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Travis Steinemann
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WARNING: DO NOT TRUST ZILLOW BACKGROUND CHECKS

Travis Steinemann
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  • Baton Rouge, LA
Posted Jul 27 2022, 08:53

Hello all, 

I was going to review Zillow on Google, but I guess they are too big to need reviews. I have 12 units and have been using Zillow for applications and screening, and everything was going OK until recently. I had a tenant apply, but he told me he was charged with a felony for drug possession in 2018. Zillow said his background was clear. That was strike 1. Then, we filled the unit with another tenant who Zillow once again said had a clear background. Fast forward 21 days and the police bust the apartment door in and arrest him for drug trafficking and possession of a stolen firearm as a felon (according to the newspaper). I searched him on Forewarn and 17 violations came up. Now we have to evict him and he is in jail. 


DO NOT TRUST ZILLOW BACKGROUND CHECKS. 

If anyone else has had a similar experience, I would love to hear about it. This is a major problem in my opinion.
 

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