The Internet Of Things Keeps Smart Home Smart

IoT and Smart Home: The Power of Connectivity

What is the first thing you think about when you hear the phrase “Smart Home”?

Maybe it’s the ability to lock and unlock your doors or windows from your phone. Maybe it’s having full control of the thermostat in a certain area of the house. Even still, maybe it’s being able to ask a voice assistant like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to turn on the lights in the bedroom before you get there.

Whatever your image of a smart home may be, there’s one thing that remains constant – the need for your smart appliances to be connected to one another and to the internet via a little something called the Internet of Things.

What is the Internet of Things?

Put simply, the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the idea of connecting all things to the internet. While this definition is broad, IoT For All’s Calum McClelland notes that connecting “things” to the internet – from cell phones to smartwatches – has already had incredible benefits in our society and everyday lives. The idea of IoT, he continues, suggests that these benefits can extend to quite literally everything.

McClelland writes that “When something is connected to the internet, that means that it can send information or receive information, or both.” This particular ability is, at a base level, what makes an appliance or technology “smart”.

IoT at CES 2019

Because tech and internet connectivity go hand-in-hand, the Internet of Things had quite the presence at CES 2019. In addition to smart home solutions, everything depends on the Internet of Things to, well, work.

Along with the advent of 5G, the Smart Cities section of CES was guided by the IoT, painting a picture of the connected cities of the future. According to CES Daily, smart cities with this kind of connectivity will have sensors in places such as water and waste systems, buildings, and roads: “Connected technologies will include smart energy meters, automated street lighting, parking assistance apps, and sensors to make cities safer, smarter, and more accessible.”

Of course, Smart Cities weren’t the only exhibits that relied on the IoT for necessary connectivity. CES 2019’s Vehicle Technology Marketplace showcased the latest in self-driving, connected cars that bring interactivity to the driving experience. Exhibitors like Allstate, Dassault Systemes, and Mobileye showcased just how important the combination of tech, connectivity, and vehicle automation will be as we explore the future of automotive and transportation.

IoT and Smart Home

At CES 2019, hundreds of Smart Home exhibitors focused on the easy, accessible connectivity that can be brought to a home in order to make it “smart”. This includes everything from smart blinds to lighting, smart locks to smart kitchens appliances. From this year’s show, it’s clear that the Smart Home of the future is one that brings this connectivity to every aspect of the home.

As greater numbers of consumers adopt smart home technology, the reliance of smart home on the IoT will only grow. In fact, Katherine Lazarevich of IoT For All writes that “some of the best solutions in IoT will come to life in smart homes.” It’s thought that the number of connected products will triple by 2025, reaching nearly 75 billion devices across the world.

So what does this mean for Smart Home companies? For Rently Keyless, it means an incredible opportunity to bring connected solutions that will benefit both individuals and communities.

The Rently Keyless Smart Solution

The Rently Keyless proprietary Tri-Band Hub ensures that users have three times the connection – and three times the security. Should Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection be unavailable, the Keyless system connects through a cellular connection.

The central core of the Keyless system, the Tri-Band hub technology includes 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet connection for superior and optimal industry uptime. Unlike many smart home companies, the Keyless Tri-Band Hub has been engineered from the ground up to ensure that users are getting the very best in smart home tech.

Of course, the Keyless smart home solution is scalable. Support for Z-Wave, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi protocols alow Rently Keyless to securely incorporate over 1800 smart home devices.

Want to learn more about Rently and Keyless? Feel free to check out the rest of our blog!

Sources: IoT For All, CES Daily, All About Circuits

Ready For The Future of Smart Home?

The Future Of Smart Home Starts Now

While CES 2019 explored several themes – transportation, digital health, AR and VR experiences, and many more – one of the most prominent was that of the Smart Home. As smart homes get “smarter”, companies are looking at ways to efficiently and successfully expand automation in the home. On top of this, many have begun the conversation about the human element that can help make smart home tech more accessible for the average consumer.

