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How to Make Your Rental Application Stand Out

Buckhead Tenant Filling Out a Paper Rental ApplicationApplying for a Buckhead single-family rental can seem overwhelming. The most excellent properties often have a lot of applicants, and may get pretty competitive! With so many applicants struggling for the same rental house, how to make sure that your rental application stands out? It’s not easy, but you’ll have the best chance of being approved with these tips!

Be Prepared

First, take into account that the landlord is looking for a good tenant. This means that you should have all of your paperwork in order before filling out the application. This includes your rental history, employment verification, and references. If you have any critical problems, ask the landlord before filling out the application.

Be Honest

After that, take the time to fill out the application completely and accurately. Include everything that is asked for, and be sure to proofread it for any blunders. If you try to conceal anything or omit information, it will have a tendency to come back to bite you later. The Buckhead property manager is looking for someone responsible and honest, so ensure that’s what you show them!

Highlight Your Strengths

Other than being honest, be sure to highlight your strengths as a tenant. If you have a good rental history, handyman skills, or great references, mention it on the application. Include a reference letter or two, if you can. Something that makes you stand out from the other applicants will work in your favor!

Offer a Longer Lease

Most single-family rental landlords are looking for stability. Whenever a tenant moves in or out, that process costs the landlord money they probably don’t want to spend. One way to show that you’re a stable tenant is to offer a longer lease. If you’re eager to sign a lease for 18 months or even two years, it will show the landlord that you’re not just looking for a place to crash for a few months.

Be Flexible with Move-In Date

While you might have your heart set on a specific move-in date, be sure to list a few different dates on your application. This will show the landlord that you’re flexible and willing to work with their schedule. It’s always better to be a little bit flexible than inflexible.

Be Polite

Finally, be polite and professional when interacting with the landlord or property manager.  They will likely be meeting with several applicants, so you want to make sure you leave a good impression. Be welcoming and considerate, and thank them for their time. They will remember how you treated them, and it can make the difference between getting approved or not.

Ultimately, following these tips doesn’t guarantee that your application will be accepted, but it certainly can’t hurt! The most important thing is to remain positive and be confident in yourself.


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