Renters are using their mobile phones more than ever, and as a landlord, you should be too. Your mobile phone can streamline all your activities, taking away much of what makes being a landlord stressful.
Here are just three ways you can be more efficient about your landlord activities using the power of your mobile device:
Advertise your property
No one wants to let a property stay empty for long. At the same time, the wrong tenant could cause you enormous headaches and costly problems. You need to advertise to your potential renters and then weed out those who could be trouble. Is there a way to streamline this process?
By using good landlord software, you can take care of everything right from your mobile phone. All through one account, you can add a rental (with pictures and descriptions that draw the tenants you want), set up marketing parameters, and push your rental to the websites where you want to be listed.
You can also personalize every step right from your device. Not only can you upload pictures and descriptions, but you can list all the information that renters want to see at a glance, like security deposit numbers, the date a property is available, and what utilities are included. You can also personalize your application so it asks potential renters specific questions.
Choose the right tenants
When applications start coming in, your next step is tenant screening. And with good landlord software, you can do that instantly. You’ll be able to see an overview at a glance so you can instantly reject an application or dive in to learn more.
If a tenant is worth checking out, a few simple clicks will tell you everything you need to know. You can see their credit score and any lines of credit they have open. If they have any bankruptcy history or collections or liens, you’ll know. You’ll also have access to all public records and learn about evictions and criminal records that could be a red flag.
Plus, you can verify that the social security number they gave you is real, and the software will flag up any indicators of fraud that you should know about. Armed with this information, you’ll be able to make smart, informed decisions about who you’re renting to.
Manage tenants easily
If you have even one tenant, keeping everything straight and staying in communication can be difficult. If you’re managing multiple properties, it gets even trickier. But you can streamline the process by using your mobile device to keep everything you need in one place.
With good software, everything you need to manage a tenant is in one, easily accessible place: like emergency contacts, the details of their lease, and all contact information. You can also makes helpful notes to yourself, like where to recommend iPhone 7 screen replacement for people new to the area or the phone number for a 24-hour local plumber.
Whether a tenant calls with a problem or you’re having trouble getting hold of a renter to schedule a repair, everything you need to find them will be at your fingertips. The days of asking someone to wait while you page through a filing cabinet or scour the phone book are, thankfully, long gone.
Sometimes tech seems to just makes things more difficult, but in the case of mobile landlord software, it’s making things a whole lot easier. Using your mobile phone, you can streamline your property management tasks and have more time left for the things you want to do.