Finding a home to rent can be stressful. Adding the uncertainties that come with living through a global pandemic can leave you wondering how you’ll take the next steps to finding a home. When you are on the search for a rental home, it is important to see the inside of it before committing to rent it.
Social distancing guidelines, however, may prevent meeting with a property manager or owner to view the inside of a home. Video chatting with a leasing or real estate agent at the home so you can see it has become popular in these times, but there is nothing like seeing your future home in real life. Lucky for you, you can see the inside of FirstKey Homes on your own via a self-guided tour! No need to worry about social distancing.
With a variety of homes, markets and neighborhoods, there is a great chance you will find exactly what you are looking for. Begin the search for your next rental home on FirstKeyHomes.com.
Once you have found your home, click on Self-Tour, and register for an account with Rently. With Rently, you can securely enter vacant homes without an agent, owner or property manager present. When you check-in, you will receive a code to unlock the lockbox with the key to the door. Once you are done viewing the home, return the key to lockbox and check out.
When you are done, you will receive a survey directly from Rently to give your feedback; we’d love to hear what you think about the home.
If you have additional questions about self-touring, FirstKey Homes has a team standing by to serve you, call 844-395-3959.
How to Avoid Online Rental Scams
Follow these guidelines to avoid rental scams:
- FirstKey Homes does not advertise on websites such as Craigslist or Socialserve. If you find a home on another site, double check that the home is listed on FirstKeyHomes.com.
- Always return the key to the lockbox. Be aware if someone tells you to return the key anywhere besides the lockbox.
- Avoid signing paper documents. FirstKey Homes accepts all documents online. Go directly to FirstKeyHomes.com to apply for a home and pay the application fee.
- Avoid paying for application fees by wire, CashApp, Walmart or other ways scammers may ask for payment.