STAFFORD, Va., June 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc. is a national leader of online real estate advertising of homes for sale or rent to the military community. The company has recently become an affiliate of the TransUnion rental screening tool, SmartMove.

"With TransUnion's reputation as a global leader in credit information, we felt that becoming an affiliate of their SmartMove program would benefit our military customers whom are landlords or tenants," explains David Gran, President of MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc.. "Parties on both sides of a rental screening may feel apprehension about providing personal information to an individual they are not familiar with. SmartMove eliminates the need for the landlord to request personal information from a prospective tenant during the rental application process," continued Gran.

SmartMove offers consumers an easy and secure method for performing a credit and background check. Setting up an account is easy and there is no activity requirement. Applicants verify their identity online with TransUnion and then the landlord receives an extensive review of the applicant's credit history and criminal records in an easy-to-read format.

MilitaryByOwner Advertising, Inc. was founded by David and Sharon Gran in 2000. At that time David was active duty in the USMC, he and his family were moving from Germany to the states and recognized a need for assisting relocating military families.
The website provides a great resource for relocating military families to advertise their homes, for sale or for rent, located near a US military base, in addition to finding housing at their next duty station. With a staff that is primarily comprised of military spouses or dependents, they can relate to the joy and stress of a military move.
MilitaryByOwner's customer service staff is available through live chat, Monday-Friday 9am-9pm EST, email or by phone9am-5pm EST at 866 604 9126.

"As a satisfied customer of MilitaryByOwner for the past 10 years, I have always been pleased with the overwhelming response we receive on our home advertisements. But when I placed an ad for our home near MCAS Yuma at 10:30 pm on a Friday night and received our first call at 12:20 am, I was definitely caught off guard. The best part is, that phone call resulted in the renting of our home! Thank you MBO for successfully renting our home in less than 2 hours!"

MCAS  Yuma

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