Home Rental Apps: 5 Must-have Features To Build One

This article will be a useful read for the businesses involved in the real-estate and want to embark their presence online with a robust mobile application. It lists out some important features that they need to incorporate in such an app.

Ever since apps started intervening in different business areas with on-demand services, life got smoother. Lots of services become available within the hand’s reach owing to the facility of apps.

Booking of cabs, reserving a table at a restaurant, or getting a food delivered is okay! But, having an apartment on rent with an app? We bet very few have ever thought of it. On-demand house rent apps are the latest buzzword in the real-estate industry, helping both home seekers and property owners. Before jumping into the fact what businesses can do by investing in a real-estate rental app and what features to include in it, let’s get straight into the benefits both parties can get from it.

Perks of apps to the tenants

  • Helps getting an appropriate home within a within their decided budget
  • Reduces and streamlines all need for paperwork, document formalities etc.
  • Eases payment procedure through online payments

Perks of apps to the landlords

  • Gets complete control and vigilance over their houses or property
  • Helps finding out reliable  tenants with the capability to pay off the exact rent on time
  • No need for print advertisements and other marketing methods

    All said and done, now it’s time you have a look at the features that property owners need to make sure that their on-demand rental app does have.

    Comprehensive list of properties

    Ofcourse, this is the first feature needed in a rental app! It should be providing a complete list of properties, of all sizes from across a wide range of localities, so that potential tenants can get the most suitable ones from the lot.

    Apartment search by location, budget and other criteria
    Every real-estate company should ensure that their apps will provide options for the apartments to the tenants as per their budget constraints, or location preferability or any other specific criterion. In other words, they could filter out the most suitable houses from their comprehensive list of properties.

    Online payment of rent
    Taking a property listings over to the online via an app is said to be halfway success until it facilitates payments of rents too via the app. Yes, the apps must allow the tenants to pay out rent securely with one tap of their fingers through the app’s payment gateways, relieving them from the pain of visiting the landlord every month to pay the rent.

    Elaborative information on the locality
    To make sure that no tenants have incomplete knowledge of locality they are shifting to, provide comprehensive and additional details of the place. Like nearest landmarks, markets, stations, transport availability, schools, hospitals, shops and government offices nearby and so forth.  

    While there’s no doubt about it that on-demand rental apps are gaining momentum in the industry, getting success isn’t that easy. However, if you make sure to adhere to these features while getting yours built, success will trip your way. 

Johan Smith is an expert app developer who works for GetAProgrammer, one of the visionary companies for Android app development in Sydney that has been providing businesses, and corporates with excellent app solutions.

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