4 Easy Ways for You to Simplify Leasing Rental Housing

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We all know that the leasing process isn’t always all fun and games. It takes a lot of time and elbow grease to find the perfect renters. While you might have your leasing process down, consider adding one of these 4 methods to help simplify leasing for future you.

Showing the Property to Applicants

The virtual tour is already a mainstay of nearly all real estate marketing.  With the additional restrictions of the pandemic, touring properties inside and out via the virtual tour has become the norm.  Much like Google Street provides views of the exterior, a virtual tour provides views of the interior with a twist.  Using a smartphone, tablet, or computer, a prospective renter can self-guide the tour and focus on any details important to them.  Additionally, some representatives of properties can actually give virtual tours live, catering to a potential client’s interest in specific areas.  Most applicants can also appreciate the time and gas savings, especially considering the recent quarantine restrictions.  For those renters that prefer to visit properties in person, many management companies use drop boxes for keys and paperwork to maintain social distancing.

We all know that the leasing process isn’t always all fun and games. It takes a lot of time and elbow grease to find the perfect renters. While you might have your leasing process down, consider adding one of these 4 methods to help simplify leasing for future you.

Showing the Property to Applicants

The virtual tour is already a mainstay of nearly all real estate marketing.  With the additional restrictions of the pandemic, touring properties inside and out via the virtual tour has become the norm.  Much like Google Street provides views of the exterior, a virtual tour provides views of the interior with a twist.  Using a smartphone, tablet, or computer, a prospective renter can self-guide the tour and focus on any details important to them.  Additionally, some representatives of properties can actually give virtual tours live, catering to a potential client’s interest in specific areas.  Most applicants can also appreciate the time and gas savings, especially considering the recent quarantine restrictions.  For those renters that prefer to visit properties in person, many management companies use drop boxes for keys and paperwork to maintain social distancing.

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Filling Out the Application

Fortunately, most of the application process was already online even before the quarantine.  Generally speaking, anyone who has rented in the last few years is familiar with online applications and are quite comfortable completing the transaction virtually. Employment, rental history, identification info, etc. can all be communicated electronically. So, as odd as it may seem, it is no longer uncommon for renters to apply and get approved without ever actually setting foot inside the dwelling.

paperwork and pen

Filling Out the Application

Fortunately, most of the application process was already online even before the quarantine.  Generally speaking, anyone who has rented in the last few years is familiar with online applications and are quite comfortable completing the transaction virtually. Employment, rental history, identification info, etc. can all be communicated electronically. So, as odd as it may seem, it is no longer uncommon for renters to apply and get approved without ever actually setting foot inside the dwelling.

Tenant Screening and Background Checks

Unfortunately, tenant screening and background checks have a bad rep for unnecessarily stretching out the leasing time. We don’t do that. At ApplyConnect, our average report processing time is just 5 seconds, meaning you can get all of your tenant screening done within the time it takes to grab another cup of coffee. Plus, your rental application and tenant screening report can be managed 100% online!

Tenant Screening and Background Checks

Unfortunately, tenant screening and background checks have a bad rep for unnecessarily stretching out the leasing time. We don’t do that. At ApplyConnect, our average report processing time is just 5 seconds, meaning you can get all of your tenant screening done within the time it takes to grab another cup of coffee. Plus, your rental application and tenant screening report can be managed 100% online!

After Move-In

Managing a property after move-in can also be a breeze if done correctly. If you have a robust portfolio, property management software might be the option for you. However, if you only have a handful of units, an online solution to keep track of rental payments and allow your renters to easily pay rent might also be the right move for you. Collecting rent online not only saves you time running to-and-from the bank to cash in checks, but it gives renters a safe and reliable method to directly transfer the funds to your account. After all, who wouldn’t want to encourage their tenants to pay rent?

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woman unpacking

After Move-In

Managing a property after move-in can also be a breeze if done correctly. If you have a robust portfolio, property management software might be the option for you. However, if you only have a handful of units, an online solution to keep track of rental payments and allow your renters to easily pay rent might also be the right move for you. Collecting rent online not only saves you time running to-and-from the bank to cash in checks, but it gives renters a safe and reliable method to directly transfer the funds to your account. After all, who wouldn’t want to encourage their tenants to pay rent?

It has been suggested that post-quarantine life will be markedly different from what we’re used to.  Fortunately, being a property owner has never been easier and technology has taken out much of the hassle.  Social distancing will be with us for the foreseeable future, and hopefully, these tips can help us stay safe and succeed. 

What’s your simplify the renting process?

It has been suggested that post-quarantine life will be markedly different from what we’re used to.  Fortunately, being a property owner has never been easier and technology has taken out much of the hassle.  Social distancing will be with us for the foreseeable future, and hopefully, these tips can help us stay safe and succeed. 

What’s your simplify the renting process?

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