San Francisco (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Lovely, the easiest way for renters to land their new homes, today unveiled a new automated rent payment and collection system, Pay with Lovely, as part of the company’s comprehensive rental platform. This move establishes Lovely as the only rental marketplace where renters can search, apply, and pay rent within a single, fully integrated platform. Pay with Lovely enables renters to easily automate their monthly rent payments directly from their mobile phones (iOS and Android) or the Web, ensuring payments are always delivered to landlords on time and eliminating paper checks, trips to the bank and late fees.
“For most renters nationwide, the only paper check they still write is their monthly rent check,” said Blake Pierson, Co-Founder and CEO at Lovely. “From collecting multiple checks from roommates, to scouring your wallet for a stamp, the first of the month can often be a source of great stress and frustration. Our goal is to help renters ditch their checkbook, eliminate the paper rent check and ensure that paying rent is as stress-free as possible.”
Pay with Lovely streamlines the process of paying rent while delivering transparency for renters at every stage of the process. Using Pay with Lovely, renters simply add their rent amount and landlord contact details to set up automated, recurring rent payments. Renters receive a notification five days before their payment is scheduled for processing, when a payment has been initiated and when it is deposited in their landlord’s account.
“For the majority of the 100M renters in the U.S., rent is their single largest expense,” said Serena Keith, Director of Product at Lovely. “Pay with Lovely is a reliable solution that simplifies the process of delivering renters’ most significant bill by guaranteeing payments will always be on time so they can avoid costly late fees and removing the hassle of paper checks.”
Pay with Lovely is free to use for renters nationwide and is available on the Web and Lovely’s top-rated iOS and Android mobile applications. To sign up for Pay with Lovely and automate rent payments today, visit http://www.livelovely.com.
The Lovely Pay with Lovely Giveaway
In an effort to simplify the process of renting an apartment and alleviate a major financial burden for renters across the U.S., Lovely will be giving away one month of rent, up to $2,500 per winner, to renters who send at least one rent payment using Pay with Lovely by March 31, 2014. To reward households with multiple renters using Pay with Lovely, if a winner is selected from a household with multiple renters using Pay with Lovely, Lovely will include all renters in that household, up to $5,000 per winning household.
Lovely will draw a minimum of four lucky renters: one from San Francisco, one from Los Angeles, one from New York City and one winner from outside those three cities.
“As a team of renters, we understand that paying rent every month comes with a lot of frustration; from writing a paper check every month, to chasing down roommates for their share of rent, to making trips to the bank and encountering costly late fees, it’s a time-consuming and tedious process. It is our hope that the solutions Lovely offers, including Pay with Lovely, simplify the experience for renters, so they can get back to enjoying life in their home,” said Pierson. “Moreover, with rent prices surging across the country, The Pay With Lovely Giveaway is a chance for our team to give back and say thanks to everyone who continues to show support by using our products and sharing constructive feedback about how we can improve the rental process,” he added.
Renters can enter to win a complimentary month’s rent by signing up for Pay with Lovely at Lovely or from the Lovely iOS or Android mobile applications, and successfully sending at least one rent payment using Pay with Lovely between now and March 31, 2014.
Renters can earn an additional entry by sharing the Pay with Lovely Giveaway with friends on Facebook and Twitter: “Goodbye checkbook! Automate your rent payments w #PayWithLovely & be entered to win a free month's rent from @lovely http://livelove.ly/1eNpViw” Make sure you tag Lovely on Facebook, or @Lovely on Twitter.
For more information about the Lovely Pay My Rent Giveaway, and to enter to win a month of free rent, sign up today at Lovely or from the Lovely iOS and Android mobile applications.
Lovely is the first real rental marketplace that allows renters to search, apply and pay rent directly from their mobile devices while helping property owners and managers find the best, most qualified tenants. We know from personal experience just how painful it can be to rent an apartment, and we think it should be faster, easier and more transparent for both sides. Lovely was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.