2 Hour Training Video on Guidelines in Manual
In this ‘studio shot training video’ we work through the Full Version of the qualifying guidelines one topic at a time. It’s arduous but any staff you’re trying to train for this process needs to hear the details .. maybe more than once. When training someone to do qualifying applicants they need this training and you protect yourself when you can say … “we were trained on this by our broker.” Real Estate commissioner's, owner’s and HUD love to see that you’ve done lots of training for this process.
Everyone knows managers Must Strive For Objectivity when approving/denying applicants but few have wrestled through the process of actually Putting It All Down In Writing … a document called Qualifying Guidelines.
For over our 35 years managing rentals in Atlanta we actually took the time to develop (and tweak for many years) the details of How To Treat All Applicants The Same to reduce the chances of a claim of discrimination. We make this document available to our students along with several of other tools for making these decisions Objectively and Safely.
Note: In 35 years, processing over 20,000 applications, Crown never had a Fair Housing claim. Clearly part of that is blind luck but the other part is consistently applying these written guidelines to all applicants, the same way, every time. Most of this happened before tenant screening companies were available so we learned how to do it in-house (codeword for By-The-Seat-Of-Our-Pants). These qualifying guidelines are the result of 25 years of perfecting the process.