Interviewing New Tenants

As a landlord in the DC area you get to meet all types of families from around the world.  Providing housing to people can at times be entertaining, and reminds me of an old joke we have been telling for years.

I was showing a unit to prospective tenants and asking the usual questions:

“Professionally employed?” “We’re a military family,” the wife answered.

“Children?” “Yes, nine and twelve,” she told me proudly.

“Animals?” “Oh, no,” she said earnestly. “They’re very well behaved.”

The great thing about being a landlord in the DC area is the strong rental market.  On the flip side, DC seems to be a very transient market with people moving in or out of the area on a regular basis.

Interviewing new tenants can be nerve-wracking when you are first getting started.  Join us on March 18th and learn about the various things DC area landlords are doing to make the application process easier, and creating more profitable tenant relationships.

You can register for the March WREIA meeting at

Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in your real estate success,

John Peterson

Washington REIA Network, President