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SmartMove- any downside? (by Tony [NJ]) Jul 21, 2021 8:20 PM
       SmartMove- any downside? (by plenty [MO]) Jul 22, 2021 7:10 AM
       SmartMove- any downside? (by Tony [NJ]) Jul 22, 2021 8:33 AM
       SmartMove- any downside? (by Jeffrey [VA]) Jul 22, 2021 9:14 AM
       SmartMove- any downside? (by Tony [NJ]) Jul 22, 2021 10:10 PM
       SmartMove- any downside? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jul 25, 2021 3:06 PM

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SmartMove- any downside? (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 21, 2021 8:20 PM

I'm about to start using SmartMove for the first time. Filling my first vacancy since before covid. I've read up and pretty much understand the mechanics.

For you seasoned owners, are there any downsides or reasons not to use this service?

Thanks in advance.

SmartMove- any downside? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 7:10 AM

This sight offered screening services and at a reasonable price. There is a process to get set up. For the inbetween time the service you are considering should work fine. --172.58.xx.xx

SmartMove- any downside? (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 8:33 AM

The SmartMove feature I like is that the tenant applies AND (my option) pays for it. I would simply credit that fee to the tenant I lease to.

SmartMove- any downside? (by Jeffrey [VA]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 9:14 AM

Tony, the very thing you like "tenant applies" is the main thing I dislike. You are subject to the applicant applying and their ability or willingness to follow through with the process.

I prefer to stay in control in the process. Once I have the info from the applicant, I take it from there. I am not dependent on what he or she decides to do or if they complete the process or if "the system" will be provided me with ALL the information I need to make my decision now or to use for collection purposes in the future.

As Plenty indicated above, there is a screening service offered on this site which I and many here have used for years that is far less than the cost of SmartMove. I can offer a lower application cost to applicants which is appealing and lower than my competitors. And ultimately, there is no screening cost to me to run credit, eviction and criminal reports, even while lower than most services, because the cost is still covered by my applicants.

SmartMove- any downside? (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 22, 2021 10:10 PM

Jeffrey - I phoned the credit # about 10 minutes ago, had to leave a vm, waiting for a call back. FYI I CANNOT use SmartMove as a NJ owner. Each of their 3 bundles includes an application that includes a criminal background which I'm NOT ALLOWED to ask for.

SmartMove- any downside? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jul 25, 2021 3:06 PM

I understand about giving everyone a second chance, but I believe you earn that second chance by keeping your nose clean for at least a few years. If it is a crime involving violence, about 10 years. Instead, being a thug or trouble maker is a protected class. I am not a fan. My rentals, my screening - and my liability if I mess it up.

Tony, I applaud you for wanting to try something new and different, but in the end - it is YOUR liability. What happens when the hot head hits the little old lady neighbor for no reason at all?

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