San Jose Rental Property Screening and Tenant Placement

Perhaps you’ve never had to deal with a bad tenant. Most landlords, however, have had at least one experience where the rent wasn’t paid on time, the lease was violated in a number of different ways, and the property was left damaged and deteriorated after the resident moved out.
A professional San Jose property manager needs to protect you against bad tenants.

We do this with an extensive screening process and background check. Our system is fair, consistent, and compliant with all the laws and regulations that protect applicants from discrimination. The result? A better resident and a longer tenancy.


Establishing Rental Qualifications Complies with Fair Housing

A well-documented application process can keep you out of legal trouble. Many rental property owners violate fair housing laws without intending to, and the application process is an easy place to make a mistake. We make sure all the tenants who view your home are informed about our rental qualifications. They’ll know what we require before they fill out the application and pay the application fee. This saves our time and theirs. It keeps unqualified tenants from applying.

New laws have meant new requirements during the screening process. We know how to handle Section 8 applicants and their income documentation. We understand the limits of what we can look at when it comes to criminal backgrounds. Our process is designed to both protect you and your property from bad tenants and offer a fair, unbiased opportunity for every qualified tenant to rent a home with us.

Working with owners in San Jose and neighborhoods like Cambrian, Blossom Valley, Willow Glen, and Almaden Valley.


Screening for Rental History and Financial Stability

Our screening process is automated and efficient. We take into account a tenant’s financial stability by looking at income and verifying employment. We also look at credit to make sure they’ve been responsible with debt and bills. We talk to former landlords and we make sure there’s nothing that indicates they’ll be a danger to neighbors or communities.

Every person 18 years of age or older who plans to reside in the property needs to complete and sign an application granting us permission to conduct a background check. The specific things we look for include:

  • Verifiable identification that matches the application.

  • An accurate list of former address that matches the application.

  • Credit history without debts to former landlords or utility companies.

  • No prior evictions.

  • Income that’s at least three times the monthly rent.

  • Positive landlord references.

Retaining San Jose Tenants Starts with Good Leasing

A fast and efficient tenant screening process reduces your vacancy days and gets a good tenant in place and paying rent quickly. We look for tenants who meet all of our requirements, and then we focus on retaining those tenants. Turnover is just as expensive as vacancy, and we want to avoid it.

Our tenant retention plans start with the leasing process. We make sure your residents understand everything about the property they’re moving into, and we take the time to go over the lease agreement. We’ll highlight the most important elements, including rent collection, maintenance reporting, and all the expectations we have for the tenancy.

Finding and keeping good tenants for your San Jose home has never been easier. When you work with Real Estate Connections, you can count on a good leasing experience.

What People Are Saying About Us?

4.9 /5
300 Reviews

Jun 21, 2021
Real Estate Connections Christine
My experience has been one very positive. My needs are always meet fast and with the utmost importance. I feel very fortunate to have a safe and nice place to have raised my children and am gratfull for REC. Thank you very much
Jun 16, 2021
Real Estate Connections Lynda
72° is professional, competent, accommodating and committed to inspect and correct any problems with your air-conditioning and heating.
Jun 16, 2021
Real Estate Connections Kimberly
The experience was very good however I never received my walk through forms and reached out a few times. I have documented things in email and absolutely love the house but again never received the information to complete my walk through of the property. Thank you!
May 18, 2021
Real Estate Connections Jenny
I really enjoy Marty our Plumber who has consistently been to my house for various reasons over the years. He’s very smart, quick and sweet mannered. I also recently had my carpet replaced with the help of REC and their vendor Abbey Flooring and the experience couldn’t have been easier! Thank you REC for all you have done for my family and I over the last 4+ years. 🙂
May 18, 2021
Real Estate Connections MASAHIKO
Very smooth and timely support. Thank you!

Want to Learn More?

If you’d like to learn more about our properties and what it’s like to work with Real Estate Connections, get in touch. We’d be happy to talk more about our rental properties, our application requirements, and our leasing process.

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Real Estate Connections has been in the business of property management, property leasing and real estate investments since 1952

Affiliated Companies:
Sunburst Properties: Sacramento Property Management
Portola Property Management: Santa Cruz Property Management


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