When searching for a rental property, you may find that different agencies handle the application process differently. This may be dependent on their internal processes, staffing levels, type of properties, or current market conditions.
Most agencies prefer you to view the property before you submit an application form. In this way, you can save time by applying for the properties that you are definitely interested in.
Some agencies require you to submit an application form BEFORE you view the property. You should be advised up front if this is required.