The Importance of Technology When Managing Sonoma County Rental Properties - Article Banner

When it comes to leasing, managing, and maintaining rental homes, the technology continues to get better. If you’re looking for a Sonoma County property management company, make sure you choose one that has invested heavily in the best software and systems available. It saves you money, creates a better rental experience, and allows for more transparency and accountability. 

Let’s take a look at the importance of technology when it comes to your rental property results.  

Leasing Technology: Lower Vacancy Times and Better Sonoma County Tenants 

Technology is especially beneficial during the leasing process. To market your home effectively, a property manager can share your listing on dozens or even hundreds of rental sites thanks to property management software that syndicates a single listing. We can track the results of your listing, including how many people view it, contact us, schedule a showing, and fill out an application. 

Vacancies are filled faster thanks to self-showing technology that results in more tenants applying for the home they’ve seen. We’re able to screen each application more carefully and in complete compliance with all California’s fair housing laws. By running credit and eviction reports online, we can have all the data we need in hours rather than days. It leads to a lower vacancy expense and a better quality of tenant. 

Managing and Documenting Routine Rental Repairs 

Tenants can report routine maintenance issues online. 

This may not seem like a huge deal to you as an owner, but our tenants appreciate the convenience, and it also helps us track and document the entire repair from request to resolution. This creates a written record of all the work that’s been done on your Sonoma County rental home. You’ll know exactly when your roof was replaced, your plumbing was updated, and your gutters were cleaned out. You’ll know that your appliances are breaking down every few months and may need to be replaced. 

Seeing a maintenance history like this can save you money on unnecessary repairs or help you make better decisions about when to replace something rather than repair it again. 

Electronic Accounting and Online Rental Payments 

Online PaymentsOnline rental payments are almost universally expected by tenants. They’re more convenient and secure, and they help us to collect rent on time. Tenants appreciate logging on at any time of the day or night and pay the rent from the comfort of their own home. They can schedule payments in advance and even set up recurring payments every month. 

With online rental payments, we can pay you earlier and in the month and to provide a detailed and accurate statement of income and expenses associated with your property. Our technology also allows us to automate all of our accounting, providing the type of transparency you need when you’re staying organized or filing taxes.

Technology helps your Sonoma County property manager communicate better and work more efficiently. When you’re looking for a property management company in our area, please contact us at Prestige Real Estate & Property Management. We’d love to tell you more about how we work. We manage homes in Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, Windsor, Sebastopol, Petaluma, and Rohnert Park.