Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Can your applicants apply online?

If the answer is NO, you may want to check this out. Rental Services, Inc. has just rolled out the RSI Quick Application.  

The RSI Quick Application is a new and exciting tool that can be used in place of a standard rental application. RSI Quick App allows your prospective renters to apply online! Once your property is setup, you can send your applicant to www.rsiquickapp.com. They select your property, complete the customizable online application and pay for the screening fee with a credit card. The application is then sent to RSI for processing and you receive an email notification when the report is ready to be viewed.

Quick App can also be setup as part of your company’s website. Applicants can apply online from your website 24/7. We will provide a custom URL that can be added to your website. The URL link will list the properties in your portfolio. 

The RSI Quick App can be setup with a customizable rental application that can even include your company’s specific business forms. You can setup a way to collect the application fee or have us do it for you. RSI Quick App provides a variety of options to meet your needs.

Contact the RSI office or visit www.erentalservicesinc.com for more information.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Renting To Young Adults


I recently read an opinion from a person in the apartment industry that I found to be interesting. He states that he has seen an alarming trend of younger and younger debtors sent to collection by apartment communities. People 18 and 19 years old may legally sign a contract but most won't understand or remember it. If no co-signor or guarantor is on the lease many people of this age are not responsible enough to be given control of an asset valued in the tens of thousands of dollars. I agree on face value. However, if you have strong rental criteria in place the age of the applicant shouldn’t matter. When your tenant screening company conducts the background check they should be verifying income, rental history, credit, evictions and criminal records. Match this information up with your criteria and you increase your odds of getting a good renter regardless of age.

Quality tenant screening and criteria decrease the chances of renting to individuals who can’t pay the rent.