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Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Ryan Coon

In our latest Meet the Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with Ryan Coon of  Rentalutions, a tool for landlords.

Here’s a bit more about him, from his own mouth…

What do you do?

Ryan_CoonI am one of the founders of Rentalutions. We help do-it-yourself landlords easily manage their residential rental properties throughout the entire process. From our experience, landlords with fewer than 50 units lack access to the same tools, information and resources as larger property managers. We help our landlords find tenants (by syndicating listings of vacant units to sites such as Trulia), screen tenants (with easy access to TransUnion credit and background reports), create and electronically sign attorney-reviewed lease agreements, collect rent online directly from tenants, manage maintenance requests and prepare financial reports.

Why do you do what you do?

Our target customer is a working professional who has better things to do with his or her time than to worry about being a landlord. We give these part-time landlords easy access to the information they need and tools that save them time and make being a landlord as easy as possible.

What are you most excited about right now?

The thing that excites me the most is the feedback we get from our customers. Our team is doing an amazing job of delivering software and hands-on customer service that our users love.

What’s next for you?

We are spending a lot of time right now improving the user experience with our product. The first iteration was exactly what it was meant to be – a very rough minimum viable product. Now that we’re confident that we are meeting an unmet need, we are taking a step back and thinking through the best way to help users accomplish their goals.

What’s a cause you’re passionate about and why?

An organization that I’ve been involved with for the past couple years is World Bicycle Relief. Most of us in the United States view riding a bike to be a workout or a leisure activity. We view it this way because we have access to other modes of transportation that are generally quicker, easier and more comfortable. In certain parts of the world, though, bicycles have a profound impact on people’s ability to access education, healthcare and economic opportunity. World Bicycle Relief is working to put bicycles in hands of those who need them most.

Thanks to Ryan for sharing his motivations and current projects. If you’re interested in connecting with Ryan further, you can find him on Oh Hey World and LinkedIn.

We’ll be featuring other real estate tech entrepreneurs in the coming weeks. If you are an entrepreneur in the real estate vertical (past or present), and want to be profiled, please sign up for an OHW account and add “real estate tech entrepreneurs” as an interest on your profile — then shoot me an email (drew at ohheyworld).

About Drew Meyers

Founder of Geek Estate Blog / Geek Estate Labs. Zillow Alum. Travel addict & co-founder of Horizon. Social entrepreneurship & microfinance advocate. Fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kiva.

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