There are plenty of listing services in the rental market place. Most are very different but they all have one thing in common: tenants looking to rent and live in their dream home.
To maximize exposure landlords and property managers should post on to multiple rental platforms (listing sites). Hence, the more sites the more visibility and the more interested prospects. However, listing on multiple sites can be very time consuming and picking one or two sites that you think will be effective is a crapshoot.
Just imagine if you decide to list on 10 different sites: Zillow, Trulia, Craigslist, Apartments.com, Livelovely, Rentpath, Apartmentlist, Rentjungle and etc… You have to signup on each service individually and get verified before you can start listing. Then the repetitive task of inputting your rental information and uploading photos begins. And the arduous task of proof reading never ends. Thirty minutes can pass by very quickly before your done on one site. That’s five hours for ten sites, yikes!!! There must be a faster and more accurate way to accomplish this task.
This is where iManageRent saves the day! Using this service allows you to create a listing that works and post automatically on to more than 20 sites! With its’ comprehensive listing wizard you will be guided to enter all pertinent information to the last detail. You will have the added value and the confidence that you created your marketing campaign in a proper way because the system will help minimize mistakes. Furthermore, based on a quick analysis of the entered information our recommendation for “Best Marketing Practices” will be suggested to you automatically.
Water conservation is a concern to tenants who are both environmentally conscious and budget conscious. Water and sewer costs are frequently included in typical residential lease agreements as a landlord obligation. These hidden costs are added into the monthly rent payment calculation. Possible local ordinances may allow water and sewer costs to pass through to tenants as a supplement to base rent payment. In addition, tenants often pay separately for their direct electricity and gas utility usage. Monthly rent payments are high already. Where is the water expense savings? (more…)
In some states water is becoming a precious commodity. Governor Brown has declared a water emergency for the State of California mandating a 20% decrease in water usage to cope with the drought. Landlords and Managers should see this as an opportunity to increase net income from rental units and increase the market value of their properties. Periodic conservation reviews are part of every property owner’s management plan to ensure the lowest utility operating costs possible. Purchasing a replacement or upgrade to Energy Star® certified appliances is another smart move. Capital improvements or remodeling to LEED® certification by the U.S. Green Building Council is one of the best investments to ensure increase in market value. (more…)
Identity theft is a concern for landlords, property managers and tenants. Fortunately, iManageRent property management solution utilizing bank-to-bank money transfer minimizes this risk. No personal names, social security numbers, dates of birth, or other sensitive personal identification information are revealed or transferred with online rent payments. Tenants rest assured their personal data is safe. Landlords and managers are confident that masquerading thieves are not gaining a false identity as the bank account holder. (more…)