Not yet a member of the American Apartment Owners Association? Sign up today for as little as $0 and find out why over 130,000 landlords and property managers nationwide depend on us for fast, accurate tenant screening services. Whether you are responsible for one or two units or a large apartment building, the benefits you receive with your annual AAOA membership, and our helpful customer service team will help you manage your investment property more efficiently. Read More
Choose a membership category that suits your individual needs from a FREE membership to our very special VIP level. A free membership is required in order to keep your reports in a password-protected account and does not require a credit card to join. Paid membership offers benefits ranging from free tenant screening reports to discounts and complimentary premium legal forms.
The benefits of AAOA membership
Once you have made your property inviting to prospective tenants, it is important to choose the most responsible renters to occupy it. You want to be certain that you have done everything possible to choose the most responsible people who will respect your property and pay their rent on time. Background screening is a crucial step in that tenant selection process. In today's competitive rental market, landlords and property managers need to protect themselves from loss of revenue and property damage by taking extra precautions when considering prospective tenants.
Your AAOA membership includes a choice of six screening packages plus ala carte selections to cover every landlord’s needs. For those who do not require a complete tenant credit and background check, AAOA suggests tenant screening packages from as low as $19.95.
More comprehensive packages are also available for property managers who prefer to learn as much as possible about their applicants. These report packages may include:
Lease Guarantee Analyzer
AAOA offers several different levels of membership with varying benefits to assist with your rental property needs. Choose the level of membership, from Free to VIP, that works within your budget and provides the services you need to determine whether an applicant meets your requirements for a desirable tenant. Depending on the type of membership you choose, you may receive a free tenant background check, discounted tenant screenings, free premium landlord forms and more.
Members can also apply to become underwritten in order to view credit and background reports instantly without waiting for the applicant’s permission to release their data. The process to become underwritten is very simple and is usually completed in about five days. Simply make an appointment with us for an inspection and provide the additional required documentation. This easy procedure will allow you to gain instant access to credit reports at checkout with no tenant cooperation required. The inspection fee varies depending upon your level of membership.
Educational and discount benefits of membership
Among our most popular member benefits are our educational webinars, which are aired live online twice a month and which can also be accessed on demand from our extensive library of 100+ past webinars. Webinar subjects have included evictions, credit reporting for landlords, screening workshops, 1031 exchanges and capital gains deferment. Invited experts have also shared their knowledge of multifamily insurance, the impact of federal tax increases on landlords and the future of property management. Concerned about emotional support animals in your units? We have several webinars on the subject. Worried about how to title your real estate? We’ve covered that, too in addition to Fair Housing issues, rent control and tax planning.
As an AAOA member, you will enjoy our popular twice-weekly email newsletter which covers relevant real estate investment subjects, such as financing, legal updates and maintenance issues to the latest industry news and trends. RENT, our quarterly digital magazine, also offers a wealth of interesting multifamily topics. We've discussed the latest technology innovations that can make your job more efficient and tenant friendly in addition to security measures, accounting tips and even the latest tenant scams to watch out for. On a lighter note, we fill you in on the latest celebrity real estate deals in our feature, "Celebrities on the Move."
All members receive exclusive savings from such favorite national brands as Staples and Sherwin-Williams. Pro, ProPlus and VIP members can additionally save money with discounts offered by FedEx and many other retail partners.
Our live, US-based support team is available to all members Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm PT. Whether you need help navigating our website, choosing a membership level or a screening package or understanding an applicant’s credit report, our courteous, patient and knowledgeable customer support staff is the best in property management.
So, what are you waiting for? Join AAOA today to start exploring and enjoying all the benefits that an AAOA membership provides!