|Irvine is made up of the following areas:
El Camino Real
Rancho San Joaquin
University Town Center
Fill out your "wish list" on
and if I can help you, I'll set up a special "properties" web
page for you, free of charge.
All available homes that meet your criteria will be posted onto your web page. I
mean ALL homes on the MLS that match your "wish list", by ALL agents in Southern
California. NO HOMES WILL BE LEFT OUT - IF IT IS LISTED FOR RENT, YOU WILL SEE
Once I've set up your web page, you'll receive emails as new listings come on
the market, and these listings will be added to your web page.
You'll be among the first to see them!
Unlike many other websites, yours will be updated every 12 hours, so you will
see only the available listings, not properties that were rented weeks or even
What happens when you see a home on your web page that you'd like to view?
let me know which homes you'd like to see, and I'll make the necessary
appointments. Then we'll either meet at the first house, or at my office.
It's a good idea to have your Application to Rent forms all filled out before we
go and view any homes.
OK, you like a home. Now what?
Application to Rent form, (click to see the form), is submitted to the landlord or his/her
agent, together with your credit report. You can supply your own credit report
in a lot of cases, but many landlords insist on a credit report from all three
major bureaus, (including FICO scores), which must be run by a lender. If you like, I can have these run
for you free of charge.
A separate application form must be filled
out by everyone over the age of 18
who will be living in the home, and a credit report on these people must be
provided as well.
A copy of your recent bank statement and two recent pay stubs are
required, and if you're self-employed, copies of your tax returns. Sometimes
landlords ask to see both pay stubs and W2.
All the homes are
individually owned, so each owner has his/her own list of things that must be
submitted before deciding whether to accept you as a tenant or not.
Some landlords may want to see other documentation besides the above. Sometimes your previous rental history
will be checked, and also your employment may have to be verified with your
It's super-important to provide a legible, complete, neat application. Dont
leave anything blank. A messy, incomplete application may give the wrong impression!
Oops, your credit isn't wonderful. Now what?
Often a letter explaining
your situation helps a landlord see past the credit scores. Just because your FICO scores are low, does not mean that
you're incapable of paying your rent on time every month.
have lost your home to a
or foreclosure, but you probably still have the ability to pay for a roof over
your head! Possibly you were unemployed for a while but now have a job. A
bankruptcy due to medical bills or a business that went south may be the reason
for low credit scores.
Explaining these things in a letter helps to eliminate any doubt in the landlord's mind and allows
the landlord to make a
decision based on current facts, and not just credit scores.
If you are moving from another lease home, it's always a good idea to get a
letter from your current landlord, saying what great tenants you are, with no
late payments and saying how you have always taken great care of
Another good idea is to offer to pay the rent on your new place via a direct
deposit into the new landlord's bank account, so they won't have to worry about
your payments being mailed on time, and if you offer to pay the entire 12
month's rent up-front, of course that will help a lot!
There are other ways to secure a lease if your credit has seen better days, or
if you're not working, (like having a friend or family member co-sign /
be your guarantor), and we can discuss this if you like.
Landlords just want to sleep at night, (without taking sleeping tablets), and
you can help if you understand that there are
two main things that the landlord is looking for in a tenant:
(1) Someone who will will pay the rent on time, and
(2) Someone who will take good care of the property.
Ready to tell me what type of rental home you're looking for?
and fill out the short form.
If you prefer, you can call me at 949-232-5634, or