Southwestern Management And Realty Team

The Pitfalls Of Managing a Property All On Your Own

Boy, it can sure be tempting to act as both landlord and property manager for your Las Vegas rental home. After all, you have a certain level of control and there’s no doubt that you can save money managing your own property. But being in control isn’t the same as doing things right. Problems arise…

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Why You May Want to Reconsider Wood Paneling in Your Rental

Like so many property owners in Las Vegas, you’re probably also planning to make some changes to your rental property in 2020. Perhaps you’re thinking about taking on a cosmetic renovation, like revamping the living room area. While a good coat of neutral-colored paint looks nice, you may want to consider going a step further…

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Should You Invest in a Storage Shed For Your Rental?

Here at SMART, we see a lot of owners make improvements on their single-family rental homes. Most of the time, this is very wise — especially when it comes to providing extra storage space for tenants. One of those improvements we get a lot of questions about is storage sheds. Does adding one to your…

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What Should Landlords Do About Stuff Tenants Leave Behind?

From time to time a tenant moves out in a hurry, leaving behind personal belonging they either have no use for any more, or don’t have room for in their next home. This is called abandoned property — and it can be a real headache for landlords. And, we’re not talking about a few pieces…

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Is it Wise to Raise Rent in Las Vegas?

We get this question fairly often at SMART as owners can get pretty eager to raise the rent for their property. But is it wise? Here’s the thing: Your rental price will directly impact the type of tenants who walk through the door. Well-qualified tenants will not waste their time with properties that are priced…

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How Tenants Benefit From Renting From SMART

It’s easy to assume that property owners are the ones who benefit from using a management company. But did you know, renting through  property management company is preferred among tenants? That’s right — there are big benefits for them too. Here are 3 ways in which our tenants benefit by renting from SMART: Open Lines…

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3 Sure-Fire Ways We Get Tenants to Renew

At SMART, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to reviewing and screening potential renters. After all, it’s important to our owners that good quality tenants are in their units — and not just for one lease term, but long term! We view lease renewals as a win-win for everyone. For renters, it means…

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Owner Newsletter – July 2019

Our offices will be open on Monday July 3rd and CLOSED on Thursday July 4th and Friday July 5th in observance of the holiday. We will re-open on Monday July 8th. We wish everyone a fun and safe holiday. We have received numerous calls at the office from HOA’s stating that the owner has NOT…

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SMART Rental Qualifications

The following are Southwestern Management And Realty Team’s (SMART) guidelines for renting a property through SMART. Each and every application will be reviewed by a member of SMART and could be adjusted depending on credit/income and the application itself. Please be truthful!

Rental Qualifications

  • Applicant MUST be 18 years or older and application fee is $65.00 per person and is non-refundable.


  • Minimum score of 650
  • No EVICTIONS in the past 5 years
  • No utility collections (gas, power, water)

Income Verification

  • Income MUST be 3 times the monthly rent for good credit 650+ and 4 times if applicant has poor credit but good income.
  • MUST be verifiable
  • MUST be with current employer for at least 6 months.
    **If self-employed—CPA financial statements and/or tax returns are acceptable.

Employment History

(you could be required to show proof if requested, paycheck stubs, etc.)

  • Verifiable employment history for the past 3 years
    **If self-employed/retired/not employed—can verify income with signed tax returns and/or bank statements.

Rental History Verification

  • Verify for the past 3 years
  • Must provide: Landlord Names, and phone number, email (if available) on the online application.

Criminal Background Check

SMART does check—Criminal, Sex Offender and Terrorist database

  • NO sex offenders
  • NO crimes—violent crimes, prostitution, domestic violence, possession of weapons or illegal drugs


MUST be 30 pounds & under & absolutely no violent breeds—ask SMART for the Pet Policy

  • 2 pets max
  • NO ferrets or snakes
  • NO Dangerous, poisonous or illegal pets
  • NO aquariums larger than 10 gallons

Emotional Support pets are NOT considered a Service Animal and not under ADA laws.