ApplyConnect Screening Launches Product Enhancement, No Longer Requires SSN for Landlords and Real Estate Agents

Improved authentication process now available for ApplyConnect screening.

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LANCASTER, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new product enhancement is available this week for ApplyConnect, the nation's most comprehensive tenant screening, delivered to landlords and real estate agents at no cost. Through a partnership with Experian®, landlords and real estate agents no longer have to provide their social security numbers to register an account.

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Once the simple authentication process is completed and questions are answered to verify their identity, landlords and real estate agents can immediately invite applicants to share their tenant background report all through ApplyConnect's secure portal.

"We listened to our clients' feedback to improve the identity verification and are excited that ApplyConnect and Experian worked together to implement  the SSN as an optional field and improve the authentication process so more renters, landlords, and real estate agents successfully pass" stated CIC's President, Sabrina Bower.

ApplyConnect is available 24/7 to renters, landlords and real estate agents at their convenience. This one-of-a-kind system delivers the full Experian credit report, risk score, nationwide eviction, criminal and sex offender search within seconds of an applicant purchasing and sharing their report online.

ApplyConnect has no setup fees, contracts or onsite inspection requirement. With traditional tenant screening services, the time it takes for a credit reporting agency to establish an account can range from several days to a week.

With ApplyConnect, agents and landlords expand the selection of qualified applicants to those with minimal credit history. The VantageScore 3.0 allows for approximately 35 million more consumers to be scored, as compared to other scoring models.

Each tenant screening report also includes a nationwide criminal records search, sex offender registry, and a nationwide eviction history provided by the most comprehensive eviction records database in the U.S. with 36 plus million records, updated daily. ApplyConnect ensures that real estate agents have access to the same comprehensive tenant screening solutions as full scale property management companies.

ApplyConnect's advantages to the rental applicant are that there is zero impact on the applicant's credit score, and personal identifying information such as the SSN, DOB and account numbers are masked for added protection.

For more information about the benefits of ApplyConnect, landlords, real estate agents and renters, please visit

About CIC

Founded in 1986, CIC is a leading nationwide provider of data solutions for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), property managers, housing authorities, apartment associations, real estate agents and independent rental owners throughout the U.S. For nearly three decades, CIC has leveraged the use of technology to deliver the most reliable and comprehensive information to clients, and continues to do so, today. By delivering quality affordable data solutions to the multifamily housing industry, CIC is proud to provide clients with applicant information they can trust giving them The Power of Decision. For more information about CIC's solutions including tenant screening, employment screening, wholesale data, screening platforms and property management tools & software, please visit or call 888-316-4242.

Media Contact: Ryan Green, CIC, 8883164242,

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