Launches in San Francisco market, celebrates homecoming with "Open House" for new customers
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23, 2012 -- In a real estate market that increasingly favors renting over homeownership, lease marketing technology provider RentJuice today announced that it has surpassed a huge milestone: 1,000,000 rental listings. The company, which pioneered the online software category Rental Relationship Management (RRM), rapidly expanded in 2011 having received more than $6.2 million in venture financing from leading investors including Highland Capital Partners led by Peter Bell, StubHub cofounder Colin Evans and Tim Draper, whose firm has backed such Internet successes as Hotmail and Skype. RentJuice now serves 10 times more real estate brokers, agents, landlords and property managers than it did just a year ago and generates 10 times more rental leads per month.
On the heels of a year marked by the introduction of unparalleled offerings like the RentJuice Directory, JuicePress for WordPress, and Lease Locator for Facebook, RentJuice also today launches in San Francisco, adding the city where the company is headquartered to the roster of the markets it serves.
In celebration of this homecoming, RentJuice will host a weekly "Open House" during the month of March for new users in its San Francisco headquarters. During these free sessions, the RentJuice team will train customers on how to take full advantage of RentJuice's online and mobile apps to track their properties, advertise them across the web, and provide a paperless leasing experience to tenants. To register to attend these free events, property managers and leasing agents can visit http://info.rentjuice.com/sf-open-house.
"RentSFNow strives to stay on the leading edge of technology so that we can provide our clients with the best service possible - that's why we're thrilled to be counted as a customer of RentJuice," said David Chesnosky, leasing manager of RentSFNow. "Working in rentals in San Francisco is about to get a lot easier and more profitable for everyone, including prospective tenants."
RentJuice is an online platform that allows property managers and landlords to instantly share their availabilities with partner companies for free to shorten vacancies and improve communication. The Company also offers a paid upgrade that provides agents, brokers and leasing offices a "virtual rental office," available from a browser, iPhone or iPad. From powering a leasing agent's Facebook page and WordPress website to offering outsourced data entry and automatic ad syndication to dozens of consumer websites such as HotPads, Zillow and Trulia, RentJuice makes every step of the rental marketing process simpler.
During his recent speaking role at Inman's conference Real Estate Connect 2012 in New York, RentJuice CEO David Vivero unveiled the company's new iPhone and iPad apps. The applications brings an even greater level of efficiency for real estate pros, making all listing details and inventory available to them when they are on the go and with clients outside of the office. It offers features like the ability to: Remotely add photos of a property to a listing while on site Get directions for specific listings while out of the office Send listings to clients while away from the computer Share photos of units on-the-spot to help gauge clients' interest before taking them to see a property "From day one, it has been our goal to completely transform the way business is conducted among real estate professionals capitalizing on opportunities in leasing," said Vivero, who was recently named to the Forbes "30 Under 30 in Real Estate" list. "Now, the rental process is moving more and more online, and RentJuice is at the center of that shift. Our team is excited to be a driving force behind the evolution of the industry as we continue to expand our geographic footprint."