What’s the difference between the tenant screening, and the tenant interview?
Screening is the background check, income, rental history… things in an application.
We like to meet tenants face to face. Interviewing people for tenancy is very similar to interviewing people for a job. We like to see eye contact, body language, etc. We like to hear honest, unscripted answers.
It’s a great opportunity to ask questions to find out why they are moving to the area, how they like their job, ask about their pets, etc.
It’s not always possible to do an interview. We take whatever steps are available to us to do some sort of an interview. Finding the right tenant means finding a tenant who pays on time every month, lets us know about any possible repairs needed, and who cares for the property.