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10 Tips To Get Your Property Ready For Summer

By on May 27, 2016 in Education with 0 Comments
10 Tips To Get Your Property Ready For Summer

It’s time to get your apartment complexes and rental properties ready for summer. The warm weather means your residents want to get outside and enjoy the community features you offer.  Any pool areas, bbq pits, and picnic areas should be ready and inviting for summertime use and the social atmosphere that makes your property stand […]

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Mobile Friendly Tenant Portal – New Feature

Mobile Friendly Tenant Portal – New Feature

Rentec Direct is excited to introduce a new mobile friendly design for the Tenant Portal!  The new Tenant Portal gives your tenants the information they want conveniently at their fingertips. The latest update for the Tenant Portal allows the system to adjust to whatever screen size your tenants are using, from the desktop to the mobile phone. […]

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Is Your Property Rent Ready ?

By on May 24, 2016 in Education with 2 Comments
Is Your Property Rent Ready ?

A fresh start to a new lease means getting your property rent ready and sparkling for your next tenant. Rent ready means your rental property is in perfect condition for new tenants to move in.  The sooner your property is rent ready, the sooner you can start collecting rent, and the less money you will […]

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Tenant Screening For The Smart Landlord

Tenant Screening For The Smart Landlord

You worked hard to own an investment property or build a career around managing rental properties.  Why jeopardize your effort by renting to an unqualified tenant that could cost you hundreds or thousands of dollars in lost rent, property damage or evictions.   Maybe you’ve been lucky. Great tenants.  On-time rent payments.  Full security deposit […]

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The Airbnb Effect on the Rental Industry

By on May 16, 2016 in Education with 2 Comments
The Airbnb Effect on the Rental Industry

The popular short term rental website, Airbnb, is getting criticized for negatively impacting rental housing availability and causing rent rates to rise – a phenomenon dubbed as the “Airbnb effect”. The concept behind the Airbnb effect is that rental property owners are using their units for short term rentals which keeps them off the long-term […]

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Requirements For Keeping Credit Authorization From Rental Applicants

By on May 13, 2016 in Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
Requirements For Keeping Credit Authorization From Rental Applicants

Landlords and property managers often use credit reports to verify a renter’s financial responsibility and to determine if the renter will be able to pay rent regularly and on time.  Rental property managers are able to legally access a potential tenant’s credit report if they get permission to do so first, typically through written consent […]

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ACH vs. Checks – Which is better?

By on May 11, 2016 in EasyPay, Education with 0 Comments
ACH vs. Checks – Which is better?

The most common rent payment options for renters are paper checks and online payments made via ACH.  Online payment options have become a popular choice for property managers and landlords who want to offer renters convenient ways to pay their monthly rent. What are ACH payments? ACH transactions are typically faster to clear and far […]

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Easily Attach Files to Emails Sent Through Your Software – New Feature

Easily Attach Files to Emails Sent Through Your Software – New Feature

In response to requests by Rentec Direct clients just like you, the email functions within the software have been enhanced with an exciting new feature: you can now easily attach files to outgoing emails. Rentec Direct gives property managers and landlords simple solutions for creating and sending emails out to tenants, owners or vendors.  Rentec […]

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SEO Tips for Your Property Management Website

By on May 3, 2016 in Education with 2 Comments
SEO Tips for Your Property Management Website

As you begin to build your professional property management website a key component of your new online marketing strategy is making your website easy to find on the Internet. To do this, you need to effectively position your brand in search engine results like Google; this strategy is referred to as SEO, Search Engine Optimization, […]

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Ultimate Guide for Landlords and Service Animals

By on April 29, 2016 in Education with 2 Comments
Ultimate Guide for Landlords and Service Animals

Rental property owners are entitled to create their own pet policies, but what happens when a tenant comes to you requesting that a you change your policy to accommodate their service animal?   Unfortunately there seems to be a lot of ambiguity regarding a landlord’s responsibility for accommodating service animals on their rental property.  In […]

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