AGENT,REAL ESTATE ADVICE
RentSpree | December 21, 2022
RentSpree, the industry's premier end-to-end rental management software provider, is dedicated to changing the mindset around the profitability of rental properties. A 2022 RentSpree + RealTrends Rental Power Rankings study made clear that many agents do not view rentals as worthy of their time and resources. Approximately 50% of the surveyed agents claimed that the commission was "too low" for the time and effort required to lease a rental property, and 43% of surveyed agents claim that a lack of knowledge of the rental market keeps them from working in that space. In short, many real estate agents see working with rentals as a poor return on investment (ROI).
RentSpree challenges that perception and highlights how rentals can improve agent profitability year-round, especially in an economic downturn. With new insights into the misconceptions of the rental industry, here are some tips on how agents can stay ahead of the economic forecast:
Leverage the Right Resources:
With the right tools and industry knowledge, real estate agents can increase their cash flow by assisting tenants and working with landlords and property management companies. Depending on their goals, agents could work with buyers and sellers while the market is hot, and renters during a slower part of the year, highlighting how beneficial the malleability of rentals can be.
Consider Current Business Expansion:
Many agents forget or don't realize that their current business structure might already be set up to work with rental properties. If an agent already works with real estate investors to buy and sell property, they could also offer their services to fill the property with a tenant when it is move-in ready. This can be an excellent option for adding income to your business by establishing yourself as the go-to agent for buying, selling, and renting out properties in the area. As agents, time and resources are invaluable, regardless of the economic situation.
Tap Into the Value of PropTech:
Agents can lean into property technology (PropTech) tools to simplify working with rentals. PropTech gives power back to agents to work the field rather than handle time-consuming paperwork on a transaction's front or back end. The right solutions also enable real estate agents to:
Set up a listing cart to show properties to tenants through the MLS and lets them quickly help renters fill out online applications
Facilitate payment of the tenant screening fee
Pass on the paperwork to the landlord as soon as it's completed
Allow the tenants to be notified of a landlord's decision within 24 to 48 hours of applying (cutting two to five days out of the typical manual application cycle)
Boost agents' hourly earnings and return on investment exponentially.
With a fresh perspective on the fluid real estate market heading into 2023, and nearly 50 million rental properties across the United States according to numbers from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, there has never been a better time for agents to consider working with rentals.
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.
MARKET OUTLOOK, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Savills | January 20, 2023
On January 19, 2023, New York-based real estate company Savills informed that it is increasing its footprint in the North American market by launching a new office in Montreal.
Antoine Dumas will take on the role of Associate at the company. Brandon Allen, Erik Charton, Paul Fischlin, and Stéphane Robillard will take on the roles of Executive Vice President at the company, while Robin Blanchard will take on the role of Vice President. Meanwhile, George Manousos will take on the role of Vice President and Agency Executive Officer. The group's main areas of expertise will be industrial leasing, investment sales, and capital markets.
Vice Chairman Rick Schuham stated, "Savills has strategically opened locations in key markets throughout Canada, and Montreal was a natural next step for our first location in the province of Quebec." He further added, "We have recruited the market's most seasoned industrial brokerage group to establish our location in Montreal. Bringing together this group of top-producing real estate advisors strengthens our ability to deliver market-ready solutions and services in North America and allows us to expand our geographical coverage into Southeast Canada.”
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Savills benefits from the combined expertise of a workforce that, on average, has been in the sector for twenty years. The team represented clients across the industrial spectrum in 2022, including cold storage, warehousing, ports, airports, global infrastructure, distribution and logistics, flex space, land sales, and research and development. The team brokered over $800 million in real estate transactions across Canada. It provides a diverse selection of real estate services, such as tenant representation, landlord and vendor representation, built-to-suit advice, and investment sales.
Gregg Healy, Head of Savills Industrial Services, stated, "The industrial sector in Montreal has remained resilient post-pandemic, with strong investment sales and leasing velocity." "Montreal has a rich mix of industries, including life sciences, financial services, manufacturing, transportation, technology, and healthcare, that have continued to invest heavily in establishing operations in the market. We look forward to tapping into the new team's expertise to drive growth for industrial services throughout Canada," he concluded.
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Savills supports businesses in discovering employee success solutions. Its integrated teams of brokers and consultants are real estate experts. The company's tenant advocacy, capital markets, project management, labor and incentives strategy, workplace design, and occupant experience have improved local and global workplaces for 160 years. The company is owned by Savills plc, which has over 35,000 specialists and 700 offices globally.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT,MORTGAGE AND LENDING
AppraisalWorks | December 01, 2022
AppraisalWorks, a leading provider of real estate appraisal management technology, today announced a partnership with Mortgage Cadence that will allow lenders to consolidate multiple appraisal vendor and order management systems onto the AppraisalWorks platform – for centralized management and automation of the complete appraisal management function.
Mortgage Cadence is a comprehensive, customizable platform that is uniquely positioned to provide a complete, end-to-end loan lifecycle experience. The integration with AppraisalWorks will enable lenders to quickly select the best-fit property valuation model directly within the Mortgage Cadence platform. Lenders benefit from real-time communication, on-demand access to appraisal information, customizable workflows, greater efficiency and complete transparency throughout the appraisal process.
“Adding the AppraisalWorks solution to the Mortgage Cadence suite of partner integrations will further help lenders accelerate their appraisal modernization efforts and improve their ability to deliver faster, more accurate appraisals, This partnership furthers Mortgage Cadence’s commitment to provide access to service providers of choice for lenders on the Mortgage Cadence platform.”
-Jim Rosen, Executive Vice President of Services at Mortgage Cadence
AppraisalWorks is on a mission to modernize appraisal management. Our partnership and integration with Mortgage Cadence strengthens our commitment to delivering the visibility and control lenders need to achieve exceptional customer service, By consolidating appraisal vendor and order management on AppraisalWorks, lenders gain greater efficiency, control and agility,said Ben Wiant, Vice President of AppraisalWorks.
AppraisalWorks® is a cloud-based appraisal management technology platform that enables banks, credit unions, loan servicers and mortgage lenders to order, manage, maintain, and analyze real estate appraisals and collateral valuations. Through its Community and Enterprise versions, AppraisalWorks improves process efficiency, ensures regulatory compliance, and facilitates collaboration among lenders, borrowers, processors, appraisers, and the quality control team – significantly improving loan turnaround time, reducing cost per loan, and enhancing the borrower experience. AppraisalWorks is patented under U.S. Patent 10,635,999.
About Mortgage Cadence
Mortgage Cadence delivers the industry’s most complete, modern, cloud-based digital lending platform designed to provide an exceptional user experience throughout the entire mortgage lending life cycle, across all channels and products. With a leading borrower point-of-sale through closing collaboration tools, the end-to-end platform is both complete and configurable offering an open-architecture designed to meet the needs of today’s lenders. The platform enables lenders to work more efficiently, leveraging automation and workflow tools that deliver an excellent borrower, sales and operational user experience.