We provide residential background check solutions that go beyond a typical background check for renters to help you mitigate your risk, maximize your revenues and optimize your processes.

Resident Background Checks

Our residential background screening service gives property managers, owners and leasing agents a best in class tool for quickly and confidently qualifying prospective renters.

All rental screening is not created equal.  Our proprietary databases, high quality and regularly updated public sources, and expert customer service make us the best screening partner choice for mitigating risk and remaining compliant with all regulatory obligations.

First Advantage resident solutions are designed to move quality applicants quickly through the process, reduce the potential for bad debt, and promote safety within your community.

Why First Advantage?

  • World’s largest and most trusted residential screening provider
  • Visibility and transparency in a rules-based model
  • 302+M criminal records database updated daily, all criminal hits verified
  • Human review & adjudication to reduce false positives
  • SkipWatch scan and fully automated & integrated fraud solutions
  • Operational, benchmark, and predictive analytics & reporting
  • Rental history, landlord and utility debt history
  • Award winning customer service 7 days a week
Investopedia Best Tenant Screening Services 2020 | First Advantage

Easy Apply

Our intuitive, online applicant portal for rental background checks drives quick data collection and creates a secure, straightforward route for prospective tenant communications so you can fill residences faster. Easy Apply creates an efficient way to communicate with potential residents and keep the rental application process in motion. The intuitive design is easy to understand, and our workflows are effortless to administer, helping to reduce the number of abandoned tenant applications. 

Insight Advantage

Our real-time analytics tool allows for operational reporting and benchmark comparisons for better decision making. This proprietary tool is user-friendly for ease in creating visualizations of large data sets that properties and/or management companies can use to spot trends, compare to peers, and deep-dive into change drivers.

Identity Fraud

Our identity verification fraud solution is a fully integrated and automated solution specifically designed for the multifamily housing industry.

  • Supports FHA and FCRA compliance
  • Offers competitive turnaround times to avoid negative effects on leasing
  • Is fully automated – no manual intervention

Did You Know?

  • 50% of evictions stem from fraud, and with the average number of days to evict being 90 – 150 days, evictions can easily cost thousands of dollars.
  • 95% of management companies have difficulties identifying and preventing fraud due to time constraints and lack of training on the ever-changing sophistication of bad actor methods.1

1 Forrester Consulting Study 2018: Misunderstanding and Inconsistency: The State of Fraud in the Rental Housing Industry

States With the Most Identity Theft & Fraud



Evictions & Skips

Our proprietary tenant background check databases help you identify qualified applicants. Many evictions are not properly reported to credit agencies but our eviction database is updated with initial filings, possessions and judgments gathered nationwide. Through our SkipWatch® Database, property managers and owners from more than one million units nationwide share data regarding renters including timely payment, lease disputes etc.

Forms Manager

Our online forms management system gives you a single source for lease-related data capture, simplifying document retrieval and lease renewals. We make it possible for you to store all executed lease packets for all properties within a centralized online repository. You can also combine applicant background screening with forms management to control the flow of information, reducing your administrative costs.


Our proprietary collections database augments a typical resident background check by helping you to identify problem residents who otherwise might not be found through traditional background screening searches. When we search credit history, we offer you the ability to select credit reports from any or all of the three major bureaus, giving you the choice to use the bureau that is prominent where your properties are located.


EasyMove provides property owners and managers with a steady stream of fresh, high-quality resident leads that originate from our Profile Advantage employment screening platform. As employment candidates apply for jobs in your area, they have the option of clicking a “Moving” link to answer a few questions about their prospective job-related relocation. In exchange, they receive exclusive deals on rental units in your area from participating property owners and managers.

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Learn About Our Partners

We have created a robust partner ecosystem with industry-leading resident solutions providers.

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Resident Solutions Events

Customer Advisory Board 2019​

Our team held the first annual Resident Customer Advisory Board meeting in Atlanta! We took some thrilling laps around the Porsche Experience Center track and dove in to the latest resident trends and First Advantage product innovation!​

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