We will be closed May 27-29 for Memorial day and July 3 & 4th for Independence Day. Get set up with our new system for reports 24/7/365.
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Rental Research Inc. (dba Background Research Inc.)
Background Research, Inc. has over 36+ years experience (since 1978) of researching residential rental tenants and employment screening. Our industry solutions can help ensure you hire the best employees for the job.
* PRESS RELEASE: Rental Research Inc. (dba Background Research Inc.) is pleased to announce that we have upgraded, improved, and sped up reports for our members. We now have a national database/report platform that we think is the best in the nation. We have been training and testing it with a local property management firm for several weeks. It’s so darn good, it will make you want to do a “Happy Dance”.
This system is “state of the art” which means that security is tighter. Each member must be individually set up. There are a few minutes of training involved also. Access is IP sensitive (Internet Protocol), which means the program must recognize the computer/device you are using.
In most cases you will be able to get the same reports you are familiar with at RRI almost instantly 24 hours a day. Some data reports requires review by us (during business hours) before being released.
Depending on your level of membership, you may have access to new reports.
Washington State Sales Tax will be calculated and added to the report cost.
The reports will be paid by credit card at the time of request, either by the member’s credit card on file, or the applicant’s credit card submitted at the request.
Give us a call (253-838-9545) or email us Research@researchinc.net
Let us help you get setup.
-The Rental Research/Background Research Team.
Why is obtaining a copy of your applicant's Driver License so important?
Rental Research recommends requiring a Driver License copy from all applicants, and that if you can’t get a copy of your applicant’s driver license to not even consider renting to them. This means that not only should you get a copy of their driver license (even just a photo taken with your phone!), but you should also take a look at the information it contains and confirm that it does not appear to be fabricated, and that it matches the information they wrote on their application.
Ask for an ID from every applicant to avoid any appearance of discrimination. If an applicant has a bad history, or they are planning on cheating or defrauding you, they will likely refuse or give you fraudulent identification, so this is a critical step in determining if an applicant intends you harm.
The Express Report automatically confirms the information on a Washington State driver license. If you are running a different report that does not automatically confirm the information, you can view a short two minute video here on how to do that. Confirming the name and date of birth is especially important, as it is critical for validating criminal records. You can also use their ID to verify that the address matches the address on their application, and that the picture on the ID matches your applicant’s actual appearance.
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