3 Great Posts with Advice for Renters Looking for a New Rental
I subscribe to a bunch of blogs that deal with issues for renters and landlords and I came across a few really good posts that I wanted to share with you.
For anyone that may find themselves out there apartment hunting in the near future, here's a post that you really need to read. The blog ForRent.Com contains three main sections, one of which deals with Apartment Hunting. They did a post, "Looking for a Rental? Clean Up Your Social Media Presence," that makes a lot of sense. As soon as someone wants to get an idea about who you are, what's the easiest way to figure it out? Go out and check your social media profiles (whether on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or elsewhere). When I taught in New Jersey, one of the first things I did with my students was go over the importance of being sure to portray yourself positively on social media because it can hurt you if you don't. Colleges check social media profiles before accepting students, employers look at profiles before hiring people, and potential landlords check your profile to get an idea of who you really are before they'll agree to rent to you. Think about it: if someone searches for you and finds your profile, would they like who they see? If not, work at cleaning up your profiles before you get ready to search for a new place.
Next, I came across an article on Zillow called, "Six Effective Ways to Make the Landlord Pick You." It's an older article from 2012 but it definitely still applies. Here's something that I don't think people consider but it really does make a difference: dress up. When you meet the potential landlord, this is your one and only shot to come across as the right person for the rental. The first impression you make can really work in your favor, or it can destroy your chances of being selected. Another good point from the article is to be on time for the appointment if you want to be seen as a good choice for the rental.
Some rental markets are more competitive than others. So just how do you go about making yourself stand out from the crowd? Consider creating a rental resume so that the landlord will remember you and will understand why you would make a great tenant. RenttecDirect.Com did an article explaining how to do this in, "How to Create the Perfect Rental Resume." They even give you a sample template of things to consider including, like your objective, background information, employment, rental history, and references. What a great idea for making the landlord remember you from all of the people that view a place!
Here are a few of my blog posts that deal with things you can do to be selected for a rental:
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