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Rental Listings JSON API – Add Rental Listings to Your Custom Website

By on February 13, 2018 in Product Updates with 0 Comments
Rental Listings JSON API – Add Rental Listings to Your Custom Website

The following article is related to advanced programming features for your property management website.  This article was written to provide guidance to your webmaster or website designer.  Rentec Direct is unable to provide support regarding advanced website programming for a website that was created outside of the Rentec Direct system. If you have questions, please […]

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Fair Housing Laws and Social Media Tips for Landlords

By on February 8, 2018 in Education with 0 Comments
Fair Housing Laws and Social Media Tips for Landlords

When marketing a vacant rental, landlords and property managers can turn to several options to promote their rental vacancy ad. Everything from a for rent sign to positing to the most popular rental listing sites can help you find the most qualified tenant for your property.  Gaining in popularity is the use of social channels to […]

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Now Accepting File Attachments on Rental Applications

Now Accepting File Attachments on Rental Applications

When a prospective renter visits your online rental listings and decides to apply for a property, you may request additional documentation such as a copy of a driver’s license or paycheck stub as part of the application. Rentec Direct’s software now supports file attachments to online rental applications. Your prospective renters will be able to […]

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Pros and Cons of Using For Rent Signs for Rental Marketing

By on December 29, 2017 in Education with 2 Comments
Pros and Cons of Using For Rent Signs for Rental Marketing

When I entered the landlording business back in 2000, my rental marketing program consisted of the following: Place a For Rent sign in the yard Wait for calls If we were having trouble renting a particularly stubborn property, we would take out an ad in our local newspaper to help. But, mostly, we relied on signs […]

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How to Avoid Online Rental Listing Scams and Fraud

By on December 11, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
How to Avoid Online Rental Listing Scams and Fraud

A tight rental market has resulted in fewer vacancies and more competition during the rental search process. Prospective tenants are finding they need to be ready with a complete rental application, qualifying credit scores, a clean rental history, money down, and the decision to sign the lease and move immediately! Competitive rental markets have made […]

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Drone Photography for Property Managers and Landlords

By on November 17, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Drone Photography for Property Managers and Landlords

If you have spent much time looking at real estate listings recently you likely have seen aerial photos, captured by drone photography equipment, being used for marketing. Drone photos can provide much more than just a ‘cool’ look to a property.  From roof inspections to showcasing area amenities there are many use cases for those […]

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Frequently Asked Renter Questions for Landlords

By on October 18, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Frequently Asked Renter Questions for Landlords

Your renters will look to their future landlord or property manager to answer questions about the property and rent, how to be a good tenant,and how to maintain the property.    To help you provide the best service to your tenants, we’ve put together a list of some common renter questions with suggestions for how […]

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From Vacant to Leased: A 4-Step Guide for Landlords to End Rental Vacancy

By on October 3, 2017 in Education, Tenant Screening with 0 Comments
From Vacant to Leased: A 4-Step Guide for Landlords to End Rental Vacancy

In order to get your vacant property leased and occupied in the shortest amount of time possible, you need to give your rental ad maximum exposure.    A proven method for getting maximum exposure for your rental vacancies involves placing rental ads in key locations online. A study from Apartments.com found that 61% of online […]

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5 Reasons Your Rental Property Is Still Vacant

By on August 28, 2017 in Education with 1 Comment
5 Reasons Your Rental Property Is Still Vacant

Despite a historically low rental vacancy rate across the country, there are some properties that sit vacant for too long. Vacancy is murder to the profitability of an investment property, so every landlord, investor, and property manager needs to prioritize getting a property rented.  Even one month of vacancy can put your investment in the […]

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Types of Rental Property Owners That Will Grow Your PM Business

By on August 23, 2017 in Education with 0 Comments
Types of Rental Property Owners That Will Grow Your PM Business

Renter-occupied homes account for 37% of American households, a number that has been growing in the past decade according to the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), creating a strong market for those looking to capitalize on this housing trend.   Property managers and landlords collected $441 billion in rent payments across the U.S. in 2014, […]

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