Independent Rental Owners 

The IRO Resource Center

What is an Independent Rental Owner (IRO)?

NAA defines an Independent Rental Owner (IRO) as an individual or individuals who own or manage rental properties, and are actively involved from an ownership perspective, in the management of their properties. While these owners can own/manage large numbers of units, they typically do not have more than 100 units in a single community.

Upcoming IRO events

Rental Forms

The Rental Forms Center allows you to purchase a variety of rental forms online with a credit card, for one-time use. Enter resident data such as name, rent amount, and deposits, and the system will generate a filled PDF form for you to download, email, or print. Any calculations are made automatically and data is stored for use the next time you purchase a form.

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Resident Application Screening

As a property manager or owner, your profits depend on the quality of your residents. Eviction and legal fees can cost thousands of dollars, while property damage can be staggering. Your investment needs to be protected, and we're here to help! AANM can help you find a qualified renter with our approved Applicant Screening resources.

Meet Our Screening Partners

AANM works with two industry-leading screening providers. Both provide online delivery and technical support with no annual or monthly fees. A portion of the screening fees directly benefits your Apartment Association of New Mexico.

Cozy - Resident screening has never been so easy.

Cozy is modern property management software for landlords, property managers, and renters. They make the rental life-cycle simple for everyone, from application to move out. With Cozy, you'll get in-depth and easily understood screening reports with no site inspection requirement.

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ApplyConnect - Provided by CICReports

AppyConnect provides comprehensive reports at no cost to landlords and real estate agents. The entire screening process can be completed within minutes, securely delivering a complete Experian credit report, risk score, nationwide eviction, criminal and sex offender search. The applicant purchases and shares the report online. It is a soft credit inquiry and no site inspection is required.


Breakfast Forums

Join your local IRO members at our breakfast forums. We provide the breakfast and industry updates. You provide the conversation and facilitate the discussion based on your needs as a group. Meetings occur every other month. Please check the calendar and your email invites to RSVP.

Other Resources Available for IRO's

Benefits of Joining the NAA Network

Watch the benefits of joining the NAA Network first-hand in the video below:


AANM Membership is calculated based on the number of units you own and/or manage. Most of our IRO members have less than 100 total units, which case the base fee is $100 and the per unit fee is either $8/unit (for 0-50 units) or $7/unit (for 51-200 units). Many of our IRO members have properties in several separate locations. The total units for all locations are added up to calculate the proper per unit fee.

Click here to apply online as an Independent Rental Owner.