Screening Tenants

Screening new applicants

How to collect applications and TransUnion screening reports on RentSpree.

Add your property & screening options

We recommend adding the rental property before you screen an applicant.  That way, your applicant has all the information necessary to complete their application.  

  1. Create an account by clicking here and then log in.
  2. Click "my listings" from your dashboard in the left menu bar.
  3. Already have a property? Click the three dots next to the property and choose "Screen new tenants."  
  4. Need to add a property? Click "Add new listing" in the top-right corner of the Dashboard.  Fill in the information to create the property page.  Once on the property page, click the "Screen new tenants" button.  
  5. Read and accept the TransUnion Agreement by checking the "I accept the service agreement" box and clicking next.
  6. Choose the screening fee payer and select the desired reports.
  7. Click "Next" after selecting the reports.
  8. If the Criminal Background Check was selected, read the pop-up and click "Confirm & Continue."

Send the request to an applicant's email or phone number

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.

Request Reports FINAL

Post or Share a web link to the application

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.

Share ApplyLink

Print Screening Handout™

The Screening Handout™ includes an ApplyLink™ that applicants can enter directly in 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 Screening Handout™ 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."


Print Screening Handout