What Makes the Perfect Tenant?

Partridge Hill - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

couple looking at an apartment for rent

You know what you want in a landlord: intelligence, trustworthiness, kindness - the usual desired characteristics. But what about when it comes to being a tenant? Landlords and Property Managers have their own list of qualities that they would prefer in a tenant as well!

  1. Good Credit: This one is important. Your potential landlord wants to know that you will pay your rent consistently and on time. And a great way to be sure is to see if you do well paying your other bills in a timely manner.
  2. Knowledge: If a landlord is showing you the potential home, asking questions and taking notes shows that you have knowledge regarding the subject – either because you have experience or because you have done your research. Both say a lot of positive things about you!
  3. Professional Appearance: Most people make a judgement about someone first based on how he or she looks. Make sure to dress professionally – it doesn’t have to be a suit and tie, but look cleaned up and presentable.

Aside from these main points, remember to greet the landlord or property manager with a firm handshake and make eye contact when you are talking to him or her. By going over all of the parts of this list, you could be one step closer to renting a new place to live!

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