What is the Role of a Credit Report in Real Estate?

July 2nd, 2021

Disclaimer: This article is not legal advice. Any 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.

What Should Be Included in a Lease Agreement?

June 30th, 2021

When entering into a lease period, it is important to outline in detail all of the restrictions, responsibilities, payments, and terms related to the lease. This ensures that both the renter and the landlord or rental agent are in full agreement and compliance with the rules.

Can You Use SmartMove to Conduct a Tenant Background Check?

June 24th, 2021

As a landlord, it’s absolutely critical to conduct a tenant background check before giving out the keys to your precious investment. A tenant background check enables you to evaluate which prospective tenant is the best fit for your unit.

Tenant screening is not a step any property owner or manager should skip out on.

Utilizing a Prorated Rent Calculator To Maximize Your Rental Investment

June 16th, 2021

As a real estate investor, property manager, or rental agent, you know that every day a rental property is not monetized has a profound effect on the property’s cash flow and the financial bottom line. Thus there are times when it makes sense to think about rental income by the day, rather than by the month or lease term.

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.