Apple Realty and Auction

Apple Realty's Process for Renting Homes

Apple Realty manages several rental properties in the area. If you are interested in seeing one of these get in touch, and we'll up a time for you to see the property.

If after viewing the property you like to put in an application — The application can be downloaded or printed from here. If you don't have a means of printing the application, we'll be happy to make other accommodations for you.

Please note that every adult staying in the home will be listed on the lease and will have to make seperate application. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee to be paid for each adult applicant. There is no fee required if you're a tenant moving from another Apple Realty property.

Income & Credit Requirements

Rent amount can not be more than 30% of your income—We recommend 25% or less. We may also increase the security dposit amount depending on results of background/credit check.

Turning In The Application

Once the application(s) are filled out, bring them by our office in Blountville. We have an after hours drop-box beside the front door. (Do not leave cash in box) — Alternatively, you may fax the application to 423-968-7653 or e-mail to


If your application is denied, the security deposit will be returned to you. However, security deposits are non-refundable for any other reason. If you simply back out -OR- change your mind after turning in an application, you will not get it back.

How Long Does It Take?

Once we have the application, we will begin the process of calling your references, verifying your income, and ordering the background/credit checks. The whole process usually takes a few days—please allow 3 business days before checking on your application. Someone from Apple Realty will let you know whether or not you've been approved. It may take longer, if your references are not responsive.

If You Are Approved

Assuming everything checks out, we'll prepare the lease paperwork and get it ready for you to sign. After you have signed the lease, go ahead and get utilities turned on in your name and get a receipt.

At this point we'll need:

After we get these from you—we'll give you the keys and you're free to move in!

If You Are Denied

In the event that we turn down an applicant. Someone from Apple Realty will get in touch to discuss the return of security deposit, and discuss the details of the application.

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