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#AskBP 099: What Are the Most Important Criteria for Screening Tenants?

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What Are the Most Important Criteria for Screening Tenants?

On today’s #AskBP Podcast, Mindy Jensen talks about the importance of tenant screening, the criteria you should be looking at, and what makes a good tenant.

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Brandon Turner is an active real estate investor, entrepreneur, writer, and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast. He is a nationally recognized leader in the real estate education space and has tau...
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    Cameron Norfleet from New Haven, CT
    Replied over 5 years ago
    Great post…. As for previous landlord references, I usually pull up the public information records for the property that the landlord supposedly owns prior to calling them. When I call, I’ll ask all the usual tenant reference questions, then I’ll ask questions based on the information in the public records such as “When did you purchase the property?”, “How much did you purchase it for?”, “What bank did you finance the property through?” As long as I explain the reason for these questions, landlords are pretty open to the questions.
    Richard Guzman
    Replied over 5 years ago
    Great show! I thought that discrimination laws only apply if I was a license agent or the equavalent — if I am just a homeowner I can select what ever tenant I want? Just wondering —
    Richard Guzman
    Replied over 5 years ago
    Great show! I thought that discrimination laws only apply if I was a license agent or the equavalent — if I am just a homeowner I can select what ever tenant I want? Just wondering — Reply Report comment