When you are apartment hunting around Raleigh, especially in cities with highly competitive rental markets, renters may need to have documents like a renter’s resume and proof of income (bank account statements or an offer of employment) on hand for open houses and viewing appointments. Landlords often charge an application fee to run a credit check on applicants.
Printing out your credit report and score might save the landlord’s time or give your application a boost, but landlords may want to run their own credit check regardless.
You should also check the listed rent against the rent of other, similar units. This will help you make sure that the rent being offered is a fair market price, and it's a particularly important consideration if you're moving to a new city and are unfamiliar with the rental market.