Archive for July, 2015

Landlord Apps – Home Snap – Accurate Credit Bureau

Snap any home to find out all about it and explore 90+ million homes across the USA using the same data as your real estate agent.

Tenant Screening Background Checks – Accurate Credit Bureau

Secure, detailed, real-time tenant credit reports and background checks.
Get a clear summary of every applicant’s credit score, debt, payment history, county and national criminal history, eviction records and more.

Tenant Screening help for Landlords – Accurate Credit Bureau

Always charge a non-refundable application fee. Applicants will then understand that you will screen them for a credit report, criminal records, evictions, employment and rental information. Charging a fee will often discourage tenants that will not meet your criteria (criminal records or rental issues) and help you recoup the cost of using a professional screening company.

Potentially bad tenants are savvy. They seek out individual, smaller landlords and assume that they will not carefully check them out. Prove them wrong!

Ask for a proper form of photo ID. Many applicants give out bogus social security numbers. At Private Landlord Helper, we can check to see if the SSN and your applicant’s name is a match.

Get a completed, signed rental application. It must state that the applicant understands that a complete background will be conducted. Go over the application with your prospective renter. Makes sure it is legible and all questions have been answered.

Your decision to rent should be based on a consideration of all variables, to include criminal history, eviction records, past rental history and proof of employment.

Be consistent in your screening and stay in compliance with the Fair Housing Act.

Never approve an applicant on the spot; be wary of applicants who want to move in immediately.

The most effective way to predict what a person will do in the future is to know what they have done in the past.

For more information on tenant screening see Accurate Credit Bureau.

Landlord Humor – Accurate Credit Bureau

“Sir you have got to help!” said the tearful man at the door. “There is a family that I know very well that is in desperate need of money. The Father has been out of a job for over a year, they have five kids at home with barely a bit of food to eat. The worst part is, that they are about to kicked out of the house and they will be left on the streets without a roof over their heads!” The man concluded with one last heart wrenching sob. “Well,” said the man at the door, “that really is a sad story. Why don’t you come inside and we’ll talk about it a little more.” “So how much money is needed exactly?” asked the man when they were both seated. “Oh it’s really terrible”, said the man starting up again, “why just for the rent $3000 is needed by tomorrow otherwise they’ll be kicked out onto the streets.” “How do you know so much about this situation?” asked the man as he reached for his check book. “Well,” said the man breaking down once more “they are my tenants.”

Landlord Tenant Pet Resumes – Accurate Credit Bureau

Not all landlords are asking for pet resumes, but more renters are getting them. Cathy Klein, a professional designer who creates professional pet resumes through the aptly named, has received requests from all over the country.

And they aren’t just for large dogs. “I create resumes for all animals, though cats and dogs seem to be the bulk of what I do. I recently did a resume for a couple who had three snakes,” said Klein.

Even if the landlord doesn’t request it, being prepped could set you apart from the pack.

To start your pet’s resume, get the basics in order. Hall recommends all resumes start with this information:
Pet’s name
Proof of vaccinations
Disclosure of any incidents
Current photo
References are also important, but asking for reference letters may be a waste of time.
Instead, add your vet’s contact information and any former landlords who can verify what an awesome pet you have.

Landlord Investment Mortgage Calculator – Accurate Credit Bureau

Thinking of making an investment use this handy site to calculate the mortgage…

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