Rental Application Real Estate Associates, Inc
3333 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Ste C, Durham, NC 27707

Thank you for your interest in a Real Estate Associates Property! Before you get started with the online application process, please read a brief explanation of our criteria.


Our application fee is $50 per applicant. Every adult 18 years old or older must submit a separate application

and feeApplication fees are Non-Refundable

Your application will be processed without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, color, familial status, or handicap. Please be aware that any false information on your application will be grounds for denial.

If you have a pet, please discuss this with a leasing agent prior to submitting an application. Some properties may not allow pets and/or specific breeds.


Once the primary applicant has completed the online application, he/she will be prompted by the system to invite a spouse or roommates to apply. Each additional resident MUST respond to the email generated, complete the separate application, and sign electronically in order for the screening process to begin.


During our screening process, we will check the following: Credit Report, Criminal Background, Rental References and Income/Employment Verification.


You will need to submit a copy of your photo ID and copies of your two most recent paystubs. An employment offer letter, tax returns from the previous year, etc. are other ways your income can be verified. We recommend that your gross income be at least three times the monthly rent.


We will continue to accept applications for a property until we have an approved application AND deposit. If we are currently processing another application on a property, you may submit a back-up application if you desire. Please keep in mind that application fees are Non-Refundable in all cases. Please call our office before submitting an application if you want to verify that your application is first to be considered.

Once your application is approved, you will have 24 hours within which to pay at least 1/2 of the security deposit in certified funds (no cash or personal checks). The security deposit balance must then be paid in separate, certified funds (no cash or personal checks) AND your lease signed within three business days of approval. 


We can hold a property for a maximum of 2 weeks. If you are not able to move within 2 weeks, please discuss your situation with our leasing agent.


Thank you again for considering one of REA’s properties! We will contact you by email once you have submitted your online application and let you know where to send the documents indicated above. Processing times vary with each application, but typically take between 2 and 3 days. If you have any questions during the application process, please call us at 919-489-2000.

  • By checking the box below, I hereby acknowledge that all application information provided herein will be true and complete to the best of my knowledge, and that any misrepresentation shall be grounds for rejection of this application and forfeiture of any deposits paid. I understand that this application shall become part of my lease agreement. I further acknowledge that any deposit paid by me shall hold the premises for a period of not more than two (2) weeks, and that no deposit may be refunded under any condition should my application be approved and I fail to accept said premises. I understand that my electronic signature at the conclusion of this application gives permission to Real Estate Associates, Inc. to check the information given herein in any legal manner they may deem appropriate, including checking my credit or criminal history through Resolve Partners LLC. I also consent to allow Real Estate Associates to verify my military status now and at any time during my tenancy.