How To Calculate Your Tenant’s Rent to Income Ratio

June 14th, 2021

Housing affordability is a hot topic for policymakers at the municipal, state, and federal levels. For investment property owners, property managers, and rental agents, ensuring that a rental applicant has the income necessary to pay the rent is an important part of the vetting process.

CRMLS Selects RentSpree to Power Rental Listings

June 2nd, 2021

As a part of its forward-thinking approach, California Regional Multiple Listing Service was the first MLS in the nation to offer RentSpree’s automated rental platform to users. Now, CRMLS will be launching a full RentSpree integration for all rental listings.

How to Create an Electronic Signature

May 28th, 2021

At one time, renting a home or apartment was a long, involved process requiring reams of paper, multiple copies of the necessary documents, and in-person signings for each potential tenant or applicant. Now, however, knowing how to create an electronic signature makes the rental process a streamlined affair that can be easily completed from anywhere.

Ultimate Guide for Real Estate Electronic Signatures

May 25th, 2021

The real estate industry is notorious for the vast number of documents each transaction produces. We’ve all seen the shocked looks of clients faced with a stack of disclosures, addendums, and agreements to sign. At one time, this meant bringing everyone into one room together or waiting around while everyone involved in the transaction stopped by the office and signed one by one.

Comparing an Electronic Signature Vs. a Digital Signature

May 20th, 2021

Document security is of primary importance for real estate professionals throughout the industry. With all of the personal and financial information involved in a real estate transaction and the liability associated with improper use, security, and disposal of that information, digital technology that improves privacy and document management for property owners, applicants, and tenants is essential.

70 Vital Real Estate Statistics You Should Know

May 11th, 2021

The real estate market is constantly changing, both the professional landscape and the housing, rental, and commercial market. Staying up to date on these national and local trends will help you prepare for the coming months and year. Furthermore, knowing these real estate statistics and being fluent in real estate terms will impress clients and help earn their trust.

Rent Roll Explained [+Templates]

May 10th, 2021

Rent roll is an essential document that every landlord needs to manage and keep fresh. Rent roll helps landlords track when individual tenants’ rent is due and when it has been collected.

Furthermore, rent roll is a key document for potential property investors.

A Guide to California Rental Application Fees

May 3rd, 2021

Most real estate agents and landlords in California decide to charge a rental application fee when screening tenants. This is a widely accepted practice that 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.

C.A.R. Announces New Standard Forms Integration with RentSpree

April 29th, 2021

New integration allows members to close leases seamlessly online using association forms.

Los Angeles, CA - RentSpree, the leading tenant screening company, has expanded its alliance with the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.).

“We are pleased to enhance our ever-growing relationship with the California Association of REALTORS®. C.A.R. is one of the most progressive REALTOR® associations with over 200,000 members, and we are excited to collaborate by providing C.A.R. standard rental forms within our streamlined rental process,” said co-founder and CEO of RentSpree, Michael Lucarelli.

How to Write a Notice to Vacate [+ Template]

April 28th, 2021

As a landlord, part of the job is dealing with renter turnover. Whether a tenant’s lease is up, issues have risen, or you found someone more suitable to rent from, you need to know how to write a notice to vacate. 

In most states, both landlords and tenants can send a notice to vacate informing the other party about a specific move-out date.

Normal Wear and Tear vs. Property Damage: A Landlord’s Guide

April 7th, 2021

When a tenant moves out of your rental unit, they likely won’t leave it looking the same as it did when they moved in. It’s not uncommon for landlords to make minor repairs or send in a cleaning crew after a tenant’s lease expires, and routine maintenance is almost always necessary to keep a unit in good condition.

How Much Should I Charge For Rent? 6 Key Factors to Consider

April 5th, 2021

As a landlord, your main priority is to keep your occupancy rate as high as possible by finding, screening, and retaining tenants. The amount of rent you charge per unit or room plays a vital role in the type of residents you attract and if you will be profitable each month.