Mitchell Realty Services, Inc.



The Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968) introduced meaningful federal enforcement mechanisms. It outlawed: Refusal to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.


How do I know if a property is still available?
If the property is listed on our website, it’s likely still available. However, we receive applications 24 hours a day. We never know when someone new may apply for a particular property. Please call our office at (352) 374-8579.


How long will it take to process my application?
Mitchell Realty Services, Inc. processes applications as quickly as possible. It can take from 1-5 working days to complete the entire application process. Please allow at least 3 days from the time you turn in your completed application before contacting us regarding the status. Should additional information be requested, the applicant(s) shall have no more than 24 hours to provide additional information requested. Should the applicant(s) fail to provide the information requested in the time frame allowed, the application may be denied.

Once we begin processing your application you will either be offered or denied the property. If someone better qualified is approved and rents the property, Mitchell Realty Services, Inc. will attempt to find another property to meet your needs.


Where can I get a rental application?
You can obtain a rental application at a property showing, at Mitchell Realty Services, Inc., 726 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida 32601.


What do I do with my application?
You must hand deliver your completed application along with the application fee ($25.00 per person) and present a valid picture ID for each applicant. Mitchell Realty Services, Inc. does not accept emailed applications.


Is there an application fee?
The application fee is $25.00 per adult (18+) applicant. Application fees can be paid with money order, cashier’s check, or personal check. Application fees are non-refundable.


Does my roommate need to apply?
Each adult (18 years or older) who intends to occupy the property must complete a separate application and pay a separate application fee.


What are the qualifications to rent?

  • Income – Legal and verifiable combined income of at least three times the monthly rental rate.
  • Credit History – Each applicant must have a good credit rating which will be verified through a credit report agency.
  • Employment – A minimum of one (1) year stable source and receipt of income is required. Applicant must provide current pay stubs and/or tax returns upon request.
  • Rental History/Home Ownership – Two (2) years rental history or home ownership is preferred, but not required. Applicant must not have any indicators of negative rental history.


Do I have to pay first and last month’s rent up front?
Yes, we collect the first months rent at the time of signing a lease to take the property off the market.  We collect security deposit equal to one months rent upon move in and any additional payments such as last months rent or additional security deposit.


What if I’ve never rented before?
In some cases we can accept that you do not have a rental reference if you have good credit and/or have a verifiable source of income.


I was evicted? Can I still rent?
If you have been evicted or are in the process of being evicted, your application will be denied.


Are pets accepted?
Pets are not permitted.

Aquariums in excess of 25 gallons will not be permitted without proof of renter’s insurance.