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Columbus, OH, United States, 2011/07/06 - JMA Rentals LLC (JMA), a leading technology SaaS (Software as a Service) provider and rental property investment firm, announced that it has achieved another milestone in the development and testing of RentCloud - JMArentals.com.
JMA Rentals LLC (JMA), announced today that it has achieved another milestone in the development and testing of RentCloud, its highly anticipated online property management system expected for release to the public in January 2012. With laser focus on the user experience, the development team has engineered RentCloud with a keen eye for efficiency. In typical enterprise-class IT development fashion, the owners of JMA Rentals have engaged residential property managers, landlords, and investors to participate in the user experience design of the software. The “voice of the property manager” drives the RentCloud development and testing efforts.
The RentCloud online property management system was originally designed for the small rental portfolio owner, but was recently expanded to accommodate property management firms of all sizes.
Key features of RentCloud include:
• Rental Advertising;
• Automated Rent Payment Processing (EFT, Credit Card, or Check Processing);
• Tenant Screening & Background Checks;
• Management of Real Estate Documents;
• Dashboard View of Rental Properties;
• Tenant Portals and Community (“Meet your Neighbor!”);
• Work Order Management Workflow;
• E: alerts and automated reminder phone calls to tenants;
• Landlord and Property Manager Community – Learn from one another!;
• Customizable Reports;
• 24/7/365 Customer Support.
“RentCloud was designed to be the most user-friendly property management platform on the market today,” says Matt Angerer, CEO and Co-Founder of JMA Rentals. “We are able to offer more affordable price plans because our overhead is significantly lower than other property management software providers,” adds Angerer. “We have self-financed the development of RentCloud without the need to take on outside investors. Therefore, we can pass the savings onto our customers – landlords and aspiring property management firms,” explains Angerer.
JMA Rentals was unofficially formed in 2006 as a father/son venture to help market and advertise a small portfolio of rental properties. In early 2011, JMA ramped up its expansion efforts by bringing together technology leaders who have deep experience in online business software. “Our family was frustrated with the high cost of rent processing platforms on the market today,” explains Matt Angerer who owns and operates rental units with his father in Erie, Pennsylvania. “RentCloud is a result of our frustration with high-cost, moderate quality property management systems. Our mission is to offer the most user-friendly system on the market at an affordable price point with the best customer service that a company can offer – 24/7/365,” adds Angerer.
“Small rental portfolio owners like me are expected to be on-call 24/7/365,” explains John Angerer. “I am the typical do-it-yourself type of landlord. I can’t afford to spend big bucks on property management systems that have 200 unit minimums or price gouge you on the ACH processing fees for online rent payments,” adds Angerer. “RentCloud provides the much needed balance that the rental property investment industry has been long awaiting in an online property management system. It is exactly what I needed and I’ve recommended RentCloud to anyone who owns rental properties,” concludes Angerer.
Balanced Web-based rental property software.
RentCloud Online Property Manager, the first JMA Rentals SaaS product, has been designed to accommodate a myriad of rental property owners. The LandlordClass was specifically designed for small and mid-sized do-it-yourself landlords. At $0.50 cents per unit, RentCloud’s LandlordClass is the most affordable Web-based rental property software on the market today. RentCloud LandlordClass gives the do-it-yourself landlord exactly what he needs to get the job done. The best part is that it’s affordable and easy to use!
The PropertyManagerClass, on the other hand, was specifically designed for the small to mid-sized residential property managers. At $1.00 per unit, RentCloud Online Property ManagerClass balances all aspects of a property managers core functions like financials, reporting, tenant management, and work order requests. RentCloud Online Property Manager’s familiar design and intuitive user experience puts landlords and property managers at the helm of their ship. Drill down reporting and customizable metrics define transparency for the RentCloud Property Manager. You’ll find that RentCloud isn’t heavy on some system features and light on others. RentCloud Online Property Manager is exactly what landlords and property managers need: balanced Web-based rental property software, in the cloud.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, JMA was founded by a team of technology and real estate practitioners with proven real-world experience in rental property management and online business software development. The synergy realized between the founders has resulted in the most affordable, balanced, easy to use, software-as-a-service known to rental property managers: RentCloud Online Property Manager.