Member Benefits

Member Benefits

There has never been a better time to join the American Apartment Owners Association! As the nation’s largest landlord association, we are here to offer a new and improved way to manage properties. Our services cover multifamily and single family owners, brokers, property managers, and property management companies. You can join the association for FREE or upgrade your membership to receive more discounts and benefits.

Become an AAOA Member

Access the tools you need to manage your properties

Member Benefits Include

Tenant Screening

Tenant Screening

AAOA offers 24/7 real-time access to the best tenant background checks and credit checks in the country. Our system is fast, secure, and accurate to help you make smart rental decisions. Background check information is generated within 30 seconds! Once you get your results our trained staff is here to help review any report ordered from nationwide eviction and criminal data to tenant credit checks by TransUnion, Experian or Equifax, and more.

Plus, you can upgrade to Pro or Pro Plus membership to receive FREE reports and save up to $10 off every package ordered.

Landlords and property management companies with large volume are eligible for even bigger discounts. To learn more contact us.

Landlord Forms

State-Specific Landlord Forms

Lease agreements, security deposit receipts, and rental applications are crucial to your success as a landlord of single or multifamily homes. As an AAOA member you will have access to our comprehensive library of landlord forms for property, landlord-tenant, and commercial use. AAOA real estate legal forms have been designed around local laws to help manage your rental property with ease. Upgrade to Pro, ProPlus, or VIP membership and get access to premium state-specific forms.



AAOA has established relationships with experts in the fields of property management, landlord tenant laws, background screening, delinquent rent collection, maintenance, and tax planning, to name a few. As a member you are invited to join us for any of our live webinars held throughout the year. ProPlus and VIP members can attend at absolutely no extra charge, and will have access to our library of webinars on-demand.

Many Members Receive Additional Discounts

Many Members Receive Additional Discounts

Major national brands have partnered with AAOA to offer its members tremendous opportunities and savings. From Staples for your office supplies to Sherwin-Williams for your repair needs, membership with AAOA gives you exclusive discounts at some of your favorite retailers. Become an AAOA Pro, ProPlus or VIP member and get the inside track on savings from Sherwin Williams, Staples, FedEx and many more. These AAOA members can also take advantage of discounts on tenant screening packages, and receive free educational webinars and premium state-specific landlord forms.

Live Support

Live Support

AAOA is here for you. Whether you need a little help navigating our website, have a question about a recent tenant screening report, or want to make the most out of your member benefits, our US-based live support team is available to help you 9am to 5pm PST. Join AAOA and experience the best support team in property management. Contact us any time.

Membership Certificate

Membership Certificate

By joining AAOA you’ll receive a membership certificate and card via USPS mail in your welcome packet. Proudly show your membership status with AAOA by displaying the certificate or showing your membership card to vendors, clients, and prospective tenants. The AAOA membership certificate proves you are a serious rental industry professional.

What Client’s Say About AAOA

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Difference Between Free Membership and Other Levels of Membership?

A comparison chart of AAOA membership benefits can be viewed here.

Is AAOA Membership Renewed Monthly Or Yearly?

AAOA Membership is yearly.

How Do I Get A Tenant Screening Report Today?

It’s easy! There are two ways to get a tenant screening report today.

  • Click on Tenant Screening at the top of the page and select the tenant screening package you want to buy now. Then follow the onscreen prompts and checkout. You will be required to create an account during checkout.
  • Click Join Now to become a member of AAOA and then log in to your account. Go to Tenant Screening in the menu to order a tenant screening package. If you join as an AAOA Value member you’re first two reports will be free and you’ll save $10 on every tenant screening package.

Will I Be Notified Prior to My Membership Being Renewed?

Yes. An email reminder will be sent to you 30 days and 7 days prior to your paid membership renewal. Free membership never expires and will have no reminder emails.

Is AAOA Membership Required to Order a Tenant Screening Report?

A free membership is required so the report ordered can be kept behind a password protected account. Free membership is 100% free and requires no credit card to join. Free members can purchase tenant screening at the current retail price. Members who select a paid membership can benefits from free tenant screening reports and discounts.

Do I Need An Inspection To Get Credit Reports On My Tenant?

No. An onsite inspection is not required to obtain a credit report on your tenant. AAOA offers a tenant cooperation method allowing you to bypass the underwriting and inspection process.
However, all AAOA members can opt to have an inspection done. Completing an inspection along with providing the additional documents will allow you to gain instant access to credit reports at checkout, no tenant cooperation required. The inspection fee varies depending on your level of membership.