Answers to your questions from the McGuire and
Urban Bay Properties Rental Department
How have the McGuire and Urban Bay Leasing Divisions merged?
We are pleased to announce the expansion of the McGuire Leasing Division, servicing San Francisco, the North Bay, East Bay and Peninsula. As a result of a merger with Urban Bay Properties, McGuire's leasing team has tripled in size, allowing us to better meet your leasing needs and reach out to a larger audience. The following are just some of the benefits that you as landlord will receive as a result of this growth:
- More time and attention allocated to every client
- Greater exposure to your target market, which means a quicker turnover of inventory
- A lower vacancy rate and higher return on your rental
- Stronger online presence, with improved and expanded marketing
- A department that has over 20 years of combined experience
Is there a fee?
Yes. A $30 credit report fee ($40 for 2 applicants and $60 for 3) will be
charged to all applicants. Applications will be processed once the fee
has been received. The fee is payable by cash or check made out to McGuire Urban Bay Inc.
Can I pull my own credit report?
Typically, we must use our own. Not only do we need the
most current copy, our report will include any past eviction reports.
The only exceptions are a sealed report from MetroRent (no more than
two weeks old) or a similar such report from Renttech. Otherwise, we
will gladly accept a copy of the report for your file, but we must pull
What are the income requirements?
Combined income must be at least equal to 3 times the
monthly rent gross.
How long does the application process take?
Typically, 2-4 days. If it is difficult to verify your information, the
process will be delayed.
Once the landlord has approved my application, what happens next?
We will draft the lease and send it to you for review. In most cases, you will have 5 business days to return it. Along with the lease, the security deposit and first month's rent will also be due in the
form of a certified/cashier's check or wire transfer only.
What’s included in the rent?
Typically, water, garbage, all kitchen appliances, washer/dryer and
How much is the deposit?
Typically, the deposit is 1.5 times the monthly rent.
Are pets accepted?
Each property's detail page should say whether pets are accepted. If you have a pet, please provide us with a Pet Résumé: a description
or bio of your pet. In addition to the security deposit, an additional
$500 pet deposit will be required.
if I am self-employed or it is difficult to verify my salary?
If this is the case, please provide copies of either your paycheck stubs,
front page of your tax return, invoices, bank statements or any equivalent
thereof. This is not required information, but it will help us provide
the most accurate profile possible to the prospective landlord.
What does "Application Pending" mean?
"Application Pending" means that a property is currently off the market and unavailable for lease, but there is a chance that it might become available again. The property is unavailable for viewing while its status is Application Pending. If it does come back on the market, its status will be updated on our website, and you are welcome to schedule a showing or submit an application at that time.
I want to view a property; who should I contact?
Each property has an agent responsible for it; the appropriate agent's name and contact information for a property can be found on its detail page. You can also view our open house schedules on the main San Francisco and East Bay rentals pages.
To view multiple properties, you can either contact each agent individually or contact our rentals department at email@example.com or 415.901.2769 with a list of the properties you'd like to see and they will put you in touch with the respective agents.
Do you have any listings other than the ones on the website?
No. All of our current listings are posted on our website, which is updated several times a day with new listings, price reductions, and property status updates.
What about upcoming listings?
We don't have a list of upcoming properties because we post them to the website as soon as they are confirmed, usually within 24 hours. So check the website often and don't forget to refresh your browser!
How can I be notified when you get new listings?
To sign up for email notifications of new listings:
Go to McGuire.com and click "Sign up" in the top right
Fill out the form
- Check your email for the verification message and click the link provided
- Create a new property search
- Put in your criteria, making sure to choose "Rentals" for the property type (otherwise you'll get emails about our sales listings)
- Click "Search"
- At the top of the results list click "Save this search"
On the top right-hand corner of the page click "My Account"
In the pop-up window click “Saved Searches”
Find your saved search and click "Begin Email Alert"
If you decide you don't want to recieve emails from us anymore, just sign back into your account, select your saved search, and click "Suspend Email Alert."
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