In home visits
Click here for Top Ten Discussions. CLICK HERE for Q & A Homepage
Receive Free Rental Owner Updates Email:  
MrLandlord Q & A
     
     
In home visits (by Colleen [FL]) Feb 9, 2024 9:16 AM
       In home visits (by plenty [MO]) Feb 9, 2024 9:21 AM
       In home visits (by LisaFL [FL]) Feb 9, 2024 9:26 AM
       In home visits (by NE [PA]) Feb 9, 2024 9:37 AM
       In home visits (by Colleen [FL]) Feb 9, 2024 9:37 AM
       In home visits (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Feb 9, 2024 10:32 AM
       In home visits (by DJ [VA]) Feb 9, 2024 11:05 AM
       In home visits (by S i d [MO]) Feb 9, 2024 11:19 AM
       In home visits (by Colleen [FL]) Feb 9, 2024 11:35 AM
       In home visits (by Vee [OH]) Feb 9, 2024 12:11 PM
       In home visits (by WMH [NC]) Feb 9, 2024 1:15 PM
       In home visits (by RentsDue [MA]) Feb 9, 2024 2:47 PM
       In home visits (by RB [TN]) Feb 9, 2024 3:39 PM
       In home visits (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 9, 2024 11:20 PM
       In home visits (by Colleen [FL]) Feb 10, 2024 12:18 AM
       In home visits (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 10, 2024 12:31 AM
       In home visits (by MC [PA]) Feb 10, 2024 7:29 AM
       In home visits (by zero [IN]) Feb 10, 2024 8:20 AM
       In home visits (by Vee [OH]) Feb 10, 2024 10:31 AM
       In home visits (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 10, 2024 6:12 PM
       In home visits (by RB [TN]) Feb 10, 2024 9:42 PM
       In home visits (by Dave [MO]) Feb 10, 2024 10:20 PM
       In home visits (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Feb 12, 2024 6:16 AM

Click here to reply to this discussion.
Click Here to send this discussion to a friend

In home visits (by Colleen [FL]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 9:16 AM
Message:

Does in home visit more applied for people with lower scores?

What about tenants with above 700 credits and sufficient or good incomes? It maybe a turn off or offended. It would be overdo, with exception, than my time allows as a side gig.

Almost all my tenants, I didnít call previous LL nor employer other than credit check, their documents, and research. They did have good jobs and incomes. 8 out of 10 all tenants were a blessing. However, one single (780) from CA, who red flag was there, and I had desire to help and thinking it would work for me also. It turned out horrible; she had money but being mentally (not obvious at first), alcoholic and maybe substance .. maybe after her husband dead .. sadly for her and unfortunate for me. --104.28.xx.xxx




In home visits (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 9:21 AM
Message:

Home visits for all. Under if they live out of state that would be nearly impossible. Even with a home visit you may not detect any substance abuse. --172.59.xxx.xx




In home visits (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 9:26 AM
Message:

I had a lovely high income professional woman with a great credit score that I approved in the days before in home visits. In two years she had destroyed the house (hoarder/animal hoarder situation).

I would have never guessed. But an in home visit would have saved me. She always paid. I kept her deposit and ate the repair costs myself. Mental illness isnít always obvious. --24.236.xx.xx




In home visits (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 9:37 AM
Message:

Home visits for everyone. There are high caliber applicants with trashed houses. If they live too far away and I canít Iím home visit, I just charge a double deposit and put them on MTM. If they donít go for that, then on to the next one. --24.152.xxx.xx




In home visits (by Colleen [FL]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 9:37 AM
Message:

Thanks Lisa for sharing your story.

After a bad experience and the property is out of state, I have 2 exterior cameras (front and back) experiences so that I can be aware any extra person occupying etc. --104.28.xxx.xxx




In home visits (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 10:32 AM
Message:

Colleen, my experience is that the better the tenant, the less they object to the in-home visit. If they have good jobs and an education and good credit, they understand the concept of qualifying. They want to live in a well maintained, clean place and they understand that they only get that sort of place when they rent from a picky landlord.

They don't object because they know their home and their application will pass. --76.178.xxx.xxx




In home visits (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 11:05 AM
Message:

Oregon nailed it.

There is NO correlation between someone's finances and their house-keeping skills.

You must treat every applicant the same every time - if you don't want to be accused of unlawful discrimination.

No, credit score & amount of income aren't yet protected classes - but the is not what they will be thinking of if they accuse you. --71.82.xxx.x




In home visits (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 11:19 AM
Message:

Some of the people you'd expect to be the best at housekeeping are in fact the worst. In-home visits for all. If you're not comfy doing them, hire someone who is for $50. Worth your money on an otherwise fully qualified candidate. Homewreckers costs thousands of $$$. That pays for A LOT of in-home visits!

Who might you hire? Housekeepers, Realtors, off-duty law enforcement, process servers, maintenance folks (handyman), social workers, etc. These kinds of people are used to going where they don't know people and making a quick assessment of the condition of a place. To us, it's uncomfy because we only do it now and then. But to them, it's the 5,000th time they've walked into someone's home and witnessed utter chaos.

Lots of folks are looking for a side hustle to earn extra $$$: become part of the gig-economy!