From smart locks to smart fridges, the Smart Home of the future is one that sees smart appliances aiding users in every area of the home. Over 250 exhibitors, including EZVIZ, Kohler, Ring, and Interlogix presented several products that strive to expand upon this image.

The Power of Voice Assistance

Voice powered assistants – and the smart home tech that integrates with them – had quite the presence at this year’s show. Amazon Echo and Google Assistant displays were clearly in nearly every Smart Home booth setup, with companies displaying the ways in which their technology works with both. In fact, integration with these particular smart assistants is a key feature for smart home tech companies. As noted by CES daily, “Smart home device makers no longer have to worry as much if their product will work with every other smart home gadget. As long as it can be integrated with Alexa or Google Assistant, that’s all you need.”

Key players in the Smart Home industry, such as Rently Keyless, are focusing on the ability of their systems to use these Amazon and Google products to help control lighting, thermostat, and sensor controls.

Everything (and) The Kitchen Sink

Kitchen appliances had a particularly large presence at CES this year, with appliance makers working to figure out new and improved ways to bring smart tech into a consumer’s everyday life. Products such as Alexa-integrated microwaves and smart fridges were poised to be the stars of this year’s show, painting a picture of how automation like this may soon be even more prominent in everyday life.

The bathroom is another home space in which appliance makers are targeting for smart home tech. Smart mirrors, faucets, and lighting are just a few of the appliances that were shown off throughout CES, inviting visitors to get an in-person feel for what it would be like to have a smart, automated bathroom in their homes.

The Reach Of Smart Home

According to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it’s thought that by 2020 there will be nearly 30 billion connected devices. At this point, a smart home will generate 50 GB of data daily.

The CTA describes three trends to watch for when it comes to the spread of Smart Home tech in the next few years. Simplification, comfort and security, and energy management are key when it comes to the future of smart systems.

Meet Rently Keyless

Rently Keyless, the smart solution division of Rently, encompasses these key elements. The Keyless system works to take the confusion out of smart home management, focusing on a user-friendly platform that’s easy to integrate with aforementioned voice assistants from Amazon and Google. The proprietary Tri-Band Hub technology ensures that users don’t have to worry about their systems going offline. Should Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity be unavailable, the Tri-Band hub connects via a cellular connection.

Of course, the Keyless system also offers a variety of appliances that are designed to help bring automation and accessibility to homes. Keyless entry locks, smart thermostats, sensors, and lighting automation help ensure a simple, secure, energy efficient home.

Keyless system integrations include such names as Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth, Ecobee, Escapia, Yale, and more.

Want to learn more about Rently and Keyless? Feel free to check out more of our blog!

Sources: CES Daily, Consumer Technology Association

Smart Homes, Self-Driving Cars, AI and More: A Rently Review of CES

Highlights from CES 2019

CES: a veritable wonderland of all things up-and-coming in the world of electronics and tech. It rivals theme parks and small cities. Rently, the multifaceted real estate solutions company, had the opportunity to see first-hand what exciting things there are to come this year in the world of tech.

And let us tell you – there are a lot of exciting things to come.

Smart Cities, IoT, and The Future of Mobility

When it comes to CES, there’s a whole lot of ground to cover. The journey started off at the Westgate, where we received badges and maps detailing just how many exhibitors there were to see (over 4,400!). We began in the Smart Cities section, marveling at what could very soon be the future of ride-sharing transportation. Now, we’re not just talking about companies like Lyft and Uber – we’re talking about everything from smart metro systems to an expansion on the ever-popular scooter and bike sharing services that have been cropping up in major cities. Companies are gearing up to define what it truly means to be “mobile” in today’s world, while others still are focusing on how we can use green energy to get there.

Walking through the Smart Cities section invited us to think about how each and every one of us plays a critical role in the day-to-day structure and operations of our major cities and towns – and asked us to question how we can use technology to improve those structures. According to CES Daily, the tech elements necessary for smart cities include network infrastructure in the form of 5G and IoT, data sharing platforms, building sensors, and systems designed specifically to manage data collection.

