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Cincinnati Real Estate Group's Top Five Tips on Screening Prospective Residents

December 7, 2016

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Just like the foundation your house is built on right here in Cincinnati, there is a foundational building process to take when finding that perfect resident.  Your rental property residents are going to be the ones not only living in your building, but taking care of it, keeping it safe, notifying you of any major repairs that are needed, and much more.  They are the lifeline to your home.  Without them, you wouldn’t be in business.  The entire foundation of your landlord experience includes the process of screening residents.  With that said, it is extremely important to do a proper job of screening your residents when going through the leasing process.  The five tips below will give insight into C.R.E.G.'s tips on property management screening.


1.     Develop a Scoring System


Using a scoring system to screen prospective residents does several things.  For one, it standardizes your screening process across the board so each and every applicant will be vetted out in the same exact way.  The other thing it allows for is a quantitative assessment of the applicant which will help you identify the best candidate.


2.     Go Digital