Intro to Tenant Screening

Intro to Screening Tenants with a Property Listing

How to initiate screenings after adding a property listing address

Please note that BOTH the listing agent and the renter's agent can use the screening service on their RentSpree Dashboard.

However, we recommend that the renter's agent contact the listing agent first to ask if they have a preferred method to screen or if the renter's agent can initiate the screening and share the reports afterward.

Add your property & select screening options

1. Login from your dashboard, and select the Tenant Screening tab in the left, blue menu bar

2, Click Screen New Tenants

    • If this is your first time initiating a screening, agree to the TransUnion Service Agreement and enter your Mailing Address information (Click here for more information)

3. Click the drop-down menu and select or add a property that the applicant(s) will apply

    • When adding a new property, your role for this property and if you represent the landlord, add the landlord's information if applicable


5. Once on the Select Application Options page, elect who will pay the screening fee and select which bundle you would like to include:

  • Standard Bundle:
    • Rental Application or CAR Rental Application (CAR membership must be validated to use the CAR Rental Application)
    • Credit Report & Score
    • Criminal Background check
    • Eviction History Report
  • Premium Bundle (Only available for select RentSpree accounts):
    • Everything in the Standard Bundle
    • Income Estimate Report
    • Reference Checks
    • Auto Reference Checks

6. Under steps 3 & 4, select which application you'd like to include and the screening options

7. Click Next

Request Applications by Email or Text Message

Requesting via email/text is a personal way to screen applicants, requiring their direct contact information.  Applicants should check their spam or other folders if the email is not received.

  1. After selecting your reports and clicking Next enter the applicant's email address or mobile phone number
  2. Separate multiple email addresses/phone numbers with commas or press "enter."
  3. Click Send Request(s)
  4. Applicants will receive an email/text with your name and the property address to complete the rental application.

email.text request

Share Your Application Link

ApplyLinks™ are versatile, direct web link to your application and can be shared by listing agents or accessed by multiple applicants at different times.

  1. After selecting your reports and clicking Next, you'll see a pre-made ApplyLink™.
  2. Click Copy.
  3. Paste the ApplyLink™ wherever you want, such as a blog, social media, MLS post, or text message.
  4. ApplyLinks™ are versatile and can be shared by listing agents or accessed by multiple applicants at different times.

copy link

Print Application Flyers

The Application Flyer includes an ApplyLink™ that applicants can enter directly into a browser and a QR code for smartphone scanning. Use it at open houses, libraries, or anywhere else!

  1. After selecting your reports and clicking Next, view the Print application flyers box to preview the printed copy.
  2. Enter custom information in the designated "Enter your custom message here" rectangle, such as a license number or welcome/thank you message
  3. Click Print

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How will I know when my applicant has finished submitting?

You will receive an email notification from RentSpree!

Want to check the status now? Click here to see the status of your report requests on your RentSpree Dashboard


In Beta Testing: Please note that you may see different options available in your Tenant Screening fields.