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
306 Reviews

Sep 1, 2021
Real Estate Connections Jacob
How long do I have to live in an apartment to get new carpet if when I move in it wasn't new. Just checking because my carpet needs to be changed out. I went out and got a big rug to hide a couple of spots. I did shampoo the carpet a couple of times. Thanks
Aug 27, 2021
Real Estate Connections Shweta
Ilse is very prompt, responsive and helpful. Excellent service. Thanks
Aug 22, 2021
Google Real Estate Connections Andy
REC has been excellent to work with. They've made my life as a far-away, absentee landlord a breeze. They handle literally everything, so I don't need to think about a thing. They keep me up to date with any changes or repairs needed and handle all aspects of that. They transfer net rent to my account and keep me informed of any paperwork and tax documents. Their fee is right in line with several others I interviewed. I feel I'm getting excellent value and highly recommend them.
Aug 4, 2021
Google Real Estate Connections Fred
Leaky main water line. REC followed up with several visits from the local plumber. (Several were required because the problem was hard to find.) Water line issue was resolved promptly. 🙂 Thanks again.
Jul 25, 2021
Google Real Estate Connections Hannelore
I am very happy with the representation of REC. Whenever I had a special request, my manager Kristen came through!

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
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