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Helpful Tips for Renting Las Vegas Property


Las Vegas property management The rental market in Las Vegas is experiencing a decrease in the supply of properties while the demand for them steadily increases due to population growth. So if you have considered investing in rental property or renting Las Vegas property – like a condo, town home, or single family home – you shouldn’t procrastinate. Granted, you should rent to the best quality tenant possible in order to avoid confrontations and problems. But that isn’t always as easy as it sounds. So how do you accomplish that?

The following tips should help.

Develop and Implement a Marketing Strategy

Part of the equation for attracting good quality tenants involves having a good marketing strategy and targeting the right audience. Obviously, if you have any hopes of leasing or renting out your property, you want people to be aware that it’s available. Whether you advertise your property offline or online, it’s important to include all the major details and several photos. But don’t stop there.  Otherwise, your ad will just get lost among all the others and you could be waiting a while to get it rented. You want to include those elements that truly make your property stand out from all the others.

Make Improvements

The better the condition of your property, the quicker you’ll find a good tenant. So if you invested in a fixer upper, you can’t leave it in the same condition as when you bought it. Even if the property appears to be in good shape, you should still look to see where you can make improvements. For instance, a fresh coat of paint inside and out, installing a few new appliances, and a thorough cleaning will enhance the appearance of it as well as its overall curb appeal. For instance, if your property is freshly painted, prospective tenants will consider yours about 90% of the time compared to those that aren’t.

Screen Prospective Tenants Rigorously

Although it might be tempting, you don’t want to rent to the first person or persons who hand you the first month’s rent and a security deposit. The more comprehensive the screening process, the better your chances of finding a good tenant to lease or rent your property. You should do a background check, contact their former landlords and personal references, and run a credit check. Furthermore, you should verify other information such as their employment and income as well as their personal information. It is important to ensure that you are taking in the right tenants. Some of the companies have stringent policies before taking in tenants.

Work With a Property Management Company

If you’re a first-time landlord, remember this: Leasing or renting your property and then managing requires a great deal of effort, money, and time. Keep in mind that being a landlord isn’t for everybody. If you’re not prepared for all the problems, repairs, and tenant issues, your best option is to contact a property management company.

Make the “SMART” Choice with Southwestern Management And Realty Team

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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.