REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, AGENT
PRnewswire | March 20, 2023
RentSpree, the industry's premier end-to-end rental management software provider, announced its latest partnership with SkySlope, a full-service transaction management solution recently named one of the top 20 proptech companies of 2022.
Integrating RentSpree's online standard rental application and screening platform with SkySlope's transaction management capabilities will help agents save time and streamline the rental process even further.
"We are always looking for strategic collaboration opportunities with other industry leaders to help provide best-in-class technology solutions for real estate professionals," said Michael Lucarelli, CEO and Co-Founder of RentSpree. "SkySlope is a key player in their space, and combining forces enables us to support rental agents in the most effective way possible."
SkySlope, which provides time-saving solutions for real estate transactions from contract to close, was founded in 2011 and now serves more than 650,000 real estate professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada.
"At SkySlope, we are always mindful of how we can serve the changing needs of real estate professionals," said SkySlope CEO Tyler Smith. "Therefore, combining forces with RentSpree is another sensible step in achieving that mission."
RentSpree offers an all-in-one suite of tools, including background and credit checks, rent estimates, renters' insurance and rent payments. Its Agent Tools feature supports holistic rental management for agents, from advertising and nurturing leads to seamlessly diversifying their client portfolio, as well as supporting their rental clients' transition to homeownership in due time.
"We are very deliberate in the partnerships we seek across different segments of the real estate sector," said Caroline Mulvey, Senior Client Success Manager at RentSpree. "Collaborations with top-notch proptech firms such as SkySlope are key as technology will continue to play an increasingly important part in making the daily lives of agents and brokers easier and more efficient."
Los Angeles-based RentSpree is a provider of award-winning rental software that helps seamlessly connect real estate agents, owners, and renters to simplify and automate the entire rental process, from listing to lease. The all-in-one platform is known across all 50 states for its easy and secure interface and suite of rental tools, including tenant screening, rent payments, marketing and renter management. To date, RentSpree has partnered with more than 250 of the most influential MLSs, real estate associations and brokerages to serve over one million users in the U.S. RentSpree is ranked 625th on Inc. 5000's fastest-growing private companies in 2022. Visit http://www.rentspree.com for more information.
Established in 2011, SkySlope is the customer experience platform managing real estate transactions from contract to close. Serving over 650,000 real estate professionals across the U.S. and Canada, SkySlope manages nearly 3 million transactions annually. SkySlope is on a mission to build solutions that reshape the real estate industry by creating the most powerful autonomous transaction platform. For more information, visit www.SkySlope.com
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
ICSC | February 15, 2023
On February 14, 2023, ICSC, the member organization for industry advancement, announced its participation in an industry-wide alliance, The Commercial Real Estate Diverse Supplier (CREDS) Consortium, to foster supplier diversity in the real estate industry. CREDS, comprised of seven real estate trade associations, aims to accommodate the rising demand from real estate firms for increased supply chain diversity and promotes the use of services provided by Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs).
ICSC works with CREW Network, NAIOP, Nareit, the National Multifamily Housing Council, Mortgage Bankers Association, and the Real Estate Roundtable as a founding member of CREDS Consortium. In addition, the alliance has launched a pilot program of two years with the leading supplier management software platform SupplierGATEWAY to help their members with tracking, identifying, reporting, and engaging with MWBEs.
Members of ICSC can sign up for SupplierGATEWAY's software platform at a discounted price to search for, connect with, and even hire MWBE suppliers. Through the CREDS portal, they will also be able to post their purchase orders and have other opportunities to do business. During the pilot program, the Consortium wishes to learn more about trends in supplier diversity in the real estate industry.
Tom McGee, ICSC President & CEO, said, "ICSC is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the Marketplaces Industry and giving our members ways to identify and source MWBEs is one way we can do this." He also said, "The CREDS Consortium helps meet the growing demand for diversity in service providers and offers our members direct access to the tools and resources they need to support their own DEI goals. We are proud to be a founding member of the Consortium and look forward to working closely with the partner organizations to further this important initiative."
(Source: Business Wire)
Founded in 1957, ICSC is a member organization that works to improve the industry. It promotes and raises the status of the places where people shop, eat, work, play, and gather as important parts of communities and economies. It creates experiences that bring people together and make deals happen. It also fights hard to change public policy, creates high-impact marketing and public relations that change people's minds, gives professionals a solid foundation for success, and makes forward-thinking content with actionable insights that further drive growth in the industry.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Lower and Opendoor | January 19, 2023
The financial services company Lower recently announced the launch of its brand new mortgage-as-a-service (MaaS) platform, which makes it simple for consumer brands to provide mortgage solutions to clients.
After conducting a successful test of the service, Opendoor, the industry-leading e-commerce platform for residential real estate transactions, has decided to outsource all its mortgage fulfillment to Lower.
Setting up an in-house mortgage lending operation has been a time-consuming task for many companies in the past. Lower's MaaS platform allows the consumer finance, banking, and real estate industries to offer a digital-first home financing experience quickly and easily, with white-labeling possibilities. It is possible to integrate it into the customer journey of the partner by using APIs and other no-code methods.
Opendoor's early adoption of Lower demonstrates that the service's distinctive combination of human skill and technology has proven successful for the Lower team.
Chelsea Wagner, newly appointed as SVP of Partnerships to oversee the new platform, remarks, "Nearly every proptech and fintech company we talk to has some version of home lending on their roadmap. It's a natural value add, but until now there wasn't a solution. Our infrastructure and expertise make us uniquely positioned to accelerate a new mortgage offering.” She further added, "We believe the demand will be high for this product as a new, easily implemented product offering for companies."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
In context to the new platform, Co-Founder and CEO Dan Snyder continued, "We've taken our years of mortgage experience and processes, and allowed any business to offer mortgage to its customers. This is a big step for brands that have captive audiences but not the means or experience to offer such products. It allows companies like Opendoor to stay focused on what they do best, while adding a new product that lives up to their brand promise and expand their reach."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
The MaaS solution enables businesses to immediately offer home finance choices to their customers while increasing their lending presence to more than 93% of the US population. Customers will get access to Lower's full array of products, which will allow them to personalize lending solutions to their unique needs.
Lower's multi-channel financial platform assists clients in building wealth through homeownership, regardless of where they are in life's path. The company's mortgage, banking, insurance, and real estate solutions offer customers a straightforward environment to simplify their homeownership aspirations, whether it's their first or last house.
Opendoor, founded in 2014, empowers everyone with the freedom to move. The company wants to create a digital, end-to-end customer experience that makes purchasing and selling a home simple, certain, and fast. The company has developed a varied staff to serve more than 100,000 houses it has bought and dealt with, as well as the consumers who have trusted it to handle one of their most significant financial transactions.