8 Reasons Why Houston Landlords Should List With Rental Beast Agents

Houston landlords, Rental Beast is official here and ready to help! We are pleased to announce that our database of listings has officially achieved over 80% of attainable listings in Houston. This means we’re ready to be used by Houston agents! To celebrate The Bayou City (or, if you please, H-Town or Magnolia City or … More 8 Reasons Why Houston Landlords Should List With Rental Beast Agents

What are renters looking for in a new home?

Rental Beast is committed to helping landlords rent their properties faster, to highly qualified tenants.  But as a landlord, what can you do to attract more renters? You’ve listed your property on multiple sites, but why aren’t tenants funneling in?  Well the experts here at Rental Beast put together a list of the top things … More What are renters looking for in a new home?

FCRA Compliance? Rental Beast is here to help

FCRA, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, comes into conversation in real estate during the application phase.  This act regulates the collection of credit information and the access of credit reports. Passed in 1970, it was designed to ensure fairness, accuracy, and privacy of personal information during credit checks.   All real estate agents must be … More FCRA Compliance? Rental Beast is here to help

Make the Most of Any Rental Unit: Property Upgrades and Maintenance

The key to maintaining a profitable rental unit can often time come down to maintaining and upgrading wisely. While some in-unit changes likely aren’t worth the money, many are. Often times, investing more initially will pay off over the long run. Here is a list of recommended changes and best practices that won’t break the … More Make the Most of Any Rental Unit: Property Upgrades and Maintenance

Private Owner Perspective: Why List Through An Agent?

There are quite a few steps typically required for any private landlord to procure a quality tenant: marketing, conducting showings, screening tenants, and preparing lease documents, among others. While seasoned private landlords might even enjoy the aforementioned processes, many landlords would simply prefer their unit be rented in a timely manner by a high-quality tenant. … More Private Owner Perspective: Why List Through An Agent?

Managing Applications Online

Long gone are the days of multiple hard-copy applications and burdensome, time-consuming vetting processes. Multiple online services have now made the application process a breeze for landlords. The top benefits of managing applications online: Generate More Applicants Online applications are easily shareable and can be posted on a multitude of social media channels. Connect with … More Managing Applications Online

An Introduction to the FFHA and ADA

Happy 4th of July, everyone! Who’s ready for a brief history lesson on two historic acts of legislation that affect both renters and landlords all across America? The United States Government has created multiple pieces of legislation that protect consumers from unlawful discrimination. This article will introduce, and briefly touch on, how The Federal Fair … More An Introduction to the FFHA and ADA

Concessions on the rise

Concessions are not typically at the top of any hopeful renter’s list of criteria. With both the quantity and quality of concessions increasing nationally, most renters critically underestimate the value and prevalence of these available benefits. Concessions may include, but are not limited to, a free month’s rent, lowered security deposits and lowered monthly payments … More Concessions on the rise