CIC, the nation’s leading provider of resident screening solutions, is pleased to announce participation at this year’s National Apartment Association (NAA) Education Conference & Exposition, which will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, June 18-21.
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CIC’s online systems (Securecontinfo.com, RentProtect and ApplyConnect) are not, and were not, affected by Heartbleed.
For the Ready2Apply Online Rental Application System, we took immediate action to ensure our servers and network appliances were patched and not vulnerable.
The security of your data and your applicants’ personal information is our top priority. CIC is actively involved with the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. Their Data Breach Subcommittee released this helpful article:
CIC, a nationwide leader in tenant screening for the multifamily housing industry and wholesale data market announced today that February 16, 2014 marked 28 years of industry excellence, delivering innovative solutions to protect its clients’ properties and investments.
As a nationwide leader in tenant screening since 1986, CIC strives to deliver the most comprehensive tenant screening reports to not only large property management companies, but also to real estate and apartment associations through ApplyConnect marketing partnerships.
Learn from special guest and industry leader, Bill Bower, CIC founder and Chairman of the Board, as he teams up with property management expert Ernest F. Oriente of PowerHour® and multifamily technology innovator Kerry W. Kirby, CEO of 365 Connect and MultifamilyBiz.com, for a free 60-minute recorded webcast.
In the United States more than half of the country’s non-buying population is made up of real estate rentals. Some owners choose to hire a property management company to take care of the complete rental process, but oftentimes real estate agents and individual landlords are the ones tasked with filling vacancies. No matter who is renting a property the fact remains that applicants have rights that are protected by law. The same criteria must be used for all applicants so no arguments can be made alleging discrimination took place. Important questions still need to be answered though about whether the applicant will pay their bills on time, or if they have a past that would make them a risk to the property.
In this advancing technological age, developers across the country are innovating greater, faster methods of providing information. For the property management industry this translates into the creation of a vast network of information on potential applicants, equipped with the delivery of increasing speeds and accuracy. However, the difficulty with this specific type of data is that it largely includes regulated content that is scrutinized by governing entities (to ensure the protection of the consumer’s identities and rights).
It’s that time of year again where even the most uninterested individuals will tune in for the yelling, junk food, hilarious commercials, and all around epic events that surround the Superbowl. What makes this game feel so much bigger than other national sports titles is that it all comes down to a singular game – one afternoon spanning the course of a couple of hours to show whether or not someone will be going home for the day with the big “W”.
Do you remember the days when job applicants put on a nice suit, walked into a business, spoke with the manager on duty and asked if they had any positions open? After a few questions over a cup of coffee, it was decided whether the applicant and the open position were right for one another. “When can you start?” or “I’m sorry, this just isn’t a good fit.”