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How Safe Are Your Residents?

A property management company is only as good as its reputation. A reputation that relies firmly on the safety, security and contentment of its residents. So it’s obvious to say that background screenings are important, right? You know this. And yet, the process is still getting bungled up. Let me tell you a tale told to me by one of our recent new clients: A man was recently arrested in Florida for exposing himself to fellow property residents, as well as community neighbors. He passed all property management screening stages, because his sex offender background was categorized as a misdemeanor thanks to slick lawyer lobbyists and lax screening loopholes. His property management company welcomed a sex offender, and they had absolutely no idea who he was. Most Common Screening Loopholes 1. Plea bargaining, reducing felonies to misdemeanors 2. False landlord references 3. Haphazard criminal database searches Mistakes like these leave your property management company at risk for lawsuits, but just as important, you’re left behind with a damn near impossible to repair reputation. Protect your business’ assets (AND REP!) by opting for a comprehensive background check. We mean comprehensive, down to the county level as well as nationwide and reporting misdemeanors as well as felonies. Our team searches and cross-references hundreds of databases to ensure the Joe Smith in front of you is exactly who he says he is, so you can rest easy that you’re not the company from our tale… And your tenants are actually more secure. Source: Fidelity Data Service