This section of CES therefore also included the IoT Infrastructure Pavilion, which housed everything from 3D cameras to CBD gummy dispensers, sensors to magnetic flashlights – and demonstrated how each of these things can be supported by IoT. The Internet of Things Infrastructure also gave an exciting sneak peek into what could be the future of digital and AI assistance, with companies creating virtual receptionists with digital “personas”. Wireless tech designed to enhance the spread of information was the name of the game here, though, with many booths featuring enhanced wireless technology.

Vehicle Technology and Autonomy

The next section was for automotive and transportation technology. The vehicle technology display included some of the latest in concept cars and vehicles that keep riders and drivers connected throughout their days. This year, the vehicles exhibited surpassed many stand-alone car shows, featuring over 160 exhibitors across a massive 290,000 net square feet. As expected, smart self-driving cars were at the center of many of the vehicles displayed. Booths demonstrated what the next several years of driving could look like as research and development into self-driving policy continues.

Automakers such as Audi, Honda, Kia, and Nissan displayed concepts for what these connected cars might look and perform like. Other vehicle-related booths focused on the increasing importance of clean energy, while others still showcased how AI and virtual assistance will soon be integrated into the future of the automotive industry.

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Robotics and AI presented another huge portion of the show. Located in South Hall 2, the section presented several incredible booths with some seriously cool tech that promises to change the way that business – and everyday life – is done. Many exhibitors displayed AI camera tech that was able to accurately display each attendee’s age, gender, and emotion based on facial expression. These cameras could also track each person’s location within and around the hall, a technology that clearly could have a major impact on several consumer-facing industries.

One perfect example of this was a booth that had been set up as a faux storefront that demonstrated how customers could be tracked as they were doing their shopping. It was a seriously incredible way to see just how useful this tech could be, and to get a snapshot of what the shop of the future might look like. Clearly, this kind of tech sees us moving away from the CCTV cameras of the past; here come the days of efficient and effective customer profiling from the moment they walk in the door to the moment they leave. Of course, security isn’t the only function of innovations like this. With the incorporation of AR and VR tech, it’s becoming possible for consumers to “try before they buy” – with everything from furniture to makeup.

Drones, too, were a massive part of this section, with many up-and-coming companies showcasing the newest in drone camera tech that promises to take us to new heights – and new depths, as well.

The Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Marketplace featured over 60 exhibitors, including businesses like Omron, Segway, Panasonic, Amazon, and more. Companies showed just how easily machines can not only fit into but can improve our everyday life – from home, to school, to work and back.

Health And Wellness Marketplace

Over 100 companies showed just how the tech of the future can and will support the health of consumers. Many exhibitors showed just how technology can encourage patients to better track and support their personal health. From AI to digital therapy, it’s clear that the future of health and medicine is intertwined with the future of tech.

Companies such as 3M, Humetrix, Philips, and SleepScore Labs presented smart health solutions that strive to not only monitor health but to support better quality of life. In addition to the Health and Wellness Marketplace, the Sleep Tech Marketplace and Wearables Marketplace showcased ways that sleep and wearable tech can play a huge role in the improved health of individuals and communities.

Smart Homes of Tomorrow

Smart home was another huge theme at this year’s show, with several companies revealing their interconnected smart systems that strive to take home automation to the next level, from smart keyless locks and voice-controlled home assistants to smart appliances and garden irrigation. The future of the interconnected home was certainly one of the most exciting things at this year’s show, with booths that showed off just how a smart system would work in fake housing set-ups that allowed visitors to quite literally experience walking through a smart home.

Integration of various smart devices was also a huge part of the smart home software that was seen throughout CES. The ability to work with devices such as the Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant was a key selling point for many companies, showcasing the ability to more accurately and efficiency tie together devices.

Smart home tech, such as that of the Rently Keyless access solutions, is very clearly becoming a staple not only in the tech world but in everyday life.

Eureka Park Startups

The Eureka Park section of CES was undoubtedly one of our favorites. Organized by geographic location, the Eureka Park startups presented early-stage entrepreneurs eager to show their products and services to the world. This year, entrepreneurs came from over 30 countries, including Canada, Switzerland, Taiwan, India, South Korea, and more. Many companies exhibiting at Eureka Park saw the opportunity as a potential breakthrough, with the show providing valuable connections for entrepreneurs looking to share their solutions with the world.

