Tenant screening is one of the most important parts of property management. They can make or break the owner & the management company. While nothing in this world is 100% guaranteed, setting a reliable criteria for tenants is the key. A thorough screening process can result in reliable tenants that pay rent on time, stay longer, decrease the wear & tear on your property as well as generally cause less problems for everyone involved.
A major bonus of using a management company is that they have literally seen thousands upon thousands of applications. They have met every kind of tenant. They know how to quickly analyze information, dig through the “dirt”, shield owners from scams & hopefully prevent discrimination lawsuits by using consistent screening processes & criteria.