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Tenant Screening

We Manage Your Property While You Manage Your Life.

Landlords and homeowners who manage their own rental properties really need to know how to properly screen tenants. You never want to just move a tenant in without checking that person’s background and qualifications. It’s important that you always do a professional background screening. We’re telling you about what we do at Terra Residential Services before we approve a new tenant for one of our properties.

Background Checks

Our background checks include looking at an applicant’s criminal background, credit history, employment history and rental references. We do careful checks in all of these areas to ensure we are renting a property to the most qualified tenant.

Typical Requirements

The typical tenant we place makes at least four times the monthly rent in verifiable income. You can verify what an applicant makes by asking to see pay stubs, tax records or bank statements. We also look for at least three years of verifiable employment. You may need to call the current employer or check pay stubs and employment contracts from past companies. We also want to see three years or more of good rental history. We don’t want to see evictions in an applicant’s past.

An ideal tenant will have good credit, with a credit score of at least 600. The criminal record must be clean or only contain minor, non-violent items. We never want to approve a tenant who shows upon the sexual predator list or in the terror database.

These are the types of things you have to do and look for when you are screening potential tenants. Once you do this successfully, you have an outstanding chance of finding a great tenant who will pay rent on time and take good care of the property.

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We Do More Than Just Collect the Rent!

We Do More Than Just Collect the Rent!

We are not just "rent collectors", we are Houston property managers, and we earn our fees each month.

  • Our Property Managers are Involved in the Profession Through Education & Designations
  • We Perform Multiple Walk Thru’s of our Homes, Before, During and After the Make Ready
  • We Coordinate Vendors for Routine Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance
  • We Offer Monthly HVAC Filter Service and Annual HVAC Inspections
  • We Maintain HOA Contact for all Communications and Annual/Monthly Payments
  • Thorough Tenant Screening to Prevent Evictions/Turnovers
  • We Provide Detailed Monthly Statements to Owners by Email
  • We Personally Contact all Tenants with Balances on a Weekly Basis

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5.0/5
Google Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC
Chad with the lock replacement service was fast, professional and responsive. Awesome job guys!
Oct 13, 2021
Google
5.0/5
Google Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC
The guys were very professional quick and really respectful towards me
Aug 27, 2021
Google
5.0/5
Google Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC
Repairs are addressed quickly
Jul 10, 2021
Google
5.0/5
Google Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC
Quick and efficient, trimmed our trees, and cleaned the mess in less than an hr. Great job!
Jun 28, 2021
Google
5.0/5
Google Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC
The representative was very friendly and quick and professional
Jun 21, 2021
Google
4.0/5
Google Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC
We have been here 2 years now . Have always been fast on repairs or emergency service . Never left me worried about repairs. Good job
Jun 4, 2021
Google
5.0/5
Google Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC
Once again Terra Residential sent out professional and great workers to help me with a small issue with our ice machine...he fixed it quickly and was nice enough to help me out on something else...ALWAYS 5 STAR RATING!
May 29, 2021
Google
5.0/5
Google Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC
Tenant experience with Terra was excellent. They were always responsive to work orders, hired good subs to fix issues, and used RentTrack to autopay rent. Seamless and professional, and they were easy to work with on the front end of the lease and similar when the lease was up. Highly recommend if you are looking for property management. I worked with James Dominy and Sarah Magee, both responsive and professional.
Jul 3, 2020
Google
5.0/5
Google Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC
Opened a ticket and management company responded quickly in getting the work repaired.
Jul 3, 2020
Google
5.0/5
Google Terra Residential Services, Inc. CRMC
Terra Residential is a super professional property management company. I rent from an owner who isn't located in the US. Whenever I have a problem, I submit a support ticket, and they get back to me immediately and send out a repair person. They are super professional and very responsive, and I'm very happy with their service.
Jun 9, 2020
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