What makes for a great tenant? Find out today.
When someone asks me how a great tenant is defined, I could respond with about 20 questions of my own, but today I’ll give a summarized answer.
To determine if someone is a good tenant for our property, we first do a background check and a credit check on them. If their background is free of any disturbing information and they have a credit score of 700, we’ll request that they send in a copy of their pay stub or LES statement.
“A good tenant is also one who pays the rent on time, won’t deter us from doing walkthroughs, and will invite us in when we have repair questions about the property.”
A good tenant is also one who pays the rent on time, won’t deter us from doing walkthroughs, and will invite us in when we have repair questions about the property. Good tenants will also look for warranty information and do their best to keep the house in the exact condition as when they moved in.
We have tenants who will often call us and inform us of any potential issues, like if there was a strong windstorm that tipped a tree; if they found termite droppings in the garage; or they have a dryer that rattles, and so on. Knowing about these issues helps with the team effort to protect the property.
In the end, there are two reasons you’d need a property manager to help with your property: to protect your home and to put money into your account.
If you have any questions about tenants or about property management services, reach out to us today. We look forward to hearing from you. Aloha!