By Zoe Eisenberg
Landlords know how important it is to find dependable tenants, however, running a potential tenant’s credit and rental history checks can be a very tedious—and often complicated—process. And that doesn’t take into consideration all the time and effort spent on tenants who don’t pan out. Houserie, a tenant screening program provided by RentalRoost, Inc., solves this problem by offering speedy and secure online tenant screening services for landlords and property managers. The platform, launched in 2013, simplifies and enhances the screening process, allowing landlords to find reliable tenants seamlessly, and achieve overall success.
The Houserie process works like this: the landlord creates an account and initiates a background screening, which the tenant fills out and authorizes. A background check is then run and the screening report is sent directly to the landlord, who can then make a more informed rental decision based on the overall report summary. The process ensures complete, thorough tenant screening reports, enabling the property to rent faster, ultimately making the landlord’s job easier. Additionally, the way that Houserie reaches out to the tenant for sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers, goes a long way toward safeguarding the tenant’s privacy while streamlining the landlord’s selection process.
“Using Houserie saves me time,” says Isha Mathis, a property owner and landlord.
A Houserie client for just over six months, Mathis explains that the program makes her more confident in her choice of tenants because she is provided with unbiased rental and criminal histories. “I am able to make a quick decision,” Mathis notes.
Mathis currently uses Houserie’s Ultimate Screening Package, which provides a Social Security number trace, a national criminal and sex offender search, a national eviction search and a quick tenant credit score card. All of which work together to help landlords make a more informed decision regarding who they allow to stay in their property.
Mathis is also impressed with Houserie’s speedy service, praising the fact she no longer has to drive to meet potential tenants in order to collect application fees. Houserie requires the tenant to pay the rental screening fee, which they can do online.
“I used to have to meet with the applicant to collect the tenant screening fee,” says Mathis, but thanks to Houserie, the entire process can now be handled online. “My rental units are all an hour away from my house. With Houserie, I can simply email the link to the applicant and they use their credit card to pay. And I get my results fast and make my decision.”
Houserie has also implemented a pay-as-you-go system, so there’s no set-up fee and no monthly membership.
“They have made my life easier overall,” concludes Mathis.
For more information, visit www.houserie.com.
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