Renters can now say “Alexa, ask RENTCafé to pay my rent”
SANTA BARBARA, July 30, 2019 – Yardi®, a leading provider of property management software, is integrating with Amazon Alexa to support the use of digital assistants in rental units across the country. The new RENTCafé Resident Services Alexa Skill makes it easy for renters to check account balances, pay rent, submit maintenance requests and reserve amenities using only their voice.
Renters can enable the skill through the Alexa Skills Store or through the Alexa App. After linking their RENTCafé account they can simply say “Alexa, open RENTCafé” on their Alexa-enabled device to access a host of services. Paying rent through the skill is as easy as just asking. After setting up a voice code, renters can say “Alexa, ask RENTCafé to pay my rent” to send payment.
RENTCafé® is a property marketing, leasing and resident services platform used at more than 40,000 properties that represent over six million residential units. Property managers use RENTCafé to attract prospects, convert leads and retain residents with a powerful multifamily marketing, leasing and resident services platform that includes dynamic property websites, convenient account access and smart multichannel marketing tools.
“The demand for smart apartments is increasing,” said Patrick Lawler, director of RENTCafé product development at Yardi. “This Alexa skill helps property management businesses stay competitive by offering convenient and intuitive resident service options. Renters can ask Alexa to handle important tasks for them, without having to sit down at the computer or place a phone call.”
Watch the RENTCafé Resident Services Alexa Skill video to learn more.
Yardi® develops and supports industry-leading investment and property management software for all types and sizes of real estate companies. Established in 1984, Yardi is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., and serves clients worldwide. For more information on how Yardi is Energized for Tomorrow, visit yardi.com.