Southwestern Management And Realty Team

Tenant Newsletter – July 2019

We hope everyone had a fun, safe 4th of July! The heat will be with us for some time. It’s important that you keep an eye on the air conditioning systems where you live. MAKE SURE you change the air filters! If the air goes out, make sure you call the emergency # first: 702-743-8544…

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New Rules on Rent, Effective July 1, 2019

Dear SMART Tenants, LET ME MAKE THIS PERFECTLY CLEAR. If you have already signed a lease prior to June 30, 2019, your terms will remain the same. Rents due on the 1st and you have until the 5th with NO LATE FEES (current leases are “grandfathered in”). When your lease is due for a lease…

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FAQ: Why is Managing My Own Property So Difficult?

We hear this all the time: What’s so hard about managing my own rental property? You’ve probably been caring for your own residence for years — making repairs, landscaping, and installing upgrades. It’s been easy enough — so, why can’t you handle it in your rental as well? As professional property managers in Las Vegas…

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Single Family Real Estate Remain a Solid Investment Say Analysts

At SMART, we aggressively keep up with rental industry news and trends. We know our owner clients are concerned about the occasional risks and setbacks. That’s why we go above and beyond to ensure that single-family rents remain as solid investments. But what about today’s market uncertainty? Will month-to-month fluctuations impact the assets in your…

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Tenant Newsletter – June 2019

Happy Summer SMART Tenants! Well it’s that time of year again! School is out and family vacations begin! We have received a number of HOA violations regarding weeds, dead shrubs, and trash cans. PLEASE, when you see a weed, pull it!  Make sure the garbage cans are out of sight, put in the garage or…

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Owner Newsletter – June 2019

Happy Summer SMART Owners! Well it’s that time of year again! School is out and family vacations begin! We have received a number of HOA violations regarding weeds and trash cans. When you get an HOA violation, please direct those immediately to Sydney, [email protected]. We are contacting the tenants for resolutions and if a fine…

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Tenant Newsletter – May 2019

  PLEASE NOTE: OUR OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 27th IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY. HOA VIOLATIONS: As the weather gets nicer in the Las Vegas Valley. the HOA police seem to be out in force. PLEASE everyone, pull a weed when you see them, put the garbage cans away, don’t give the HOA police…

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3 Ways to Make Your Rental Irresistible to Potential Renters

There is nothing worse than a vacant property. Everyday your rental sits empty between occupancies is money out the window. So, what’s the deal? Why is the property vacant? The reason could be that potential renters just don’t like the look of the place — and it may be time for a minor residential makeover.…

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Owner Newsletter – May 2019

This & That! PLEASE NOTE: OUR OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, MAY 27th IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY. THINKING OF SELLING? Don’t forget that SMART has a sales department! And as long as you’ve been with SMART for more than a year — you will qualify for a discounted commission. Contact Sophia or Mark Hall…

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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.