with your report, have the reasons for the problems and
show hard evidence that those problems are being addressed.
Next, have your current landlord, if possible, write a
personal letter, about your status as a Tenant and have them put a phone number
in the letter for contact purposes.
Have your job information available and contact information that the Landlord or Property Manager can use to call and check on your job Status. If you are self
employed, have your financial statements ready showing how strong your
employment status is.
As a potential Tenant, you want to give as much information about your financial situation as
you feel comfortable doing, but remember, the more information you give to show
your financial strength as a potential Tenant the better.
Tell the Landlord or Property Manager why you want to rent
the home. Remember, you are selling yourself and I know for me, when I am
interviewing a potential Tenant, I like to hear a good story on your reasons
for renting a home. I really don’t want to read a story though, I want to hear
it from the Tenant themselves, and I like to meet the entire family if possible.
The last thing I like to see is that a potential Tenant is
organized. Have all your information organized in a folder and make it easy for
the Landlord or Property Manager to understand the information, and always be
available to be contacted by the Landlord or Property Manager. If there are hours
in the day that are better for your availability for calls, let the decision
When you are applying for a home, you want to be the
applicant that sticks out to the Landlord or Property Manager. I remember one
home I had for lease and I had 15 people show up one night to see the home and
I received 5 applications. One family was in the home for the entire time and
they made it seem as though the home was perfect for them. We talked and
laughed, and I knew, that if everything looked good on their application and all
checked out, they were going to get the house. They have turned out to be the
best Tenants, and they sold that to me the first night I met them.
A.D. Cantelmo Property
Management Specializes in Property Management in Orange County