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Tenant Pictures & Social Networking Tenant Data

By on September 26, 2016 in Product Updates with 7 Comments

mary-tenant2This week’s system update adds new functionality to let you upload pictures of your tenants to the system.

To add or change a tenant’s picture, simply edit the tenant and click on the thumbnail image (top-right) of the edit panel.

Don’t have a picture?  No problem!  There’s a good chance your tenant has a social account. Rentec has integrated with Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter to automatically display the profile picture from the tenant’s social media account, which is already publicly shared with the world.  This information comes from their email address, so be sure to have a valid email address on file.

There’s more!  If your tenant has a social account tied to their email address, right under their picture you will see small social icons.  Each of these, when clicked, will open a new tab in your browser to their social account.  In an ever more connected world, and with more social usage than ever in history, this provides you a simple way to help keep you connected to your tenants.

Once updated, your Tenant Tab will be filled with photos of your current tenants, helping you put a face to the name of your renters and personalize your manager-renter relationships.


Pro Tip:  Need to flag a tenant so it stands out to you and all your staff?  Maybe the tenant is undergoing eviction.  Upload an image like this eviction notice as the tenant image and they will have an unmistakable eviction sticker next to their name on your tenant list.

Not interested in the social data and pictures?  We also added an advanced feature (Settings, Program Defaults, Advanced Settings) where you can turn all the social data off.

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About the Author: Nathan is the founder of Rentec Direct and has been pushing buttons at Rentec since 2008 when the first of many servers drew the very first kilowatt of power from the grid. He has a passion for application security and spends an incredible amount of time ensuring your data is protected. When Nathan is not day-dreaming about 1's and 0's, you may also find him "tuning" the development schedule to get that next big feature in your hands sooner or enjoying a ski day at Mt Bachelor! .


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  1. Bill Lyon says:

    Why don’t you tie this to Rental Applications? This information would be much more helpful BEFORE placing a new tenant.

  2. Nathan says:

    Hi Bill,

    Excellent idea and we agree! Rental applications and prospects are next!

  3. Brian A. Woods says:

    I really like this idea Nathan. When, if at all, can we expect the mobile friendly version of the landlord site?

  4. andrew Hales says:

    I do not see the new Facebook option. Also a note for users of phones. Download Puffin and you can use any web page on a phone easy peasy.

    • Nathan says:

      Hi Andrew,

      If you add or edit a tenant, just put in their email address. The system will automatically search for that email profile on the various social networks. It will download a picture if one is publicly available and it will show all the linked social accounts right below the picture.

      If you put in an email and it doesn’t pull up anything, it just means the tenant has their information set private, or their account is too new to pull up.

  5. Robert says:

    Excellent idea! This information would be much more helpful in screen your prospective tenants carefully.

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