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5 Tips to Fill Rental Vacancies Before the Holidays

By on November 14, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
5 Tips to Fill Rental Vacancies Before the Holidays

As holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas draw close, it’s easy for potential applicants to get caught up in the festive spirit. Before your potential renters make their holiday plans (or find new homes among your competition), here are 5 tips to ramp up your community’s marketing and fill your vacancies before the holidays. Do Some […]

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New Full Credit Report for Tenant Screening

By on November 3, 2016 in Product Updates, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
New Full Credit Report for Tenant Screening

Rentec Direct now offers a New Full Credit Report for tenant screening and software clients. The New Full Credit Report from Rentec Direct provides a detailed view of an applicant’s credit history including FICO credit score, payment patterns and payment history, bankruptcies, liens and judgements, collection accounts, SSN validation and residence and employment information. The […]

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Introducing a New Credit Report Card for Tenant Screening

By on September 9, 2016 in Product Updates with 3 Comments
Introducing a New Credit Report Card for Tenant Screening

Rentec Direct tenant screening reports have been updated to include more information and more detail about your rental applicants. The New Credit Report Card will be released for tenant screening clients on Monday, September 12, 2016. See an Example of the New Credit Report Card Here The New Credit Report Card gives landlords and property […]

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How To Catch Renters Lying on Their Rental Application

By on July 7, 2016 in Education with 1 Comment
How To Catch Renters Lying on Their Rental Application

For one reason or another, some renters try to lie on their rental application. While it can be difficult to figure out whether or not an applicant is lying, it’s not impossible. Beyond the obvious fibs, applicants that provide fake references and paystubs can be difficult to detect when companies profit off their success. Here’s […]

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15 Secrets Your Renters Do Not Want You To Know

By on June 3, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
15 Secrets Your Renters Do Not Want You To Know

Unfortunately, the reality of a landlord-tenant relationship is that some renters think lying to their landlord is reasonable behavior in order to avoid eviction. Most of the time a landlord will be able to see through the lies and move on to the next tenant.  Other times, an honest landlord believes in the integrity of […]

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Introducing A New and Simple Credit Access Application Process

By on June 2, 2016 in Education, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
Introducing A New and Simple Credit Access Application Process

Rentec Direct is pleased to announce that we have simplified the tenant credit report access application process. Property managers and landlords can now submit an online application to in order to gain access to credit reports for tenant screening. The simplified application allows you to click through the options directly from your computer without needing […]

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Tenant Screening For The Smart Landlord

Tenant Screening For The Smart Landlord

You worked hard to own an investment property or build a career around managing rental properties.  Why jeopardize your effort by renting to an unqualified tenant that could cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in lost rent, property damage or evictions.   Maybe you’ve been lucky. Great tenants.  On-time rent payments.  Full security deposit […]

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Requirements For Keeping Credit Authorization From Rental Applicants

By on May 13, 2016 in Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
Requirements For Keeping Credit Authorization From Rental Applicants

Landlords and property managers often use credit reports to verify a renter’s financial responsibility and to determine if the renter will be able to pay rent regularly and on time.  Rental property managers are able to legally access a potential tenant’s credit report if they get permission to do so first, typically through written consent […]

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Fair Housing Update – Illegal Use of Criminal Records For Tenant Screening

By on April 7, 2016 in Education, News with 0 Comments
Fair Housing Update – Illegal Use of Criminal Records For Tenant Screening

New guidance has been issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to explain legal use of evaluating criminal history when performing tenant screening for your rental properties. In clarifying what constitutes discriminatory behavior when reviewing a rental applicant’s criminal background, landlords and property managers may find they need to revisit their tenant […]

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Premium Tenant Screening Just Got More Affordable

Premium Tenant Screening Just Got More Affordable

For property managers and landlords with more than 50 units, you can now access premium tenant screening packages from Rentec Direct for only $15.00.  The premium tenant screening package includes a credit report, criminal records check, eviction search and social security number validation on your rental applicants.   Evictions are expensive and stressful. The best […]

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