Rentec Direct In the News Rental Industry Media Roundup

Rentec Direct is pledged to deliver the best educational content and resources to investors, property managers, landlords, and tenants nationwide. As a result, popular media outlets routinely ask Rentec Direct’s president, Nathan Miller, as well as other members of the team to comment on industry trends and provide insights. 

The entire Rentec Direct team continues to have the honor to contribute and share with industry leaders such as Forbes,, and BiggerPockets to name a few. Every few months we gather recently published news articles, quotes, and press releases into one convenient location for you to enjoy.     

Rental Industry Articles

Landlords with Online Rent Collection Options Find Some Success During the Pandemic

To put it bluntly, 2020 was a mess of a year. Challenges facing all industries meant many leaders found themselves figuring things out one step at a time rather than planning ahead for the long term. The rental industry was certainly not immune — continue reading on GeekEstate

9 Tips to Survive a Real Estate Audit

An audit is anyone’s nightmare, but audits involving real estate can be especially complex due to all the moving parts. If you are a real estate investor—especially if you have invested in multiple properties—you would be wise to implement business practices — continue reading at BiggerPockets. 

Three Predictions for the Rental and Housing Market in 2021

Perhaps the only certain thing about 2020 is all of the uncertainty surrounding us. Experts across the board are struggling to make predictions as to what recovery will look like post-pandemic. The real estate industry and housing market have experienced some of the biggest highs and lows of any sector. While home sale prices and activity have hit record highs in some areas — continue reading on Forbes Real Estate Council

Renters are Willing to Pay More for These Luxury Amenities

In today’s competitive rental market, landlords are looking to implement features that will help their properties stand out, and renters are looking for amenities that cater to their technologically advanced, on-demand lifestyle. The modern renter is able to order a ride, dinner delivery, dry cleaning and much more with the click of a button, and the real estate market needs to keep up with changing taste and demand — continue reading on

How the Pandemic is Affecting Where Buyers Move

In these turbulent times, one thing is for sure: The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the real estate market. Low inventory and high demand continue to drive up home prices as buyers explore new markets and consider new places to call home that previously may have been off the table. — continue reading on

What to Do About Bad Smells in the House

When you’ve found the perfect new home and are counting down the days until you can move in, nothing can put a damper on your spirits quite like bad smells in the house that just doesn’t seem to go away. Musty or stale smells, odors from previous smokers or pet owners, or even smells from fresh paint can be less-than-welcome and hard to get rid of — continue reading on

How to Handle a Burst Pipe and Minimize Damage

Frozen or burst pipes during the cold weather months can be one of the most costly maintenance issues you’ll face as a property owner. A burst pipe suddenly flooding your kitchen can quickly become an out-of-hand emergency that could cost you thousands of dollars in damage. A quick and accurate response is key to resolving the issue and mitigating both damage to your property and your out-of-pocket cost — continue reading on RISMedia’s Housecall

Think You’re Ready to Sign a Rental Lease? Not So Fast

You found the perfect home or apartment to rent: great neighborhood, fits in your budget and meets all your criteria for a new place to live. You’re ready to sign on the dotted line and start unpacking your boxes. Not so fast! — continue reading on

Winning the Rental Game, Even with Bad or No Credit

If you are just starting out, chances are you have little or no credit. This can hurt your chances of landing that rental property, especially in today’s real estate market. Recently, an annual survey by the National Low Income Housing Coalition showed that there was nowhere — not one place — in the entire United States where an individual working a full-time minimum wage job could afford to rent a two-bedroom apartment. — continue reading on

How to Find (and Keep) a Great Real Estate Agent

A strong relationship with an experienced and knowledgeable agent can be a vital asset for any real estate investor, but finding the right agent for your needs and personality can be tricky at times. Personality, knowledge of the area, and experience should all factor into your decision when choosing a real estate agent with whom to work. — continue reading on

How to Spot and Avoid Rental Scams

Digital transformation has greatly impacted the rental market, making it easier than ever for landlords and tenants to connect. However, technological advancements have also increased rental scams and fraud. — continue reading on

Rentec In the News

In addition to full-length articles and podcasts, news outlets continue to rely on Rentec Direct for quotes and data for their readership.

Globest | Multifamily Rent Collections Down 24% in December

Apartment rent payments continued to decline in December. As of December 10, rent collections were down 24% from March collections, according to research from Rentec Direct, which aggregates rent collection data to analyze the impact of the pandemic. | Million Acres | What is ‘Cash for Keys’ for Rental Properties?

First, check your local rules and regulations. As this blogger notes on the Rentec Direct property management software site: “Your local laws will dictate how cash-for-keys deals can be offered, how much money can be offered, how discussion about the offer can be handled, and under what circumstances a cash for keys deal is permissible. You should consult a licensed attorney before making a cash-for-keys offer in order to protect yourself, your property, and your tenants.” | Reasons to Sign a Multiyear Lease on an Apartment

“Since property taxes and other expenses tend to incrementally increase each year, many landlords and property managers will seek to compensate by raising rent annually,” says Brentnie Daggett, a rental expert at Rentec Direct, a property management software company based in Southern Oregon. “Generally, a multiyear lease will ensure that your rent won’t increase each year.”

Press Releases

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