Great Reports. Great Convenience. Great Tenants.
TransUnion SmartMove is the convenient tenant screening service for people who don't manage hundreds of properties.
Screening tenants used to be just for large professional property management companies. It's easy to understand why: pulling certain types of reports like tenant credit reports isn't possible for most individuals. This includes many rental property owners, real estate agents and even small property management companies.
TransUnion changed that with the patented SmartMove tenant screening product, adding convenience and wide accessibility into tenant background checks.
In a nutshell, SmartMove allows resident screening reports to be delivered to the landlord (or rental property owner, real estate agent or whoever is in charge of screening applicants) while protecting consumer information under federal FCRA rules and regulations.
And… it's a completely paperless and online. Accounts can be created and screening reports delivered in a matter of minutes.
Now renter credit and eviction reports plus criminal background checks are available to all landlords and property owners.
A key to picking out the right renter is to have quality tenant background check information to help you make your decision. This is where TransUnion SmartMove is best:
- Straight from the source: One of the three credit bureaus that tracks and reports consumer payment histories
- Reliable data: maintained and delivered in compliance with federal FCRA rules and regulations
- Broad coverage: Millions of records covering credit, criminal and evictions histories
- More accurate matching: Advanced matching logic using bureau information to match your rental applicants to our report histories
- Just for Tenant Screening: Report types and formats are specific to helping you decide which rental applicant to choose
All that's left is to pick the right renter for your rental property
Along with your reports, SmartMove also delivers a custom leasing recommendation to you.
We know you base your decisions on more than just a credit profile or renter balance sheet. But as a credit bureau, TransUnion can interpret credit information to help you predict various levels of risk.
The SmartMove recommendation is an interpretation of the credit profile and rental requirements (e.g. rent-to-income ratio) to help you make your decision.
Why renters like TransUnion SmartMove tenant credit checks too
A TransUnion background check allows your applicants to share their histories while also protecting their personal identifying information. Renters who use SmartMove provide their social security number and bank account numbers directly to TransUnion, not a person they've just met. Ultimately, they like us because we help them get the rental they want while making them feel comfortable in sharing their personal information in a convenient, online solution.
*Instant criminal results not available for Wyoming, Delaware, South Dakota and Massachusetts.