These days, it seems as though we never have enough time. In a world where we are constantly connected, even our tasks have tasks that we must stay on top of. This is especially true in the lives of property management professionals. They are accountable for not only making sure their business is running in top form, but as part of their business, they are responsible for making sure that their client’s businesses, income rental properties, are running just as well. Where does one find enough time to handle it all?
One of the biggest expenditures for property manager is the time expense of showing vacancies. Depending on the size of their property portfolio, and the location of their rentals, a property manager can lose several hours of their day to traffic and drive time. On top of that, they also have to deal with current fuel costs as well as no shows. When you look at those expenses over the period of a year, Yikes!!! It can really add up!
Since we speak to property managers every day, we decided to ask the question, “If you had an extra 2 hours per day, what would you do with it?” The answers that came back were broad ranging and included everything from spending more time with family, streamlining their office systems, golfing, sleeping, jogging, and taking the opportunity to live a bit of a normal life. Some brokers mentioned taking additional time for employee development, and prospecting for more property owners to service. Generally, most of the managers asked, would opt to put the extra time into their business to allow for growth.
If there was a secure and proven system that would not only allow you to recoup the time and cost that you and your teams lose to showing vacancies, but would also help you lease your properties faster, wouldn’t it make sense to use it. Can you imagine the competitive advantage that it would give you if your vacancies could literally show themselves?
We created Rently as a rental property access solution to enable property managers to facilitate secure “self service showings” that allow them to provide convenience for themselves and renters, establish a way to more efficiently and quickly get properties leased, and save them time and money that can be reallocated to growing and improving their management business. By using a combination of proprietary, high tech lock boxes, “Smart” For Rent signs, and cloud technology, Rently is able to maximize the number of times that managers and their teams can show their properties each day, mitigate time and financial showing costs, and get their properties rented faster by providing immediate and secure access during times when prospective, quality tenants are available and in a shopping state of mind.
So, if you were implementing secure “self service showings” into your property’s marketing plan, using Rently’s lock box showing technology, “What would you do with the extra time that you had in your day?”
Renting shouldn’t be a stressful or difficult experience. At Rently, we make renting easy and efficient for everybody.