ApplyConnect®, the industry’s most advanced rental background screening solution for landlords and real estate agents, announces the addition of an online rental application to their services. Users are now able to to incorporate the free rental application into their prospective tenant’s background check invitation, streamlining the rental process to be paperless and easy. Continue reading
This article originally appeared on Multifamily Insiders
Life can be hard. Isn’t that what our moms told us? Life’s tough, get over it. But sometimes we can make it harder on ourselves. I have found there are three simple things that will help make life a little easier. They’re easy and they’re obvious and you can start doing them now.
- Be nice.
- Work smarter, not harder
- Cultivate Cheerleaders
Seems easy enough, right? Continue reading
By: Ryan Green
Consider the age we live in where information is king. Nearly everything you do is monitored and recorded in some database, and used for any number of reasons. Opening a bank account, shopping for a new car, getting a traffic citation, applying for a credit card – all of it is available depending on your purpose.
As a landlord you have an excellent reason for accessing some of this valuable data when screening renters. The difficulty is figuring out which companies are going to provide you with the information you need in the best possible way. For instance, with rental properties you don’t need to know if an applicant got a speeding ticket, but you do need to know whether they were convicted of a violent crime. When preparing to do a background check feel confident that the information you receive is going to be directly applicable to your needs, and available in a convenient way. Continue reading
By: Caryn Bennett
The end of Daylight savings will cause all of our clocks to fall back on November 1st this year (unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii). Use this handy checklist in printable form and fun poem to remind your staff, coworkers and even your residents of
the things they should take care of to prepare for this winter season. Continue reading
By: Becky Bower
Whether you’re enjoying the crunch of golden-red leaves under your heels, skipping around a pumpkin patch or simply drowning your coffee in seasonal creamers, fall is definitely here. It also means the temperature is dropping and the weather is changing. For some areas fall brings scarce showers and a slight 10 degree weather change, for other regions the snow and rain is imminent. Regardless of what fall climate you deal with, here are some tips to help you whip your rental property into shape so you can snuggle into the colder months without fear: Continue reading
By: Becky Bower
Halloween can be scary, but not for the reasons you’re thinking of. As a landlord, this spooky season poses the threat of fires and a few potential liabilities. But don’t break into a sweat just yet, there’s still time to remind your tenants to exercise safe Halloween practices. So when the holiday comes rolling around, you can just sit back and enjoy your Ghostbusters marathon in peace. Continue reading
This Probably Never Happened to You, but …
The applicants for #3 “looked” good. They were brother-and-sister. They both had good jobs, and their incomes suggested that they could afford the rent. They both had fairly good credit scores (above 650). In the past, we would have rented to them.
That was then, this is now.
Now we can also run Criminal Background Checks. We now run such checks on ALL APPLICANTS. It is inexpensive, and it is essential. This pair proved the point, dramatically. “She” had no criminal history. “He” did, and as amazing as this may sound, he had (12 years ago) been charged with MURDER, AND WAS ULTIMATELY CONVICTED OF VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER. Yes, that really got our attention. Continue reading
ApplyConnect, a revolutionary alternative to traditional tenant screening for landlords and real estate agents, offers a unique web link for use in advertisements at no cost to clients. The link can be utilized by multiple renters and no longer requires landlords and real estate agents to create an invitation for each applicant.
From the moment you spoke your first word as a small child, your voice and the words you select are often taken for granted—a gift you use throughout your life. As leasing professionals, you know the importance of using the telephone, because this is how a majority of your future residents contact your apartment communities. In this article, we are going to ask you to capture your voice and listen closely to how you are handling each call—a powerful exercise for becoming a leasing SuperStar. Continue reading