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Virtual Tours are Here to Stay: 4 Tips for Landlords

Virtual Tours are Here to Stay: 4 Tips for Landlords

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world as we know it, and while we’re certainly returning to some sense of normalcy, there are a few trends that emerged that are likely here to stay. In the property management industry, virtual property tours…

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Electronic Signatures and Authorizations in the Rental Industry

Electronic Signatures and Authorizations in the Rental Industry

While the concept of electronic signatures and authorizations was around well before the COVID-19 pandemic, the last couple of years has certainly shined a new light on these kinds of digital transactions. Data shows that tenants with online rent payment options have remained more likely…

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Smart Leasing To Quickly Fill Vacant Units

Smart Leasing To Quickly Fill Vacant Units

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Knock.] A platform combining Sharon, a conversational AI bot, with a self touring experience for landlords looking to fill vacant apartment units, Knock handles the listing marketing to…

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Top Tech for Landlords and Property Managers in 2021

Top Tech for Landlords and Property Managers in 2021

In the past, property management hasn’t been a particularly tech-savvy industry, but modern technology is helping virtually every sector increase speed and efficiency. Even if you still prefer to manage your properties through paper receipts and spreadsheets, today’s Millennial and Gen Z renters are demanding…

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Switching Property Management Software? Tips for a Smooth Transition

Switching Property Management Software? Tips for a Smooth Transition

One key way to future-proof your property management business is to use the right technology. Spreadsheets, paper ledgers and even existing software can quickly become outdated in such a fast-paced environment, so it is likely that – at some point – your business will benefit…

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Simplifying Tenant Screening

Simplifying Tenant Screening

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: RentSpree.] RentSpree provides tenant screening services for property managers, landlords, and renters. The screening process collects rental applications and delivers credit reports, background checks, and nationwide eviction report data…

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The Blueprint Sessions Episode #3: Emir Dukic from Rabbu

The Blueprint Sessions Episode #3: Emir Dukic from Rabbu

The Blueprint Sessions is a podcast for exceptional founders of exceptional startups that are disrupting the real estate industry. The goal is to provide a space for real estate startup founders to tell their stories to those who most need to hear them – potential…

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Showing Verified Rental Listings On Demand

Showing Verified Rental Listings On Demand

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: RentZap.] A lister of rental homes in the Phoenix area, RentZap enables home seekers to view professionally verified homes with on-demand showings available 7:30am to 6:30pm, any day of…

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Landlords with Online Rent Collection Options Find Some Success During the Pandemic

Landlords with Online Rent Collection Options Find Some Success During the Pandemic

To put it bluntly, 2020 was a mess of a year. Challenges facing all industries meant many leaders found themselves figuring things out one step at a time rather than planning ahead for the long term. The rental industry was certainly not immune – landlords…

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Coliving amidst the challenges of COVID-19

Coliving amidst the challenges of COVID-19

There is no other way to say it: Real Estate as an industry did not have it easy in 2020. Big plans had to be put on hold, and business growth shrunk. The sub-segment of coliving within the Real Estate industry was especially susceptible to…

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