Southwestern Management And Realty Team

Is Your Las Vegas Property Ready To Rent?

Whenever you have decided to lease or rent your single family Las Vegas area home, it’s crucial that you find the right tenants. There are a number of ways that you can accomplish this. For instance, you should fix any existing problems, repaint the exterior and interior (if needed), and whatever else is required to make the appearance of your home more appealing to prospective tenants.

The following information should help you spice things up and enhance the overall appearance of your home and property.

  • Check all lighting – Wipe down all indoor and exterior lighting that is still in working order and replace all that isn’t. Be sure to purchase energy-efficient lighting as these don’t need to be changed as frequently and will help you save on your utility bills.
  • Clean and examine ceiling fans – The older the rental property, the more important this is. You should clear your ceiling fans of any dust that has accumulated on the fan blades and make sure they are working properly.
  • Dust everything thoroughly – If there is one thing that detracts from the aesthetics of a home, it’s cobwebs. Be sure you remove these from corners and walls indoors and near doorways, lighting, and overhangs outdoors.
  • Get rid of insects, pests, and rodents – Whether there is an infestation or not, you should still contact a local pest control company to inspect and treat your property for pests that are common to the area.
  • Hire a professional service to clean the interior – Remember, no tenant will want to lease or rent a dirty home. By hiring a housekeeping service to clean indoors, you’ll be able to focus on other more important details. This includes having the carpeting and flooring professionally cleaned as well.
  • Inspect all screens – Spray clean screens with a hose unless they need replacing. Holes and tears in screens enable insects and other pests easy access into your home and that will discourage a tenant from leasing or renting your property.
  • Inspect all sliding glass doors and windows – Clean away all dirt and dust whenever possible as this is far less costly than replacing them.
  • Replace air filters as needed – This is also a good time to clean all vent covers. If the air filters are reusable, you might want to consider switching over to disposable ones. It’s considerably cheaper to do so.
  • Tidy up the front and back yard as needed – Mow the lawn, plant flowers, pull weeds, trim bushes and shrubs, and wash out the dirt that has accumulated in the cracks of your driveway and sidewalk.

You should also repaint and repair as needed and make sure that you have the locks rekeyed as well. Once everything has been done, the property manager conducts a final walk through prior to letting the tenant do their move-in inspections. This is an important criteria that has to be considered.

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.