Leasing with JCS
Renting from JCS Realty makes you "a big deal"!
At JCS Realty, we pride ourselves in offering the professionalism and infrastructure of a corporate brokerage, while maintaining the personability and familiarity of your neighborhood coffee shop.
"I told you what I wanted, and you took me there first thing without trying to sell me something else!"
There are perks to being a JCS Tenant.
- Exclusive access to local recommendations for all tenant services.
- Discounted cable & internet packages available. *
- When it comes to customer satisfaction, excellence is our standard.
- Gain a team of Realtors™ you already know & trust to help make your “move” from a JCS rental to your future home.
We're a 21st Century company.
JCS Realty integrates the use of technology to streamline office operations and make things easier on our JCS Tenants! Whether you're filling out an application, submitting a maintenance request, or paying your rent, all of our services are at your fingertips! Prefer a more traditional approach? No problem! Our office is open from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F, and we love visitors!
We've got your back.
Need help? No worries! We have a local, friendly maintenance and office staff that will treat YOUR home like it’s THEIR home. If issues arise, our JCS Tenants can submit maintenance requests through their online Tenant Portal. Prefer to talk to a real person? Our tenants are always welcome to call our office and speak directly with our maintenance technician during office hours. In the event your issue arises outside of those hours, we still maintain a dedicated 24/7 emergency maintenance line.
"You've stayed in constant contact with me, updating me on everything, showed up when you said you were going to, and you were able to answer every question I've asked instantly. You definitely know your stuff, and are awesome to work with!"
You’re more than a tenant—you’re part of the family.
*Not all JCS Rentals are eligible for discounted cable & internet packages. Please check with the local office to see availability in your area.
How do I apply for a JCS Realty Rental? You can apply here on the website or stop by our office anytime between 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday-Friday.
Found a property you like? Ready to make it your home? Here at JCS Realty we try to make the application process as simple as possible-- we know you have other things to worry about (like which rug will look best in your new living room)! You can apply online, 24 hours a day, by going to the Rental Listings page located under the Leasing Tab on our homepage. From here, locate the property for which you are interested in applying, enter your information and submit. If you don't want to apply online and would rather stop by to see us, no problem--we love visitors! Stop by our office anytime from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, and one of our Leasing Agents will be happy to assist you through the applicaiton process or answer any questions you may have.
All persons over the age of 18 who will be living in the home must submit an application. Non-refundable application fees are currently $29.50 per adult for processing.
How does JCS Realty evaluate rental applications? There are four main criteria JCS Realty reviews in the application process: Employment (Income), Credit Score, Credit History (Monthly Payments), Criminal History
So you want to apply for a JCS Rental, but are unsure you would qualify and don't want to waste your money? We completely understand! Let us explain what criteria we're evaluating and why:
Employment (Income)- At JCS Realty, our job is not simply to match people with homes, but to match homes with people. The unfortunate reality is that, sometimes the home we want, we just can't afford right now. The last thing we want to do as a responsible company is be forced to evict someone from their home because they couldn't afford it. As a general rule of thumb, we like to see an applicant(s) household income be at least 4 times the monthly rent amount of the property for which they are applying For example, lets say a couple applies for a JCS Rental and the wife brings home $2,400.00 a month and the husband brings home $2,200.00. To figure the maximum monthly rental amount they could qualify for, they would add the incomes together and then divide by 4: $2,200+$2,400= $4,600.00. $4,600.00/4=$1150 per month. Therefore, these applicants would be approved for a rental home with a monthly price of $1150 per month or less.
Credit Score - While Owners for which we manage properties set different limits on what Credit Scores are acceptable, a credit score at or above 550 is a good indicator of eligibility for a JCS Rental. Your Credit Scores give us a good indication as to whether you will or will not follow though with your committments on the lease contract.
Credit History - When you submit your application, JCS Realty will be provided with all debts and monthly payments that you are currently making. Also, we will be supplied with any unpaid debts that may have been turned over to collections. Almost all of us in the modern world have debt, and debt alone will never diqualify you from your dream home. However, these monthly payments will be counted against your income in the first section of criteria; therefore reducing the original price point you might have initially qualified for. In the event you have had a judgement issued against you for collections of non-payed rents in the previous two calendar years, you will automatically not be eligible for a JCS Rental.
Criminal History - Every application submitted provides JCS Realty with a full and comprehensive criminal report on each applicant. Most Felony convictions and some Misdimeanors may prevent you from being eligible for a JCS Rental. In the event you are unsure if you would fall into this category,we recommend you give us a call prior to applying, so one of our Leasing Agents can help you get the information you need.
As always, if you've read through this and are still unsure or have questions please give us a call. We're always here to help guide you home!
How do I pay my rent? You can pay online with a credit or debit card 24 hours a day or stop by our office anytime Mon-Fri between 9:30-5:00.
Here at JCS Realty, we want to make managing your rental payments as convienient as possible, so you have two ways to pay rent: in person or online! Upon signing the lease to your JCS Rental, you will be enrolled in an autodraft program. Rent monies are autodrafted from accounts on the first of every month.
In the event you need to make a late payment, simply login to your tenant portal with your credit or debit card and enter your information or feel free to stop by our office any time Mon-Fri from 9:30-5:00 and our friendly staff will be standing by to help.