Tenant screening is the process done prior to a landlord accepting a prospective tenant’s rental offer. The typical tenant screening will include credit check and employment verification, but the process and requirements vary.
When we list a home for rent our tenant screening includes the following:
Rental Application: Our rental application covers the general questions a landlord will want to know; current employment, pets, occupants of the property, etc.
Credit & Criminal Check: Our web-based credit and criminal check is fast, convenient and easy to read.
- Credit Check: Provides lines of credit provided by financial institutions, collection accounts, bankruptcy proceedings and other public financial records. Our system also examines income to rent ratio, payment histories and has a renter fraud warning. Unlike other credit checks ours will also report a credit bureau score from TransUnion.
- Criminal Check: National criminal report, which includes 50 state sex offenders and OFAC/terrorist searches. (Criminal check of: America’s Most Wanted, FBI’s Most Wanted, More than 15 terrorist databases, National Sex Offender Public Registry, U.S. Marshals Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs & Border Protection and U.S. office of Foreign Assets Control.)
Employment Verification: Tenants are required to provide recent paycheck stubs, which are verified and/or a copy of their most recent tax return.
Rental History Verification: If applicable this information is provided by the tenant and verified.
If you are interested in finding out how much your home will rent for in today’s real estate market we have two easy ways for you to find out. After filling out our Landlord Questionnaire below we can e-mail you an estimate of how much your home will rent for or you can schedule an appointment for a more accurate rental price.