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Rent A House Or An Apartment In 3 Easy Steps

Hi my name is Edgar Mercado and in this video
I’m going to give you the three easy steps you need to take when looking to rent a house
or an apartment and save time, money, and headaches so… Stay tuned! Step 1- find home or the apartment you’re
looking for. Searching websites such as rentals.com or zilllow.com provide you with a big list
of homes or apartments that are for rent in your area. The only bad thing about this is
that most of these websites are not updated often enough and therefore have a lot of outdated
information so you need to be patient and take some time to make phone calls and make
sure that the home you like is still available. Step number two is by far the most important
step. If you follow these steps it will save you time, money, and a lot of hassle. Here’s
what you need to do: First, Obtain a copy of your most recent credit
report. I know there are websites such as credit karma.com and others where you can
get you a free copy of your credit report. Just be sure that it is free and that you
will not get charged later down the road. This way you can use this copy with every
one of the places you apply for a lease without being charged $25 or so for every time you
do. Talking about your credit report, Please note that while you may or may not have an
excellent credit, it will not ultimately be the deciding factor to obtain the lease agreement
signed. What landlord’s and homeowners renting their property are looking in your credit
report is any previous evictions you may have on your record. It may also be a good idea
to have another person cosign with you but understand that if you fail to pay your rent
on time it will also affect the person that is cosigning for you.
Next, gather all your most recent paystub’s as well as the history of your previous residence
during the past 3 to 5 years. Have at least 3 to 5 references of people that know you
and can be called to be asked about you. Finally, bringing and already filled out rent
application and your checkbook. I put A link to one you can download in the description
below. By doing this are showing that you are prepared and you’re not there to waste
anybody’s time. Step number three, be honest and willing to
compromise- When you find a rental you love, make sure
“not to ask for any special concessions,” Many prospective renters make the mistake
of asking if the security deposit can be divided into payments over the first few months or
if the rent could be lowered, or if they can be allowed to have pets when there is no pets
allowed. Considering that the landlord may have already been on the fence about accepting
your application, asking for special circumstances may make him decide you’re too much of a
risk. “Ultimately,” it is the owner of the property
who must decide if you are the best fit to live in his property. So make it easy on yourself
and have all of the above ready and get out on the hunt. I guarantee your application
will stand out from all the others because you are showing that you are prepared and
ready to moving in. Thank you so much for watching! I appreciate
it! If you like this video please be sure to like, comment, and subscribe to my channel
4 more real estate related tips and as always “let’s make home happen!


Vox Quake

Dec 12, 2016, 2:36 pm Reply

Helpful information, cheers mate

Travis Brickley

Jul 7, 2017, 1:02 am Reply

Good video. Music is way to loud.


Mar 3, 2018, 9:40 am Reply

What baffles me is how he had a lavalier mic on and the audio still sounds like shit?! ?

Aaron Adams

Mar 3, 2018, 6:36 am Reply

Excellent video dude!

Essa HD

Apr 4, 2018, 6:39 pm Reply

I cant haer becaus of the musik


Apr 4, 2018, 5:59 pm Reply

Hi Edgar, I am looking to move from New York City, to Florida; I am interested in Orlando, Gainesville, or Greenbrier area. I don't know if you are an agent in Florida. Or if you are, if you work in those areas. Question, I would be on a fixed income, and looking to rent either a house, or a one bedroom apartment. Do agencies accept fixed income? What would be the terms of the lease, as far as time are concerned, 1 year vs 5 years. All the best Shaun

Oscar Chavez

Jun 6, 2018, 5:41 pm Reply

WHY is the music so annoying and loud, totally unnecessary. Helpful information though…


Jun 6, 2018, 3:23 am Reply


Dominic White

Sep 9, 2018, 5:00 pm Reply

Great content, other than your music being too loud, you might want to look into putting some sound cancelling foam around your filming area


Apr 4, 2019, 7:35 pm Reply

nothing new, where is if you have an eviction on your credit which did not happen

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