Archive for the ‘Screening Tenants’ Category

Tenant Screening 201: Beyond Finances

Did you know there is more to the average tenant than just their financial status? We love screening tenants. We have to; we have hundreds of properties in our portfolio and there’s rarely less...

Tenant Screening 201: Conversations with (Former) Landlords

Not your former landlords, silly — your applicant’s! One of the most often-skipped portions of the tenant screening process is the call to the applicant’s current and former...

The Realities of Renting to an “Illegal” Immigrant

Why the quote marks? Because the law defines aliens in a lot of ways — “documented” or “un”, “resident” or “un”, “immigrant” or...

How Much Can a Professional Tenant Cost You?   

And this doesn’t even count things like your hair, or sanity, or nights’ sleep. In our last post, we mentioned in passing the notion of the ‘professional tenant,’ and we...

Lessons Our (Successful!) Applicants Taught Us

Honestly, most people live up to whatever bar you set for them. Last week, we shared a few stories of lessons we learned from some of our more devious applicants. This week, we’d like to make...

Lessons Our (Failed) Applicants Taught Us

Sometimes, the best lessons come from the people you didn’t catch. There’s a lot of truth to the notion that the best teacher is experience…sadly. We’d love to be able to say that...

The Complete Guide to DIY Credit Checks for Tenant Screening

Step one: screen every tenant. No exceptions! Tenant screening is a topic we at Royal Rose are extremely keen on, because it’s one of those factors that makes a big difference in your...

You Got 49 Problems, But This Tenant Ain’t One

We could probably have brainstormed another 50, but we didn’t want to run into intellectual property issues. Last week, we talked a bit about how to know if a property management company...

The Startling Effects of Poor Tenant Screening Practices

You hurt more than just yourself when you screen poorly. We’re going to start this with some scary statistics collected by a research firm in Boston, all of them about landlords who “go...

Tenant Credit Scores: Why You Should Always Look Deeper…

Just Like the Book Covers They’re Always Telling You About! Across the course of human history, there have been a lot of things that people just flat-out didn’t understand — and...