Real estate lockboxes have been a staple of the industry for as long as many of us can remember, yet during that time there has been little innovation. At Rently, we’re ready to change that. We’re taking this truly antiquated real estate technology and are bringing it into the 21st century.
Rently works by facilitating self-service showings for vacant properties. Property managers can use Rently-enabled lockboxes at their properties, which allows potential renters to instantly and securely access properties at their convenience.
Rently Real Estate Lockbox Features
The best part? It’s not all fluff. Here are 7 really useful real estate lockbox features provided by Rently that help property managers lease their units faster:
Self-Service Showing Capabilities
Property managers know that when a potential renter calls to inquire about a property, it’s likely to either get more information or schedule a showing. With Rently, managers can streamline the process and tackle more incoming leads and showings.
These are a few of the self-service features that Rently offers property managers:
- Access Monitoring: the property manager can receive real-time alerts as soon as a qualified renter views the property.
- Automated Showings: renters can register to see the property directly on the manager’s website, advertisements or yard sign.
- Controlled Access: property managers can easily text access instructions to qualified prospects.
Easy Online Integration
Rently easily integrates with online listing service websites like realtor.com® and Zillow, as well as the property manager’s own website. This integration ensures that no matter where a potential tenant finds a property online, they’ll receive instructions on how to set up a self-service showing at their convenience.
To encourage drive-by traffic to learn more about the property manager’s listing, managers can receive professional real estate riders for each of their properties. These “smart signs” are smartphone enabled, which allow potential renters to learn more about the property on-the-spot, and schedule a self-service showing —right from the front yard!
Perhaps one of the most important real estate lockbox features is the secure access that Rently provides. Property managers are able to control when each potential renter is allowed to access a property, and every renter receives a unique, one-time code that is good for one hour only.
In addition, the property manager (and their owner clients) can have peace of mind when prospects place their credit card information on file. Rently’s secure PCI compliant servers weed out stole and prepaid cards for even more added security.
Notifications and Feedback
Another important real estate lockbox feature? Instant notifications. Rently users are able to receive real-time alerts when potential tenants enter the property, which allows them to talk to their prospects as soon as they’re on site.
Similarly, Rently features automatic post viewing surveys that allow managers to get feedback from renters about each viewing. This information can be quite valuable to property managers who can use the feedback to improve the property and/or its marketing.
Because Rently allows property managers to increase the volume of their showings, it’s important to keep track of all these new prospects in one handy place. Rently’s prospect CRM is a real estate lockbox feature that allows managers to view contact information, add notes, assign agents and add contact prospects at a glance — all on one screen.
Detailed Owner Reports
With all this talk about property managers and prospective tenants, it’s important to remember that it’s the property owners who really want their properties leased. How can property managers show the owner all the effort and activity that’s happening at the property?
The charts and reports feature of Rently is the answer. Managers can view and export activity logs on every property —including time stamps, feedback and contact information. What’s more, they can easily pull reports for owners and it’s easily exported into Excel for more detailed tracking and reporting.
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Whether you’re looking for a solution that will allow you to manage a higher volume of properties and leads —or simply want to be on the cutting edge of real estate lockbox technology— we’d love to help you get started. We look forward to hearing from you soon!