Looking for a home for rent? Our professional agents can help you find your new place faster, because we screens out many dozens of places, and often previews them before you go, to save you time and stress.
Once you have found a home to like, the process is pretty simple! You complete a rental application with your personal information. You might bring proof of income, such as recent pay stubs. We will also make a photo copy of your driver’s license or other photo ID. When you’re ready to make an offer, your agent will run a credit report for you, for which you pay $25 per adult. The agent will help you make an offer for the rental you want.
You will need cash to cover 1 to 3 months’ rent: You will need to pay at least the first month’s rent when you submit your offer, and from $500 (corporate apartment buildings) to as much as two months’ rent as deposit when you sign your lease. Your agent holds onto these checks and submits them to the owner after the offer is accepted and leases are signed. Many landlords require you to get bank checks or money orders for these first payments, to make sure the checks clear before you move in.
Not sure if renting is right for you?
Renting vs. buying can be a hard decision. There are benefits to each choices, but you should talk with a Realtor to decide what is best for you and your family.