Southwestern Management And Realty Team

Tenant Newsletter – March 2018

Hello SMART Tenants!

We hope that this newsletter finds you well. Don’t forget to change your clocks this weekend–on Sunday, March 11th. 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 fax, send a letter. Bottom line–it needs to be in writing.

ANNUAL INSPECTIONS:  When you have signed your new lease you are asked about a day and time for inspections. You will receive a call from the office trying to set those appointments–PLEASE be courteous and return the call or email. If we DO NOT hear from you–a call will be placed giving you a 24-hour notice–Your Property Manager will enter the home even if you are NOT there. Remember we have keys.


WEEDS & GARBAGE CANS! We are getting TONS of nasty letters from the HOA’s about these minor issues–PLEASE make sure you put the trash cans away and if you see a weed–PULL IT!

On a personal note–last week I was out for several days due to a family emergency. My baby of 14 years, Sapphire passed away in my arms on 2/15/18. She had been sick for a while. Mark and I are still distraught but we are dealing with an empty house of loud silence. For all of you who are animal lovers like us and the complete SMART office staff. Pets are not pets–they are members of the family. Our fur babies, now and the ones who have passed. Think happy memories and give them love.

I came across this poem. I’m sorry if I have left you crying but it’s beautiful:

Pawprints Left by You by: Teri Harrison

You no longer greet me as I walk through the door. You’re not there to make me smile, to make me laugh anymore. Life seems quiet without you: You were far more than a pet. You were a family member, a friend, a loving soul I’ll never forget.

It will take time to heal, for the silence to go away. I still listen for you and miss you every day. You were such a great companion, constant, loyal and true. My heart will always wear the pawprints left by you.

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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.