Understanding Credit Reports 101

In celebration of “National Housing Month” and amidst the hustle and bustle of the National Apartment Association (NAA) Education Conference and Expo last week, the National Consumer Reporting Association (NCRA) has released their “Man on the Street” video series! Designed to provide the average person with a basic understanding of what is and isn’t included on a credit report and to emphasize the importance of positive and accurate information, the series is an educational resource for everyone.

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Man on the Street: Helping to Improve Consumer Credit Education

Last week, members of the National Consumer Reporting Association’s (NCRA) Education and Compliance Committee including CIC’s Caryn Bennett converged upon New York City’s Times Square to answer basic credit questions from random individuals on the street. The ultimate objective of the project is to educate consumers and to dispel myths regarding consumer credit reports.  They set out to create a basic understanding of what is and what is not included on a credit report and to emphasize the importance of positive and accurate information. A consumer who has a clear understanding of what credit is and how day to day activities have an impact, is more likely to take an active role in keeping the information positive and accurate.  This creates a win-win for both consumers and credit grantors. 

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Investing in Yourself for Property Managers

Benjamin Franklin said “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest”, and for property managers who have a wealth of opportunity to grow with the multifamily housing industry, this quote has quite a bit of substance. While there are plenty of driven students who can’t find enough opportunities for learning, many people need some guidance and motivation to get back into the classroom after they have finished their primary education. There are plenty of different driving factors that make a person want to learn more about their craft, but it can sometimes to be difficult to find accessible options.

Depending on your level of interest, here are 3 fantastic opportunities to increase your multifamily credentials:

  1. Re-Introduce Yourself to Learning

Sometimes we can all use a ‘jump start’ to get back in the classroom, and what better way than by choosing what you want to learn, when you want to study it and being able to do so inexpensively.

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CIC Now Offers Fraud-Defender to Clients’ Applicants: Increases Property Management Companies’ Revenue Stream

CIC, the nation’s premier tenant screening provider, is pleased to announce that clients may now include Fraud-Defender’s industry-leading identity fraud research, remediation and recovery systems in their application process. By partnering with Fraud-Defender, property managers will automatically provide each rental applicant numerous consumer protection benefits, while increasing their revenue stream from each rental application.

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