MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRweb | April 13, 2023
Specialist rental accounting and management platform, Landlord Studio has announced the launch of a fully-automated expense management solution for real estate investors, ensuring they never miss another deductible expense.
The new functionality enables Landlord Studio users to fully automate previously time-consuming and error-prone accounting tasks. The app now imports their bank transactions in near real-time and automatically matches them to scanned receipts before categorizing them properly, which radically improves accounting accuracy.
Staying on top of expenses is key to running a profitable investment portfolio - whether you have one or 100 units. By doing away with manual data entry Landlord Studio makes keeping accurate and up-to-date financial records easy, giving investors complete oversight of their finances throughout the financial year.
When paired with Landlord Studio’s real estate specific reports, such as the Schedule E report (Form 1040), the new app enables investors to both reduce their end-of-year accounting task list and file a more accurate tax return. As a result, investors that use Landlord Studio are able to find more than $500 per property each year in additional deductions, whilst simultaneously saving hours or even days of admin time.
Charles Chan, CEO of Landlord Studio said, “This new bank feeds technology sets the standard for income and expense management and is proving to be hugely popular with landlords in all markets. It radically simplifies the process of tracking expenses and is integrated with Xero, to make tax time super easy for accountants too.”
About Landlord Studio
Landlord Studio is a leading provider of income and expense management technology for ‘DIY’ landlords with between one and 20 investment properties. In business since 2014, Landlord Studio is used to manage more than 40,000+ properties across the US and UK and is growing fast thanks to its full suite of property management functionality that includes online rent payment, Xero integration, tenant screening and property maintenance.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
PRnewswire | April 03, 2023
SkySlope, one of the proptech industry's most trusted transaction management providers, has launched its new iPhone app for SkySlope Forms, to make it simple for REALTORS® to prepare and manage real estate forms digitally. The app allows real estate deals to keep moving forward — even while agents are on the go.
SkySlope Forms includes libraries licensed to SkySlope by REALTOR® associations and MLSs. Every form is mapped with editable fields that can be adjusted by agents directly in the app.
"We live in a world where mobile solutions are critical to our agents' success," says SkySlope CEO Tyler Smith, "With agents' work locations becoming more flexible, the Forms app allows them to evolve their workflow and take their work anywhere."
An easy-to-use interface empowers agents to keep transactions up-to-date, organized, and constantly tracking forward. To reduce errors and ensure an excellent client experience, transactions can be edited at a moment's notice — not saved for a return to the office, optimizing how and where agents spend their time.
SkySlope has long been a leader in the digital transaction management space. Founded in 2011, SkySlope serves over 650,000 real estate professionals and manages almost 3 million transactions annually. Consistently earning high marks for its ease of use and exemplary customer service, the SkySlope Forms app promises to further advance the company's technological foothold.
"Perhaps most exciting about the SkySlope Forms app is — big picture-wise — it's going to create a usable platform for us to begin incorporating future-forward tech like writing an offer via voice assist," says Smith. "Our goal at SkySlope is always to get agents out from behind a screen and in the field as much as possible. This is just the beginning."
The SkySlope Forms app will be available in the Apple app store. An existing SkySlope Forms account is required to access the app.
Established in 2011, SkySlope is the customer experience platform managing real estate transactions from contract to close. Serving over 450,000 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 SkySlope.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Businesswire | May 15, 2023
Rent., a leading provider of integrated marketing solutions to the multi-and single-family rentals industry, today announced the launch of Rent. Lease360°, a 360-degree, turn-key offering designed specifically for low occupancy and new lease-up situations. Rent.’s newest solution is a comprehensive yet flexible way for modern multifamily marketers to build integrated, omnichannel marketing for properties during pre-lease, rebrand and renovation life cycles and debuts at the Apartment Innovation and Marketing Conference (AIM) in Huntington Beach, Calif., May 7-10, 2023.
More than 455,000 multifamily units were constructed from January 2022 through March 2023, according to non-seasonally adjusted data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The same data reports over 900,000 units currently under development and an additional 160,000 units authorized.
“As multifamily development increases across the nation, it’s critical for new communities to establish themselves within a competitive market,” explained Jon Ziglar, CEO of Rent. “Property management companies and owners must effectively market their new properties to deliver a successful lease-up period from pre-construction to stabilization. With Lease360°, they can now bridge this critical phase with one partner, not five or six, increasing the impact of every marketing dollar spent and reducing administrative costs and hassle.”
Anchored by RentMarketplace.’s massive consumer reach, Rent. Lease360° is powered by first-party data, supported by a dedicated marketing strategist and represents a flexible yet comprehensive solution. This is the product of extensive research on the unique needs of multifamily properties that are in lease-up mode from pre-lease to stabilization.
As part of Rent.’s extensive network, which includes Redfin.com, Realtor.com, Rent.com, ApartmentGuide.com and Rentals.com, Rent. Lease360° allows clients to flex their marketing efforts across various channels to best match the current needs of the property — all within a single solution.
“Rent. is uniquely positioned to address the challenges of new multifamily construction, as well as any rebrand or renovation, by creating a 360-degree lease-up program leveraging our omnichannel marketing platform and utilizing first-party data to deliver the right people to their property on time,” Ziglar added.
According to Kathy Neumann, CMO of Rent., Rent. Lease360° provides a customized and integrated marketing approach that optimizes investments across all major channels, including customized ILS, search, social, e-mail, geofencing and more, to attract potential renters to your property.
“We are proud to bring this unmatched solution to market at a crucial moment for the industry,” Neumann said. “We know developers are in great need of a turnkey solution to actively market and manage their communities. A website and ILS listing simply won’t cut it in 2023 as the new generation of renters are seeking information across an increasingly fragmented marketing landscape.”
This latest innovation represents another first for Rent., which recently launched the multifamily industry’s only automated solution for TikTok advertising and is the first and only rental marketplace network to provide access to two of the country's largest real estate sites, Redfin.com and Realtor.com.
Rent. is a two-sided marketing platform that simplifies the entire renter experience by matching the right property with the right renter, at the right time. Through the Rent. network of websites, mobile apps and partnerships, Rent. clients can reach over 350 million site visits per month. In addition, Rent. services the property side of the market with scaled marketing solutions such as search engine marketing, lead nurturing through chatbots and client automation tools, and reputation management through ratings and reviews, as well as social media monitoring and marketing. This, paired with advanced search filtering and an optimized consumer app and site experience, enables Rent. to offer renters an ideal home-finding experience. Rent. exists to help people find the perfect place. Rent. is operated by Rent Group Inc., a subsidiary of Redfin Corporation.