15 Red flag phrases from tenants

Finding tenants for your investment real estate or properties that you manage is one of the hardest jobs about being a landlord. Here are 15 phrases that should raise your red flags:

  1. I have the money now.
  2. Can you work with me?
  3. I’m staying at a motel/hotel.
  4. I am living with friends.
  5. Call me back ASAP.
  6. I can explain…
  7. Do you credit check?
  8. What do you look for?
  9. Here’s the thing…
  10. …not my fault…
  11. My current landlord is a real…
  12. I don’t drink or use drugs
  13. I don’t want his/her name on the lease
  14. We had to move because the house had ________
  15. I’ll be honest with you…
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