Visit CIC at the NARPM Conference

Join CIC at the NARPM Convention!

CIC, the nation’s leading provider of resident screening solutions, is pleased to announce participation at the 27th Annual National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) Convention and Trade Show. This year’s convention is going to be in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency from October 14 – 16.

The grand opening of the exhibit hall will take place at 5:30pm on October 14th and you can come meet CIC’s NARPM Specialist, Jenn MacDonald, at booth #57.

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CIC announces new Resident Screening Blog with a Contest for New Followers

CIC’s Resident Screening Blog, the multifamily housing industry’s best source for tenant screening knowledge, property management tips including legislative changes, and employment related topics, is excited to announce its re-launch.  Featuring a beautifully improved layout design will help readers reach quality information faster.

The new look is tailored to fit the busy property manager and rental owner. With an intuitive interface, Resident Screening Blog is fully responsive to your device, automatically resizing to fit your phone, tablet, computer, or any other device. Not only is it adaptable to size, but the new update features a polished sliding header, highlighting valuable topics for property managers.

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Myths and Facts about Eviction Records

Evictions are an occupational hazard. To say the least, the word is cringe-worthy alone. Despite that sentiment, on the other hand, eviction records are notoriously useful.

Previously we myth busted criminal records and now we’re doing the same thing with eviction records. Test your knowledge by reading below and see if you can spot something new. You might be surprised.

eviction records don't use SSNMYTH: A SSN is needed to find eviction records.

Fact: CIC matches on name and the defendant’s address.  When a landlord files an unlawful detainer the SSN is rarely included, thus that is not used directly.

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Are Applicants Giving You Fraudulent Paystubs?

Creating fraudulent documents has become easier as technology has improved. With just a computer, printer, scanner and Photoshop software, fabricating fake paystubs can be done at home. Even online paystub services like stubsamples.com and speedystub.com generate paystubs based on the information put in by the user for an inexpensive fee.

rental applicant fake paystubsWhile these services might seem like a good idea to applicants who are independent contractors, business owners, students and entrepreneurs (where providing income information for rental and credit applications is very difficult), those outside services are extremely relaxed on their requirements for accuracy. Paystub companies depend on the honesty of the person buying the income document and, while honest applicants do exist, no 3rd party verification is conducted.

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Recent Rental Housing Legislation That May Affect Your Business

Recently there have been changes throughout the country that can affect the way your business must work with applicants during the rental screening process.  If you are affected by any of these changes, be sure your policies are updated, or that you voice your opinion to oppose them before it is too late.

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New Ways to Customize Your Online Rental Applications

Ready2Apply Rolls-out Enhanced Features

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.

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Notify Applicants of Your Rental Decision Instantly

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.

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