Property Management Software, Tenant Screening, and Industry News

Rentec Direct Supports Research for ALS

By on August 28, 2014 in News, Off Topic with 0 Comments
Rentec Direct Supports Research for ALS

Rentec Direct, leading Property Management Software and Tenant Screening company has challenged its employees to the viral social media ALS ice bucket challenge. Several of the employees have accepted the challenge on August 26, 2014. Links to Rentec Directs employees videos can be found at the bottom of this press release. In addition to raising money for a great […]

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Don’t Miss a Step In Your Real Estate Investing Plan

By on August 25, 2014 in Education with 0 Comments
Don’t Miss a Step In Your Real Estate Investing Plan

If you invest, or are planning on investing, in real estate this quick list of tips can help you stay on track and not miss a step. For the sake of collaboration an team work I would love to get all of your feedback on some crucial tips you use. 1. Assess Your Finances Make […]

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Another Reason to Stay up to Date With Your States’ Laws (Meth Contamination)

By on August 21, 2014 in Education with 0 Comments
Another Reason to Stay up to Date With Your States’ Laws (Meth Contamination)

As a landlord or Property Manager, dealing with a meth lab can be a daunting and very expensive task but did you know that even after the clean up you may still be required to disclose the fact that meth was previously cooked at your property? In fact, a little over half of the states […]

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How to Pick The Perfect Tenant

By on August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
How to Pick The Perfect Tenant

So you’ve shown the rental property, collected applications, and completed your tenant screening now it’s time to choose the best tenant. When analyzing a pool of applicants for a rental property it helps to quickly sort them into categories based on criteria that you follow for all potential tenants. Following a set criterion will ensure that you […]

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The Pros and Cons of Investing in Real Estate Out of State

By on August 7, 2014 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
The Pros and Cons of Investing in Real Estate Out of State

I have a friend who has been trying to convince me and my husband to purchase real estate in Las Vegas, NV since the big housing bubble burst.  I enjoy investing in real estate and the potential to get a great deal in an area that has been hit hard, and would have the highest […]

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Think Twice Before Rejecting an Applicant on Section 8 Housing

By on August 4, 2014 in Education, News with 4 Comments
Think Twice Before Rejecting an Applicant on Section 8 Housing

Besides working for Rentec Direct as the Social Media Director I’m also a landlord and as such I try to pay close attention to the ever changing rental property and landlord/tenant laws. My friend, also a landlord, has a rental property that is currently vacant and she was asking me just yesterday about renting to people on […]

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Forest Fires are a Concern in Many Parts of The USA, be Prepared!

By on August 1, 2014 in Education with 0 Comments
Forest Fires are a Concern in Many Parts of The USA, be Prepared!

Here in Grants Pass Oregon we have been pretty lucky this summer, and have only experienced a few small fires. Especially when compared to last summer in which we had 3 large fires that made my home town a miserable smoky place to be.  Luckily my rental properties are not near forested areas but my […]

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Lawsuit Avoidance 101

By on July 29, 2014 in Education with 0 Comments
Lawsuit Avoidance 101

No landlord ever wants to get notice that they are being sued by one of there tenants. With that being said, landlords must take every precaution to ensure they are following all of the local and federal laws in place. There are general guidelines that rental property owners or landlords must follow to avoid possible lawsuits […]

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Need To Collect Past-Due Rent?

By on July 28, 2014 in Education, External Resources with 2 Comments
Need To Collect Past-Due Rent?

Now and again we get asked our advice on how to collect past-due rent or damages when the tenant is already history.  The best resource we’ve found to help out with this is a service called Rent Recovery Service.   Here is a summary of what they provide: They report the debt to 3 major […]

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Free Multi-State Criminal Background Search w/ Nationwide Super Search

By on July 25, 2014 in Product Updates, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
Free Multi-State Criminal Background Search w/ Nationwide Super Search

We are continually in the process of verifying that the criminal, eviction, and credit data supplied for tenant screening through Rentec Direct is the very best in the industry.  We are actively always testing new data sources to see if the new data sources are more complete and/or have fewer false positives.  To that end, over […]

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