Southwestern Management And Realty Team

FAQ: Why Should I Hire a Property Manager?

Buying and selling a home can be tough — especially if you are just relocating for a temporary job assignment. Life also can be equally strained for rental owners who just don’t feel their current investments are earning enough money. It’s situations like these that should make you seriously consider hiring a property management company.…

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FAQ: Why Do I Have to Show Proof of Income If I Want to Rent?

We conduct many checks when a prospect applies to rent one of our homes — but why is proof of income so important? The truth is, background checks, credit reports and references don’t tell the whole story about whether a prospect is qualified to rent. Our goal, ultimately, is to determine whether a prospective tenant…

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What Does a Strong Las Vegas Rental Market Mean for You?

The Las Vegas Rental Market Renters have outpaced homeowners in many larger U.S. cities, including right here in Las Vegas. According to a recent U.S. Census data review, RentCafe has reported that over the last decade there are about 700,000 more renters than homeowners in 97 of the nation’s 100 largest cities. The population has…

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Tenant Newsletter – April 2019

Lease Renewals are constantly being sent out when leases are due. When you receive the package, please take a moment, fill out and return to us as soon as possible. Yearly inspections have started. KEEP YOUR APPOINTMENTS! Packages are only sent 1 time! As you know, Goin’ Postal is charging anyone who brings in rent…

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Owner Newsletter – April 2019

Important Information Weather is getting very nice here in Las Vegas–what does that mean–more HOA violations. We have been flooded with notices about weeds and plants & the never-ending request about garbage cans. We are following up on all these violations. PLEASE make sure that you email to [email protected] or fax the letters to the…

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Owner Newsletter – March 2019

Happy March SMART Owners! Can you believe it’s March already! SMART has been extremely busy since the first year of the year–we have had added many new Owners in January and February which we are very pleased about. To ALL the new SMART Owners–again–WELCOME! Some of you have expressed interest in wanting to purchase more…

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Tenant Newsletter – March 2019

Hello SMART Tenants! We hope that this newsletter finds you well. Don’t forget to change your clocks this weekend–on Sunday, March 10th. We are SPRINGING FORWARD! PLEASE REMEMBER–WE MUST HAVE ALL MAINTENANCE REQUESTS IN WRITING. Only true emergencies will be handled by phones. Go to the website:, email to your property manager, send a…

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Elevating the Renter Experience

One of our top goals at SMART (aside from making money for our owners) is to provide excellent customer service for tenants. But really, while delivering service is important, the experience is also just as critical. If you think about it — it’s the memory of receiving the service that leaves a lasting impact. SMART…

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Taxes and Your Rental: Here’s What You Need to Know

As we near Tax Day on April 15th, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of the tax system and how it can benefit you as a rental property owner. Here are some quick tips to get you started: Keep good records. (We help!) Knowing how much you make in rental income per year…

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FAQ: What is SMART’s Full Service Property Management Philosophy?

Property management isn’t a one-size fit all service. Some landlords need help finding tenants, but they can do the day-to-day management on their own. Others can find their own tenants, but they need someone to draft the lease and answer late night maintenance calls. On the other end of the spectrum, some landlords want a…

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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.