Response to a Tenant Rental Inquiry

Here is a standard Response to a Tenant Rental Inquiry that I use.  I try to pre-screen as much as possible to avoid wasting my time, the prospects time, and the current tenants time.  I do not want a random prospect walking around in my tenants home, without knowing what kind of person that they are.  Granted, it is a system that is honor based, but it does give some sort of screening that is pretty decent.

Here is my Response to a Tenant Rental Inquiry

Thank you for inquiring on XXX Main Street #103, Anytown, MN  55123.

This unit will be available October 15th, 2015.  There is a possibility it may be available slightly earlier.

This is a three bedroom, two bath unit.  It is a non-smoking building.

I will be looking for tenants with a 625+ credit score, and a solid household income of at least ~$45,000 per year.  If you are marginal on both of these items, I will generally decline you.  Your criminal and rental history must be clean.  If you have had a foreclosure, I can work with you a bit on this.

I have a Real Estate license, so if you are preparing to buy a home, this is a perfect fit.  If you purchase a home through me, I can make sure the lease transition is easy, and also give you up to $500 back at closing to help with your moving expenses or anything you want.  Sort of like a rent to own, but you buy the place you want, not this place.

Pets are allowed, however no Akita, Chow, Pit-bull, Rottweiler, or any cross breed with wolf are allowed.  A $25 fee per pet is a general rule of thumb.

There is a tandem garage, one car parks in front of the other.  There are two flights of stairs to get into the unit.  After that, it is all one level.  There is a washer and dryer in the unit.  The unit has central air conditioning.

I have tenants in the unit, so I need to give advance notice for showing.  I generally show the unit on weekends between 11 AM and 4 PM and sometimes during the week between 6 PM and 7 PM.  You will need to schedule an appointment first, and then confirm the appointment ~30 minutes before you arrive.

I do not take Section 8.  If you have had an eviction, or you have had recent criminal activity including DUIs, I generally will pass on you.  If you are not a legal resident of the USA, I will not be able to rent to you as I cannot perform a valid background check.

The rent price includes water, sewer, garbage, lawn maintenance and snow removal.  It does not include gas or electric, which runs ~$125 per month.  The deposit is $1,300.

If you are still interested and want to look at the apartment, please let me know.

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