Why Real Estate Agents Can’t Afford to be Lazy

Why Real Estate Agents Can’t Afford to be Lazy

Here at RentSpree, we love the motto "work smarter, not harder." However, any good real estate agent will tell you that there is a lot of hard work involved in real estate. Whether it’s scheduling your showings, creating listing presentations, or making sure your tenant verification is on point, being a real estate agent is not for those with a poor work ethic.

How to Tell Which Applicants Are Serious

How to Tell Which Applicants Are Serious

Your open house is a hit. Tons of people flock to your rental property, but how can you tell if they’re actually interested in applying, and not a dreaded lookie-loo? The last thing you want to do is hound down applicants to complete their online rental application only to find out that they were never interested in actually applying.

Questions to Ask When Verifying Tenants

Questions to Ask When Verifying Tenants

While we’ve previously stated the importance of consulting your applicants’ references in addition to collecting tenant verification reports, the calls to those references are meaningless without asking the right questions.

How can you get to know your applicants in a short phone call to them or their references? We’ve come up with some foolproof questions to get a ton of information in a short amount of time.

The Best Advice for Co-Signing: Think Twice

The Best Advice for Co-Signing: Think Twice

Many times, a landlord or property manager will require a co-signer for someone with poor or little to no credit history. While your first instinct may be to help a friend or family member in need, it is important to understand what is at stake when you co-sign for a property.

How to Verify Tenant References

How to Verify Tenant References

Like a good agent, you make sure all of your applicants undergo a comprehensive tenant verification process. While we have covered the importance of screening reports in the past, another factor that is paramount in verifying your tenants is contacting the references listed on their online rental applications.

Telltale Signs of a Bad Renter

Telltale Signs of a Bad Renter

We’ve previously shown you how you can find great tenants easily. But knowing who the bad seeds are can be just as important as identifying the good ones. Here’s how you can use a tenant verification system to find out more about your applicants’ rental history.

The Best Tools for Real Estate Agents

The Best Tools for Real Estate Agents

As a Realtor, it’s easy to have a "me-vs.-the-world" mentality. You’re always counting on yourself to get things done the right way, whether it be verifying your tenants, scheduling showings, or keeping in touch with your clients.

We here at RentSpree are always striving to make things easier for real estate agents, and we’ve found some of the best tools to simplify the lives of Realtors.

Finding the Perfect Realtor

Finding the Perfect Realtor

Whether you’re looking to buy, rent or sell, finding the right agent is almost as important as finding the right property or buyer. A good agent will go the extra mile to save you time, whether it requires high effort, like marketing your property, or low effort, like using an online rental application.