Rentec Direct provides you with great features for marketing vacant rental properties and collecting rental applications online. And, once approved, you can quickly add a rental applicant as a tenant to your software, eliminating the need to manually enter any tenant data.

This new feature gives you the ability to group multiple rental applicants together and add them grouped with just one click, saving you even more time. Prior to this update, only the primary applicant’s information was automatically added.

Add Grouped Tenants from a Rental Application with Multiple Applicants

When approving multiple applicants from the same application, the software provides you with the following options:

Add & Move in Applicant: This option will add the applicants and place them in the property they applied for, grouping them together as they appear on the application. Applicant #1 will become the main tenant associated with the accounting ledger and the other applicants will be added as co-tenants.

Add as Grouped Tenants (Inactive): This option will add the applicants to your tenant list grouped together as they appear on the application. Applicant #1 will become the main tenant associated with the accounting ledger and the other applicants grouped as co-tenants. These new tenants can then be placed in the preferred property as an existing tenant.

Add as Separated Tenants (Inactive): This option will add the applicants as individuals and will not be grouped together. They can be placed in the property/properties you choose as existing tenants, grouped or individually.

Online Rental Applications with Rentec Direct

At any time, you can view current or historical rental applications. When reviewing rental applications, there are convenient links for these actions:

  • Order background checks
  • Approve applicants
  • Add applicant with options
  • Decline application
  • Print application

For more information on using the convenient online rental application features visit this help article: Setting Up Your Online Rental Application Form

Tenant Lead Tracking

As you continue to use the online rental application features in your Rentec Direct account, you might be interested in utilizing the tenant lead tracking tools as well.

Property managers and landlords are often contacted by potential renters with inquiries about available properties. When an inquiry comes in but you don’t have a current property available, the inquiring prospect becomes known as a tenant lead. Rentec Direct offers you convenient options to track these tenant leads in your software so you can follow up with them when a suitable property becomes available. This feature goes beyond traditional tenant lead tracking systems and automatically matches a prospective tenant to your available properties based on their interests or rental preferences.

Discover how to activate tenant lead tracking on your marketing website here: Tenant Lead Tracking with Rentec Direct

Product Updates and Feature Enhancements for Rentec Direct

This product update is the result of valuable feedback and input from our awesome clients. If there is a new feature or a software enhancement you would love to see added to Rentec Direct, let us know at We love hearing from our clients and value your suggestions.

About Rentec Direct
Rentec Direct is an award-winning property management software serving landlords and property managers across the United States. Features include online rent payments, tenant and owner portals, one of the industry’s largest vacancy listing syndication networks, full property, tenant, and owner accounting, 1099-MISC reporting and more. Rentec Direct was recognized as Real Estate Company of the Year in the 2023 American Business Awards®, and was named the Most Customer Friendly Companies of the Year in the 2022 Best in Biz Awards, has been named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for seven years in a row.