It can be difficult to find a rental in this competitive rental market. Here are some tips and tricks when applying and what do when reaching out to property management companies. 
  1. Consider submitting an application with a few property management companies (or as many as you feel you are willing and able to do)
  2. Consider paying for the application fee, if it applies 
  3. Consider getting reference letters from past landlord's if you had a good relationship and sharing with your application
  4. Follow up with Property Managers that you have submitted an application with and casually check in on new properties coming on the market 
  5. Your credit score will be pulled, so do make sure your record is clean. Any hinderances on your record will show up. 
  6. Be diligent about checking the property management websites for new listings (unfortunately many do not have a newsletter email list to sign up for new properties - that would be too easy) 
  7. Schedule showings immediately when a rental property is of interest (sometimes a company can get hundreds of applicants)
  8. Act quickly - rental properties may last only for a day or a few days in our market. 
  9. Smaller property management companies - sometimes it is easier to build rapport with them so do ask them questions to say what you can do to qualify as a tenant at the top of their list 
  10. Be prepared to put down your security deposit when you sign the lease 

In general, build rapport with property management companies early on. Some of them will save your information on file and will potentially reach out to you direct before a rental comes on the market.
Summer - many leases turn over this time of year, so you are in a good position to see more options come on the market! 
Property Management companies want to have good, reliable, responsible, professional tenants as much as you as a tenant want a great property management company on the other end. So put your best foot forward!


*4G Property Management (406) 388-3318

Above & Beyond  (406) 551-2093

Alliance Property Management  (406) 585-0880

Aspen Properties  (406) 587-3261

Bridger Property Management  (406) 556-9900

Byrd Property Management  (406) 587-2524

Connect Property Management  (406) 587-0344

C.R. Management (406) 522-0312

*Headwaters Property Management  (406) 551-2093

Infinite Property Management (406) 518-1146

Intermountain Property Management  (406) 586-1503

Ironhorse Management (406) 586-4933

LRD Company, LLC (406) 587-0344

Legacy Properties (406) 577-1470

Luna Properties  (406) 582-7490

Management Associates  (406) 586-6500

Minnick Management Inc.  (406) 556-7187

Mountain Home Vacation Rentals  (406) 586-4589

Peak Property Management  (406) 585-7776

*Platinum Property Management (406) 577-1477

Property Partners of Montana  (406) 587-9004

*PMC - The Property Managers Company (406) 404-6499

Real Property Management  (406) 586-2226

Rental Professionals  (406) 585-1775

Ridgeline Property Management (406) 579-5882

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. I would be happy to be a resource and helping guide you find a rental or home to buy.  
Marisa Owen - Realtor
Cell: 925-785-2596
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