No matter who are or what stage of life you’re at, getting turned down for something you love is a bitter pill to swallow. The rejection is felt all the more harder, when, as a result of it, you have to put your lifestyle on hold for another couple of weeks or months before you can find that ideal rental once again.
Yep, that’s right, we’re talking about the, at times, unforgiving world of renting and with so many people looking at houses for rent in Perth at the moment, most landlords or letting agents have free reign to pick and choose who they choose for their property.
So, how do you make sure you’re on the successful side of the phone call and not picking up the pieces of yet another rejection? Well, as one of Perth’s leading property management companies, we’ve put together some handy tips to ensure you can secure that dream rental.
Treat it like a job interview
Yes, you might be going to a home open on a Saturday, yes it might be somewhere you would eventually like to relax but don’t let that cloud the fact that first impressions count. Just like in a job interview, you want to make sure you are on time, looking smart and polite, courteous and engaged during the inspection.
If you are one of a number of people all vying for this house for lease, standing out from the crowd (in a good way) is the best possible start you can have.
Much like when applying for a job, a rental application needs a cracking cover letter. Make sure you include some key details like who you are, what you do for a living and why you’re wanting to move. Ensure the cover letter is tailored to each specific opportunity and elaborate on the aspects of the home/location you really like to showcase you are serious about wanting to live there.
A key aspect of being prepared is ensuring all of your documentation is prepped and ready to go. Having your rental history, pay slips, employment history and some photo ID, ready to go at a moment’s notice just shows how serious and committed to this opportunity you are.
The final thing to organise is a reference letter from a previous landlord/s. Humans are creatures of habit and if you have a previous landlord saying how great you are, it just puts your new landlord’s mind at ease.
Relax and enjoy yourself
While it might sound like a slightly daunting and rigorous process, it doesn’t need to be and if you have a few simple things prepped and ready to go, it won’t be long before you are sitting back and relaxing in your new dream rental.
For further hints, tips or advice, get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll be happy to help.