If you’re going to be investing in rental properties, you want to make sure you’ve got a system to get good tenants.
There is plenty to talk about when it comes to tenant screening but in this post, we will be focused on how to weed out bad applicants through the tenant screening process.
It all starts with your listing…
Make Your Criteria Known in Your Listing
Tenant screening is a process of elimination. You want to get a lot of interest in your rental so you can begin to pick away applicants that don’t meet your criteria.
Your listing of your vacant rental is the first opportunity to deter the wrong suitors.
It’s up to you but I’d recommend considering some of the following items in your listings:
- Smoking policy