10 Methods Landlords Can Use to Verify Proof of Income

November 20th, 2020

There aren’t a lot of scenarios where you can ask someone about their personal finances without being intrusive. Fortunately, for landlords, asking potential tenants to verify their income is a standard piece of the rental application process.

The screening process can be arduous at times, but landlords need to verify that their tenants can afford the rent and fees they mutually agree to each month.

Rental Market Forecast For 2021

November 4th, 2020

Landlords and property owners are holding their breath as the entirely unexpected markets of 2020 wind down and the rental market of 2021 is on the horizon. What seemed like a "sure-thing" last year might be completely out of the question in the year to come.

What Does A Transunion Smartmove Report Show?

October 25th, 2020

The TransUnion SmartMove report is a great resource that gives you a Resident Score that shows how reliable your tenant is likely to be. As a landlord or agent, it can be difficult to make an educated decision on how to find good tenants to rent your property.

Avoiding Evictions And The Importance of Rental Background Checks

October 23rd, 2020

Disclaimer: This article is not legal advice for you to use in the event that you need to evict a tenant. This legal information is not the same as legal advice, where an attorney applies the law to your specific circumstances, so you should consult an attorney if you’d like advice on your interpretation of this information or its accuracy.

Evaluating Tenant Screening Reports

July 29th, 2020

“Tenant screening” or “tenant screening reports” are phrases that tend to be used interchangeably to describe a wide variety of reports and processes, from the minimal to the in-depth. If you are looking for a reliable tenant screening service, you’ll need to understand what they consider important, who they are going to for their information, and how thorough their coverage is.

Conducting an Effective Tenant Evaluation

July 24th, 2020

You’ve marketed your rental property and a potential renter has reached out to you. What do you look for in order to determine whether or not this is someone whom you should trust with your property? Of course, you want to minimize carrying costs and the number of days you’re waiting for a tenant, but in order to take care of the property you represent and minimize headaches down the road, you’ll need to conduct a proper tenant evaluation.

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 Does Transunion Smartmove Work?

March 23rd, 2020

As a landlord or property manager, it can be difficult to make an educated decision on how to find good tenants to rent your property. With Transunion Smartmove, you’ll have all of the necessary information on your prospective renter at the tap of a screen, thereby allowing you to decide who is the best match for your property.

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.

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.

What Is A Transunion Smartmove Resident Score?

February 14th, 2020

As a landlord, you want your experience in renting out your property to run smoothly. A big part of making that happen is finding a trustworthy tenant and a Transunion SmartMove Resident Score can help with that. Neither you nor (in the case of an agent) your client wants to have to deal with payment problems, and protecting rental property income is likely to be at the top of your wish list.

What Do Rental Background Checks Show?

January 30th, 2020

They should be an essential element of your screening process. Learn what you can find out from these tools and how you can put them to work faster and more easily.

You may think of a rental background check as a tedious process, a technicality during the task of finding a new tenant.