REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY, MORTGAGE AND LENDING
Newswire | May 31, 2023
Pineapple Financial Inc. (PAPL: Reserved), the tech-focussed mortgage brokerage with an integrated network of partner brokerages and agents across Canada, is pleased to announce it will now be offering mortgage services in Western Canada via their alliance with Pineapple Canada Lending House. Pineapple is excited to provide more Canadians with its revolutionized approach to mortgage services through this market expansion.
"Our goal at Pineapple has always been to give as many Canadians as possible the opportunity to purchase a home," said Shubha Dasgupta, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pineapple. "To achieve this, we've simplified the journey through data-driven processes and intelligent technology, all while strategically and sustainably expanding our presence in the Canadian market. Thanks to our alliance with Canada Lending House, Pineapple will be able to provide more homebuyers and brokers across Canada with the best experience and products the industry has to offer."
Since its inception, Canada Lending House has offered brokers an established system of training and extensive support services to accelerate their success rate by eliminating time-consuming processes. Pineapple Financials' innovative, automated and digitalized technology approach will supercharge the Canada Lending House system to provide their brokers with a streamlined approach that will free up more time to focus on result-driven tasks and building relationships.
"We are thrilled to join the Pineapple network and bring the future of mortgage brokering across British Columbia," said Harbir Dhillon, Managing Broker at Pineapple Canada Lending House. "Our focus is dedicated to providing small-town brokers with the most advanced, digital tools that are not often available. Our partnership with Pineapple Financial will improve on delivering that experience and augment our proven system of time-saving processes designed to accelerate a broker's career." Harbir continued by saying, "After our brokers complete the Pineapple training program, they will be able to focus 100% of their attention on the things that matter most - providing superior customer service and deal-generating activities."
The expansion into Western Canada is proof of Pineapple's ambition to build momentum and drive its growth. The company is expanding its business presence nationwide, all while modernizing the Canadian mortgage industry. Even as the real estate landscape has changed significantly over the past 12 months with higher interest rates and turbulent conditions, Pineapple has continued providing mortgage-seeking Canadians nationwide with the best service and solutions to meet their needs today and into the future.
"We are honoured to partner with Canada Lending House," said Christa Mitchell, Chief Strategy Officer at Pineapple. "This partnership is key to unlocking Pineapple's national expansion and delivering on our commitment to provide the best service and mortgage solutions to borrowers across Canada."
Pineapple is a leader in the Canadian mortgage industry, breaking the mould by focusing on both the long-term success of agents and brokerages and the overall experience of homeowners. With approximately 700 brokers within the network, Pineapple utilizes cutting-edge cloud-based tools and AI-driven systems to enable its brokers to help Canadians realize their ultimate dream of owning a home. Pineapple is active within the community and is proud to sponsor cancer charities across Canada, where proceeds from every transaction go to improving the lives of fellow Canadians touched by cancer. Visit www.gopineapple.com for more information.
About Pineapple Canada Lending House
Pineapple Canada Lending House is a trusted and established Mortgage Brokerage in British Columbia, Canada, with over 20 years of experience serving the community. They have built a reputation for providing their clients with industry-leading solutions, world-class customer service, and access to a wide range of mortgage products and services. They bring a new flavour to mortgage brokering and are proud to offer big-city perks to smaller communities across BC.
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 INVESTMENT, BUYING/SELLING
Businesswire | April 10, 2023
Rent., a leading provider of integrated marketing solutions to the multifamily and single-family rentals industry, and Realtor.com®, today announced a rental content listing distribution agreement. RentMarketplace. listings now will be distributed to the large Realtor.com® audience in addition to the current exposure on the Rent. family of sites: Rent.com, ApartmentGuide.com, Rentals.com and Redfin.com.
A first in the industry, RentMarketplace. is the only listing network providing multi-family properties access to two of the nation’s largest real estate listing sites: Redfin.com and Realtor.com®.
“At Rent., we are committed to simplifying the rental experience by connecting the right people with the right properties. In teaming up with Realtor.com®, we have significantly expanded the reach of our clients’ listings,” said Jon Ziglar, CEO of Rent. “RentMarketplace. is the only multi-family listing network to cover two of the largest real estate networks in the country, which brings incredible value to our partners and makes it easier for properties to connect with their next renter.”
The rental listing data provided by Rent. complements Realtor.com®’s current rental content derived from direct relationships with single-family and low-rise rental owners, residential property management companies, and multiple listing services nationwide. The addition of the listing data from Rent. provides a more comprehensive experience for people looking for a home or apartment to rent.
Laurence Jankelow, Realtor.com®’s Vice President of Rentals added: “As we continue to invest in and grow Realtor.com®’s open rentals marketplace, we are excited to work with new content partners of all shapes and sizes that allow us to create a better consumer experience for renters on our site. Millions of consumers search Realtor.com® each month for their next home or apartment, and as we continue to expand our audience and listings content to include the widest selection of quality rentals and more choices than ever before, we are helping drive greater results for our partners.”
With this agreement to expand content to the Realtor.com® audience, active subscription client property listings on Rent., which represent a subset of total inventory, will now receive access to over 350 million visits each month, vastly expanding their reach and exposure to potential renters, increasing leads and filling more vacancies.
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. Rent. services the property side of the market with scaled marketing solutions such as search engine marketing, lead nurturing through chat bots 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.
Realtor.com® is an open real estate marketplace built for everyone. Realtor.com® pioneered the world of digital real estate more than 25 years ago. Today, through its website and mobile apps, Realtor.com® is a trusted guide for consumers, empowering more people to find their way home by breaking down barriers, helping them make the right connections, and creating confidence through expert insights and guidance. For professionals, Realtor.com® is a trusted partner for business growth, offering consumer connections and branding solutions that help them succeed in today’s on-demand world. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. For more information, visit Realtor.com®.