• Kelley Ann Arnold

ATTN Renters! You Can Safely Tour Vacant Homes While Still #SocialDistancing

Updated: Apr 15



In February of 2020, home sales were up 9.4%!


Then, coronavirus hit, and the practices of quarantining, self-isolation, and social-distancing became the names of the game.


Realtors, homeowners, and renters alike are affected. Renters need homes, homeowners need the income, and realtors need to be able to market their properties safely. It's now possible thanks to Rently, a company that utilizes self-touring innovative technology to help—a blessing, especially during today's crisis.


Enter Head of Product, Mr. Jared East to give us the lowdown on how to take full advantage of their ingenious system, "Rently was founded by renters for renters and homebuyers as well. It was founded by Merritt Lackner (CEO) back in 2011. He was a renter looking to rent a place when he was going to school..."

"He found it challenging trying to locate a property or get in touch with the property manager to lease a home on weekends, driving from LA to Berkeley."

Recognizing a problem he was passionate about solving, Merrick Lackner created Rently.

"It's a way for a renter to check-in online with their name and phone number and financials and get a one-time access code to physically tour the home themselves."

Rently allows prospective renters to instantly and securely self-tour a vacant property without an agent present. They simply sign-up with a credit card in case of damages, and then the Rently app gives you a one-time entry pass.


Rently can help property managers facilitate tours using smart digital lockboxes, Rently/Oaks Smart Locks, or Rently Keyless Smart Home.


Thanks to the safety of their program, Rently has had a huge increase in business and are in fact hiring!


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Until next time...