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Technologies That make tenants’ lives easier (and landlords’ too)

Technology has made life easier as we get busy with our lives. There has been a surge in online viewings due to Covid-19. Pre-recorded tours mean prospective tenants can view properties at their leisure and your convenience

Many rental software technologies provide a simple, fast, and secure way to deal with nearly every aspect of the renting process.

1. Online Property Listings

If you want to reach more prospective candidates for your property, it’s imperative you have a quality online listing that is posted on multiple platforms. This means creating a listing that’s not only easy to find but that also includes a detailed and accurate description of the property.

It is critical to ensure your potential tenants can effortlessly learn as much as possible about a property and then schedule an appointment for a showing.

2. Keyless Entry to Properties

Providing your tenants with a keyless entry system to their property can make them safer and more secure, which is a crucial component of quality of life.

3. Online Application and Document Management

Recently, considering social distancing requirements, online rental applications are seen as the safest way to collect applicant information, as nothing is physically exchanged between prospects and managers.

You should offer an online portal through which prospective tenants can apply for an open property or file important documents to go along with their application. It also is one more way you can make a positive first impression on potential tenants. Plus, having everything stored electronically makes it less likely that documents will get lost.

4. Online Payment Methods

A benefit of maintaining an online portal is giving your existing tenants the opportunity to pay rent digitally and even remotely.

Shifting to an online rent payments solution can remove this stress from a property manager’s life and help streamline the whole process.

You can also use technology to alert your tenants to an impending due date, which improves their ability to pay on time, benefitting both you and them.

5. Maintenance Requests

Your tenants can file a maintenance request at any time of day and from any location without having to call and connect with a person.

Submitting maintenance requests with tenant portals reduces the amount of phone calls and manual work your front office employees will need to do each time a maintenance request comes in.

There are many ways that technology can ease the day-to-day tasks of being a landlord. Property management apps are packed with features to make it easier to collect rent, process applications, and run a successful business. Additionally, smart home devices can reduce the time you spend showing vacancies to prospective tenants.

 

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