Searching for a rental property might be challenging but you also need to consider winning over the potential landlord of your chosen space. There are things you can do to make a good impression with your landlord.
Look your best.
Same with other people, some landlords do look at the outer appearance first so you always must look your best when going in for rental inspections. If you are going with the other tenants on inspection, there’s a point where the landlord would favor the person who looks presentable that day.
Do not be late.
People who are late often receive bad impressions. Renting is also a business, do not make anyone wait for you. If you are the one who came early, you must greet the real estate agent or your landlord and have a little chit chat with them.
Do not lie about anything.
Honesty is the best policy. Being honest all the way build the trust with your landlord and a good relationship with them. If you are asked about salary, potential housemates, or pets, always say the truth. There’s no point in lying, remember that.
Have a rental resume.
Renting is like applying for a job. You need to make your landlord impressed by your score. Having a resume helps with keeping your landlord updated with what you have especially if the competition with other tenants is fierce. Have it ready and printed before you go to the rental property.
Put your best foot forward.
Do not be shy about your achievements like you having your own car, or become the best employee for months. Highlight your skills especially if it would help or show how you can really maintain and improve the property. Let them know that you are reliable and trustworthy. Make them feel confident and comfortable with you.