The booths presenting at Eureka Park ran the gamut, industry-wise; everything from 5G to digital health was represented. According to CES Daily, companies that have participated in the Eureka Park portion of the show have raised over $1.5 billion in funding since 2012.

Audio and Visual Innovators

Some of the most eye- (and ear-) catching exhibits were from that of the audio and visual industries, with booths showcasing the newest in 8K screen technology and high-quality sound playback. Notable exhibitors included Samsung, which built an entire mini-city inside the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as LG, Westinghouse, Kodak, Sony, and Polaroid, among others.

Home entertainment systems featuring new display technologies like rollable OLED and micro-LED gained lots of attention during the show; the first roll-up TV, a 65-inch LG OLED television, debuted during the week, and 8K TVs were a central feature this year.

Of course, these are only a few of the incredible sections found at CES. As veterans of the show will tell you, it’s difficult to see everything – but the sheer size of the show is one of the things that we loved the most. The energy at CES was one of hope and innovation. Every section and exhibitory that we had the chance to visit echoed these sentiments fully. As a society, we’re fast approaching a future where automation is key, and technology works with us to make life simpler and more efficient – from personal health to smart appliances.

As a company that values creativity, innovation, and simplicity, exploring CES was very important for Rently. The future of tech goes hand-in-hand with the future of Real Estate – and with that, the future of self-showing and smart home technologies that bring full automation within reach.

Want to learn more about the Rently self-showing and Rently Keyless smart solutions? Feel free to check out more of our blog!

Rently Rounds off the Year & Gears Up for 2019

Rently presents end-of-year numbers and projections for 2019

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LOS ANGELES, CA / PR Web / December 21, 2018 – Rently, the multifaceted real estate solutions technology company, is reaching the end of Q4 with a positive year. The company added their newly developed stand-alone Bluetooth lock this year, alongside their current enterprise smart home/apartment solution, which can all be equipped with their patented self-showing solutions. Property rental self-showings approached 1.5 million for the year, along with roughly 1.5 million satisfied, new rental applicants after the showings. With over 300,000 new properties listed and over 2000 happy companies, Rently is ready to continue providing seamless self-showings in 2019.

In May, Rently launched their new enterprise-level Bluetooth lock, Rently Blue. The lock, which is the only Bluetooth solution paired with self-showing technology, has streamlined access, enhanced security, and become an added amenity to homes across the nation. The unique product, designed and engineered by Rently’s team of developers, has been a successful addition to tens of thousands of units.

Rently Keyless, the Enterprise Smart Home/Apartment solutions division of Rently, has also had a very impactful year. Keyless has seen the launch and expansion of tens of thousands of smart homes under their division this year, notably with E&S Ring, Maxx Properties, and NMS Properties, whose portfolios reach California, Texas, Florida, New York, and more. When asked about Rently’s service, Nancy Garcia, Senior Community Manager with NMS Properties has expressed that Rently has impressively provided “efficiency and added amenities…to create an optimal level of service.” With the introduction of smart mortise locks in the mix, Keyless is projected to have another powerful year.

As 2019 approaches, Rently is prepared to tackle a new year of growth, innovation, and success.

To learn more about Rently please visit rently.com.

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About Rently
Rently, a technology innovator and industry pioneer, provides patented self-showing technology that helps property managers, investors, and renters save time by renting smarter and leasing faster. With the rapid growth and progression of the company, Rently Keyless, the enterprise smart home solutions division, was brought to life. Rently has been successful with thousands of property managers and millions of renters to date and continues to expand its reach as a leader in the real estate technology space.

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Self-Showing Is The Future – And Rently Is At The Helm

Join The Future Of Real Estate Showings

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While self-service might not be the first thing that comes to mind for most Property Managers when it comes to the leasing process, it certainly should be. Customer service trends have been rapidly changing with our society’s increasing technological dependence. In fact, self-service is quickly moving beyond being simply an “option” to consumers.

