The Best Tools for Real Estate Agents

May 11th, 2017

As a Realtor, it’s easy to have a "me-vs.-the-world" mentality. You’re always counting on yourself to get things done the right way, whether it be verifying your tenants, scheduling showings, or keeping in touch with your clients.

We here at RentSpree are always striving to make things easier for real estate agents, and we’ve found some of the best tools to simplify the lives of Realtors.

The Real Estate Agent’s Guide to Student Renters

April 25th, 2017

As the school year draws to a close, many students are beginning to look for a place to live either for the summer or for the next school year. Because of their temporary nature, rental properties are the norm for college students. While these college kids may get a bad rap, they deserve an equal opportunity to find housing.

Los Angeles Real Estate Trends

April 21st, 2017

What all of its complexities and nuances, the real estate market can sometimes be tough to understand. However, a basic knowledge of the current landscape acts like night-vision goggles in the dark - allowing you to see which tools to use and markets to target for maximum business.

How to Manage Your Reputation as a Real Estate Agent

April 19th, 2017

As a real estate agent, your reputation is everything. Whether it’s with your clients or peers, a good reputation can lead to additional business opportunities, while a bad one can drag you down.

Some tasks will have instant effects, like showing off your happy customers on social media, while others, like running a thorough tenant verification before referring a renter to a landlord, might take longer to impact your reputation.

RentSpree Takes First Prize in BLD Brands Business Model Competition

April 14th, 2017

April 14, 2017

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA – RentSpree, the real estate tech startup that has streamlined the rental process, announced that it took first prize at the BLD Brands Business Model Competition hosted at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California on April 13.

The event's prize money totaled $15,000, with $8,000 going to RentSpree for first place.

Easy Ways to Find the Perfect Apartment

April 14th, 2017

Between millions of listings, agents, and applications, renting a property can be a daunting task. If you don’t follow a process, or if you are new to the rental landscape, you can easily get lost and overwhelmed. However, simple things like doing a little research or using an online rental application with tenant verification built-in can make finding a new apartment significantly easier.

A Hunch Isn’t Enough: Why Tenant Verification is Essential

April 10th, 2017

Many Realtors will tell you that meeting an applicant in person is all they need to verify their tenants. While an in-depth conversation can give you an idea of someone’s personality, it probably isn’t enough to get to know them as a renter. That's why a tenant verification process is so essential.

The Realtor’s Guide to Social Media

April 6th, 2017

You’re an established professional in the real estate industry. You have been successful for years, and scoff at the notion of social media. What could you possibly get out of the realm of cat videos and internet trolls?

While the social media atmosphere can often be adolescent and unprofessional at times, it can be quite helpful for any real estate agent of any age.

Do You Need An SSN On Your Online Rental Application?

March 31st, 2017

The Social Security Number: A nine-digit identification code unique to every citizen, permanent resident, and temporary working resident in America. These nine numbers are about as personal as it gets and we’re told to never share it with anyone. So why do we ask for this information on online rental applications?

The first answer most real estate agents or landlords will tell you is to run a tenant verification.

How Online Rental Applications Differ: Realtors vs. Property Managers

March 29th, 2017

When you are looking to rent an apartment, chances are you will either go through a property management company or a real estate agent. But what are the differences between the two? What benefits do each provide? Because they work in similar fields and often perform similar tasks (e.g. tenant verification and collecting online rental applications), it is easy to get a property management group confused with Realtors.

How to Effectively Communicate With Your Applicants

March 23rd, 2017

Maintaining communication with your applicants is an important part of keeping your clients satisfied. Keeping them informed about your tenant verification process as well as making sure they fill out their online rental application are just two ways you can easily make sure that your applicants are both serious about the property and free of any questions/problems.

Easy and Effective Ways to Market Your Property

March 22nd, 2017

Sometimes listing your rental property online isn’t enough to find a suitable tenant. Most successful Realtors will tell you that going beyond the bare minimum and putting forth a solid marketing effort is essential to finding prosperity in the real estate industry.