The RentPayment marketing department would like to give a special thank you to all the property managers and amazing management staffs, who put in extra time and effort to spread the word about our Love at First Click Promotion. We know fall move-ins can be extremely hectic and busy, yet every one of you did an amazing job! Without the help of such great management staff, our promotion could not have been such a success!
Two communities in particular really stood out this year. Not only did they go above and beyond by handing out and displaying RentPayment marketing materials around their property, posting on Facebook and sending us pictures, but they also increased RentPayment usage, immensely.
Therefore, we would like to award their hardworking management staff with a small prize.
Our first place student housing community and the winner of a $300 MasterCard gift card is, Reveille Ranch, a Jamespoint Management property. Reveille Ranch increased usage at their property by about 75% throughout our Love at First Click promotion!
Here is what Property Manager Travis had to say when we asked him a few questions about RentPayment.
A: The primary thing we do is encourage residents to make their payments online. It all starts with the lease application. As a property with a lot of students, we close a lot leases via email, fax, and phone. We find that if a future resident pays the application fees on-line they’re very likely to make their rent payments online. We also make a point to hand out RentPayment flyers during move-in day. With many parents making their payments for their son/daughter the ability to pay from their computer without having to mail a check in is a big convenience.
Q: What would you say are some of the benefits Reveille Ranch receives from high RentPayment usage?
A: The primary benefits are the amount of time we save from not having to process checks and the added security of payments being handled by RentPayment rather than employees. Not to mention, there’s a money trail with RentPayment. No more dealing with “check lost in the mail” or “I dropped it in the drop box last night, you must have lost it” excuses!
Our second place community and the winner of a $100 MasterCard gift card is Gateway at College Station, a DMC SUH Management property! Gateway at College Station took social media to another level! We saw constant Facebook posts reminding residents to pay rent online for a chance to win, as well as reminders in their monthly newsletter. Gateway did an amazing job of keeping us updated and displaying their efforts by sending several pictures throughout the entire promotion. Lastly, by this year’s student housing promotion’s conclusion, Gateway at College Station had over 35% of their residents making online payments!