To get the best places and be ahead of the crowd, you need to be prepared. You can gain an edge over others by following these few simple steps:
1. Know your credit score. If you donâ€™t have a recent credit report, get one before you start looking for an apartment (go to ftc.gov). Nobody expects perfect credit from a renter, but a score above 580 or 600 is a plus,
2. Know yourself: Do a background check through an online service like intelius.com.
3. Line up your fan base. Prepare a list of references in advance, and get a letter from your last landlord that brags about what a wonderful tenant you were.
4. Xerox stuff. Photocopy your driverâ€™s license, Social Security card and work ID.
Â 5. First impressions count. When you meet with a building owner, dress nicely, be on time and bring all the information youâ€™ve assembled. Owners want to know who you are and that theyâ€™re going to get paid. Provide them with these assurances, and you move to the front of the line.
Keller Williams Empire NYC
9120 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11209
Office: (718) 954 8400
Direct: (212) 300-3919
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