With vacancy in San Diego at an all time low the competition for good rentals is at an all time high.
If you are looking to rent in San Diego here is some advice to get you into a new home of your dreams in a competitive market for your leaders in property management.
Have all your paper work in order:
Property managers see it all the time- people don’t know what paperwork they need to rent an apartment. If you are Renting in a Competitive Market you will need to show proof of employment, so have two most recent pay stubs ready or sometimes you can show bank statements. You will need to give a copy of your drivers license and be willing to give out your social security number. Lastly, you will need your rental history and references.
look the part
It might seem a little silly especially because we property managers have a duty to be fair and unbiased but first impressions matter. Come to the showing for the house, condo or apartment clean and neat.
Know your credit score:
Owners of rental property will ask to run a credit check on you. You can get a free report easily. Its important to keep track of even when you are not searching for a rental. American Express offers a low cost service to keep track of you credit. Free Credit reports include Freecreditreport.com and Annualcreditreport.com
Timing is everything when it comes to renting in a competitive market. You might find yourself starting a lease a day or so earlier then you wanted but remember it will be worth it for the right place.
If you need more help renting in a competitive market we can assist you. Calls us anytime at (858) 279-1500 to talk about your dreams and how we can help you buy or rent your dream home.