It’s no secret that things have changed dramatically for landlords and property managers in the past decade. Take advantage of it! We’ve compiled a list of four tech tips that will make a serious impact on your rental process without a large investment or technical experience.
Put your listing online
Once you have an enticing property listing, it’s time to market it online. Here are some websites where you can post your property listing:
You can use a free software like TurboTenant to easily send your vacancy listing automatically out to dozens of the top online rental marketing websites
Use an online rental application
Online rental applications will definitely make both your life easier and the tenant’s life easier and it appeals to millennials. Job applications are almost always online, so it makes sense to use an online application. With online applications, there’s also no filing. You have everything you need linked right there to both the property and the tenant.
Upgrade to a digital condition report
Happy Co (formerly Happy Inspector) has tools for the property inspection and condition report process. Best of all, you can create a digital condition report with a tablet or smartphone. Some landlords snap photos or take video during the walkthrough inspection for a visual reference.
Collect online rent payments
Allow your tenants to pay rent online with a credit card, debit card, or electronic check. Tenants like the option to pay their rent from anywhere and from any device, while landlords benefit from having rent put directly into their bank account. It’s not a difficult transition to make and most services make setup quick and simple.
Tech tools can help you save a lot of time in the long run and take your rental process to the next level. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a computer wiz, these online resources are user-friendly and don’t take too much time to learn.
What other tech tools would you recommend to landlords?