Southwestern Management And Realty Team

FAQ: How Do You Prepare a Property for Potential Renters?

Preparing a rental property for renters is extremely important. We call this getting the property “rent ready.” What does “rent ready” mean? It means the property has been cleaned, repaired, or remodeled and that it’s in rent-able condition for new tenants. In addition to making sure the appliances are in working order, carpets are cleaned,…

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Tenant Newsletter – February 2019

Rents: Just a reminder that rent is due on the 1st of each month but you do have a grace period until the 5th. IT MUST be in SMART’S office by the 5th by 5 pm and you will NOT be considered late! 2 pm deadline if paying online! Owner Reserve Accounts: The GLVAR which is our…

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Owner Newsletter – February 2019

Important items you need to review: Rents: Rents are increasing by leaps and bound here in the Las Vegas valley. About 95% of the leases that we are renewing have increased. When rents are increasing, I am looking at the payment history, the tenant (have we been having issues with the Tenant), and I raise the…

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FAQ: How Much Should I Charge For Rent?

Choosing to rent out your home is a big deal, and it’s a decision all of us here at SMART take very seriously. Of course, with that decision comes the next question: How much should be charged for rent? We keep the process pretty simple. Our team of professionals will prepare a Rental Analysis of…

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4 Signs You Need a New Property Management Company Immediately

Southwestern Management And Realty Team (SMART) is a highly rated Las Vegas property management company. But even with years of experience in the industry, we are still amazed by the number of rental property owners who either settle for subpar property management service or who prefer to take on the obligation of managing a rental…

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Tenant Newsletter – January 2019

New Policies  Begin January 1, 2019 We’re starting a new year and SMART will have some new policies. Please read thru this, keep it for future reference and by sending this via email–we will consider all Tenants have been notified. Effective January 1, 2019: SMART will no longer be issuing handwritten receipts. Your canceled check,…

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Owner Newsletter – January 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope that your holidays were filled with joy and fun and that you were able to spend time with loved ones. Thank you to everyone that sent in goodies to the office for the holidays, the treats were devoured in a matter of moments with this group!  We truly do appreciate your…

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Tenants & Owners Newsletter – December 2018

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! From home to home, and heart to heart, From one place to another. The warmth and joy of Christmas, Bring us closer to each other. May the magic of the Christmas season be with you each and every day. Your SMART Team: Cindi & Mark Hall, Shannon & Jeff Gardner, Sophia Ganatsios, Breanna…

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10 Indoor Holiday Decoration Safety Tips

Ahhh… we love the holidays here in Las Vegas. We enjoy seeing the Christmas trees up, the menorahs out, and the wreaths hung. And we can’t forget the beautiful sparkly lights that adorn mantles and windows! But as we deck the halls this holiday season, it’s important for property owners AND tenants to be mindful…

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4 Most Common Tenant Complaints of 2018 [Industry Wide]

Industry-wide, property management demonstrates that no matter how well a property is kept, problems are bound to crop up. And so often, it’s the responsibility of the management company to resolve the issue. Handling tenants’ complaints properly can go a long way in alleviating concerns and maintaining good tenant-retention rates. Here are some of the…

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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.