Your chances are excellent. As long as you can provide references, I think most rental agencies or property owners would rent to you. Just be careful renting. Yesterday, a family was standing outside of a building in Waikiki. They sent money to someone for a property they found on the Internet. Turns out that person doesn't exist.
You will need references from previous land lords, income and job information and a local bank account.
Other then that it will come down to whom the owner or managment company feel the most comfortable renting to based on the questions and your meeting with them at the home.
If you have further questions your welcome to call me at 808-295-0704 or email me at Ralph@HawaiianBeachfront.com
Mahalo and Aloha,
Ralph Sutton Gray
RA, BA, e-PRO
Locally Established-Globally Connected
Luxury, Beachfront & Investment Properties
Cell 808-295-0704 Fax 808-440-7278
Executive Estates Division
Realty Executives Oahu, LLC
My HD video tours are the way to rent or buy homes and know exactly what you are getting in to.
Find some on you tube- WikiwikiRentals. (most of these are clients homes they rent themselves, I just help them after the sale)
Do not send money prior to arriving in Hawaii to anyone except someone the organizations relocation team has cleared for you. If they do not have such a service, please give a call, I do this for a few recruitment companies and one university.
I normally only work with people buying, but we can work out how this will work for both of us. I do not want to see someone taken advantage of as their first experience in Hawaii real estate.
Please see my website for many many video blogs about Hawaii and the Real Estate market here. There are over 150+ videos on my you tube site as well. TheOahuAgent on You Tube
These Vlogs will let you see who you are working with and let you see how I do business and share my knowledge base.
Looking forward to talking via skype at your convenience.
As stated by Keiko & Franck, while harder to do, it will still be possible for you to rent without the credit history as long as you can prove that you have the funds and a solid source of income.
In order to save you time, I would recommend that you mention the fact to the owner or property manager at the time you are calling to make the appointment to view the property.
Good luck & welcome to Hawaii!
I can assist you when you decide to purchase.
It is totally possible to rent your new apartment or home without a credit history. However, you must provide references and more importantly the ability to pay via proof of employment, cash in the bank, or cash in advance. In terms of purchasing in the US, it is possible with approximately 30 to 35% down based on your credit in your present country. There are banks here in the US that will take your overseas credit and lend you a mortgage.
If you are interested in luxury high end condos in waikiki or more moderately priced units in East Oahu, please do not hesitate to contact me for your rentals. If you are looking to purchase, I would be a valuable resource and it would be my pleasure to assist you.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Christine Kim, J.D. (R) SFR
H2O Watermark Pacific Properties LLC
Hawaii Homes to Opportunities
Direct Fax: 888-790-3012
1888 Kalakaua Ave. C-312
Honolulu, HI 96815