Since the core of our business is the online rental application, we want to make sure that the process is as easy to understand as possible. That’s why we thought we’d take a minute (or a post) in our blog to explain an online rental application, step by step.
Our customers are landlords and property managers, so if that’s you, you’re in the right place. If you’re a tenant or a rental applicant and you’re curious about where your information is going when you apply for an apartment with Rocket Lease, feel free to stick around.
The first thing you’ll do when you decide you want to take advantage of the Rocket Lease online rental application is to sign up for our service. Signing up is completely free and will only take you about 3 milliseconds. Ok, that may be a slight exaggeration, but the truth is that all we need from you is your email address and a password that you create an you can probably type those two things faster than you can say RocketLease to the rescue! Not that we say that around the office or anything…
Create an Application
Once you have an account, you’ll be able to create a customized rental application (view a sample rental application) for your vacancy. We’ll ask you a few simple questions about the unit you’re renting and create the application form for you so it’s unique for your property as well as professional in design and functionality.
Find New Tenants
Believe it or not, that’s everything you have to do before you’re ready to start accepting and sorting through applications. When you get a potential applicant, whether it’s online or in person, you can give them the custom url that we’ve generated.
All a prospective tenant has to do is visit the url and enter his or her information, depending on the specifications you made when you created your application. Tenants don’t have to create a Rocket Lease account in order to submit an application, which makes the process attractively simple for them as well.
The Rocket Lease Dashboard
With just a few clicks, an potential tenant’s application will appear instantly on your Rocket Lease dashboard. You’re even able to keep track of applications that have been started but not completed and send deadline reminders to those applicants who haven’t quite finished the process.
The Rocket Lease dashboard also offers an elegant and user-friendly interface to view, organize and ultimately accept or reject applications for your rental. We think it really beats a filling cabinet and a paper shredder.
Hopefully this step by step has proven to you how utterly simple it is to create and accept online rental applications at Rocket Lease. Remember, you can always get more details and have all your questions answered over at rocketlease.com.