Credit score? What is your minimum?

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No minimum. I do screen credits through https://www.tenantbackgroundsearch.com/ and it provides me with credit scores, but it's such a garbage system that many great tenants don't fully understand. I'm much more concerned with employment and rental history. I don't ignore it, but it's a factor that I weigh less heavily if everything else meets my criteria. 

I don't care about the score.  I care about transactional history.  Does this person make an effort month in and out to meet their obligations.  A credit score can be in the toilet for any number of reasons, but the history doesn't lie.  It tells the entire story.