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.

Weathering COVID-19 and its Impact on U.S. Housing

March 24th, 2020

Large-scale quarantines, voluntary social isolation, supply chain disruptions, and the shuttering of American businesses for the duration of the COVID-19 epidemic and beyond has set the stage for a looming US recession. While anecdotal reports from around the country indicate that significant impacts on real estate listings and sales are not yet being felt, it’s time to recession-proof your real estate business.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 Does A Transunion Smartmove Report Show?

February 7th, 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, you need to ensure that you rent your property to the right person and that the process runs as smoothly as possible.

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.