When renters show interest in your property, you need to evaluate each lead to see who might be a serious candidate. That is where TurboTenant’s Pre-screener comes in.
When you turn on Marketing, TurboTenant automatically sends each lead who expresses interest in your rental on the 3rd party listing website a short questionnaire. That way, you can learn more about them as a renter.
You can also send a pre-screener manually within your account by going to the 'Leads' section or the 'Properties' section and clicking on the property you want to screen the lead for.
In the Pre-screener ask your lead about:
Desired Move-in Date
Number of people they will be living with
Any questions they have for you
Once the renter completes the questionnaire, we will send you an email letting you know so you can review their information. If they seem like they could be a good fit, feel free to move forward with them - whether that is inviting them to see the rental or having them fill out a rental application.
You’ll be able to assess different leads faster than ever, making sure you don’t waste your time on any renters that might not be a good fit from the get-go.
How does the Pre-screener differ from the Rental Application?
The Pre-screener is a short form that renters can fill out in a couple of minutes. It gives you basic information about each lead to help you quickly weed out anyone who might not be a good fit.
However, Pre-screener is not a substitute for a rental application. TurboTenant’s Online Rental Application is an extensive set of questions that gather all the industry-standard information you need to make a good decision. It is perfect for each renter you are highly considering renting to. Our rental application asks about:
Past landlords (so you can get an automatic reference)
Specific employment details, including references
Proof of Income (uploading a bank statement or paystub)
Pet and vehicle details
Along with our thorough credit, criminal, and eviction report, the rental application will help you rest easy knowing you’re renting to the right tenant!