Digital services can do a lot to help save you time and money in the management of your investment property in Charlotte. We have all heard the expression that “time is money.” Even though it’s an old cliché, it certainly is the truth. The more time we save, the more money we make. Digital services allow just that. It allows us to be more efficient and timelier. The digital landscape also provides greater confidence to our clients that their properties are being managed well.
Let’s take a look at some specific ways that technology and digitizing property management can benefit landlords and property owners.
Specialized Property Management Software
In our property management services, we utilize a number of software systems. We use the Charlotte Multiple Listing Service (MLS) when we’re marketing homes, and we also utilize a super key box system to show our rental property listings. This allows agents in the market to show our rental properties at any time. Then, we can track the showings and get feedback from those agents. We use showing time appointment services to make appointments for the rental properties that are still occupied since we start to market the property 60 days before the lease is up. Without this digital technology, marketing a home would take longer and vacancy rates would be higher.
Benefits and Advantages of Appfolio
Appfolio is the software we use that really does the heavy lifting of our property management. Tenants are allowed to pay their rent online and we also pay our property owners directly to their bank accounts. Repair requests are sent to our laptops and also come to our phones. We are always connected and available, and we always know what is going on with your property. This leads to better management.
Benefits and Advantages of Rently
Rently is a relatively new service that we adopted which allows us to have properties shown more quickly. Vacant properties can be self-shown to prospective tenants in a secure manner because they provide their individual information to Rently along with a credit card number. Rently.com generates a one-time random code that is only good for one particular time on a particular day. Therefore, the showing is more secure and easily trackable. It tracks their entrance and their exit and sends them a questionnaire for their immediate feedback.
This allows us to quickly follow up and provide application information for those who may want to move in. It leads to faster rentals because the sooner a prospect can see the home, the sooner the property will be rented.
Docusign for Paperwork
Docusign is a software system that allows us to get electronic signatures on leases and property management agreements.
At Wess Cason Realty, we use this suite of digital services to help manage your property more efficiently and help save time and money.