Monday, April 27, 2015

Apple Watch update

Finding apartments for rent can be hard, RentCompass makes it easy. We have updated RentCompass App to support Apple Watch!

Now you can quickly find apartments for rent nearby you and access your favourite list from Apple Watch.

Available on your Apple Watch

Sunday, April 19, 2015

RentCompass iOS App adds TouchID

4 years ago we have introduced RentCompass native mobile Apps to make it easy for anyone to search for rental properties anywhere in Canada. 

RentCompass was also first to introduced automated listings bot to make it just as easy for landlords to update their listings on RentCompass platform. 

Part of our continuous effort to provide efficient and secure service to our landlord to upload their listings on the go using their smartphone, we have added support for TouchID when available on iOS devices.

TouchID technology lets you securely access iOS devices with the perfect password: your fingerprint. Now you can sign on securely with TouchID on RentCompass iOS App and upload more listing.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to list your property using RentCompass iPhone App?

On Tuesday Apr 1st 2014, RentCompass pushed another update for RentCompass iOS App. The latest  App update is fully optimized for iOS7 on the iPhone and the iPad.

We designed an easy to use mobile Apps to help our customers find a place to rent, because we all know finding an apartment can be hard. 
With our least iOS App update, we are introducing Air Listing. Landlords can use RentCompass App on the iPhone, iPad and even the iPod Touch to list a property.

You can take photos with your iPhone or update existing photos for your property, set the price and location and submit your property to RentCompass. It's easy to use air list with RentCompass iOS App, you can list your property under 1min.

Try RentCompass App today and list your property.
I am going to walk you through the process of listing a property using RentCompass App on the iPhone, you can also do this on your iPad and iPod Touch as long as you have access to wifi.

Step 1
- Choose New Listing.

- Sign in using your RentCompass account.
If you don't have a RentCompass account, click Create New Account to create a RentCompass account. If you don't remember your password, click forgot my password link.

Step 2
- Add your property Address details.

It's easy to locate your property on the maps, type in your property address or find it on the maps.
- Set the price, the description of the property and how long you would like to rent it for. 
- Select existing photos or use the camera to take photos of your property.

Note: you must submit at least one photo with your listing. 
To rent your place faster, make sure you update good photos of the place you are renting. 

Please note: Once you submit your property, it can take few hours for your listing to show up on website and RentCompass Apps

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

FACTS about rental housing in Ontario today

Here is some very useful facts about rental housing market in Ontario

Income and housing prices have outpaced rents for the past 10 years.

Rent increased 10% between in the last ten years, while 
- incomes went up 26% and 
- house prices went up 35%

Cost of owning home compared to renting is at 60 years high
According to the bank of Canada, the ratio of home ownership costs to renting is close to its highest level since 1949

42% of all Renter households are 1-person households
Over 42% of all renters in Ontario consist of just one person, up from 22% in 1971.

Highest vacancy rates are found in apartments the lowest monthly rents 
Toronto vacancy rate for apartments $799/month or less is 3 times higher apartments renting over $1000/month

Saturday, June 15, 2013

RentCompass iOS App adds support for lookup by RentCompassID

Finding a place is hard, but luckily RentCompass web and mobile Apps make it easy. When looking for a place, it's common to share a link for the property with friends and family, also helping a friend to look for a place is easy on RentCompass, if you find a property that you would like to share, share RentCompass ID or the web link to the property. Using RentCompass iPhone or iPad App enter RentCompass ID to locate the property. Photos show lookup by RentCompass ID on the iPhone
Photo shows lookup by RentCompass ID on the iPad
You can also click on the web link in the mail app or safari browser, then click open button on the smart banner. RentCompass App will take you directly to the property details screen.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

SoLoMo Presentation at Landlord WebCON

The LandlordWebCON this year was great. We had the chance to speak about mobile at the conference this year, and we had some very interesting information to share. Many people have asked us for the slides, and we are sharing them here:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

RentCompass iOS universal App learns French

Bonjour Québec, 
We are excited at RentCompass to announce that RentCompass popular iOS App is available in French. Our bilingual App is designed to work for customers in their English or French language of choice.

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