Realtor FAQs

Showing Questions

Please have some patience as the tenant may be at work and not able to respond right away. If you texted, please try calling, or vice versa. If you have reached out at least twice without any success, please email us at info@smarteggmgmt.com and we’ll help you to schedule.

Lockbox Questions

We hear you! We know you like Supras but they unfortunately don’t fully serve the needs of property management companies with a large volume of listings and the need to accommodate self-showings. In this technologically enabled real estate world we live in, we beg your patience with us as you spend a few extra minutes using the Codeboxes. Thank you! 

Please refer to the MLS listing for access information.

Please email us at info@smarteggmgmt.com or text us at 512-910-4408 detailing exactly what is happening when you try to schedule a showing. If possible, include screenshots. We’ll make sure to get the issue resolved so you can show our property.

  • In many cases when the Realtor has this issue, the exact process hasn’t been followed. Please double check the instructions.
  • When you arrive at the property, please text the serial number on the Codebox itself (8 digits) to the text you received, which will then give you a 4-digit access code.
  • If the Codebox appears to be defective – maybe the batteries are dead or the spring-loaded door won’t open, please contact us right away at 512-910-4408 and we’ll help you get in!

Application Questions

Due to the sheer volume of requests we get, we are unable to respond to every application question. However, if the listing is Active in MLS, then we are accepting applications. If your clients apply but their apps aren’t processed, they will be notified and their fees will be refunded.

Please email your applicant status request to info@smarteggmgmt.com and someone will get back to you. Applications take 2–5 days to process, so please have patience as we collect all needed information. Should we need any additional information, we’ll contact the applicants and/or you to request it.

We require a photo ID. If they are self-employed or we are unable to get an employment verification, then 6 months of their most recent bank statements will be required to prove income.

Yes! Applicants should fill out this form and submit it with their application—there is a place to upload documents.

  • In most cases, delays are due to incomplete applications or unresponsive employers and/or landlords. We’ll notify your clients of missing items and won’t be able to continue until they are received. When it comes to landlords & employers, your clients can help move things along by notifying them to respond quickly.  
  • We have an exceptionally low eviction rate due to our comprehensive review process. Our #1 goal is to make sure we have the right tenants in the right homes. We know this can take some time but we beg your patience during this process. 
  • Please let us know what is happening when they try to log on, ideally with a screenshot included. You can email us at info@smarteggmgmt.com or text us at 512-910-4408. 
  • Sometimes it works if they try a different web browser or a different device (e.g., if they are using their phone, try a computer). Or it could be the case that they need to clear their cache/cookies.

We prefer to get verification directly from employers whenever possible. If this isn’t possible, then 6 months of the most recent bank statements can be used.

If we are able to verify income through their employer, no bank statements are needed. If we’re not able to verify income through an employer, then 6 months of the most recent bank statements are needed.

Yes! As long as their savings can be proved, we will be happy to consider them. In these cases we usually collect a double deposit.

Other Questions

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We’re glad you asked! Please refer to our flyer here. This is found on our Resources page where you and your clients can see other useful information.

The max we typically hold a unit is 2 weeks. Even if your client can’t move into the home for a month, we recommend they take possession within the 2-week time frame.

Please refer to the MLS listing for this information.

Most make readies take 1–2 weeks depending on the scope of work. In most cases the available move-in date listed reflects a 2-week turnaround. 

If your clients have any requests to make changes at the property, they will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please email us at info@smarteggmgmt.com.

Yes! We are happy to work with students. Also, students are a protected class in the city of Austin.

Yes! We require 6 months of their most recent bank statements to prove income.

No, sorry. We don’t do leases shorter than 12 months. Please refer to the MLS listing to see what we will consider.

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