Ready2Apply Rolls-out Enhanced Features
by: Ryan Green
Online rental applications have transitioned from a nice feature, and become an essential tool for property managers. Applicants expect an alternative way to apply for vacant rentals that will work with their technology and allow flexibility with their busy lifestyles. CIC has recently released some amazing new features within Ready2Apply, their online application platform. The new enhancements that are now available will help property managers drive more traffic to apply for their properties, and move through the process to the lease agreement faster than ever. Continue reading
Newest Feature of ApplyConnect®
by: Ryan Green
ApplyConnect®, the industry’s most advanced tenant screening solution for landlords and real estate agents, recently made enhancements to their users’ experience. The improved technology saves landlords and real estate agents time, allowing the tenant screening process to be completed faster and with improved security and protection for all users. This industry exclusive new feature gives the landlord or agent the ability to automatically notify the applicant whether or not they were approved for the property with an instant email decision.
After the landlord or agent has reviewed the tenant’s credit and background history and has come to a rental decision, they will now have the ability to notify the applicant of their decision immediately through the ApplyConnect.com website. Continue reading
By Becky Bower and Caryn Bennett
You’ve gotten your potential tenant’s background check and stop mid-way to look it over. As you quickly glance at the clock in the corner of your desktop, you figure you can push lunch-time back just a few more minutes to get this taken care of. You absentmindedly gulp down your lukewarm coffee as your eyes skim the remainder of the report, mentally weighing whether to approve or deny this applicant. But as you see the criminal hits, you immediately question this applicant. If this has happened to you, you’re not the only one.
While criminal records may seem pretty straight-forward, there are a lot of common myths. From questions about “how far back can I check?”, “does this cover every jurisdiction?” to “should I automatically deny someone with a felony?” test your knowledge. Here are some common myths about criminal records. Continue reading
By: Becky Bower
With the recent news that the Chinese government has breached the data of possibly 4 million federal employees, as well as the overwhelming amount of cyber-attacks committed in the past three years, it’s obvious that protecting your online data is imperative. But what about physical documents, like applications and lease agreements?
It’s safe to assume that you probably don’t have Indiana Jones’ level of security, but it’s not a bad idea to check that your physical security measures are as solid as the giant boulder that chased Indie’. Continue reading
By: Ryan Green
There are a number of basic rights that every U.S. citizen is entitled to when they are seeking employment. These include protection from being denied employment based on race, color, religion, gender, and national origin. In addition to these there are gray areas such as age, familial status and sexual orientation which will likely be added with Federal protection at some point in time. What is clearly absent from these lists is language that protects citizens with criminal records from being denied employment. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) seeks to change this. Continue reading