Rentec Direct

Take a look at what we’re currently working on at Rentec. Please share your ideas and stories to help us build a product that best fits your needs.

How can we make the Rentec Direct property management software and tenant screening platform better?

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. revenue management

    I'd love for Rentec to help with setting new rents, by analyzing the rents we have achieved (like a lite version of revenue management software, e.g. YieldStar and Rainmaker). Within this system, we should be able to set max rent raises on rent-control properties too, however the housing authority dictates them.

    1 vote
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • sso
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      1 comment  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • link management fee to property manager

      When editing a property and assigning a Property Manager, this should link the management fees to the Property Manager so that when the fee is posted to the property ledger, the PM's name is listed on the transaction showing who the fee was paid to.

      Alternatively, you could add a Payee or Property Manager field to the Management Fee settings.

      In turn, a PM report should be created showing which fees were paid to which PM's.

      At the moment the work around is to setup a separate management fee category for each PM and assign these custom categories to the…

      5 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • sso
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        2 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • There really should be a better way change ownership of a property. The current method is cumbersome and ridiculous. Also, when putting in a

        There really should be a better way change ownership of a property. The current method is cumbersome and ridiculous. Also, when putting in a new property, management fees and leasing fees should auto populate into the subunits, instead of having to enter them in individually.

        5 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • sso
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Search for Split Transactions

          The search field in the ledger should be able to locate not just the sum of a transaction but also an amount within the transaction (a split).

          I have been advised that if I use the search function on the top of the screen it will search for any transaction with that dollar amount. That capability should be at the top of the ledger

          1 vote
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • sso
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Automatic Email Notifications

            Add auto email notification to tenants regarding lease expiration's.

            4 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • sso
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              1 comment  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow "Insert Images" on Print Checks

              We would like to be able to insert our company logo into the "Name and Address" field on the print checks Account function.

              3 votes
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • sso
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • display cost on printed work order

                Suggestion and very important: Need to add the costs of the job to the work order so it can be easily transmitted to the owner by email. Right now you have to print the work order add the cost to it, scan it and then upload to the file library or email to the owner. Too many steps when all it needs is to be added to the work order.

                1 vote
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • sso
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  1 comment  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Management Fees

                  When adding management fees should be able to have the ability to set a management fee at the Master Unit Level if it is Multi-Unit complex, so you do not have to set up each individual sub-unit. There should also be a management fee report to view property and their current management fee structure and the history of increases while managing property.

                  2 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • sso
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • payment due email created too far in advance when taking over a lease

                    When setting up a new tenant taking over a lease it creates an email to send them saying payment is due. Although, for instance, say a tenant moves in August 1st and is put in Rentec now after their application has been accepted, they have signed a lease, and a made a deposit. I'm not sure why anyone would want a payment invoice email to go out this far in advance for payment due for the rent.

                    1 vote
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • sso
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Convert Email templates to System templates

                      If there were a way to change email templates to System templates that were automatically sent based on dates it would be helpful

                      For example.. if there is a standard move out email that says what happens and what to expect at move out etc etc.. and then i want it to automatically go to someone 60 days prior to lease expiration.. that would be helpful

                      this would also allow us to send emails to Ping before hand to see if they want to renew or refer someone else.

                      1 vote
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • sso
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Reporting

                        While I love the reports you provide, I actually have a request for a couple additional reports. 1. It would be very nice to be able to generate a quickbooks style report within a certain date range that shows each category as a heading and then the transactions within that category layed out beneath. An example would be to pull the report from 03/01/2014 - 03/31/2014. The report would probably be multiple pages, but at a glance, I would be able to look at my "Mowing & Landscaping" category and see each date, vendor, memo, and amount that was charged…

                        2 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • sso
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Summary Page Filter by Manager or Owner

                          It would be nice if we could filter the summary page by manager or by property owner

                          3 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • sso
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            1 comment  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make PDF editable

                            Saving reports and other printout as PDF file the document saved is not
                            editable. Please make it editable.

                            2 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • sso
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Reports By Property

                              Option to create Operating Statement and Income/Expense style reports with a portfolio glance to see how each compare to one another without having to pull individual reports for each one. Best-case-scenario would be a landscape report that shows all the properties across the top and the detailed income and expenses down the left side, with sub-totals and totals along the way.

                              1 vote
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • sso
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enhance The Deposit Ticket Option

                                Bank deposit slips are not being accepted by banks because they are not an item that they can scan. They need the proper coding.

                                17 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • sso
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  3 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 5 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • sso
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remove need for primary tenant and treat tenants equally

                                    Treat all tenants equally, so there is no primary tenant as is required today.

                                    2 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • sso
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      1 comment  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Don't require custom payee to be saved to vendor list

                                      Don't save custom payee to vendor list

                                      New style forms when posting an expense...

                                      The problem with this is I need to use the old forms because I don’t want to save the payee since I’m only paying them one time. It makes you save it and my list is way longer than I need it. Note: Not liking the new version very much…

                                      - DAWN PIERCE

                                      2 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • sso
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow a 'Payee' field for the automated rent payment function.

                                        Allow a 'Payee' field for the automated rent payment function.

                                        This would avoid the payee field for Management Fees displaying 'NONE'
                                        and would allow simple tracking for management fees collected.

                                        4 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • sso
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          1 comment  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow properties to be marked as owner-occupied in some way

                                          I own two properties with four units total. I currently live in one unit but previously rented it. It would be great if I could mark it as owner-occupied in the property settings so it doesn't show as vacant.

                                          I know I could set myself up as a tenant, but since I don't pay rent to myself it seems weird.

                                          1 vote
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • sso
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          Rentec Direct

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base