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Watch Out for These 5 Red Flags on Rental Applications

The cost of renting to the wrong person can be enormous for a landlord.  First, there is the missing rent when a renter does not pay at all.  Or if a renter constantly pays late, then there is the cost

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Red Flag #5 on Rental Applications

Red Flag #5  – “I’m looking for a place for myself.  I have a boyfriend but they do not live with me.” Sometimes people just aren’t ready to move in together, right?  But what happens if they do move in

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Red Flag #4 on Rental Applications

Red Flag #4 – “I’m looking for my grandmother / aunt / good friend who is working” It’s vitally important to meet the person who is applying to rent.  If a person comes to you looking for a place for

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Red Flag #3 on Rental Applications

Red Flag #3 – “I work for a family member.” Most of the time someone who “works” for a family member is just making up their income.  The work is unstable, sporadic, and likely to be paid in cash.  Sometimes

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Red Flag #2 on Rental Applications

Red Flag #2 – “I’ve been living with my mom / sister / grandparent / cousin.” Unless someone is in college or just graduated, most grown adults want to live in their own place.  So for most people, someone who

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Screening an Applicant’s Income

Have you ever wondered how much income a resident should have in order to qualify to rent your home? The amount of income used to qualify a resident varies from property manager to property manager.  Here at RDM Realty, we

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