More than just money: Landlords say most desirable tenant traits include transparency, manners

Trulia report finds traits landlords want while ranking most competitive rental markets throughout US
  • Renters who write a customized note to a landlord are 20 percent more likely to hear back, and the more information provided up front the more likely the response rate.
  • Wealthy renters who are ready to make a move, reliable and willing to provide information up front are 200 percent more likely to secure their ideal place.
  • Five California cities made the top 10 list of the most competitive rental markets in the nation, with San Francisco and Oakland ranking in the no. 1 and no. 2 spots.

It’s no secret that landlords prefer tenants with a regular income and decent credit score, but what else do property owners consider top qualifications for good renters?