CIC, a nationwide leader in tenant screening for the multifamily housing industry, recently partnered with Experian to launch ApplyConnect, a free tenant screening solution for real estate agents. ApplyConnect builds on a process created by Experian whereby credit reports can be requested and viewed on an individual basis and combines it with CIC’s industry leading tenant screening products.
ApplyConnect combines a comprehensive tenant background check that provides a complete credit report with the VantageScore 3.0 scoring model. The tenant screening report includes a nationwide criminal records search, including the sex offender registry, and eviction history provided by the most comprehensive eviction records database in the U.S.
By simplifying the process, real estate agents no longer have to deal with the hassles of traditional tenant screening. Applicants and real estate agents can now quickly share tenant screening reports through a secure online system. Not only does ApplyConnect simplify tenant screening, but as a consumer-initiated product, it is the first of its kind to deliver all the elements needed to evaluate a potential renter’s credit report and background check with zero impact on the applicant’s credit score. The credit check is considered a soft inquiry as the applicant chooses to share their credit report with a real estate agent.