Screening Tenants

Screening new applicants

How to collect applications and TransUnion screening reports on RentSpree

If you have not yet created an account with us, click here to learn how and then login.


  1. Once you login, from your dashboard, click the My Listings button in the left, blue menu bar
  2. On the same row of your property listing, click the button on the right side. You will notice a drop-down list with the different options.
    1. If you have not yet added a property, click on ADD NEW LISTING in the top-right corner of the Dashboard.
  3. Read through the TransUnion Agreement and agree to the service agreement by clicking the I accept the service agreement checkbox and pressing Next
  4. Select Screen New Tenants, you will be asked who will be paying for the screening fee and which reports you would like included.
  5. Once you've selected your reports, click NEXT.
    1. If the Criminal Background Check was selected, please read the Requesting a criminal background check pop-up and press Confirm & Continue

Send the request to the applicants' email/text

  1. After selecting your reports and clicking NEXT, you will be asked to enter the applicant's email address or mobile phone number.
  2. You can enter more than one email address/phone number by separating each with a comma or by pressing "ENTER" on your keyboard.
  3. Click Send Request(s) button. 
  4. Applicants will receive an email with your name and the property address. They can now complete the rental application. If the email is not received, the applicant may need to check their spam box, or automated folders such as "PROMOTION," etc.
  • If a request was sent via text, the applicant will receive a text providing them with your name, the property address, and a link to apply through RentSpree.
  • Requesting via email/text is the most personal way to screen an applicant. It requires that you have already received their email address/phone number in some fashion and the invitation is sent directly to them.

Request Reports FINAL

Post or Share the ApplyLink™

  1. After selecting your reports and clicking NEXT, you will be presented with a pre-made ApplyLink™ that you can share with potential applicants. 
  2. Click the Copy button.
  3. You may paste the ApplyLinks™ into a medium of your choice. 
  4. ApplyLinks™ are versatile. They can be posted on a blog, social media site, MLS post, sent via a text message, and more. They can also be shared by a listing agent working on a property's behalf and may be accessed by several applicants at different times.


Share ApplyLink

Print Screening Handout™

  1. After selecting your reports and clicking NEXT, you will be shown the Print Screening Handout™ box. In it you can see a copy of what will be printed.
  2. In rectangle that states, "Enter your custom message here" you may enter information such as a license number or welcome/thank you message.
  3. Click the Print button.

The Screening Handout™ contains a ApplyLinks™ that can be typed directly into a browser by an applicant. It also has a QR code that may be scanned with a smartphone. These can be handed out during open houses, posted at a library--the options are limitless!


Print Screening Handout