Screening Tenants for Your Maryland Rental Properties
Following the marketing of your rental property, we offer tenant screening services to ensure that you are making a strong choice during the selection process. We offer many different services when it comes to screening tenants. We have over 30 years in the property management industry, so we have the tenant screening process fine-tuned to make it go as smoothly as possible.
Ready to begin the tenant screening process? Contact Tidewater Property Management today.
Tenant Screening Tips
As a property manager, you need to screen tenants carefully to ensure you’re getting quality people who will take care of your property. How can you do this? Consider these tips:
- Get an Accurate View of Income. You must have proof of your tenant’s income, and it needs to be verified with more than just a pay stub because these can be easily faked. Ask for employer references, and call them. Ask for bank statements as well. This will help you know, for sure, that the tenant can pay rent.
- Go With Your Gut. When you have the tenant interview, don’t be afraid to trust your gut. If you find the interview process difficult or suspect that the potential tenant is not telling you the whole truth, then you need to walk away. Even if you’re wrong, it’s better to be safe than to end up with a dishonest or untrustworthy tenant.
- Check Those References. You should ask for personal and professional references from your potential tenants. Make sure some of the references are not just personal friends or family members. Get some from people who have known the tenant on a professional level as well. However, just asking is not sufficient. You also need to check those references. If they don’t check out, then you may want to move on to the next tenant.
If you are looking for additional help with screening tenants, contact Tidewater Companies. Call (443) 548-0191 to learn more about our tenant screening process.
Finding Prospective Tenants in Silver Spring & Owings Mills
To begin the rental process, our property management experts will help you by drawing up a rental application. Our experience means that we know what to ask in the application process to get the best insights into prospective tenants. Once your rental process has begun, we will arrange showings with prospects and show them around the property. When you choose Tidewater, you don’t need to worry about scrambling to find extra time in your day for showings, we handle that for you. After these prospective tenants have been amazed by your rental property, we will follow up with them and request applications from them. We make sure that we work with tenants that are serious about wanting to move in, so there’s no concern about moving through the process without any legitimate prospects. Our thorough process has been tested over time and refined to make sure the second half of tenant screening goes smoothly and you’re sure to find eligible prospects.
Get started by finding prospective tenants for your property with the help of Tidewater Property Management today, just contact us.
Our Safety, Security & Eligibility Process
The second portion of our tenant screening process is what most people think of when they hear “tenant screening.” We begin this process by performing background checks on applicants. This background check serves multiple purposes, including determining credit eligibility, employment status, and criminal history. By choosing a property management company, you take advantage of the connections we have to conduct these trusted background checks quickly and easily. A clear background check doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve found a perfect tenant. We go the extra mile by calling employers and previous landlords to get further details. By speaking with people directly, we can uncover potentially undocumented issues with reliability, responsibility, and more. This allows us to ensure we’re recommending you only the best tenants for your property. Once satisfied with the tenant selection, the lease process can begin. At Tidewater Property Management we also offer additional property management services beyond tenant screening to satisfy all of your rental property needs.
For help from the professionals at Tidewater with tenant screening, you’re sure to make a great choice for your rental. Contact us today to arrange for tenant screening services in Owings Mills and Silver Spring.
Choose Tidewater Property Management for Tenant Screening in MD
Don’t waste your time and resources trying to handle the screening process by yourself. Trust the screening by property management experts at Tidewater to find a reliable tenant.
Contact Tidewater Property Management online to request tenant screening services in Maryland.