Assemble documents ahead of time
2) Proof of income
Recent pay stubs, bank account statements or tax returns can help prove you make enough money to afford the rent.
3) Employment history
Landlords like stable job histories, so offer a copy of your resume or a link to your LinkedIn profile.
4) Landlord references & rental history
Save your current landlord’s contact info and a couple of your previous addresses in your phone so you’ll have them handy.
5) Personal & professional references
Ask people you trust to vouch for what a good tenant you’d be, and let your boss know you’re apartment-hunting (in case a landlord calls).