Think about it: technology has allowed us to seamlessly purchase a coffee or meal from our phone, or schedule a ride without having to hail a taxi. With this in mind, why not use technology to offer more options to tenants?

The growth of self-showing technology is quite apparent in the real estate industry, especially in recent years – and it certainly doesn’t show a decline any time soon.

“One reason that self-guided tours will be more widely adopted is cost. Right now, tours are a few hundred dollars per community (apartment), but that should come down,” writes Les Shaver for the National Apartment Association (NAA).

It’s time for property managers to harness the technology that will make self-showing effective. According to the NAA, self-showing tours will be widely adopted for several reasons, efficiency and cost-effectiveness being at the top of that list.

What Is Self-Showing Technology?

Services like Rently provide the future of self-service in the Property Management industry. We’re paving the way for you to reach more tenants, show more vacancies, and execute more leases. With the Rently Showing Solution, potential renters can view a rental property on their terms at a time of their choosing.

Why Self-Showing?

The rise of self-showing isn’t just due to technological convenience. The traditional 9-5 work environment is no longer the way renters are earning income. In fact, according to Statista findings based on data from both Upwork and Edelman, 35% of the U.S. workforce – 55 MILLION people – were freelancers in 2016, two million more just two years prior. Meanwhile, our statistics show that 40% of renters usually look at properties after work or on the weekends. Though this might present a challenge to Property Managers when it comes to scheduling showings, the need for a solution that serves both managers and renters is here.

Whether your prospective tenant has availability at 6:00 p.m. or 8:00 a.m. you’ll be able to meet their needs, setting you apart from other property management firms which only offer showings at “traditional” times. That flexibility extends to your office as well. Wouldn’t it be nice to leave the office at a reasonable time while leasing more properties?

How Does Rently Make Self-Showing Easy?

As the industry’s premier real estate showing service, the Rently system enables property managers to allow self-service showings of their vacant properties to verified potential tenants. Rently focuses on making the process both efficient and safe; by using the system, you can rest assured that you’re only letting verified renters inside, you’re mitigating property damage, and you’ve got eyes on who’s at what property and when.

Institutional firms aren’t the only groups that can profit from Rently’s solutions. Small property management firms can reap as many benefits from Rently’s resources because our solutions are scalable. A single Property Manager can now manage showings for your firm’s entire portfolio, essentially allowing your managers or showing agents to be everywhere at once.

Not only does Rently’s self-showing solution give your tenants any time access to your properties, but the Rently scheduling platform also allows tenants to schedule an in-person showing with you without having to call. This state-of-the-art automation enables you to manage more with less, right from your office – and can help you properly prepare for the future of real estate showing.

Ready To Get Started with Rently?

We’re excited to invite you to learn more about how Rently can improve and optimize your business. Feel free to explore our blog for more great content on our services, and connect with us today to get started. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Rently Adds Mortise Locks to Their Lock Selections

Rently Announces First Day of Sales for Yale nexTouch Sectional Mortise Lock

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LOS ANGELES, CA / PRWEB / – November 28, 2018 – Rently Keyless, a division of the premier self-showing solution company Rently, announced the first day of sales for Yale nexTouch Sectional Mortise Lock. Rently Keyless provides enterprise smart home technology and software solutions for property managers across the nation.

With their high quality, durable, and safe design, mortise locks have been increasingly popular across high-rise buildings. Unlike your standard locks, the mortise locks require a pocket-like hole to be drilled out of the door, making it difficult to switch between styles.

The Yale nexTouch lock will allow Rently to help property managers switch seamlessly from a keyed to a keyless mortise lock. This grade-1, heavy duty lock has a life expectancy of twice as long as a traditional residential lock, helping property managers save on hardware renewal costs and giving residents peace of mind.

When asked about the new lock, Rently Keyless Division Manager Zach Goulhiane said, “Rently Keyless is proud to announce it’s compatibility with Yale’s Mortise Lock. The release of this lock has opened up many doors for Multifamily and Single Family Operators who have been looking into incorporating Enterprise Smart Home and Apartment Technology on their Units.”

