Does anyone have a recommendation for a reliable tenant screening service, online or local?

Asked by Mimi, Portland, OR Wed Jul 1, 2009

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silwiljacma…, Other Pro, San Francisco, CA
Fri Dec 5, 2014
I have used and love it. It is an online tenant screening service with great customer service and quick results. They have different screening packages. I like the Ultimate package that includes a credit history, SSN verification, National Eviction Search and National Criminal Search. The package is only $29.99!
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Songhua Hu, Agent, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Hey there, I am the founder of Tenantify. We empower landlords to make informed decisions by verifying tenant's employment and income.

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 Free for landlord and tenant pays $10-15 depending on verification type.
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Darin Provost, Agent, Portland, OR
Sat Mar 1, 2014

I've worked with them several times with success.
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Matthew Ange…, , Westerville, OH
Sat Nov 16, 2013
I know a bunch of landlords that are using Florentine22 comment is incorrect below. VerticalRent was actually the industry's first consumer-initiated tenant screening resources. They've been around since 2011.

You can sign up for free at

Not only does the software allow you to obtain no-cost credit reports (consumer initiated), but you can run a criminal and eviction report. Even more is that you can collect rent electronically, generate lease agreements, etc.

It's a great service backed up by awesome customer support.
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Florentine22, Both Buyer And Seller, Seattle, WA
Thu Apr 22, 2010
If you are a private/independent landlord, you should check out It is the industrys first consumer-initiated tenant screening resource that addressed the challenges that private landlords face in obtaining quality driven tenant screening resources.
They offer two services; basic and comprehensive. There is no set-up, no annual fees and no paperwork necessary for the landlord because the consumer is pulling the information and releasing an authenticated copy of the report to the landlord. There are several advantages to the prospective tenant too, so it is a win win!
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Kimberly Kin…, , Clackamas, OR
Wed Jul 1, 2009
I am a member of Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland. They have a website that you can go to get information. I screen all of my tenants through this Association. The screening includes
Credit/ Criminal Background/ Landlord eviction. You just have an annual membership that you pay. Which
is tax deductable. They also have a phone number to call if you have any tenant questions. You can also buy all of your current legal landlord forms there too. It's a great resource!
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Cerise Steph…, Agent, Medford, OR
Wed Jul 1, 2009
Great answer from Tom, but also check to see if there is a Rental Management Association in your area. I know there's one in my area, I have all my investors who have rentals join. It's a great group!
Cerise Stephens
Broker CRS GRI
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Tom Inglesby, Agent, Portland, OR
Wed Jul 1, 2009
If you are new to being a land lord you might talk to a few rental mangement companies and see what they charge and what it covers? The state of Oregon has some information on land lord rules and the city of Porland offers classes on being a land lord thru out the year. Good Luck,
Tom Inglesby, Broker
RE/MAX Equity Group inc
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