Fraud-Watch: Combatting COVID-Related Fraud

June 30th, 2020

COVID-19 has created unprecedented interruptions -- both economic and personal -- for people around the world. In the United States, the wide variety of state-government responses and timelines for reopening have created an atmosphere that is ripe for abuse by unscrupulous people.

Keeping Rental Messaging Streamlined during COVID-19

May 22nd, 2020

Communication is vital in the real estate industry, especially when marketing, showing and closing a rental property. Leasing agents and renters reach out to each other to clarify income history, employment details, and reference checks. Communication becomes essential during the tenant screening process, as landlords review potential renters’ backgrounds to make the best leasing decision.

How to Use Virtual Technology to Stay Connected with Your Customers

May 8th, 2020

These days, keeping your customers interested and invested in your business is more important than ever. Though this isn’t a problem for businesses that already operated mainly online before the pandemic, it presents a difficult pivot for real estate agents and other careers that rely on face-to-face interaction.

10 Ways That Agents and Landlords Can Find Tenants

March 27th, 2020

So, you want to rent out your property? You need to find the right tenants, so consider your tenant screening criteria when thinking about how to find tenants. You should be as focused as possible when looking for renters to protect your investment, so take a look at our top tips for finding tenants.

Can A Landlord Choose Tenants?

March 19th, 2020

Completing a thorough tenant screening process is number one on your ‘to do’ list when choosing tenants to rent your property. You need to be sure that you have renters that you can trust. But can a landlord choose tenants with complete freedom? Well, yes and no, you can create a sample tenant screening criteria for your perfect tenant, but you must stay within the law when you do so.

What Is A Screening Report?

March 11th, 2020

As a landlord, real estate agent, or property manager, you need to make sure that you have the right tenant in your rental property. A credit report delivered by any number of tenant screening services can put you on the right track instantly. If you’re wondering, ‘what is a screening report, and how does it benefit me?’ you’ve come to the right place.

How To Find Good Tenants For Your Property?

February 27th, 2020

You want to find the right tenants for your property, but learning how to find good tenants for your rental house can be tricky. Going through a thorough tenant screening process can set you on the right path to protecting your investment as effectively as possible.

A Guide to California Rental Application Fees

February 27th, 2020

Most real estate agents and landlords in California decide to charge a rental application fee when screening tenants. This is widely accepted practice can help cover the direct costs associated with screening tenants.

But the seemingly simple act of collecting rental application fees in California can be a big area of risk for you if you don’t do things the right way.

Which Documents Should I Request From A Tenant?

February 19th, 2020

Agents and Landlords rely on information provided by prospective tenants to ensure that the rental process goes smoothly. Of course, your screening service works to support you in making the right decision, but you should know what documents to ask from a tenant to make it a breeze to verify the information.

How To Verify Tenant Employment

January 14th, 2020

On the list of stresses of being a landlord or agent, payment problems are right up there, and how to verify tenant employment is a key question. Whether you’re fielding late payments, partial payment queries, or even complete non-payments, it’s a headache you can do without.

How To Run A Background Check on Tenants

January 9th, 2020

As a landlord, you want to ensure you’re leasing your rental properties to tenants who will pay the rent on time and who are reliable and trustworthy. While it would be great if you could trust everyone, unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

People can put on a show and pretend to be the perfect neighbor, when in reality, they are hiding things from their past that may be a red flag to future property managers.

How To Find The Right Tenant, Do’s & Don’ts

December 26th, 2019

Wondering how to find the right tenant for your current rental? Check out our do’s and don’ts for a better screening process.

There’s nothing worse than finding a tenant who seems reliable, then learning he or she is anything but. Unpaid rent, property abuse, excessive noise: all of these can create headaches for you and property neighbors.