To learn more about Rently Keyless, call (855) 248-8144 or visit www.rentlykeyless.com.

About Rently

Rently, a technology innovator and industry pioneer, provides patented self-showing technology helping property managers, investors, and renters save time by renting smarter, leasing faster.

With the rapid growth and progression of the company, Rently Keyless, the enterprise smart home solutions division, was brought to life. Rently has been successful with thousands of property managers and millions of renters.

Check out the Rently blog: https://rently1.wpengine.com/blog/

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4 Ways Rently’s Real Estate Showing Service Ensures Safety

Safety is the name of the game for Rently.

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As a real estate property manager, you put yourself at risk every day. Think about it: from meeting new clients to showing properties, letting strangers in your car to marketing yourself online, the day-to-day tasks of real estate open property managers up to a wealth of situations that could jeopardize their personal safety. Scary, right?

Enter Rently, the industry’s premier real estate showing services. The Rently system enables property managers to allow self-service showings of their vacant properties to verified potential tenants. Here are just a few of the ways that Rently’s real estate showing service ensures property manager safety:

You’re Only Letting Verified Renters Inside

Rently’s real estate showing service was created with improved security in mind. With Rently, renters must register online with a valid credit card and are only given one-time access when they are at the property. This not only helps weed out lookie-loos or those simply looking to case the property for a future break-in but helps to ensure that the renter is actually serious about looking for a rental.

What’s more, Rently constantly monitors activity logs to make sure your properties are secure. Detailed reports are available to property managers so owners can feel confident in the process.

You’re Mitigating Property Damage

With over 4 million check-ins nationwide (and growing), we’ve never had a serious case of a renter using Rently to cause damage to a property. We won’t lie, property management is often about mitigating risk, and while the best way to mitigate exposure to risk is to get a renter in the property with a signed lease, that’s not always possible.

We use the same precautions as the car rental or hotel industries —taking a valid credit card and verifying their SmartPhone so that the renter is on the hook for any damage done during a self-showing. The system polices itself; your renters are looking to keep their credit intact, which means they’re more likely to be responsible.

In the unlikely event that there is an incident of any kind, you are able to report it directly to your Rently Client Success Manager for resolution. We have your back!

You Don’t Need to Meet (or Drive Around) Strangers

Self-service showings are quickly growing in popularity across the country, and it’s not just because they fulfill the potential tenant’s need for instant gratification. Property managers love the added security and safety that comes from not having to meet strangers at vacant properties or drive them around on a tour of properties.

The National Association of Realtors® suggests that you should always meet new clients at your office so colleagues know who you’re meeting with. They also suggest that you take a copy of the person’s driver’s license for added precaution prior to putting them in your car for a tour. These are great steps to take, but they do not mitigate the risk quite like a self-service showing.

You’ve Got Eyes on Who’s In and Out

When you use Rently’s real estate showing service, you also have the added security of knowing who goes in to the property, and when. Rently will send you a real-time email alert with the name and number of the prospective renter as they check-in to see your property. Additionally, you can always log back in to the Rently management portal to view detailed activity logs for each property you have listed with Rently.

Get to Know the Premier Real Estate Showing Service

With all this technology available to property managers, why risk your safety? Learn more about Rently’s real estate showing service by browsing our website and blog, and don’t hesitate to connect with a member of our team today! We look forward to hearing from you soon.

How Property Management Companies Can Use Rently

It’s easy to use Rently with your Property Management company!

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Whether you’re a solo-show property manager, one of the biggest property management companies in the country, or anywhere in between, there are a number of ways that you can use Rently to streamline and optimize your real estate business. Designed with you in mind, Rently is a real estate lockbox company that has made self-service showings a reality in all 50 states.

Don’t wait. Here are just a few of the ways that rental property management companies (and the solo-show property manager) can start using Rently to:

Save Time and Money

In the real estate business, time IS money! With Rently, rental property management companies can save valuable time and money by implementing self-service showings that allow potential renters to view properties without the property manager present.

