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Bay Rentals is the oldest and largest home-finding service in N. California. For 28 years our core business has been helping people find places to rent. It is through this part of our business that we are able to collect and archive a wealth of information on rental properties in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Over the last 28 years we have developed specialized services designed to aid Property Owners, Managers, Appraisers, and Real Estate Professionals.

  • Credit Reports with Tenant Screening Info  -  Nationwide                
  • Residential Rental Comparables  -  San Francisco Bay Area 
  • Free Listing Service for Bay Area Residential Rental Properies               

Tenant Credit Reports for Property Owners and Managers

We offer a nationwide service that provides you with Consumer Credit Reports for your potential tenants and clients anywhere in America. Reporting comes from EQUIFAX, one of the three main U.S. Credit Bureaus, and is done through National Credit Reporting (NCR). Included is the tenant's credit report, EQUIFAX credit score, as well as any eviction or unlawful detainer information available. We can also provide credit reports for Canadian citizens with a Canadian Social Security number. Please visit our Tenant Credit Reports page for pricing and more information.

Free Rental Property Listing Service for Property Owners and Managers

For over 28 years we have successfully helped tens of thousands of people find rental properties all over the SF Bay Area. When you list your available rental property with us, our clients will generally drive by the property first, and then contact you directly if they are interested in finding out more about your rental, and possibly renting from you. Your perfect tenant might well be one of our clients! There is absolutely no charge to you to list your rental property with us. Please visit our List Your Property Free page for more information.

Personal Credit Reports for Individuals

It’s very convenient to have quick, easy access to your own personal credit report, without the hassle of having to sign up for a monthly credit-checking service that you do not want to pay for. We offer a no-nonsense service that provides personal Consumer Credit Reports, including your EQUIFAX credit score, to individuals who want to stay on top of their credit situation. This is a nationwide service for individuals anywhere in America. We can also provide credit reports for Canadian citizens with a Canadian Social Security number. Visit our Personal Credit Report page for pricing and more information.

Recent Residential Rental Comps for Appraisers and Property Valuation  

Bay Rentals has all of the residential rental comps you will ever need. Our computer database contains information on over 250,000 rental listings from around the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We constantly have over 20,000 recently rented properties, with 50 to 100 more added daily. 

Every day, we communicate with hundreds of property owners and management companies to confirm that the available properties they recently listed with us have now been rented. We document the date the properties were rented, as well as the monthly rent amounts.

Our listings are far more detailed than those you will find in the newspapers or on Internet sites. Our service saves you a great deal of time by providing you with many more rented properties, allowing you to analyze and choose your best comps in an organized manner. Basically, we eliminate the infamous "long yellow notepad" next to the newspaper and the telephone.

Our database of rented properties extends as far back as 1992 – over 20 years. We cover the counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Cruz, and Monterey. We specialize in providing useful data regarding single family homes, townhouses, condominiums, duplexes, multi-plexes, apartments, flats, lofts, and even cottages.

Bay Rentals can custom-tailor rental comp reports for you based on (1) Street Address, City, and Zip Code (2) Type of Residence, (3) Number of Bedrooms, and (4) Rent Range. Our reports contain a good deal of information about the properties, including the amenities, and we will email or fax your reports to you generally within a few minutes. We provide you with a comprehensive listing of recently rented properties similar to your subject property. We will always inform you of how many comps are included on your report, before you make a commitment to order it. Comps reports can go back as far as one year if needed.

We know how frustrating and time consuming it can be to get this type of information on your own. Give us a call, and we’ll explain how we can save you a lot of time, and help you turn those hard-to-find rental comps into a real asset that can bring you new business. It only takes a minute to explain our program, and then you can decide if it makes sense for your company. Visit our Appraiser Rental Comps page for pricing and more information.

Historical Comps for Attorneys, Property Taxes, and Real Estate Litigation

Many of our professional clients also rely on our Historical Rental Comps Reports as important evidence during court cases involving divorce, estate appraisals, investment property taxes, etc. As a California State Licensed Rental Listing Service, our company is sometimes called upon by our clients to testify as an expert witness on Bay Area rental markets - both past and present. We can run reports for you that go back over 20 years - as far as 1992. Visit our Historical Comps and Expert Witness pages for more information.

NOTE:  Bay Rentals is a California State Licensed Rental Listing Service. We are not certified appraisers, and we are not a property management company.