I have a screening question that says “when are you looking to move in”. I am amazed by how many tenants just don’t look at the date the property is available. I have a house that is available on March 1. I must have had 10 requests for showings today for anywhere from ASAP to Feb 15. What a waste of my time to reject these people!
Just like ShowMojo has that screening question that asks about how much income they have and then if they don’t meet the 2.5x or 3x amount, it declines them. It would be great to have something similar that does not allow them to book an appointment if they are asking for a property prior to the date available date on the listing. Plus on the other end, maybe reject them if their move-in date is more than 60 days after the available date (or make that configurable).