RENTCafe Promotes Online Leasing

Consumers are accustomed to managing their needs online. Market demand for online leasing is strong, the available technology is solid, and widespread industry adoption of online leasing is expected. RENTCafé™, an apartment search website with thousands of high-quality rental listings across the U.S., allows property managers to streamline the application process with online leasing. With an appealing design and easy-to-use features, RENTCafé helps market communities, attract new residents, and process and approve rental applications–even when the leasing office is closed.

The online application process allows interested prospects to apply to rent an apartment viewed online or in person. RENTCafé delivers high quality photographs and detailed, thorough descriptions of all apartment listings, giving prospects all the information needed to make a decision and complete a rental application.

FPI Management and Realty Center Management Inc. are among the property management firms in the San Francisco, San Francisco East Bay and Sacramento regions that offer RENTCafé to their prospective renters.

“Online leasing on RENTCafé not only makes the rental application process easier for prospects, it streamlines the workflow for property managers, saving them time and money. A major advantage of the RENTCafé online leasing offering is its real-time integration with Yardi Voyager™ and its ability to leverage Yardi ancillary services,” said Patrick Lawler, director of residential for Yardi.

The online application capabilities of RENTCafé are fully integrated with Yardi’s credit screening services, lease generation and electronic signatures, streamlining the process for property managers. From a prospect’s first inquiry to fully approved application, the leasing process status is updated in real time in Yardi Leasing Pad™ and on the Voyager Leasing Dashboard.