--184.4.xx.xxx




In home visits (by Colleen [FL]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 11:35 AM
Message:

Thanks for the tips, Sid --104.28.xx.xxx




In home visits (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 12:11 PM
Message:

I don't remember when the home visit was introduced, by Brad but it saves you oodles of problems in accepting someone who is a slob - a liar or both, I ask to see the bathtub, from there you can quickly count toothbrushes and observe the condition of the toilet with just a glance. in the kitchen are the roaches all snoozing comfortably on the backsplash in the sun withs sunscreen? or are they drifting in and out of the cupboards where crumbs and jelly keep those little friends appetite satisfied? in 2 weeks your place will be infested with slobitis, how about the greasy drippings from the stove? do they clean that floor? sofa all torn up from fido and friends at animal planet fitness living room gymnasium? does the house smell like a dogs favorite chew toy? any ash trays in view? I think you gt the idea you would never accept a glass of iced tea from that house.... Next batter please! --184.59.xxx.xx




In home visits (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 1:15 PM
Message:

We don't do them. Can't, 99% of the time. Our prospects are all moving here from elsewhere, moving in together first time, couch surfing while they find the unicorn...we rarely rent to "locals" - so we just have to clearly outline what we expect on first meeting, outline it and emphasize it in the lease, and do regular visits to ensure compliance. If we find a less than clean place, we send a notice with a copy of what they agreed to. So far, so good, overall.

Do we have some slobs? I suppose but no one is sloppier than my DH, so oh well. Most of our tenants are MUCH better housekeepers than I am, and those who aren't are pretty good about cleaning up when they know we are coming.

I know one is going to catch me someday but what can you do? The best tenant can go sour for any number of reasons. --173.28.xx.xxx




In home visits (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 2:47 PM
Message:

Even if you can't go to their home ( or don't want to) , do a drive by or use google maps to show you what the outside looks like. The outside is a reflection of the inside. No neat freak has a couch on their front lawn. --68.191.xx.xx




In home visits (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 3:39 PM
Message:

A Skunk cant smell its own hole. (house) --69.130.xxx.xxx




In home visits (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 9, 2024 11:20 PM
Message:

Colleen,

Housebeaters, slobs, hoarders, people who don't clean up after pets...all are created equal. Income makes no difference.

One of our filthiest, stinkiest was the surgical nurse - the one who sterilizes the instruments and hands the scalpel to the surgeon. I hope they shower her and spray her down with disinfectant before she puts on her scrubs.

An applicant had snakes in aquariums. Sometimes they stink but his were clean. What he did NOT mention was the wall of cages where he raises mice ad rats to sell to his snake buddies for snacks. P-u!

Old dried dog poop STILL laying in the center of the living room.

Another, dogs had dug thru the hardwood floor by a bedroom door - could see thru to the basement.

DO this for EVERYONE no matter the distance. ONE baddie will cost you THOUSAND$$$.

Within an hour drive Wifey and I go to dinner on the way home.

Backyard in town had never been mowed in the 9 years they lived there 2" diameter volunteer/weed trees every few feet.

If you are shy hire a DoorDasher or realtor for $20. That's ore than they make delivering sushi.

Distance, Google a Mom&Pop realtor in that zip code. I pay $50 for distance.

Their app tells you if they can afford your rental. The In Home tells you if you want them in YOUR rental.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




In home visits (by Colleen [FL]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 12:18 AM
Message:

My new tenants will move in later this month. In contract, he wants to have 48 hours instead a day notice before our visit. That got me thinking why. I didnít agree but willing state 24 hrs notice and he obliged.

What could possibly be to have much notice? He is an active marine with a gf. Iím not sure this has to do with a dog. He advised and wanted a dog at some point; we open to so --104.28.xx.xxx




In home visits (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 12:31 AM
Message:

PS

Don't just hand over the keys to your $XXX,XXX investment and HOPE they take care of it.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




In home visits (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 7:29 AM
Message:

I really wish you would heed some of the advice here but everyone runs thier business differently. --73.230.xxx.xx




In home visits (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 8:20 AM
Message:

Had a nice looking couple on paper looking at a place of mine before it was finished.

She mentioned she had guinea pigs which was a red flag for me. I said that I needed to come in for a visit. She balked and ghosted me. I had driven by the place they are at and looked outside. Blinds messed up in one window from the cat most likely. I never did see inside because they DQ'd themselves. --107.147.xx.xx




In home visits (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 10:31 AM
Message:

Coleen - sad to alert you when a prospect is already telling you how to run your business you will dodge a bullet by following Nancy reagans message - just say no. This tenant will not be co-operative and now you know who would run the show if they were to given keys from a lousy manager - maybe that is what you should do is hire a manager - or marry this tenant, a divorce would leave you in better condition than a few of the prospects you have described and you can get rid of them quicker too.... --184.59.xxx.xx




In home visits (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 6:12 PM
Message:

There is good advice on here. --73.190.xxx.xxx




In home visits (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 9:42 PM
Message:

Mental illness is at a all time high,

and behaviors have patterns.

--69.130.xxx.xxx




In home visits (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Feb 10, 2024 10:20 PM
Message:

Everyone must get the home visit before lease signing. Just made a home visit last week to an approved tenant. Worked out good, met the dog that is crate trained. Clean house. You will find out what your place will look like in 6 months. --199.200.xx.xxx




In home visits (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2024 6:16 AM
Message:

Fair housing requires standards remain constant. The more you cut up YOUR standard, the more you open yourself up to claims that you are doing something that discriminates against someone.

These are YOUR standards - and they exist to protect YOU --24.101.xxx.xxx



Click Here to send this discussion to a friend
Report discussion to Webmaster


Reply:
Subject: RE: In home visits
Your Name:
Your State:

Message:
In home visits
Would you like to be notified via email when somebody replies to this thread?
If so, you must include your valid email address here. Do not add your address more than once per thread/subject. By entering your email address here, you agree to receive notification from Mrlandlord.com every time anyone replies to "this" thread. You will receive response notifications for up to one week following the original post. Your email address will not be visible to readers.
Email Address: