Hi my name is Edgar Mercado and in this videoI'm going to give you the three easy steps you need to take when looking to rent a houseor an apartment and save time, money, and headaches so.
Stay tuned! Step 1- find home or the apartment you'relooking for.
Searching websites such as rentals.
Com or zilllow.
Com provide you with a big listof homes or apartments that are for rent in your area.
The only bad thing about this isthat most of these websites are not updated often enough and therefore have a lot of outdatedinformation so you need to be patient and take some time to make phone calls and makesure that the home you like is still available.
Step number two is by far the most importantstep.
If you follow these steps it will save you time, money, and a lot of hassle.
Here'swhat you need to do: First, Obtain a copy of your most recent creditreport.
I know there are websites such as credit karma.
Com and others where you canget you a free copy of your credit report.
Just be sure that it is free and that youwill not get charged later down the road.
This way you can use this copy with everyone of the places you apply for a lease without being charged $25 or so for every time youdo.
Talking about your credit report, Please note that while you may or may not have anexcellent credit, it will not ultimately be the deciding factor to obtain the lease agreementsigned.
What landlord's and homeowners renting their property are looking in your creditreport is any previous evictions you may have on your record.
It may also be a good ideato have another person cosign with you but understand that if you fail to pay your renton time it will also affect the person that is cosigning for you.
Next, gather all your most recent paystub's as well as the history of your previous residenceduring the past 3 to 5 years.
Have at least 3 to 5 references of people that know youand can be called to be asked about you.
Finally, bringing and already filled out rentapplication and your checkbook.
I put A link to one you can download in the descriptionbelow.
By doing this are showing that you are prepared and you're not there to wasteanybody's time.
Step number three, be honest and willing tocompromise- When you find a rental you love, make sure“not to ask for any special concessions,” Many prospective renters make the mistakeof asking if the security deposit can be divided into payments over the first few months orif the rent could be lowered, or if they can be allowed to have pets when there is no petsallowed.
Considering that the landlord may have already been on the fence about acceptingyour application, asking for special circumstances may make him decide you’re too much of arisk.
“Ultimately,” it is the owner of the propertywho must decide if you are the best fit to live in his property.
So make it easy on yourselfand have all of the above ready and get out on the hunt.
I guarantee your applicationwill stand out from all the others because you are showing that you are prepared andready to moving in.
Thank you so much for watching! I appreciateit! If you like this video please be sure to like, comment, and subscribe to my channel4 more real estate related tips and as always "let's make home happen!.