How does this all work? We're glad you asked.

ROU Realty is leading the evolution of home ownership with our unique Rent-Back Program. This program allows you to recover your last year of apartment rent (up to $25K) to be applied toward the purchase of a qualified home. 
BONUS: We'll connect you with our mortgage partners who not only ensure a smooth process, but also have the ability to help you close with zero out of pocket cost!

Move in. Move out. Move up.

Find With ROU

Our expert apartment locators find you the perfect apartment, at no cost to you. Work with us to move in, move out and move up with the best move-in special in the game: a year of rent back towards an eligible home.

Buy With ROU

Whether you’re new to homeownership or not, we pride ourselves on facilitating a stress-free homebuying experience. As your partner, we’re looking for the same thing: the perfect home, not our perfect commission.

Sell With ROU

Ready for a change, but overwhelmed by the process of selling your home? Skip the hassle and avoid the headaches when you sell your home to ROU. We’ll give you a competitive offer and the opportunity to close on your schedule.

1 Year Back

We offer an unmatched move-in special: a year of your rent back toward the purchase of a new home.

NO Charge

We find you everything you’ve ever wanted in an apartment, free of charge & full of rewards for you.

Personalized Search

Our agents know the DFW apartment market inside and out and will hand-select your top matches.

We're your partner from the apartment search through homeownership.

We've seen a rise in the number of clients struggling with the up-front cost of buying a home. In many cases, these individuals were spending more money on their monthly apartment rent than they would be on a mortgage: they just needed a way to get to the mortgage.
We understand that financial situations are more complicated than an affinity for avocado toast and organic produce. So we created the Rent-Back Program because we believe that everyone deserves their own kitchen, in their own home, to serve up avocado toast as often as they want. 

We offer something no other apartment locating service can: your future.

Try our Rent-Back Credit calculator to see how much of your rent could be applied toward the purchase of your home.

Rent-Back Calculator

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Rent-Back Program Frequently Asked Questions

We’re paid a referral bonus by apartment properties out of their marketing budget. We’re their top performing marketing channel, since the only time they pay us is when we deliver results: our client choosing to call their property home!

Simple! 1. Sign ROU’s tenant agreement. We know, sounds heavy, but it isn’t! This doesn’t lock you into ANYTHING; it just outlines the terms of the Rent-Back credit. Decide you’re not interested? Throw it out. The end! 2. When you tour properties, tell the leasing agent that assists you that you were referred by your ROU agent and when you decide to apply, list your ROU agent’s name on your application.

As Licensed Real Estate Agents, we’re bound by the Texas Real Estate Commission’s law against discussing safety or demographic questions. However, our agents can absolutely make recommendations based on your interests, etc. We’ll get to know you and make a recommendation the same way we would our friends!

Your ROU agent is going to be your best resource for this! Likely, they’re going to recommend checking your credit and debt to income ratios with a lender to get a full picture of where you stand today and any steps you may need to take to position yourself for your dream home.

Most anywhere in DFW! The Rent-Back program isn’t funded by individual properties, so there’s no restrictions on where you can lease.

This depends on which home you decide to buy. Both options are outlined below. 1. If you buy a home from one of our qualified builders, you’re eligible for up to $25K, which comes directly from their profits. 2. For all other homes, you’re eligible for a credit of up to 2% of the purchase price (i.e. $6K on a $300K home), which comes directly from our Real Estate agent commission.

Yes! Our agents are unique in the locator world because they are fully licensed Real Estate agents with access to rental homes and apartments. Plus, they have tons of experience as buyer’s agents!

Unfortunately, no. But we can do you one better and find you a better deal than you already have! Let your agent know your exact renewal details and we’ll send you only deals that can beat that. Even if none of them spark your interest, it’s good leverage to have with your current apartment! 🙂

Nearly all North Texas properties require tenants to give a 60-day notice of move -out or renewal. This is the perfect time to hop on your search because you’ll get access to 100% of your options at that 60 day mark, with options falling off the longer you wait!

The short answer is, yes! Every property has different approval criteria, and there’s some issues our company specifically can’t work around, but if you reach out to us, we will get you with the best resource that can help. Even if that’s not us!

Most properties require you to make 3x the monthly rent in pretax (gross) monthly income!

We can help! We can offer up to 2% of the purchase price of a home for clients that haven’t worked with us to lease a property.

Yep, it does! We have townhomes and condos that fit into our program, as well.

That’s ok! The agreement is valid for 26 months to redeem your last twelve months of rent back. If you still aren’t ready after year 2, the contract renews every time you lease through us.

Nope! You can use the rent-back program with any lender. We do have a preferred lender we recommend because of their offerings, experience, and customer service (100% financing program, etc.)

We work with properties in DFW, as far North as Prosper, as far East as Mesquite, as far South as Mansfield, and as far West as Lake Worth.

You can absolutely still use our locating services to confirm you’re getting the best deal and utilize our Rent-Back program!

Nope! There’s no cost to your landlord, so no additional rent for you!

Both you and your roommate are eligible for the FULL amount of your 12 months of rent back for your own individual home purchases! That’s right, the credit doubles!

Which Dallas neighborhood fits your lifestyle?

Check out our comprehensive Dallas neighborhood guide or give us a call; we love to talk about this city.

Find your Apartment

Start searching for Dallas apartments here or contact us and we’ll do the heavy lifting for you!

Ready to stop dreaming of owning a home? ROU Realty is ready to make homeownership your reality. Call us to get started today!469.818.3112