Application Process

We keep our application process simple and efficient.  When a property becomes available, it will show up on our Available Listings page.  If it looks like something you might be interested in, contact us and let us know!  The next steps are easy:

1. Schedule a Showing

If the property is unoccupied, we can typically schedule a showing within 24 hours.  If it is still occupied, we will work with the current tenants to arrange a showing as quickly as possible.

2. Complete a Rental Application

By far the easiest, quickest and most secure way to apply is right through the listing.  We also have a downloadable PDF application for those that prefer to fill out paper forms.  However, because the application contains financial information, we do NOT recommend scanning and emailing the completed application (email is not secure), so please use the US Postal Service or bring it by in person.   Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis; unfortunately, we cannot consider applications submitted without the $40 non-refundable application fee.

3. Get Approved

As part of the application process, we will run a criminal background check, a credit check, a rental reference check and verify employment and income. We are definitely looking for top tier tenants, but we also understand that sometimes things happen.  If you're concerned about something that might show up in our screening process, it is much better to talk to us up front about it and see if we can work around it.  Check out our Renter FAQs for more information.

4. Sign Your Lease

Once you're approved, we will meet with you and sign a lease agreement, taking time to explain any questions you might have regarding the specific terms for the property you are leasing.  This is also typically the time that the security deposit is collected

5. Pre-Move In Walkthrough

Right before you move-in, we will meet with you and do a detailed, room-by-room walkthrough of the property, using a checklist to note any pre-existing issues.  You will receive a copy of the checklist and we will keep the original.  We find it greatly improves communication at the end of the lease and protects you from being held responsible for anything that happened before you moved in.