I managed a nice townhouse 2 years ago and put a family from Florida in it. I then parted ways with the property owners and now my FORMER residents want to 1) move closer to his work; and 2) into a rental with better schools for their children.
SHE contacted me a few months ago when she started seeing some early property offerings that were the size and in the areas they now want to live in.
When I explained that I would require completed rental applications for her and her husband prior to scheduling a viewing, she indicated she had already provided application paperwork to me 2 YEARS AGO.
My response was YES; however, since that time, she had gotten a local job, their family makeup had changed (they need an additional bedroom) and I need updated financial and personal information.
As many professional property managers know...the ONLY time you will get this type of financial and family information is BEFORE they have seen or leased the rental unit.
Anyone who has attempted to get an estopple certificate during the sale of a commercial or multi-unit residential property has heard all the objections for tenants providing this information once they are in possession of the property.
GETTING it EARLY, helps the renting process run smoothly and applicants who do not have their information with them at the showing run the risk of a BETTER prepared applicant renting the property.
FAST FORWARD to THIS AM and I have received an e-mail from the HUSBAND expressing interest in one of my properties.
I responded to him that his wife had taken exception with my process and had indicated she was looking ELSEWHERE for a new rental home for their family.
.....WELCOME to ELSEWHERE! My rules and not changed!