What to know before applying for a rental


Looking into rental homes can be a bit overwhelming; here are a few things you should know before you begin your search:

  • Credit Score: most companies have a minimum you must meet to qualify, so it’s a good idea to know yours before you apply. There are several places to get a free copy of your credit report (Credit Karma,, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion).

  • Know your budget and how much you qualify for: a great tool to use is the calculator ( This calculator helps you break down monthly costs to try and help determine the most affordable options.

  • Understand what is included: BEFORE applying for a property, understand what exactly is included with the rent amount. Utilities? Landscaping? Pool service? Pest Control?

  • Know the move in costs: A common misundersatnding when renting a home vs. an apartment is the move in costs. Typically in an apartment a security deposit is only a few hunderd dollars, where a home is typically equal to one months rent. Make sure you understand what money will be due and how soon before you commit to anything, if you're not sure, ASK.

TCT Property Management Services, LLC

NO WALK-INS - Please contact us directly to schedule an appointment.

2500 S Power Road #121

Mesa, AZ 85209

T: (480) 632-4222

F: (480) 632-4226


Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30AM-5:00PM, Friday 8:30AM-4:00PM

Se habla EspaƱol

Jennice Doty, Designated Broker

For AFTER BUSINESS HOURS maintenance EMERGENCY, please call 480-632-4225 and the on-call property manager will assist you

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