For Renters



It’s about more than finding a property, it’s about making it home.  Renting signifies a huge milestone, whether you are relocating or starting your next chapter.  My signature system ensures you are set up for success.

From thorough due diligence to making sure you’ve put together the perfect rental application.  The key is being prepared before you even start.  You’ll be at ease knowing all your basis are covered.

Here’s what they had to say…

“Deanna is so sweet, helpful and genuine. She helped me find my current home and working with her made the process so much easier and more fun. I highly recommend her.”

– L.C. (renter)

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The Ultimate How To Guide on Renting Real Estate in 2023

The key to a successful rental application is having everything ready before you begin your search.  This guide is designed to tell you EXACTLY what you’ll need so you’ll have an edge on your application.

Added Bonus: Protect your rights as a tenant.  I break down common misconceptions about your rights according to the Residential Tenancies Act.


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Whether you are actively searching for a property, or want to keep on top of the current market.  Set yourself up to automatically receive listings or conduct your own searches in REAL TIME.  Gain access to our exclusive search database with access to listings as quickly as they come out.

Have Questions About Renting?

I've put together a list of the most common questions I receive from clients. Check out our FAQs for leasing real estate in Ontario below.

You will want to have everything ready to go before ever heading out on your first showing.

Here’s a list of what you’ll need:

  1. Completed OREA Rental Application provided by your Realtor
  2. Two Personal References who are not family members or close friends
  3. Proof of employment, which can typically be a letter of employment
  4. Proof of income, which can typically be 2 recent paystubs
  5. A complete copy of your credit report from Equifax or TransUnion
  6. A deposit available within 24 hours of an accepted offer.  The typical amount will be enough to cover first & last months rent

As a general guideline, credit scores from:

  • 660 to 724 are considered good
  • 725 to 759 are considered very good
  • 760 and up are considered excellent.

Although every situation is different, landlords usually want to see a good credit score. 

However, there are many cases where a renter may not have a good score, or may even be new to the country and have yet to build up their credit score.  This does not mean you can’t secure a rental.

I’ve helped many people in these exact scenarios and would be happy to chat and figure out the best plan for you.

In Ontario, it normally doesn’t cost anything to work with a Realtor to buy or rent a property.

Usually, real estate commissions are paid by the seller or landlord, with an amount paid to each of the buyer and seller brokerages.

In addition to rent, you will likely need to cover:

  1. Cost of Tenant Insurance
  2. Cost of Utilities (i.e. Hydro, water, waste etc.)
  3. Moving expenses

You will want to give yourself time to collect all of the required information and supporting documents.

Sometimes, letters from employers can take up to a week or longer, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to prepare.

I’ve also noticed the credit companies are taking longer to produce and send the credit reports.  Many clients have only been able to obtain them by mail, which can take a few weeks.

Once you have everything together, putting together an offer can be quick, seamless and easy.

Learn More About Renting

Want to learn more about renting real estate in Ontario? Check out these articles and videos.

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What My Clients Have to Say

In Their Own Words...

Deanna's professionalism and expertise are unmatched in the industry. I've worked with her over the past 3 years through challenging market conditions, and she has consistently been a compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated realtor. I highly recommend Deanna for anyone who is looking to buy, sell or lease any property!
by M.P.
Happy Client, Renter, Toronto
A sincere "Thank You" to Deanna Allegranza Real Estate who did an absolutely wonderful job of selling our home within 37 hours of listing and for over 23% of the listed price. We cannot praise Deanna enough for her organization, diligence and attention to detail while walking us through the entire process. Very highly recommended to anyone thinking of selling their existing home or buying a new one.
by L.B.
Happy Client, Seller, Toronto
When it comes to diligence, dedication, and honest opinion, relying on Deanna Allegranza Real Estate will exceed your client expectations! My wife and I are first-time buyers, so you can imagine the amount of education and guidance that we needed while going through this challenging exercise. Deanna was there for us from day 1 and even after we closed the deal. Deanna has a network of professionals, e.g. home inspectors, real estate lawyers, and mortgage brokers, in case you don't have yours. Having this team of professionals handy is invaluable especially in time-sensitive situations. Shopping for a property in Ontario these days is a marathon that requires the right coach to guide you till the end of it. Deanna will get you there!
by S. & M.
Happy Clients, Buyers, Toronto
As first time home buyers, Deanna was a pleasure to work with. Upon meeting, she walked us through the steps to home buying and made sure that we never felt overwhelmed. She was patient as we navigated the process of looking for a place in the middle of a pandemic. When it came to making our offers, she was there every step of the way and worked diligently to ensure we were making smart decisions. We had a wonderful experience working with Deanna and appreciate her dedication in finding us our first place!
by E. & K.
Happy Clients, Buyers, Toronto
Normally looking for a condo in downtown Toronto would be a difficult task, however, Deanna made it an easy and enjoyable experience. Throughout the entire process she continued to go above and beyond, and was able to find an amazing spot for this first year university student. Can’t thank and recommend her enough.
by M. I.
Happy Client, Renter, Toronto
Deanna is so sweet, helpful and genuine. She helped me find my current home and working with her made the process so much easier and more fun. I highly recommend her.
by L. C.
Happy Client, Renter, Toronto
Deanna is such a superstar real estate agent who I cannot say enough good things about! We recently used her to help us buy a new business facility AND to sell our current facility. Deanna is detail oriented, patient, knowledgeable, accessible, and honest. We had some really difficult decisions to make and she never made us feel pressured or rushed. She helped us take our time, find the right place, analyze our decisions, understand process' that were not familiar to us and keep us calm and happy throughout it all. She obviously loves what she does and is INCREDIBLE at it. I would highly recommend
by E. K.
Happy Client, Seller, Mississauga
Deanna is a fantastic realtor. I work with her regularly and have referred friends and family to her for advice, buying and selling. Deanna takes a vested interest in her clients and it is clear because they use her time and time again. When I work with Deanna I know my clients are in incredible hands and I am proud to partner with her on the buying and selling journey!
by E.M.
Mortgage Agent, Port Credit Mortgages
Deanna is a compassionate Real Estate professional, who is patient and pays attention to the details which is comforting as you make the biggest investment of your life, your home. If you are considering purchasing or selling you definitely need to contact Deanna. With Deanna passion for Real Estate you will be taken care from beginning to end. I highly recommend Deanna for your Real Estate needs!
by M.P.J.
Mortgage Agent, Your Mortgage Connection
Deanna is probably the best realtor I’ve ever deal with. Always prepared, informed, professional and super helpful. You can count on her to get her research done, to provide a full disclosure, to make sure your choice is suitable and wise. Deanna goes above and beyond of what you usually expect from a realtor. She is a true “full service” professional who will contact other realtors, mortgage brokers and lawyers on your behalf if needed. I can’t say enough how grateful I am and how happy I am with the deal she helped us close.
by N.D.
Happy Client, Buyer, Toronto

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