Tip #61: Take a Long Look
When filling vacancies, many property managers and landlords will drive by the address where an applicant is currently living.
While this secret inspection is not a substitute for background checks and previous landlord references, it may be your best gauge of how well the applicant will care for your property.
And if the address you were given happens to be a 7-Eleven store, well, you just saved yourself the cost of an eviction!
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