Northern California properties utilizing end-to-end online renter applications
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., July 12, 2012— Yardi announced today that RentCafe™, an apartment search website with thousands of high-quality rental listings across the U.S., allows property managers to streamline the application process with online leasing. With an appealing design and easy-to-use features, RentCafe helps market communities, attract new residents, and process and approve rental applications–even when the leasing office is closed.
The online application process allows interested prospects to apply to rent an apartment viewed online or in person. RentCafe delivers high quality photographs and detailed, thorough descriptions of all apartment listings, giving prospects all the information needed to make a decision and complete a rental application.
FPI Management and Realty Center Management Inc. are among the property management firms in the San Francisco, San Francisco East Bay and Sacramento regions that offer RentCafe to their prospective renters.
“Online leasing on RentCafe not only makes the rental application process easier for prospects, it streamlines the workflow for property managers, saving them time and money. A major advantage of the RentCafe online leasing offering is its real-time integration with Yardi Voyager™ and its ability to leverage Yardi ancillary services,” said Patrick Lawler, director of residential for Yardi.
The online application capabilities of RentCafe are fully integrated with Yardi’s credit screening services, lease generation and electronic signatures, streamlining the process for property managers. From a prospect’s first inquiry to fully approved application, the leasing process status is updated in real time in Yardi Leasing Pad™ and on the Voyager Leasing Dashboard.
Consumers are accustomed to managing their needs online. Market demand for online leasing is strong, the available technology is solid, and widespread industry adoption of online leasing is expected. Yardi’s suite of products makes the transition to this cutting edge approach easy and smart for your business.
RentCafe is a user-friendly apartment Internet listing service that provides rental listings, photos, and floor plans to prospective renters. RentCafe is optimized for mobile devices including BlackBerry®, iPhone®, iPad®, Android®, and Windows® Phone 7; the free RentCafe iPhone app is available in the iTunes Store. For more information, visit www.rentcafe.com.
Yardi has been committed to the design, development and support of real estate investment management and property management software for 30 years. With the Yardi Multifamily Suite™, Yardi Commercial Suite™, Yardi Investment Suite™, and Yardi Orion™ for SharePoint®, Yardi Voyager™ is a full business real estate management platform that includes operations, accounting, and ancillary processes and services with portfolio-wide business intelligence. Yardi serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.
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