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Could a universal renter's application work? Please critque this idea

I have noticed that people searching for housing are having to fill out multiple rental applications at $30 bucks a piece. It seemed crazy to me because each application is asking for the same info. Because of this, I created myRentr.com.

The site isn't really live yet. But does anyone have any advise?
  • December 03 2012 - San Francisco
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As a landlord, the costs for application include credit check costs as well as checking references (e.g. previous landlords).   While I don't mind credit check through a reliable third party,  I do not wish to farm out the checking with references.    Why?  Because these are not generic, and are tailored to the individual and the rental under consideration. 

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As a landlord, the costs for application include credit check costs as well as checking references (e.g. previous landlords).   While I don't mind credit check through a reliable third party,  I do not wish to farm out the checking with references.    Why?  Because these are not generic, and are tailored to the individual and the rental under consideration. 

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But if the standards were high enough then would it be a problem?
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Each landlord may have a different process to approve the applicant.
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