Property Management Application

Case Study

Client

Rent Smart is a property management software company. They offer products to tenants who want to search for properties and landlords who want to manage their properties. Additionally, their software provides online training that can educate landlords on what to do, how to find tenants, and more.

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Business Challenge

After working in real estate for 20 years as both a licensed real estate broker and realtor, Justin, founder of Rent Smart, realized that he was using too many different platforms to run his business. He was searching for a solution that could streamline his efforts and provide the tools that could help scale his business and manage more units. He was also involved in mentoring and coaching others that were interested in the industry’s best software options.

He could not find an optimal off-the-shelf solution, so he interviewed and met with top vendors and brokers but determined that they were not using what he needed. He decided to build a solution that would help manage the properties as well as the training programs.

After interviewing eight different software development companies, he chose SOLTECH, which was recommended by a business advisor. SOLTECH was the best fit because of our reputation for being organized and providing ongoing support and development options for growth such as providing a staffing solution should he need.

“SOLTECH was able to execute my original design exceptionally well. The design is contemporary, extremely clean, very intuitive, and simple to use.” – Justin Anderson

Solutions

Our SOLTECH software architect spent between 30-60 days doing a deep dive to get a clear picture of what was needed. Afterward, a full Design Solution was developed, and by leveraging Justin’s real estate industry we also helped develop the MVP to get them launched and developed quickly. He wanted to create property management software that could track the property’s listing, trace payment history, maintenance requests, and all the way through to the move-out inspection.

Through the design solution, we were able to help Justin learn which tools and options he wanted to give his clients. We needed to understand what their logistical processes were in order to build a more robust application. He needed to integrate the new software with a variety of 3rd part solutions to make the product function in the desired manner.  This included creating a connection to swipe for payment, credit checks with Transunion, DocuSign for signatures on contracts, and a much-needed storage tool solution to store all the documents.

In addition, we helped design and build a back-end function to provide online video training.

We helped him find the right solution to fit into his budget as a 100% custom design was cost-prohibitive. To that end, some of the development was completed by using a WordPress platform with additional builds. The end product is highly functional and stayed within budget.

Impact

We were able to bring Justin’s vision to light. We delivered on what was promised, and expectations were met. Through our Design Solution process, we helped find the right software development options for Justin’s business needs.

RentSmart is now scalable nationwide. Even in the period of the pandemic, he was able to find new customers.

We have built a great relationship with Justin, and his business relies on our expertise on the subject matter. Now that revenue is streaming in on the newly launched site, we are still working with RentSmart for their on-going support needs.

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