Vacancy rates tend to be quite low in San Francisco and the majority of the time there are about 20 to 40 people vying for the same place; your goal is to set yourself apart. The best way to make a great impression on a landlord and/or property management company and have the one up on the rest of the crowd is to consider tenant placement services with a property management company.

If you’re new to San Francisco, relocating for work, or a long-term resident of San Francisco using tenant placement services will help you find a place quickly and affordably. Considering what you get in return, tenant placement services are a steal.

Before getting started, the prospective tenant usually has a sit-down with the tenant placement specialist from the property management firm to discuss what they are looking for and answer any questions that would facilitate in expediting their process quickly.

San Francisco provides nearly 30 different districts to choose from and each offer a different style and atmosphere. So, when trying to locate the right rental unit for you, the tenant placement specialist needs to know what type of place you are looking for first.

Prospective tenants tend to be picky with what districts they wish to reside and rightfully so. However, a big mistake people make is limiting themselves to only one or two neighborhoods, or a 5×10 block range.

For example, a prospective tenant may confine themselves to living solely in the Mission because they like the scene it provides. By doing this, the individual might miss the opportunity to live in an area that, although not considered a “hot spot,” is close to their work, next to transportation, and has lower rental rates than an area that is just two blocks away. It’s important for prospective tenants to remember that San Francisco is only 7×7 miles, so there are fabulous spots to consider living in all over San Francisco.

Another aspect that would be discussed is your price range, if you have pets, and if you will need a co-signer. Essentially, anything that will get you an apartment faster the agent will ask and take care of immediately.

Once that is established the tenant placement specialist will then choose a package that will work for you and your budget. At Property Management Systems clients are offered three unique packages; including Basic, Deluxe and Premier. Services range from looking at a few recommended places on your own – up to having the tenant placement specialist tour properties with you and handle every step in the process on your behalf.

Deciding to use tenant placement services will not only help you find a rental unit quickly, but it puts landlords and other property management companies at east when they see a professional with you. This is a great advantage and shows that you are an organized person that is highly motivated to get the apartment of your dreams.

If you have any questions about renting a house or apartment in San Francisco, please visit our Property Management Systems website, and we’d be happy to talk to you.