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Tips for Renting

Have you ever wondered how to rent a house?

A great property management company like ours knows a great residential lease agreement is the foundation of feeling great about where you live.  

What are the residential rentals available near me? is a question that every newcomer to the area, and person who hasn’t moved in awhile, asks themselves. 

So let’s get started with where to look for available rentals 

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 have a copy of a recent credit report with a date, or be prepared for the property manager to run a credit report. Low credit scores that can be explained aren’t a deal killer necessarily, but a good property manager is protecting the landlord. 

Next be prepared with a list of current or recent work and landlord references. Write an email and save to drafts so its ready to go.  Residential lease agreements also require the name you prefer, as well as previous names used. 

Finally, be ready to pay a small application fee.  It helps the property manager know who is serious and who is not. 

For sellers of real estate it’s the mortgage lender who has to provide the evidence of affordability.  Landlords ought to take similar precautions. Being able to show you can afford the rental is a great tip for renting a home.  

Get a property management company to take the guesswork out of the process.  We credit check and income verify all our renters at Laura Connor Property Management. 

Your property manager will write the residential lease agreement, arrange vendor services in case of something broken, and hold your security deposit in escrow.  

You may think how to rent a house is all about your preparedness, but it can also be about evaluating the property management company. 

Our company has really easy ways to pay the rent, online, with reliable payment service provider, Stripe. 

If you’re looking to hire a property manager, remember clearly written residential lease agreements protect everyone in uncertain times.  Our property management company takes continuing education courses with Colorado licensed attorneys at every chance we get to ensure compliance with the law. 

How to rent a house—  with preparedness! 

Laura Connor Property Management also provides landlords with accounting on a monthly basis. 

If you’re a renter, you’ll want a residential lease agreement written by someone with experience in customizing them to find win-win time frames and terms. 

Residential lease agreements are great for certain situations, but if you’re a renter you’ll be looking to replace the lease agreement with a mortgage. 

Good luck with finding the right rental for you! Contact Laura for more information or make an appointment!

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