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A Simple, Easy Way to Screen Tenants Online (in 90 Seconds Flat)

screeningworks_tearsheetSo one of my best, long-time tenants moved out recently.

Dang it!

Her name was Neechele, and she was a rare gem indeed.  Paid her rent early every month, took great care of the house, and even fixed stuff…on her own from time to time.

Seems low interest rates were just a little too enticing and she bought a house and moved on up to the big time.  Great for her…..but “Ouch!” for me.

So I started screening new applicants, but suddenly found the local company I’ve always used for tenant screening went out of business.  So I called up a buddy for a referral and was introduced to ScreeningWorks.com

You Had Me At Hello…

Folks, I’m head over heels here……Ok, maybe a small over statement.  But in my humble opinion, this is EXACTLY what tenant screening should always have been like…

  • Easy as pie online interface
  • Tenant reports a 2nd grader can understand
  • Fairly priced

These guys can get you a background check, credit check and eviction check in less than a minute, in a single, easy to read report….

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For me (in TN) cost for the whole shebang out the door was a very reasonable $29.95, but for some states it’s actually less.

I love these guys so much, I called up their VP and requested a short interview just for you guys.  Here it is…

LISTEN HERE

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The next day “Andy the VP” emailed me this little in-house video they made…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZelsOtcu1Qw

So Here’s the Bottom Line…

ScreeningWorks is a dream come true for landlords and property managers. They make tenant screening so ridiculously simple, it’s almost fun.

Highly recommended.  If you rent property, bookmark ’em.  Use ’em.  And pay it forward to your fellow landlords.

PS…In case you’re wondering, no, I’m not getting paid anything to post this raving review. Not that it would be a bad thing… 🙂 …but I’m just a happy, new customer and you’re my peeps. Pay it forward!

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About 

JP Moses is a roughly-hewn man-child who first got into REI after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad back in Y2K and went full time in 2002. He's tinkered in everything from landlording to short sales to rehabs to Realtoring to REOs to notes to owner financing, blah, blah, blah...Till he finally stuck his flag deep into wholesaling and has since flipped somewhere north of a couple hundred deals.

JP's not a “guru” but also doesn't think it's a bad word. Among his core values are authenticity, creativity, big honkin' value, general fun-ness and being unshaven. He's super proud to be chief blogger guy at REItips.com and host of the free REIology podcast. He also thoroughly enjoys sharing his 53 best real estate investing forms with anyone who wants them. You should totally check that out. :-)

  • I love tips like this…that link is gonna be bookmarked for sure. Thanks JP
    .-= Scott Costello´s last blog ..More Marketing =-.

  • I love tips like this…that link is gonna be bookmarked for sure. Thanks JP
    .-= Scott Costello´s last blog ..More Marketing =-.

  • That sounds great. Have you seen Jeffrey Taylor’s service? He’s known as Mr. Landlord. I think his costs $9.95 per background check, but I’m not sure how it compares to this one, so I was wondering if you’d tried it…
    .-= Christina Mellott´s last blog ..What’s Been Going On =-.

  • That sounds great. Have you seen Jeffrey Taylor’s service? He’s known as Mr. Landlord. I think his costs $9.95 per background check, but I’m not sure how it compares to this one, so I was wondering if you’d tried it…
    .-= Christina Mellott´s last blog ..What’s Been Going On =-.

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  • Johnny Ca$h 4 Houses

    JP:
    Great site & tips. I was listening to one of your great videos about “The way thing Go” This was an addendum to your rental agreement on payment. You mentioned we can down load this form — can’t find it — HELP!!

    Also where can’t I go to buy a package deal to set up a web site, auto responder, etc??

    Johnny
    Ca$h 4 Houses

    Just posted it!

    http://reitips.com/landlord-forms-way-things-work

    …jp

  • Johnny Ca$h 4 Houses

    JP:
    Great site & tips. I was listening to one of your great videos about “The way thing Go” This was an addendum to your rental agreement on payment. You mentioned we can down load this form — can’t find it — HELP!!

    Also where can’t I go to buy a package deal to set up a web site, auto responder, etc??

    Johnny
    Ca$h 4 Houses

    Just posted it!

    http://reitips.com/landlord-forms-way-things-work

    …jp

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with ScreeningWorks and spreading the word.

    Cheers!
    Lauren

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with ScreeningWorks and spreading the word.

    Cheers!
    Lauren

  • cathy7

    Thanks for this post. Tenant screening is so important.

  • Nice post and ScreeningWorks is very important for applicant, because it performs background check, credit check etc. thank you for posting the valuable video.

  •  This would be helpful and an easy way to conduct tenant screening. Also be careful about the information they give. Do not just rely in one source.

  • bmolitierno

    Just used this service & found it to be a rip-off. They tell you $29.95 or less, but don’t give you any option to buy less. All I wanted was a credit report, but they don’t give you that, no credits score & no information at all. Just “minimal risk”. I don’t own alot of rental property & had someone do it for me before, that does not do it anymore. So, I started searching online for a company to do a credit check. I feel that their advertising is misleading & doesn’t tell you that the credit will not be detailed. Now I am out the money & don’t know anymore than I did before I ran the report.