Southwestern Management And Realty Team

Tenant Newsletter – October 2017


Trick or Treat–Here’s the Treat!

10 Ways to Save On Your Power Bill!

  1. Unplug appliances and electronics. TV’s, computers & kitchen appliances, as well as cell phone and laptop chargers, all use energy when they are plugged in even if they are turned off.
  2. Use power strips. Power strips automatically turn off when electronics are off or when one main unit (like your personal computer) is powered down.
  3. Turn off lights. When you’re not in the room or not in the house, there’s no need for all the lights to be on.
  4. CLEAN AND REPLACE AIR CONDITIONING FILTERS AND FURNACE FILTERS! Dirty filters block air flow, increase your power bill and shorten equipment life.
  5. In the warmer months, keep the shades and blinds closed down on the south, east and west facing windows. In colder months, open them up and let the warmth of the sunshine in.
  6. Active “sleep” features on your computer and office equipment. When they go unused for a long period of time, they power down.
  7. During our Las Vegas heat (which I hope is almost over) raises the thermostat. Wear light clothing. During colder months, lower the thermostat. Dress warm and just put an extra blanket on the bed at night and be cozy.
  8. Use ceiling fans instead of air conditioning when possible or combine their use to turn down the air temperature a bit.
  9. Close vents and doors to unused rooms.
  10. Wash your laundry with cold water–it’s just as effective.

Using just a couple of these ideas and you will see a change in your power bill!

Rent payments– Please remember that you can pay your rent online from the 20th of each month and ends on the 5th at 2 pm, PST. Or drop off at the office, Goin Postal. YOU WILL BE CONSIDERED LATE IF YOU MAIL ON THE 5TH. We do check the postmarks. If your rent is late–you MUST bring in certified funds for the payment. Personal checks for late rent will NOT be permitted for late rent.

Remember ALL non-emergency work orders MUST be in writing. Verbal requests will not be taken.

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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.