Not only does this save the manager’s time and travel expenses, but it allows potential renters to quickly and easily access the property —thus allowing them to make faster decisions.

Have More Showings with Less Effort

Rently also allows rental property management companies to syndicate their listings to a number of websites —including zillow.com, homes.com and trulia.com. Not only will this syndication promote and market your listings with ease, but it will also direct potential renters through the self-service showing process using Rently lockboxes.

This means more showings with less effort for property managers and companies alike. And who doesn’t love that?

Let Renters View Listings on Their Own

We all know that no two days in real estate are ever the same. Property managers are busy handling everything from maintenance issues to collecting rent and screening tenants. But with Rently, one of the most time-consuming tasks of property management — the showing process— is streamlined.

With the Rently system, potential renters can view listings on their own. Gone are the days of canceling meetings to run across town only to find out a potential renter didn’t show. No longer do you have to waste time with looky-loos who have no intention of actually renting the property. Stay at the office, let renters view the property on their own, and get real-time alerts about who is viewing the property and when.

Rently’s system securely allows verified potential renters to view properties at their convenience, eliminating one of the biggest hassles of the property management field.

Beat Out the Competition

The true power of Rently lies in its ability to leverage technology and time-management to beat out the competition. For rental property management companies, this is vital. While your competition is fielding phone calls and working to schedule and reschedule showings, property management companies that utilize Rently can quickly and easily allow verified renters access to the rentals they’re interested in. Potential renters can view the property, make decisions and rent the property —all in less time than traditional showing process.

Make Property Owners Happy

Any property manager will tell you that keeping your clients happy is paramount. With Rently, managers have access to lead reporting they can share with their own clients to demonstrate the activity on the listing. Not only will your property owners be happy that you’re utilizing the latest lockbox technology, but they’ll also be thrilled that you can share accurate and real-time statistics on showings.

Can you do that with a traditional lockbox?

Manage More Rentals

When property managers free themselves from the chains of in-person showings, they can spend more time on securing, marketing and renting properties. This allows rental property management companies to optimize their time and manage more rentals.

Getting Started with Rently

Whether you’re a rental property management company or a single agent, we invite you to learn more about how Rently can improve and optimize your business. Feel free to explore our blog for more great content on lockbox services, and connect with us today to get started. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

8 Ways to Integrate Real Estate Showing Software

Integrating new tech doesn’t have to be a battle!

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Integrating a real estate showing software is a great way for rental property managers and companies to streamline and boost their business, as well as to save valuable time and money. But not all real estate showing software programs are created equal! As technology advances, it’s becoming increasingly important for real estate professionals to thoroughly vet any new software to ensure that it will benefit their business in a positive way.

Rently, the premier self-showing and property management service, is designed with real estate professionals in mind. Using Sentrilock lockboxes and banking-level encryption technology, Rently’s real estate showing software allows potential renters to view rental properties without the physical presence of a property manager. This not only gives renters instant gratification, but it also frees up the valuable time of property managers.

If you’re thinking about integrating a real estate showing software, here are a few ways to do it successfully:

Weigh Your Options

Always weigh your options to ensure that you find the real estate showing software that best suits the needs of yourself or your rental property management company. If you’re part of a company, consider putting together a group of agents that will be responsible for reviewing the features and benefits of each platform.

Request a Demo

Once you’ve found a few real estate showing software companies you’re interested in, be sure to request a demo to gain a better understanding of how the product truly works. This will help you envision the different ways that you can use the product.

Ensure it Works with Other Systems

Integration with other platforms is important in the real estate business. Rently, for example, allows you to import properties from platforms like Yardi, Appfolio, Propertyware and Buildium to name a few. It also allows you to syndicate your listings to a number of the industry’s leading sites, including realtor.com, zillow.com, homes.com and others.

Commit to Implementing the Software

Technology is only useful if we commit to using it. We have to give it a chance. When you select a real estate showing software that will work for you, be sure to take the time to implement it with care and make the commitment to put it into practice. This is particularly important if you’re introducing a new software throughout your entire office.

