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How to effectively screen tenants?

Web Admin - Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Most of us have found that it’s not too difficult to rent your house to anyone who comes along. What really takes dedication and persistence is tenant screening. This practice helps shield the landlord from potential problems down the road. What we’ve found at The Grandin Agency is that screening tenants ahead of time saves countless hours of frustration in the future. We handle the entire screening process for our clients to save them the time and trouble. This allows you, the landlord, to enjoy the benefits of your rental without wasting excessive time finding tenants.

The process of finding a responsible tenant is not as simple as it used to be, and can even get confusing at times. Many rental property owners attempt to utilize online web searches to find information regarding their potential tenant. This is not proper screening and you can be left extremely vulnerable if you miss a critical detail. You could end up letting unqualified people into your home with direct access to your investment.

Most people don’t search the web at all. Instead, they rely on what the potential tenant says, even though he/she could easily be lying at this point. It’s safe to say that constantly repeating this type of situation can lead to some major problems in the long term. This is why you have to take your time and screen the potential tenants as carefully as possible. Even easier, we do all the work for you when you become one of our clients.

Instead of using old, out of date screening ideas and tools, The Grandin Agency harnesses the power of the latest technology, products and services! When you hire us we will check all tenants against the Terrorist Watch list, the FBI Most Wanted list, public records, and even criminal databases. Let’s face it; you never know who you are letting into your home, so it’s imperative to make sure that you protect yourself at all costs.

The Grandin Agency will also search the court records nationwide. This can provide information to us about previous evictions and other civil infractions that could affect our decision on the tenant. The inclusion of these several different screening techniques helps you find only the most thoroughly responsible tenants available. After all, you invested a lot of time and money into your property. The last thing you want to do is to have a criminal or someone else equally or more destructive in your home. When they damage your house, they are affecting your cash flow opportunity and also your ROI. We recommend you to take your time and study all options if you want to have a good experience. Hiring The Grandin Agency is a natural choice if you want professional background checks, as this is the only way to truly verify who your tenants are, and if they’re a good fit. If you want to protect your investment and make sure that your tenants are the right fit for your property, then please contact us about managing your rental property.


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