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Zenplace Helps Capture Interest of Motivated Tenants

Rental Address Location: San Francisco Bay Area Total Time it took to go from renter seeing property online, visiting, and applying: 2 hrs Motivated tenants look to make leasing decisions quickly. The Zenplace Leasing Platform helps those tenants ready and able to make a quick decision access and apply to your property within hours versus days. A new tenant describes their experience below. Tenant testimonial: "My husband and I were looking for a house in the San Francisco Bay Area to build a future with our 3 year old son. We lived in a 2 bedroom apartment that worked great for our commute to tech companies about 15 minutes away. On a Saturday morning, while perusing Zillow, I saw a 3 bedroom house within a 5 minute drive from our current rental! Since I had the day free to search for our next place, I was hoping for a slot in the afternoon. I sent a note to the property and got ready to wait for a response, worried I may have to wait until Monday after work. I got an email an
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Highly Selective Owner w/ Limited Experience Using Online Services - A Zenplace Success Story

  Property Owner: Lily Property address: Oliver St Daly City, CA Our studio was listed with Zenplace Platform in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Lockbox showings were activated so the property owners were not put at risk. Edits to the listing were easy for us, even though we aren’t tech-savvy! During the time it was listed, we decided to replace the carpets and we were able to take and upload new pictures easily. Interest was not an issue with over 250 interested prospective tenants! The Zenplace Platform ensured that each interested potential tenant was qualified to see the unit, based on our specific criteria (no pets allowed, monthly income 3.5 times the monthly rent, no evictions), the tenants were able to schedule a visit through the platform and view the property at a time convenient for them. After each visit, feedback from the prospective tenants was updated through the portal for us to view and the interested tenants were invited to complete an application.  After a t

Successfully Marketing Rental Properties Tenants on Their Terms - Zenplace Success Story

Property Owner: Symon Property address: Lennox Ave Oakland, CA My apartment in Oakland was rented out within weeks rather than the month or two I had anticipated. Interested tenants said they were able to easily schedule a viewing via contactless showing utilizing the Zenplace electronic lockbox . The no touch showing helped them feel like Zenplace was being proactive for their safety during the pandemic.  The interested tenants liked the reminders to view and submit an application for my apartment. The new t enants told me that during their search for an apartment in the recent weeks, this leasing process was the most responsive and they are very happy with Zenplace's services. Throughout the whole process, I was able to check out the progress of my marketing, including total interest and visitors to the apartment, and edit my ads in the portal to maximize my marketing. It was easy to upload, change and arrange the photos that displayed on all of the rental sites as well. The m

Through a renter's eyes: An inside look into what potential tenants actually look for in their online search.

Do you know what renters are really looking for? To make your rental property listing more desirable to potential renters, it's important to understand how and what they look for when using the rental search sites.  Renters search for rentals based on the bedroom quantity and location.  They will narrow down their choices by adding a price range or maximum price.  Having your property priced within general market range ensures that your property will be seen in the renter’s search results. Items that would enhance the value of a property for sale, do not always have the same impact on rental price. Renters will not pay extra for things like gourmet appliances, high end carpeting, expensive fixtures etc.   Keep that in mind when setting the rental price as being within market range is vital to make sure the renters are able to see your ad after filtering for price.   Having photos that fully display the property will help the renters virtually tour the property. The photos are v

Are your rental property photos maximizing your listing results?

  Photos are the first impression of your property to hundreds of prospective renters. As a prospective tenant scrolls through the listings, the photo you display can make the difference between then clicking on your ad or going to the next. Having many photos for renters to look through will allow them to virtually tour the rental property in the time of social distancing. At Zenplace , our future tenants team will often be asked for more photos of properties prior to moving to the next steps of filling out their information to view it or submit an application. You want to ensure you are giving the best first impression possible with clean and quality photos, so here are a few tricks that will help your pictures work for you! Photo Quali ty : When the photos are blurry, dark or have fingers, it is not helpful for prospective tenants to get an understanding of what they are potentially renting. It will detract from the ad and confuse them. A full picture of either the outside, yard,

Finding a Tenant in a Pandemic - Zenplace Success Story

Property Owner: Madelaine Property address: Armstrong Pl Santa Clara, CA My parents and I have 3 houses in San Jose and Santa Clara that we have been renting out for over a decade. I needed a solution that took care of the tedious work for us. Since finding assistance with properties was new for me, I did not want the long term contract of a property manager. I signed up with Zenplace , and was amazed at the transparency and ease of the Owner’s Portal . As soon as prospective tenants expressed an interest in the available house, their information was uploaded to the portal for me to review. Within 7 days, 125 prospective tenants had shown interest! Thanks to the code changing, self access lockbox, 25 qualified prospective tenants were able to walk through the house, safely practicing social distancing. 10 applicant parties applied, and I was able to review their full credit and background screening, income documents to make an informed decision if I would like to move forward. I am so