Welcome to the Rental Income Podcast Resources Page, which contains a list of the best tools and services I recommend for building and optimizing your rental business.

I have tested or used EVERY resource on this page. Many of them are absolutely VITAL to the success of my rentals and will have HUGE impacts on yours as well.


RentalHero was designed for landlords to easily track income and expenses online. It’s really simple to input your rental income and expenses. It makes tax time really simple. You can easily run a report to give to your CPA, and you are done. (They are currently offering a free 30-day trial, with no credit card required.)

National Real Estate Insurance Group

Insurance for rentals can be a huge hassle because most of the big insurance companies don’t specialize in rental properties. NREIG only works with investors. They will cover types of investment properties (rentals, flips, properties under construction, vacant properties, etc.) They provide coverage in all 50 states, and will let you customize your coverage for your needs.

Ridge Lending

Ridge Lending specializes in making mortgages for rental properties. Owner Caeli Ridge is an investor herself and will spend time with you to make sure that you get the best rates and have the best financing in place for your situation.

Pet Screening.com

PetScreening.com is a service that screens your tenant’s pets. They will verify if an animal is actually a legitimate service animal and will give you a report with pet-specific information, such as breed, pictures, weight, and vaccination records, and behaviors. It’s free for landlords. Applicants pay a small fee for the service.

Deal Check

Deal Check is an easy way to search for and analyze potential deals. You can calculate all the important metrics for rentals, including estimated expenses, your mortgage payment, and your cash flow. If you find something that looks interesting, you can send your agent a calendar invite or start an offer right on the app.


RentFax is a tool that estimates the amount a property will rent for using real-time rent and tenancy data. The report also gives a grade for the neighborhood by factoring demographics, neighborhood economics, schools, crime, and other location-based factors. If you are buying properties out of town, or you aren’t 100% sure about the neighborhood, you can easily run a free RentFax report to get the information you need. It’s also a great idea to run a new report at every turnover, to make sure you are getting the maximum rent.

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