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The Role of Technology in Modern Property Management

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Our top tech tips for Landlords and Property Management Companies.

Technology plays a transformative role in property management. In this blog post, we’ll explore the evolving landscape of technology in modern property management, from online platforms to smart home features.

Online Rental Platforms:

Gone are the days of post-dated cheques and receipt books. Get on board with mobile and online apps and websites that bring property management to the 21st century. Not only does it ease the process of tracking and reporting for the Landlord, but it also provides tenants with online portals to access their receipts.

Some platforms enable you to automate rent payments through electronic bank withdrawals, which automatically track in the app, and, seeing as tenants can pay through whatever means they choose, most of the apps can account for those various options, too.

Smart Home Features for Rental Properties:

Property management companies are implementing more smart features to increase efficiency and increase property safety. Here are two great features and uses for them:

  1. Smart Locks
    If you choose to rent out only a part of your home, and retain some of it for your own use or personal storage, having a smart lock can come in handy if there’s ever a need for the tenant to access the space.
  2. Water Shutoff Valves
    Whether combined with water sensors or used as a standalone feature, it’s not uncommon that a tenant may panic and call the Property Management company when there’s a flood instead of dealing with the problem, and many people are uncomfortable or unaware of how to handle situations like that. Shutting off the main water supply remotely could be a lifesaver.

Virtual Staging, Virtual Tours, and Professional Photography:

Real estate agents aren’t compensated much for handling rental listings, and therefore, the industry suffers from the plague of horrible listings. Photos, if you get any at all, are often from a 10-year-old phone with a dirty lens, properties are empty or messy, and you may even get a Google Street View screenshot if you’re lucky.

When trying to locate a tenant, do not take shortcuts. The rental properties that get the extra TLC they deserve often outperform the others. Leveraging modern cameras and utilizing virtual tours and virtual staging will set your property apart. After all, we are big advocates of properties attracting tenants of similar quality to the quality of the listing and property. Produce a great listing with beautiful photos and clean the house, and you’ll be met with a line of qualified, respectful, and cooperative tenants to choose from.

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This report provides a reference for future inspections, assists in litigation, and minimizes future repair costs.

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Our electronic rent collection system collects rent automatically and tracks it through our mobile app. 

Tenants who pay through other methods will still have their rent deposited through Renti, tracked in the mobile app, and electronically deposited into your account.


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Whether it’s a unique property or your personal preference, let’s discuss your needs and how Renti can help.

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Tenant Locating

We’re happy to cooperate with your real estate agent, or you can let us handle everything with one of our preferred real estate agents. Learn more about our proven process to qualifying tenants below.

Property Visits

Included with Renti’s standard property management services is one annual visit, as well as a move-in and move-out inspection between tenants.

If you require additional visits, whether for personal preference, to perform regular maintenance, or to satisfy your property insurance policy, we will coordinate visits on the fly, or at set intervals.

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