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The Importance of Thorough Tenant Screening Process

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For landlords, keeping good tenants in your rental properties is the ultimate goal. However, it’s hard to know whether your tenant will be good or bad without a tenant screening process. Tenant screening can help you distinguish the quality tenants from the terrible tenants. However, many landlords aren’t sure what questions to ask or how […]

Can Owners Require a Pre-approval Before Showing a Rental Property?

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Finding quality tenants for your rental properties is crucial in running a successful rental business. However, conducting showings, following up on leads, and facilitating applications can be a time-consuming process. For landlords without professional property management in Washington DC, running to showings for applicants who are unqualified or not truly interested wastes valuable time. To […]

Top 15 Tenant Screening Questions Every Landlord Should Ask

Top 15 Tenant Screening Questions Every Landlord Should Ask

The rental application and subsequent tenant screening questions are a landlord’s first defense against troublesome tenants. That said, many landlords do not know what they can or what they should ask to secure the best occupant. After all, landlords must be mindful not to violate any Fair Housing Laws with their screening criteria. So, join […]

Creating Rental Screening Policies in a Post COVID Era

Creating Rental Screening Policies in a Post COVID Era

The COVID pandemic has changed many things in the rental industry. However, landlords must have comprehensive and fair rental screening policies that remain consistent. That said, many renters had their income interrupted or even faced eviction due to the pandemic. So, how should future landlords view these circumstances? The trouble is, without thorough screening, landlords […]

Tenant Screening Policies to Avoid Fair Housing Violations

Tenant Screening Policies to Avoid Fair Housing Violations

Tenant screening is a landlord’s best defense against potential problem tenants. However, it is also a process that opens property owners up to major liability if Fair Housing Laws are not carefully followed. In this day and age, lack of knowledge is not a defense. So, landlords must learn and adhere to all federal, state, […]

Top Rental Property Marketing Tips to Fill Vacancies Fast

Top Rental Property Marketing Tips to Fill Vacancies Fast

Few words can conjure anxiety in landlords faster than “vacancy.” Especially as many landlords struggle to recover from the pandemic, every rental dollar counts, and vacancy is a costly endeavor.  So, properly preparing for tenants to inevitably vacate and maximizing the tools at your disposal are the keys to success. Continue reading below as we […]

Top Ways to Show Proof of Income for Rental Applications

Top Ways to Show Proof of Income for Rental Applications

Screening prospective tenants is a tedious but necessary part of being a successful landlord. Nationally, the average eviction rate is around 3%. However, according to the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program, post-COVID eviction rates could jump as high as 20% in the coming year. As job and income loss heavily weigh on renters’ minds, landlords […]

10 Difficult Tenants That Strain the Landlord-Tenant Relationship

10 Types of Difficult Tenants That Strain the Landlord-Tenant Relationship

Landlords face many challenges as part of running a rental property business. However, one of the biggest challenges is dealing with all kinds of problem tenants. Trying to handle these difficult tenants can put landlords to the test. So, it is vital to recognize issues early and know how to prevent them from getting out […]

6 Tips for Keeping Good Tenants in Your Rental Property

6 Tips for Keeping Good Tenants in Your Rental Property

Throughout the rental industry, great tenants are worth their weight in gold. Whether it is paying on time, quickly reporting issues, or showing general respect for your property, these are the occupants you want to find and keep as a landlord. But as the rental housing market grows more and more competitive, keeping those great […]

Rental Home References and How to Get the Most From Them

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  Application screening is the first best step for ensuring a quality tenant in your rental property. Therefore, along with a background check, income verification, and credit file, rental references offer a picture of who you will be renting too. So, how should you conduct rental reference checks? Continue reading as we detail types of […]