|Landlord Newsletter May 22, 2012 - How to Pre-Screen Tenants|
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The Safest Way to Pre-Screen Prospective Tenants
Just imagine receiving e-mails from prospective tenants with the pre-screening information you want before even talking to them. (With Craigslist, the customer doesn't even have to see your real e-mail address or phone number!) Call prospective tenants to set up appointments only if they meet your pre-screening qualifications! It has never been easier. It saves time, advertising money and helps you zero in on the tenant you're looking for...
Click to for your Free HTML code and also Free Download of the printable Prospect Card
I've been asked many times to create a new form to help landlords ask the right questions on the telephone to help determine if the caller is someone you'd like to set an appointment to show your rental to. The LPA's new Tenant-Finder™ Pre-Screening Telephone Worksheet has developed from a simple prospect card into a handy and more complete screening tool for telephone interviews.
Have you ever met prospective tenants at your rental property, shown it to them, had them fill out a rental application only to find that they were nowhere near qualified? A simple pre-screening telephone interview can be a major time saver. Why not focus your attention on the most qualified prospects?
Before giving out the address of your rental property and committing your time to a doomed appointment with an unqualified renter, you have a chance to more carefully evaluate which prospects are worth meeting with....
Click for more about the Tenant Finder™ Pre-Screening Telephone Worksheet
Score your Tenant-Finder™ Worksheet to help you evaluate the prospective applicant. Before making an appointment to show your property to an applicant, examine your findings. The LPA Tenant-Finder™ Prospect Qualifying Chart will help you determine a more accurate score for each applicant.
The Tenant-Finder™ Prospect Qualifying Chart helps you break down the evaluation of a rental prospect into five main categories....
Tenant-Finder™ Prospect Qualifying Chart
4. When you have completed your Pre-Screening process....
and you feel the tenant has passed your requirements....
and you have shown the property to the tenant....
It is time for...
The LPA Rental Application The LPA Rental Application has eliminated many tenant problems by helping us to do a better job screening the applicant. Qualified tenants are more than happy to fill out the form and show you how wonderful they are. Find out as much pertinent information on your rental applicants as you can before entering into any lease or rental agreement.
Click for more about The LPA Rental Application
Only after successfully verifying the reference information on a complete rental application, should you proceed to ordering a credit report on the tenant. The credit report will confirm a good tenant's payment history and employment as listed with the credit bureaus.
John Reno also does Mortgage Loan Modifications (Nationwide).
Dear Mr. Reno:
A: You agreed to accept the house with the tenants? If so, can you ask the sellers to start the eviction now? You can wait until June- but why wait?
If you have a landlord tenant problem you'd like to ask a question about, please feel free to e-mail me your question.
"I expect the last month's rent to be pro-rated because I am leaving mid-month. I'll only give you half the rent." And this after using his security deposit for the previous month! - William P Sestrom
"I've been out of town. I wasn't even there for half the month." Sorry, but you're old enough to know you still owe the rent. - Ralph, Tustin, CA
"My indoor marijuana garden got raided by the cops and now I don't have any pot to sell, so i dont have any money for rent." Now i know why the electric bill was so high, plus the cops broke the front door when they served the search warrant. - David L., Kona, Hawaii
If you haven't already, please take the opportunity to sign up for The LPA's Quick Check Credit Reports! Quick Check is a simple, fast way to access online credit reports while saving you money!
See our price list!
(LPA Members Only)
Have you ever been beaten by a tenant on the rent? Most of us have and unfortunately, it is one of the costs of doing business as a landlord.
Credit bureau reporting is an option in which many modern landlords are beginning to participate....
Interactive 'For Rent' Signs
As a landlord trying to rent out a vacancy, have you ever thought about how backwards the process is? You're the landlord. Why do you become a secretary answering phone calls all day every time you slap a 'For Rent' sign in front of a unit or place a classified ad?
Wouldn't you love to streamline the process ...
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