Real Estate Associates has helped thousands of families and individuals locate the perfect home to rent. One of our knowledgeable, friendly leasing consultants will work closely with you to find the house or apartment that meets your needs. The superior service doesn’t stop once you’ve moved in. We work hard to ensure our residents are always satisfied.

We have a number of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and apartments available. To search for your new home, use our Residential Property Search Engine.

If you have already found your new home and are ready for the next step in the process, you can Apply Online (Secure Form) or visit our Resident Forms page to download an application/reference form and send in with your application fee.


Our application fee is $50 (non-refundable, no personal checks allowed). Every individual 18 years old or older must fill out an application. Legally married couples will only be required to submit one application and pay one application fee.

During our application process we check and review the following: credit history, income verification, rental references and criminal background. We make our decision based on these four criteria. The processing time varies for each application but it typically takes 3 business days.

If you would like us to hold the property when you submit the application, you will be required to put down at least 1/3 of the required deposit for the property (certified funds only, no personal checks). The deposit does not guarantee approval of the application.

If the application is approved and if you have paid 1/3 of the required deposit, we automatically take the property off the market for you. You will be required to pay the total deposit within 3 days. If the application is declined then you are entitled to a refund of your deposit (the $50 application fee is non-refundable).

We can only hold vacant properties for a maximum of two weeks. If you are unable to move in within two weeks, please discuss your situation with one of our Leasing Agents.

Thank you for considering one of REA’s properties.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

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Durham - (919) 489-2000
Fayetteville - (910) 779-2323