Yardi and WhiteFence Take Revolutionary Step to Make Moving into Apartments Easier

Leading multifamily industry software providers align technologies to allow instant online setup of essential home services for renters

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., Oct. 24, 2013 – A new Yardi® and WhiteFence software integration will allow apartment renters to select electric, cable, Internet, phone and rental appliances online immediately upon signing a lease. These services, along with other resources including registering address changes with the U.S. Postal Service, will soon be available at one stop.

Under the Yardi-WhiteFence alignment, leasing agents will be able to complete leases with prospects using Yardi Leasing Pad™ and seamlessly direct residents to the WhiteFence platform to set up utilities and important home services. Renters can also lease an apartment online through RENTCafé™ and immediately equip their new residence with everything they need.

“WhiteFence offers a valuable service to renters when they move in,” said Terri Dowen, senior vice president of sales for Yardi. “Yardi’s online leasing capability makes it much easier and efficient for renters to select essential home services through WhiteFence at the same time that they execute their leases and sign up for our renters insurance.”

The WhiteFence marketplace helps renters find the best products at the best prices among locally and nationally respected providers of television, Internet, phone and other home services. WhiteFence also provides toll-free access to a live, knowledgeable “personal moving assistant” who can walk renters through the numerous choices of providers and packages.

“Our mission is, and always has been, delighting movers by making life easier for them. The combination of WhiteFence and Yardi is a revolutionary step for the apartment mover,” said Franc Arbide, chief strategy officer for WhiteFence.

Questions about the Yardi-WhiteFence integration may be directed to Sam McCabe, manager of partner programs for Yardi, at 800-866-1124 ext. 1649 or Sam.McCabe@yardi.com.

About WhiteFence

Houston-based WhiteFence is a free service that helps homeowners and renters compare, connect and save money on phone, internet, television, electricity, natural gas, and other home services. By simply entering a street address onto the secure site, people looking to save money or start new service can find the most comprehensive list of plans available for their specific address from more than 300 nationally recognized partners. As a trusted home service shopping source for 20 million people annually, WhiteFence makes it easy to establish service directly on the site in a few simple steps. WhiteFence is an Internet Capital Group partner company. For more information, please visit WhiteFence.com.

About Yardi

Now in its fourth decade, Yardi® is committed to the design, development and support of software for real estate investment management and property management. With the Yardi Multifamily Suite™, Yardi Commercial Suite™, Yardi Investment Suite™ and Yardi Orion™ Business Intelligence, the Yardi Voyager® platform is a complete real estate management solution. It includes operations, accounting and ancillary processes and services with portfolio-wide business intelligence and platform-wide mobility. Yardi serves clients worldwide from offices in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.yardi.com.

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