Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2012
Two UC Berkeley grads have launched the first no appointment showing site for rental properties. The site is a solution to problems they both experienced when looking for a place to rent. Setting an appointment to see one or two vacancies can be cumbersome, and nobody likes the back and forth of calling to schedule several visits. What they invented makes showing vacancies easier for landlords, managers, and renters.
Rently.com’s patent pending technology automates the entire vacancy showing process. Using Rently.com QR stickers on For-Rent signs and a unique Rently link on existing channels (Craigslist, Postlets, Zillow, etc), a manager or landlord can conveniently and securely show a vacancy without making or taking calls to set an appointment. When a renter interacts with the vacancy QR sticker or link in an advertisement, a user account with credit card verification is created. The renter can then go out and see the vacancy and an entry code is delivered via smartphone upon arrival. The access code can only be used once on a high tech electronic lockbox. Managers and landlords pay 99 USD per vacancy and Rently staff markets online until it rents.
Co-founder Merrick Lackner recently used the site to rent his parents vacancy. He explains the benefits, “I was at the beach and there was no cell reception. It was a Sunday afternoon. Because I had placed a Rently.com QR sticker on our For- Rent sign, the current tenant was able to enter and view the vacancy even though I missed her call. There is no reason why showing vacancies should be such a hassle, and Rently offers the solution.”
Rently.com is located in Los Angeles. It is one of the many new startups springing up in Southern California.