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How to Make Your Rental Application Stand Out

Edison Tenant Filling Out a Paper Rental ApplicationIt can be intimidating to apply for an Edison single-family rental. Many people apply for the best properties, and it can get pretty competitive! How do you make your rental application stand out in a sea of applicants vying for the same rental home? It’s not that simple, but with these tips, you will have the best possible chance of being approved!

Be Prepared

First of all, keep in mind that the landlord is seeking an excellent tenant. This means that before filling out the application, you need to have all of your paperwork in order. This should include your references, rental history, and employment verification. Before filling out the application, if you have any essential questions, you should ask the landlord.

Be Honest

After that, devote time to completely and accurately filling out the application. Have all of the requested information and proofread carefully in case you made a mistake. Whatever you try to hide or omit will almost certainly come to bite you later. The Edison property manager is searching for a dependable and trustworthy individual; therefore, you must prove these qualities!

Highlight Your Strengths

Make sure to emphasize your strengths as a tenant, in addition to being honest. Include any previous rental history, handyman skills, or excellent references on the application. If available, include at least one or two reference letters. Anything that distinguishes you from the rest will work in your favor!

Offer a Longer Lease

The majority of single-family rental landlords seek stability. When a tenant moves in or out, the landlord incurs expenses that he or she would rather avoid. Giving a longer lease is one way to prove that you’re a dependable tenant. If you’re willing to sign a lease for 18 months or maybe even two years, the landlord will know you’re not just looking for a temporary place to crash.

Be Flexible with Move-In Date

While you may have your heart set on a particular move-in date, make sure to include a few options on your application. This will show the landlord that you are flexible and willing to work around their schedule. A little flexibility is always better than inflexibility

Be Polite

Finally, when dealing with the landlord or property manager, be courteous and professional. You want to make a good first impression because they will most likely be meeting with several applicants. Thank them for their time and be friendly and respectful. They will remember how you treated them, and it may determine whether or not you are approved.

Following these suggestions won’t guarantee that your application will be accepted, but it can’t hurt! The important thing is to keep a positive attitude and stay confident.

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