Encourage Adoption

This step is particularly important for rental property management companies or teams of agents who are working together to manage their properties. You must encourage adoption of the technology by your team members. This can be done by offering support or incentives for implementation, or by having team training on the new product.

Offer Support and Training

Even the easiest technology can seem overwhelming to a busy real estate professional. But, if you’re a real estate property management company, be sure to take the time to offer the support and training necessary for the proper use of the new product. When you do, you’ll find that your team will be more apt to utilize the software.

Request Feedback

As with all technologies that you implement, always ask your team —and your clients— for their feedback. How is it working? What are the results? Can you benefit from additional features? With Rently, we offer a host of additional features that help make our real estate showing software a complete one-stop package.

Make it Fun

Lastly, make it fun! Gamification is a great way to encourage the adoption of technology throughout your property management company. By creating games and incentives, you’ll be able to easily encourage team member participation.

Get More Rental Showings with Rently

If you’re thinking about implementing a real estate showing software to boost your business, we encourage you to browse the Rently website and to contact us with any questions you may have. We’re always just a phone call away and look forward to showing you how Rently can increase your business with less effort and time. Learn more today!

4 Ways Rently Is Leading The Real Estate Showing Service Industry

Rently is leading the way for the future of real estate

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Real estate showings are pretty predictable. It starts with a potential tenant scouring the internet for days and weeks to find that must-have property in the perfect neighborhood. They pick up the phone and call the property manager to schedule an appointment, but the manager is out showing other properties and has to call them back. When they’re finally connected, a showing is scheduled hours, if not days, from the initial contact.

It’s the day of the showing. The property manager opens the door and walks the potential tenant through the property —often pointing out the obvious: bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, etc.— and then locks the place back up.

We can do better!

Leading the Real Estate Showing Service Category

At Rently, we believe there are many ways to improve the traditional real estate showing experience —for both property managers and tenants alike. Here are just a few ways that we’re working to change the game to become the leading real estate showing service.

We’re Helping Property Managers Convert Leads

Property managers are busy people! From handling tenant and building issues to marketing and leasing new listings, no two days are ever the same. When potential tenants call about a property, they’re typically looking for two things: 1) more information on the property and 2) to schedule an appointment. But dropping everything to drive across town and show a property isn’t always an option.

With Rently, property managers are able to convert more of these phone calls into showings, because potential renters can view the property in person —without the property manager present. More cold leads can be turned into warm showings, simply because of convenience!

We’re Helping Potential Tenants Find Homes Faster

With Rently, potential tenants no longer have to wait days to see a property they’re interested in. They can easily search self-service showing properties directly on Rently.com, and then view those properties on their own time. This allows renters to make faster decisions. In some cities, where the rental markets are competitive, this can be the difference between finding the right place and missing out.

We’re Helping Property Managers Stay Connected

With all the tasks and duties on a property manager’s plate, even answering the phone can be difficult. In the event that a manager is unable to pick up the phone or schedule a showing immediately, the potential tenant will be guided through an automated self-service showing.

What’s more, Rently Call Center and Rently Scheduling, our add-on services, are available to answer incoming calls and can answer questions about the property and policies to provide potential tenants with a seamless experience. For property managers, this means never missing the opportunity to convert a lead into an appointment.

We’re Helping Fill Rentals Faster

Finding a new place to live shouldn’t be an uphill battle, and streamlining the process via Rently’s real estate showing service means everyone —property managers, owners and tenants— are saving valuable time. We’re helping to cut days out of the leasing cycle by minimizing the amount of time between the initial contact and the showing, and that makes it easier for tenants to make a decision quickly.

Potential tenants can see the property quickly. Property managers can handle more lead and property volume. Decisions can be made faster. Owners get their rentals filled quickly. It’s a win-win all around.

Learn More About Real Estate Showing Services

Are you a property manager looking to streamline the leasing cycle? We encourage you to learn more about how Rently works. Real estate showing services are the transforming the way property managers run their business, and it would be our pleasure to help you get started.Connect with us today to learn more!