Now that we have been living with Covid-19 for most of this year we have come to rely on new things, we have made changes, and we are living with a lot of new ways of life.
With that in mind, we are going to look at 5 things that will make your property management experience easier and contact-free.
Gone are the days of needing to go down to the office of a property management company, pick up a paper application, take it home, fill it out, and return it.
Now you can do it all online. As a matter of fact, you don’t even have to sit down at a computer. Most smartphones are enough to fill everything out on the go.
2. Virtual Home Tours
You don’t even have to get out of your pajamas to take a home or apartment tour these days.
Technology has come a long way and it is being put to good use in Property Management. Nest Finders not only has 360 Virtual tours you can view any time day or night, but they also have a virtual reality headset in the office if you really want to “get inside” the unit before it is ready.
Gone are the days of waiting for a place to become empty and get fixed up...you can tour every room as if it were ready to rent today.
Another great thing about touring virtually is that if there are several decision makers you can shorten the list by looking online and ruling out properties. This way you can decide as a group if you can’t coordinate a tour together.
3. Online Applications
Upload all of your documents with your application without leaving your home.
One of our favorite things about this is you can upload your supporting documents right with your application. Proof of income, rental history… all uploaded at the touch of a button.
Doing things online means no more extra trips because you forgot or just did not realize that you needed that one more thing to secure your new home.
4. Self Showing Technology
If you must see the unit in person many property managers, like Nest Finders, have a self show option.
You start by submitting your questionnaire to be sure it is a unit that will work for you, upload your ID, and wait for the code. You can take your time and walk the unit with zero pressure.
Once you are done a dedicated property manager will follow up with you to determine if the place is a good fit for you. If so you move on to the next step and complete the online application.
5. Tenant Management Portals
Once you have leased your perfect new home all of your communication with your property manager can be done online.
These new management portals can take payments, schedule maintenance, and much more.
You can do everything that use to be required only during business hours and time from anywhere. Out of town, no problem, just pay your rent online.