Engrain, the leader in interactive mapping technology and data visualization software, has announced its partnership with self-showing solutions pioneer Rently. The partnership will bring self-guided touring to prospective renters, allowing them to securely and independently view properties whenever it is most convenient for them — at any time and any day of the week.
Engrain’s popular TouchTour and SightMap applications will integrate with Rently’s self-showing solutions platform to showcase live pricing and unit availability, as well as an option for potential residents to apply directly online and in real-time.
“We believe this partnership with Rently represents a major step in the evolution of the traditional apartment search as well as the property management process,” said Brent Steiner, founder and CEO of Engrain. “Not only will this technology fundamentally change how modern renters approach touring apartments, it will maximize efficiency of the leasing process and team resources, including time — meaning leasing teams spend fewer hours guiding tours and coordinating schedules, and more time tracking new leads and providing quality customer service.”
At participating properties, prospective renters will be able to utilize Rently’s Lockboxes, Smart Locks and Smart Homes to tour apartments on their own schedule and completely autonomously. To streamline the autonomous tour, Engrain’s TouchTour compatible iPad application will guide apartment seekers around the home, and give them access to essential apartment details including floor plan, photos, specific amenities and more. Engrain’s SightMap application will simultaneously provide other essential information including unit availability and pricing.
For property managers, leasing teams and investment managers the partnership represents an opportunity to leverage technology for overall efficiency and bottom-line success. From streamlining building lease-up to minimizing expenses and time spent on guided tours, the partnership of these two technologies will elevate multiple aspects of the leasing process.
“We’re excited to partner with Engrain to bolster our self-touring experience for multifamily operators,” said Andre Jordan Sanchez, vice president of operations at Rently. “Engrain’s SightMap and TouchTour products perfectly complement Rently’s patented self-touring tech stack and empower prospective renters to easily navigate large properties and self-tour successfully.”
The first self-guided apartment through this partnership is set to be live by summer 2019.