4 Easy Ways for You to Simplify Leasing an Apartment

We all know that the leasing process isn’t always all fun and games. It takes a lot of time and elbow grease to find the perfect residents. While you might have your leasing process down, consider adding one of these 4 methods to help simplify leasing for future you.

Showing the Property to Applicants

The virtual tour is already a mainstay of nearly all real estate and apartment marketing.  With the additional restrictions of the pandemic, touring properties inside and out via the virtual tour has become the norm.  Much like Google Street provides views of the exterior, a virtual tour provides views of the interior with a twist.  Using a smartphone, tablet, or computer, a prospective renter can self-guide the tour and focus on any details important to them.  Additionally, some representatives of properties can actually give virtual tours live, catering to a potential client’s interest in specific areas.  Most applicants can also appreciate the time and gas savings, especially considering the recent quarantine restrictions.  For those renters that prefer to visit properties in person, many management companies use drop boxes for keys and paperwork to maintain social distancing.

We all know that the leasing process isn’t always all fun and games. It takes a lot of time and elbow grease to find the perfect residents. While you might have your leasing process down, consider adding one of these 4 methods to help simplify leasing for future you.

Showing the Property to Applicants

The virtual tour is already a mainstay of nearly all real estate and apartment marketing.  With the additional restrictions of the pandemic, touring properties inside and out via the virtual tour has become the norm.  Much like Google Street provides views of the exterior, a virtual tour provides views of the interior with a twist.  Using a smartphone, tablet, or computer, a prospective renter can self-guide the tour and focus on any details important to them.  Additionally, some representatives of properties can actually give virtual tours live, catering to a potential client’s interest in specific areas.  Most applicants can also appreciate the time and gas savings, especially considering the recent quarantine restrictions.  For those renters that prefer to visit properties in person, many management companies use drop boxes for keys and paperwork to maintain social distancing.

Filling Out the Application

Fortunately, most of the application process was already online even before the quarantine.  Generally speaking, anyone who has rented in the last few years is familiar with online applications and are quite comfortable completing the transaction virtually. Employment, rental history, identification info, etc. can all be communicated electronically. So, as odd as it may seem, it is no longer uncommon for renters to apply and get approved without ever actually setting foot inside the dwelling. 

Filling Out the Application

Generally speaking, anyone who has rented in the last few years is familiar with online applications and are quite comfortable completing the transaction virtually. Employment, rental history, identification info, etc. can all be communicated electronically. So, as odd as it may seem, it is no longer uncommon for renters to apply and get approved without ever actually setting foot inside the dwelling. 

Resident Screening and Background Checks

Unfortunately, resident screening and background checks have a bad rep for unnecessarily stretching out the leasing time. We don’t do that. At CIC, our average report processing time is just 5 seconds, meaning you can get all of your resident screening done within the time it takes to grab another cup of coffee. Plus, if you want everything streamlined within your tried and true property management software, CIC integrates with most property management software. So you can say goodbye to that long wait time.

Resident Screening and Background Checks

Unfortunately, resident screening and background checks have a bad rep for unnecessarily stretching out the leasing time. We don’t do that. At CIC, our average report processing time is just 5 seconds, meaning you can get all of your resident screening done within the time it takes to grab another cup of coffee. Plus, if you want everything streamlined within your tried and true property management software, CIC integrates with most property management software. So you can say goodbye to that long wait time.

After Move-In

Managing a property after move-in can also be a breeze if done correctly.  Everything from scheduling maintenance to depositing rent directly into a bank account can be handled using a premium property management solution.  The best software solutions include tools to help manage operations, accounting, leasing, and management into an easy-to-use format.  If you are managing multiple properties, you already know how much time is spent getting things done so they stay done. 

After Move-In

Managing a property after move-in can also be a breeze if done correctly.  Everything from scheduling maintenance to depositing rent directly into a bank account can be handled using a premium property management solution.  The best software solutions include tools to help manage operations, accounting, leasing, and management into an easy-to-use format.  If you are managing multiple properties, you already know how much time is spent getting things done so they stay done. 

It has been suggested that post-quarantine life will be markedly different from what we’re used to.  Fortunately, being a property manager or owner has never been easier and technology has taken out much of the hassle.  Social distancing will be with us for the foreseeable future, and hopefully, these tips can help us stay safe and succeed. 

What’s your simplify the renting process?

It has been suggested that post-quarantine life will be markedly different from what we’re used to.  Fortunately, being a property manager or owner has never been easier and technology has taken out much of the hassle.  Social distancing will be with us for the foreseeable future, and hopefully, these tips can help us stay safe and succeed. 

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