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How to Make Your Rental Application Stand Out

Boerne Tenant Filling Out a Paper Rental ApplicationApplying for a Boerne single-family rental can be intimidating. There are frequently many applicants for the best properties, and the market can become fairly competitive! How do you make your rental application stand out in a sea of applicants vying for the same rental home? It won’t be easy, but with these tips, you’ll have the best chance of getting approved!

Be Prepared

First and foremost, keep in mind that your landlord is looking for a good tenant. This means you should have all of your paperwork in order before applying. This includes your rental history, verification of employment, and references. Before you fill out the application, ask the landlord any important questions you may have.

Be Honest

Next, take the time to fully and accurately fill out the application. Include everything requested, and double-check for errors. Whatever you try to hide or omit will almost certainly come to bite you later. The Boerne property manager is looking for someone who is responsible and honest, so make sure you show them that!

Highlight Your Strengths

In addition to being truthful, you should emphasize your strengths as a tenant. Indicate your rental history, handyman skills, or excellent references on the application. If feasible, provide one or two reference letters. Whatever you can do to set yourself apart from the other applicants will help you!

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 they likely would prefer to avoid. Offering a longer lease is one way to display tenant stability. 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

Though you might have a particular move-in date in mind, be sure to list multiple dates on your application. This will prove to the landlord that you are flexible and willing to accommodate their needs. It’s always preferable to be flexible rather than rigid.

Be Polite

Lastly, when communicating with the landlord or property manager, maintain a professional demeanor. You want to make a good first impression because they will probably be meeting with other applicants. Thank them for their time by being courteous and respectful. They will remember how you treated them, and it could 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 most important thing is to keep a positive attitude and have faith in yourself.

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