Application Process

Thank you for your interest in one of our properties and for allowing Intracoastal Realty the opportunity to provide rental services to you. To ensure that the process goes smoothly for all parties and that the governing laws of the North Carolina Real Estate Commission are met, the following guidelines are in effect for all applications.

Disclosure of Landlord

Sub-agency: When showing you and assisting you in leasing a property, the agent and firm will represent the LANDLORD.

Application Submission

Application Processing

Upon receipt of completed application and applicable fees your application will be sent to processing.

On average applications are sent to management for approval within 48 hours, provided all the information you provide is correct and can be verified. In the event that your information cannot be verified as submitted, you may be asked to provide additional information to complete the processing.

Applications remain in processing until the following requirements are received and processed:

Application Approval

Upon receipt of all required verifications and references applications will be sent to Management for approval. Once approved by management, the applicant will be notified that they are approved and arrangements for lease preparation and move-in will be made.

First Month’s Rent Payment

I understand that I must pay the entire first month’s rent within 24 hours of approval of application. If I do not pay the entire first month’s rent within 24 hours, the property will not be held for me. I understand that this is a non-refundable fee if I decide not to take possession of the property. Otherwise it will apply towards my first full month’s rent.

Multiple Applications

In the event a property that you have interest in has an application(s) currently in process at the time you submit your application, you will be told that we have an application in process. We encourage you to submit your application and to complete the approval process. If this property is taken before your application process is completed and approved, there are others to choose from and you will be able to move forward quickly.

Properties are not placed on hold or made unavailable to other applicants because an application is in process. It is our responsibility to the owner to make their property available to all applicants until an applicant is approved and has secured the property.


Once the first month’s rent has been paid, the lease must be signed within 24-48 hours; otherwise, the property will be placed back on the market again and the first month’s rent will be forfeited.

Please complete the questionnaire below to start the application process.

Prospective Tenant Questionnaire

Learn more about our long-term rental properties here.