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Screening technology sharpens rental agents’ knowledge

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A batch of new online technology offerings is further streamlining the process of resident screening for both real estate agents and prospective buyers and renters. The goal, say those using the technology, is to clarify and simplify a sometimes lengthy and complicated process, while simultaneously helping owners and managers better comply with established policies governing leasing criteria and security deposits. "Property management companies and owners are constantly looking for ways to improve processes and reduce their exposure," said Stuart Litwin, CEO of SureDeposit. He said streamlining multiple processes into one step "simplifies move-in further and minimizes errors" while helping agents and managers better follow fixed standards for leasing. Such was the goal of a new technology from Allied Companies, a resident and pre-employment screening service in Dallas. The Internet-based resident verification program, ResidentCheck, provides detailed credit information, past owne...