The Costs of an Eviction

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By Becky Bower

Evictions are undeniably costly and time consuming, and don’t seem like they’re going to disappear anytime soon. With local eviction rates fluctuating, use objective tenant screening data as your first line of defense against evictions, property damage, and a loss in reputation. The cost of an eviction can be much steeper than you might think.

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Last Chance to Win a Kate Spade Bag with ApplyConnect®

Win a Kate Spade purse with ApplyConnectTo be considered as the winner of a new, navy blue Kate Spade handbag, make sure you send us your ApplyConnect® feedback by Tuesday, February 28th.

Love using ApplyConnect®? Tell us about it! Have any feedback that could help us improve? Let us know! ApplyConnect® is always striving to provide the best tenant screening possible to our users, and any information you can share about your experience with the site will be considered for future updates.

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How Often Should You Check In on Tenants?

check up on tenants landlordBy Becky Bower

When checking in with your tenants, there’s a fine line between being helpful and accommodating, and getting too involved. While you want to make sure your renters are comfortable in their new home and be aware of any damages or repairs needed on your property, you also don’t want to seem invasive or get your residents too dependent on you. Next thing you know, your tenants will be requesting you to change their light bulbs, or you’ll have a bad online review at the end of the lease. The trick to seeming like a good landlord lies in striking a balance between the two extremes.

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How to Show Your Tenants You Love Them

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It’s Valentine’s Day, the perfect day to celebrate your loved ones! Whether you have plans with a significant other or are commemorating the day solo, this is a great time to sit down and reflect on how you can show your tenants you appreciate them in the coming months. Here are a few things you can do after Valentine’s Day to show your tenants you love them, increase the chances of lease retention, and resolve any standing issues.

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How to be a P.I. when Accepting Applicants

By Becky Bower

private investigator applicants rental landlord screeningLandlords like you take protecting their properties very seriously, and investigating their future tenants is a huge part of the leasing process. While some landlords use shady (and potentially illegal) Facebook research as well as other social media accounts to vet potential tenants, ultimately, you are your own Detective Gadget, and tenant screening is your primary tool. With your applicant’s background screening report in hand, you can easily look for clues of potential “red flags.”

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kate spade Purse Giveaway with ApplyConnect!

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If you love using ApplyConnect® – we want to hear all about it! If you have any feedback that could help us improve – let us know! ApplyConnect® is always striving to provide the best tenant screening possible to our users, and any information you can share about your experience with the site will help. Continue reading

Associations can Boost Monthly Revenue with ApplyConnect’s® Affinity Program

By Becky Bower

ApplyConnect affinity partnerships revenue freeApplyConnect® is now offering Apartment Associations, Associations of Real Estate Brokers and Agents, and Vendors to the Property Management Industry a chance to passively boost their revenue by joining ApplyConnect’s® Affinity Partnership Program. Enabling your company to offer your members  and website visitors an easy-to-use tenant screening solution through a unique referral link, while earning residual income, our program is designed to be 100% hassle-free.

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