Recent Buying Selling Lifestyle
Recent Buying Selling Lifestyle

Tips for a winning rental application

21-Mar-2017
Written by Ashley Blake
If you're familiar with the rental game, you will know applying for properties can sometimes be pretty brutal and a tiring process. With so many other prospective tenants applying for the same rental as you, there are often many great tenants (including you!) that miss out and are forced to start the whole process again and look for another place.

Knowing what should be included in your application and how to stand out (in the best way) from the rest of the bunch is half the battle.

Apply online and save time

Did you know you can apply for rental properties with the Newton Team online via our website, realestate.com.au and domain.com.au. Simply go to the property and click "Apply now". You will be walked through the steps of applying and the best part is, all your information is saved so you don't need to re add it if you apply for another property!

Do you have the correct information?

Make sure you have references from current and past real estate agencies and employers, pay slips, proof of employment, photo ID, rental ledgers, any relevant bills and a completed application form. Make sure you have all of these documents ready to submit to the agent straight after the open home so there is no delay in the leasing consultant beginning the checking process.

Be on time and presentable at the open home

You don't need to wear a suit but it's important to look presentable. it shows you're keen to secure the property and that you're taking the application process seriously. If showing up looking neat and tidy helps with your application then it's worth the little bit of extra effort isn't it? The same can be said with being on time to an open home, as the agent will often be showing many other prospective tenants through at the same time, they often won't wait around after the scheduled time to show you as they will have other appointments to get to. To avoid missing out, make sure you are always on time.

Finally, this is a no brainer, but always be pleasant and respectable of the home at the open for inspection. You want to make a great first impression and stick in the agents mind...for a good reason!

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