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  1. Accept Electronic Cash Payments

    The option to accept electronic cash payments through money ordering centers, such 7-11 or Ace Cash Express locations, and have these payments sync with merchant account and Rentec ledgers.

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    • Allow split expense across multi-units to have a recurring option

      When trying to post mortgage payments across more than one property (split payment), it would be beneficial to only have one check to the mortgage holder. Since this is an on-going expense, there should be a recurring transaction option for split transactions.

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        2 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Email Log

        A chronological email log of all emails tied into the Rentec Interface (emailed reports, automated emails to tenants, blast emails to all tenants/owners, failed transactions, work orders, etc...)

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        • Tenant Grouping

          I would like to strongly suggest providing tenant grouping. Once a significant amount of tenants are acquired, navigating would be much easier if they could be grouped -- even if only by property. Thanks.

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          • 13 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Have separate contact and rent information for marketing

              When I filled out the marketing information, the site syndicated ads to Zillow and Hot Pads. Both ads featured the contract information from my profile (my cell phone number), however I like my tenants and potential tenants to call a different phone number that is often answered by my property manager or by myself. It also included the "default rent" from another screen, which I had not updated before I filled out the marketing profile. So the syndicated ads had a different rent amount in the description.
              I would like to sugges a field on the marketing profile for rent…

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              • Owner portal - Payments

                Allow the owner portal to have a payment page like the tenant portal so owners can easily transfer money to me for repairs.

                Currently my owners are still mailing me checks, it's slow and doesn't make much sense considering tenants can making payments online.

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                • duplicate checks or invoice numbers

                  Would like for the system to not allow a transaction to be posted if a duplicate check number or reference number is entered. This would prevent duplicate payment of vendor invoices.

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                  • Vendor Tab

                    Having a Tab associated with Vendors would be handy. Here you could quickly find vendors contact info or simply cut them a check.

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                    • move-in and move-out pictures

                      Have the ability to save pictures for each tenants move-in and move-out.

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                        2 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • RRentec Forms interface to allow upload of PDF's

                        I have a 24 page lease template composed of:
                        1) Lease (WORD file), 2) Rider (WORD file), 3) Lead paint brochure (PDF), 4) Bed bug brochure (PDF), 5) Radon gas disclosure (PDF), 6) Heat cost disclosure (PDF). I consolidated these files into a single PDF.

                        It would be great if the Rentec Forms interface would allow me to upload my 24 page PDF lease template, but it does not :(.
                        Seems the Forms interface only has the capacity to receive text that is pasted into it :(.

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                        • Text/ email when a text comes through Rentec

                          It would be great to add functionality that would notify when text messages come in. This could be done by sending an email each time that a text gets a reply or by doing a forward to a text number. This would help utilize this platform for communication with tenants better and keep all the information housed in one spot.
                          Tyler

                          12 votes
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                          • MUST be able to sort by check # or date

                            When we pull up a bank account it would be nice to be able to sort by either check #, date or amount.

                            I would also like to see the ability during a bank rec to click on the transaction and it take you to the transaction

                            12 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Common expense category

                              ACCOUNTS - be able to bill certain accounts and owners for general expenses, rather than post to specific prop. or tenant.

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                              • Expenses equally split between all properties

                                Is it possible to create an easy way to post an expense that is easily and equally divided among all properties? For instance liability insurance or management fees are equally spread among all properties. It's tedious to divide the cost by the number of properties and enter for each property when it's something that occurs monthly like a management fee.

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                                • Late Fees: Being able to decide what they are applied to in tenant ledgers

                                  We have a need to be able to decide which tenant charges receive late fees and which do not (ie late fees on rent, but not on previous late fees, utility bills, another balance of $10, or whatever, etc.) In our case, a tenant gets a flat late fee of $30 on the 4th if rent not paid, with an additional $5/day after. Right now, tenants are being charged late fees daily if something other than rent is not paid and we need to be able to decide what balances/items late fees are actually applied to. There are a lot…

                                  12 votes
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                                  • Support bi-monthly recurring payments

                                    I request that you add a category for bi-monthly recurring payments.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • Section 8 - one payment, multiple tenants

                                      If I have multiple tenants with Section 8 rent assistance, the local housing authority wants to send me only one check (or ACH deposit) for all such tenants. I can't change how they do this. I can't find any way to split a deposit among multiple tenants/properties. Logically, I would go the Accounts tab, select my bank account, create a deposit (the program stops me at this point and says I can't make a deposit so everything past this point is hypothetical), split the deposit and credit the splits to the appropriate tenant and property and then save the transaction.

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                                      • Better Picture application. Option to rotate picture, drag and drop picture order.

                                        Better Picture application. Option to rotate pictures, drag and drop picture order.

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                                        • One Screen to Post Multiple Tenant Payments

                                          457 unit sales call.
                                          The option to post multiple payments in one screen. When you have 100's of rent checks in one day would be nice to post in one screen, to one bank acct (or undeposited) and have it affect multiple properties/tenants. (like our split expense transaction

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