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Looking for a good Tenant Screening Services in Dallas, TX.

Asked by Nil, Frisco, TX Thu Aug 7, 2008

I have a client looking for some good Tenant screening services in Dallas, TX. He has couple of properties and he wants to rent those out. Any suggestions?

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Jennifer Brendon’s answer
It is not necessary to pay an upfront set up fee to establish an excellent provider of tenant screening and comprehensive renter background checks. Tenant Screening Background Check, online at has no setup fees or annual fees. Also, get a free background check on the spouse or partner.

Landlords can simply order reports as needed without any cumbersome requirements to get started with screening their rental applicants and receive very quick results that provides very current and updated information about their rental applicant that includes a full credit report with a FICO score and thorough background information that covers all court records for judgments, evictions, foreclosures, tax liens, criminal history bankruptcy filings, etc. This data is updated within hours and provides landlords with an address history of all previous addresses and associated household members for each rental applicant.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 21, 2013
Check out I've had really good luck with them.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 30, 2014 is a recommendation.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 4, 2014
Agreed. It is operated by TransUnion. I think this is the best service among three credit bureaus.
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I use the National Tenant Network. A one time setup fee, then just pay for the service when you need them.
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 7, 2008
Hey there, I am the founder of Tenantify. We empower landlords to make informed decisions by verifying tenant's employment and income. Our headquarter is in Fort Worth (close to Dallas), but we offer a national service.

Tenantify is different from a traditional tenant screening service, as we focus on tenant's current financial situation and assess tenant's ability to make monthly rent payment.

Check us out at
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 18, 2014
Make sure whoever you use is FCRA compliant. Alot of these cheap internet based ones are non compliant and don't have up to date information about people. Some of them are using databases that are 3-5+ years old!

Not to mention it is actually illegal to make housing decisions based on a non compliant service. This rule is in place to protect both tenants and landlords.

We recommend using but there are plenty of other FCRA complaint services out there!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 24, 2015
Try It is a great service for independent rental owners - no cost, no usage fees, no paperwork. You create your account (FREE) and invite your applicants to apply through Applicants fill out their application and pay for the reports themselves then share with you through the secure sharing platform. Works great and reports are very comprehensive!

Reports include credit report + credit score, criminal and evictions searches (they even automatically check aliases). You can also receive rental & employment verifications which I feel are so important to the tenant screening process but can often be time consuming.

I recommend giving a try!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 27, 2015 is a great service. They also offer a ton of competitive products to landlords.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 2, 2012
When conducting a tenant screening or background check, It is vital to receive data that comes nationwide sources. Private Eye Reports at is a company that I highly recommend for finding all evictions, judgments, liens, foreclosures,bankruptcies, open collection accounts (credit history) and criminal history from every court in all 50 states. Additionally, they offer you the ability to see all past residences going back as far as 30+ years and the report includes all real estate transactions with details identifying the buyer and seller, lender, amount of transactions, etc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 28, 2010
Try they offer Tenant Credit Reports, State and National Background Checks and Landlord Verifications. No Setup or Membership Fees
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 26, 2010
You can use fast service and great price
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 12, 2009
Pull a credit report, and verify all references on the application.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 7, 2008
I typically use . You can also do a lot of the check yourself. Call the landlords, call the employers, and use to verify most of the rest of the info.
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