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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Jillian La Rocque I qualify them through a set of questions before showing the rental listing.

Usually, they are reluctant to fill out all the details in application - which does ask them for personal information - and it is natural, I'd do the same.

Dec 03, 2015 02:37 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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I do prequalify based on what I can get online with just their name, but most refuse to fill out the app until they see the home.

Dec 03, 2015 12:42 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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We do it over the phone first. No need to waste any ones time plus it is very revealing when people hesitate to answer simple questions put to them

Dec 02, 2015 11:04 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jillian - I stopped doing rentals because so many property managers/landlords stopped giving any commission to agents for finding a tenant. I do a lot of things for free, but can't spend all my time working for free, so I had to cut my losses.

Dec 05, 2015 01:59 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

If it is my rental then I do ask them questions prior to showing.  I try not to show properties that are not mine, it is not productive.  

Dec 04, 2015 06:37 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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When I did do rentals I would do the app when they were ready to submit.

Dec 03, 2015 09:35 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

We don't handle rentals but those who do at our office qualify each applicant before any showing.

Dec 03, 2015 12:00 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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 Some property management companies require their own completed application.  I ask qualifying questions and get income information and copies of id.  Show them available homes then complete the application and get money orders. 

Dec 03, 2015 11:58 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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I do a brief prequal with a prospective tenant before and a more thorough if they want to pursue the property after seeing it.

Dec 03, 2015 11:05 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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I do ask them for the rental application before we go see homes. I also ask for the credit report. Similar to working with buyers, renters should be qualified before going out - otherwise it's a waste of everyone's time.

Dec 03, 2015 04:22 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

In our area, the rental application varies from property to property, so I usually ask a few pre-qualifying questions and then show the property.

Dec 03, 2015 02:51 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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I doubt an appicant who want to complete an application prior to seeing a property.

Dec 03, 2015 12:47 AM
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Sam Shueh
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Last few I get 20-40 inquires. I only look at those writing to tell me about themselves. I do everything on line by eMail w/o even giving them my phone #.  When a suitable prospect is selected I have their profile.  I put a sign on the door. Open House cancelled-filled.  If they inqure I send a notice.

 

Dec 03, 2015 12:33 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

after the showing.

Dec 03, 2015 12:23 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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Larger Property mngrs. in our area are using Showers that only follow up leads and show properties to inquiries/leads. So I would say after to any interested parties . These are then turned over to the Property Mngr. and the Shower has no further involvement on that file.

Dec 03, 2015 12:22 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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I do a pre-qual before I show

Dec 03, 2015 12:12 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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I would think that it would be after, but I would try to pre-qualify them as much as possible before taking my time to meet them. Also, remember, safety first!

Dec 03, 2015 12:02 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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the agents here do the application after....

Dec 02, 2015 11:58 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

For rental prospects, I took their ID and held it at the office during showings. After the showing they received their ID back and they decided whether they wanted to proceed with application or not.  

Dec 02, 2015 11:50 PM
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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

I explain brokerage fees etc. prior to taking them out so its perfectly clear to them what it will cost them to rent. I don't prequalify or have them fill out a rental application until they select a rental they like. I really don't work with a lot of renters so this may not be the best way but its how I work.

Dec 02, 2015 11:44 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Before meeting them - by GoToMeeting

Dec 02, 2015 11:10 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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after

Dec 02, 2015 11:05 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Jillian La Rocque I would meet with the people and prequalify them. How do you know what they can afford without prequalifying them? Have them fill out an application after they find a property they wish to rent.

Dec 02, 2015 10:58 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

After. it doesn't take long to fill out a rental application. No, I don't qualify them. Most usually explain their situation up front.

Dec 03, 2015 03:38 AM