We Find the Best Tenants, Guaranteed!
Achieving great results for our customers is important to us at First Coast Realty, Inc. In order to achieve this, it's important to find great tenants. We use aggressive marketing and thorough tenant screening to locate the best renters available. We handle all aspects of property showing and application checks, and we'll let you know once we've located a tenant who meets our strict standards.
Learn more about our tenant placement process below:
Marketing and Advertising
Marketing vacant rentals helps us to connect with potential tenants in St. Augustine. We not only use traditional advertising, but we also syndicate our listings to over 200 local real estate sites including the most popular REALTOR.com and Zillow. Once an interested tenant reaches out to us our team will schedule a property showing. The showing gives us an opportunity to highlight the amenities and key features of your home, as well as answer any questions the applicant may have. After the showing, we'll invite interested parties to submit an application.
Financial Background Checks
Employment and income verification is an important part of our screening process. We ask for financial records to ensure tenants have the means to make rent in full each month. As part of this process, we also conduct a comprehensive credit score check. Using this information, we can better determine how suitable an applicant may be for your rental property. We typically look for income of at least three times the monthly rent, as well as a credit score of 600 or higher.
Past behavior is a good indicator of what we can expect from applicants, which is why we request landlord references. As part of our reference check procedure, we'll look for infractions like late or missed rent payments, evictions, or intentional vandalism of rental property. Other information we may be interested in includes noise complaints and general cleanliness.
Once we locate qualified applicants for your rental property, we'll handle the lease drafting and signing. Our leases protect you and your property to the fullest extent of the law, and we make sure to respect all local ordinances regarding the tenant-landlord relationship.