In the first quarter of this year, we are focused on scams and fraud because they’re more common than you think. So far, we have addressed:
- How common are scams and fraud?
- How scams hurt rental property owners
Today, we’re sharing our final words on this topic, highlighting what we do to protect you and your rental property from scary situations and potentially criminal behavior.
Protection plans start with marketing
Advertising your rental property online is the best way to find highly qualified tenants. We can’t give up our favorite rental websites just because there’s a threat of fraud. Instead, we’re hyper-vigilant about how we market your property. We place a watermark on all of the photos included in the listing, and we provide specific contact information.
Tenants are more likely to trust a local and verified property management company.
Screening tenants is detailed and documented
We do a lot more than a credit check and a glance at the provided pay stubs when we’re screening. We dig into every applicant’s background. We make sure the former landlords we talk to are actually property managers or property owners – not friends and family members doing a bad tenant a favor.
We have worked with great tenants and we have sniffed out terrible tenants. We know which red flags to look for, and you won’t have to worry about the worst case scenario landing at your doorstep.
Protecting you and your home from scams and fraud is just one of the things we do at Sienna Properties. We know you appreciate the peace of mind, and if you’d like to share the benefits of working with our team, please send this newsletter along to anyone you know who is looking for a full-service property management and investment protection.