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Feature Friday: Using The Owner Portal

By on March 27, 2015 in Education, Support with 2 Comments
Feature Friday: Using The Owner Portal

Last “Feature Friday” I went over the capabilities and use of the Tenant Portal and so this week it seemed fitting to go over another great feature, the Owner Portal. Using the owner portal allows an owner to login and view the performance of each of their properties, as well as accounting information, and notices.  Property […]

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Habits Of Highly Effective Real Estate Investors

By on March 26, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment
Habits Of Highly Effective Real Estate Investors

In order to be a highly effective real estate investor you have to form good habits. There are key differences in the habits of a successful real estate investor versus someone who is not successful. These differences by in large have to do with the investors habits. Investors who are successful have a different mind […]

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Menu Improvements and Double-click Functionality

By on March 26, 2015 in Product Updates with 0 Comments
Menu Improvements and Double-click Functionality

The other day we announced Better Search and Attachment Previews, and piggybacking on that update we’ve just unleashed another maintenance release which provides context (right-click) menus throughout the application.  We’ve added them in most list locations so the entire application has a consistent look & feel when it comes to navigation.  We’ve also included some additional right-click […]

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How To Manage Fighting Tenants

By on March 26, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
How To Manage Fighting Tenants

You ran the background checks.  You approved credit scores and financial responsibility.  References have been verified and security deposit and rent checks have cleared. You’ve done everything possible to ensure your tenants will respect the property and pay rent on time. But even the best tenant screening can’t prevent conflicting lifestyles between your neighboring tenants, […]

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Renew or Move? What Will Your Tenants Do When Their Lease Expires?

By on March 24, 2015 in News with 0 Comments
Renew or Move? What Will Your Tenants Do When Their Lease Expires?

Long-term tenancy is a landlord’s dream. And a new report reveals that their dreams are coming true as more renters are opting to renew their leases rather than look for new housing options. In a report from MPF Research about lease renewal behavior among renters, data from February 2015 reveals a 10-year high for tenants who […]

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Better Search, Attachment Previews, More..

By on March 23, 2015 in Product Updates with 5 Comments
Better Search, Attachment Previews, More..

This week’s update to Rentec Direct improves some basic functionality with a goal of making your daily use of the software easier than ever.  Check out these updates. Attachments (to income & expenses) now have an automatic preview feature.  When you click the paperclip on the ledger, if the file can be previewed (images and PDF documents), it will […]

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Feature Friday: Using The Tenant Portal

By on March 20, 2015 in Education with 1 Comment
Feature Friday: Using The Tenant Portal

The tenant portal is the simplest way for tenants to pay rent, place workorders, update contact information, and view the summary screen which will let tenants know when their next payment is due or any past due rents. Property managers and landlords can easily activate this feature by logging in and selecting the tenant you want […]

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Send and Sign Lease Agreements Online – New Feature

By on March 19, 2015 in Product Updates with 8 Comments
Send and Sign Lease Agreements Online – New Feature

We are excited to announce that you can now accept electronic signatures for processing lease agreements and other important documents online, directly through Rentec Direct’s software. Through a partnership with DocuSign, the leading electronic signature service provider, you can send your rental documents to tenants for them to sign electronically.  Once signed, you have a […]

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Real Estate Investors, an IRS audit target

By on March 19, 2015 in Education with 0 Comments
Real Estate Investors, an IRS audit target

When the IRS sees an opportunity to get more revenue they take it. As real estate investors we have an opportunity to itemize our deductions and enjoy some pretty great tax advantages. While it‘s great to take full advantage of these tax benefits and minimize our tax liability, we need to ensure that we are […]

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Five Things To Remember in The Eviction Process

By on March 18, 2015 in Education with 2 Comments
Five Things To Remember in The Eviction Process

No landlord or property manager ever wants to have to deal with an eviction they are no fun for any of the parties involved, except maybe your lawyer. The days leading up to the day of court are stressful and surely involved some unpleasant and frustrating conversations. Both the tenant and you, the landlord or […]

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