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Quick Screen, the fastest way to screen a tenant!

Fill out the form below and we will send your prospective tenant a link to our rental application. This application has everything you need to make an informed rental decision and protect your rental investment. Address history, employment history, and additional occupants. Once your tenant fills out the application, we will use this information to run a national credit check, criminal background investigation including sex offender, and eviction history. We will take the results and compile a rent report with a grade and recommendation. Your tenant will be billed $39 per applicant (The national average is $52).

Once you click "Screen Tenant" we will automatically create your free RentVine account to view the report once your tenant completes the application. If you need to screen additional occupants or manage other aspects of your rental property (Advertise, collect rent, etc.), you can do so from your RentVine admin console. RentVine is always free for landlords.

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  • Why do I need to screen a Tenant?

  • Tenant screening is a process used primarily by residential landlords and property managers to evaluate prospective tenants. The purpose is to assess the likelihood the tenant will fulfill the terms of the lease or rental agreement and will also take great care of the rental property in question. The process culminates in a decision as to whether to approve the applicant, approve the applicant conditionally (such as requiring an increased deposit or cosigner) or deny tenancy. Source: Wikipedia

  • Successful tenant screening is among the most important items that a property manager or landlord can do to ensure the success of investment in rental property. Cash flow (Rent) fuels every investment in rental property. It covers mortgages, property maintenance, taxes, insurance and modernization of the property. Effectively placing quality tenants in rental property insures that these expenses continue to get paid. Vacancy on a single family rental property is costly, but an occupied property with a non-paying tenant is disastrous. In addition to continuing to accumulate expenses, the landlord now has to go through the legal process of removing an adverse, non-paying party from the property. This process usually takes at least 30 days and in some cases can take over a year. Often an eviction ends with malicious damage to the property during the eviction process. Many investment properties become foreclosures when a tenant stops paying rent.

  • There are two critical factors that a tenant must do to increase return on investment for a rental property: fulfill the terms of the lease (Pay rent ON TIME), and care for the property (Cause limited financial damage to the property). A landlord must do as much diligence as possible to increase the odds that these two items will take place.

  • Luckily for landlords and property managers, the same tools employed by most lending institutions are available in some form to property managers and landlords. These tools can help answer whether or not a tenant is likely to pay their rent on time. A lease is basically an extension of credit to a tenant. A more difficult task for landlords is to determine whether or not a tenant will cause an acceptable amount of damage to the property (All tenants cause some damage).

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  • Benefits of RentVine

    • Secure online application
    • We handle the sensitive data
    • Electronic signature
    • Document uploading
    • Signed addendum
    • Built in payment processing
    • Direct Bureau Reports
    • Criminal and Eviction Report
    • Make an informed decision

  • How much risk can you handle?

  • This is an important question that is made up of many factors including:

  • Number of properties managed

    The more properties a landlord manages, the more risk he can take on as the level of risk is divided by the number of properties in the portfolio. One default on a small portfolio of properties can be truly devastating.

    Strength of the Rental Market

    In strong rental markets, landlords can be more careful as housing is in greater demand. In weak rental markets, landlords might need to take greater risk to fill their properties rather than lose money leaving it vacant.

    Quality of Property

    Generally, more expensive rental properties can attract more qualified, and less risky residents. The opposite is true of cheap or run-down properties. Well qualified applicants will generally avoid these types of properties.

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Tenant Screening

Important factors to consider when screening a tenant.

Credit Worthiness
Income to Rent Ratio
Income to
Rent Ratio
Income Verification
Criminal Records
Eviction Records
Landlord References