The Rental Beast Gateway

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Recently Added Features and Updates

June 7, 2022

Co-agent Functionality

Subscribers can now designate a co-agent when adding or editing rental listings.

Help Center: How to Add a Co-Agent

Expanded Listing Details Page

Now includes the leased information plus additional fields.

Help Center: Rental Search

Clone Listing Functionality

You can now create new listings at the touch of a button by simply cloning an existing one.

Help Center: How to Clone a Listing

Listing Alert Email Functionality

Easily include yourself when listing alerts are sent to rental clients.

Help Center: How to Create New Listing Alerts for Clients

Data Entry Mady Easy

June 14, 2022
Data entry: It’s one of the least enjoyable tasks of the modern era, so the prospect of having to enter your property data a second or third time when you’ve already entered it in your favorite property management system fills most of us with dread.

But did you know that RSC and Rental Beast make it easy for you to get your residential rental listings included on Rental Beast without having to enter the information again?

It’s simple: instead of re-entering the data, you merely have to “claim” an existing listing.
Data Entry Made Easy

Here’s how it works:

1) Make sure internet syndication is on in your property management software. Rental Beast usually receives listings within a few hours of syndication.

2) Log in to the PPAR Member Portal, click the Rental Beast icon. If you are an AppFolio user, search for your syndicated rental property by specific address, or for other PMS providers, click on the My Listings tab as your listings may match according to your email on file with Rental Beast.
Claim a Listing
3) Find your listing in the search results and click the ‘Claim Listing’ icon on the far right of the listing row. Provide any requested information and you’re done!

Easily syndicate to Rental Beast using any of the following property management software:
  • AppFolio
  • Buildium
  • Entrata
  • MRI
  • RealPage
  • Rentec
  • ShowMojo
  • Yardi Breeze
Don’t see your favorite on that list? Send an email to support@rentalbeast.com with the name of your preferred software. And for detailed information on the entire claims process, see How to Claim a Listing in Rental Beast’s Help Center.

How to Search for MLS Listings Only

June 14, 2022
Many subscribers have asked how to search only the MLS listings on Rental Beast. There is an official Help Center article describing the process as well as a short 40-second how-to video. We hope you find this helpful!

Recently Added Features and Updates

June 24, 2022

Client Emails

Now have improved rendering in all email clients and operating systems and an expanded field set with more details.

Help Center: How to Email a Listing

Improved Listing Details

Even more streamlined: dynamic fields display conditionally based on status so you can focus on relevant information quickly.

Help Center: How to Search for Listings in Rental Beast Gateway

Expanded Rental Data History

Now shows 18 months of recent rental history for better insight into changing market conditions.

Help Center: Rental Search

How to add your rental listing to SentriLock

July 1, 2022
Watch the video to see the easy steps on how to manually enter your rental listing to SentriLock


Rental Beast Gateway vs Rental Beast Pro

July 7, 2022

The main differences between Rental Beast Gateway and Rental Beast Pro are the following:

Search

Rental Beast Gateway search is for all RSC subscriber rental listings. Rental Beast’s search includes advanced filter criteria, saved searches, and bookmarking, and the ability to share and email listings. You can also ensure your clients see any new or updated listings that fit their search criteria by setting up listings alerts to notify them as soon as possible without having to take any action yourself.

Rental Beast Pro upgrade offers access to Rental Beast's database of non-RSC subscriber rental listings, which come from many other sources, giving RSC subscribers access to more properties, as well as the rental leads generated from them.

Add/Edit

Rental Beast Gateway add/edit is for RSC Subscriber listings. Streamlined and designed specifically for rentals, add/edit is the easiest way to list rental inventory. RSC Subscriber listings can be syndicated to PPAR.com, Rentalbeast.com, broker websites and through our partnership with realtor.com and the Gazette.

Rental Beast Pro upgrade adds enhanced syndication of your listings to premier partners like RentPath, Listanza, and others.

Listings Management

Rental Beast Gateway provides you with “My Listings,” a central location for all your rental inventory from which you can send reports to clients, share listings, and initiate applications for RSC subscribers.

Rental Beast Pro adds the Listing Agent Toolkit and gives you a custom website you can share with clients.

PMS Integration

Rental Beast Gateway lets you claim listings distributed from your property management system, making listing entry even more efficient and sparing you the drudgery of repetitive data entry.

These are the current PMS that Rental Beast integrates with:
  • AppFolio
  • Buildium
  • Entrata
  • MRI
  • Rentec
  • RealPage
  • ShowMojo
  • Yardi
Rental Beast Pro upgrade gives you enhanced search criteria, making it easier to find your listings.

Application and Tenant Screening

Rental Beast Gateway includes Apply Now, an FCRA-compliant rental application and tenant screening service. Applicants pay once to access it and can use the reports for unlimited applications within a 30-day period.

This service is an added benefit for RSC subscribers in both Rental Beast Gateway and Rental Beast Pro.

Rental Education

Rental Beast Gateway lets you access the Rental Beast University. This digital education platform was designed by industry experts to support real estate agents through every aspect of the rental process.

Rental Beast Pro upgrade subscribers gain access to direct coaching and mentoring.

Did you know that you can...

July 15, 2022

This week we’re highlighting a few handy tips to help you get the most out of your new Rental Beast account.

Get a photo preview of every listing in rental search?

Simply switch to “Tile” view from the main search page!
Tile view

Compare all the rented listings on the MLS?

Use the Status menu and filter for Rented!
Filter for Rented

Save common searches?

Clear your search criteria by clicking on the word “Clear”; then start a new search that you want to keep, and click the ‘save’ icon (circled).
Click the Save Icon
After you've saved your search, give your search a name and hit the “+ New search” button:
Type a Name and click +New search

Create listings alerts for clients?

After saving a search you want to use for a client, click the bell icon next to it to create a new alert:
Click the Bell icon
Then add clients to your alert and you’re done!
Type a Name and click +New search

Bookmark listings to revisit later?

Check the boxes next to the listings in the search results that you want to bookmark:
Click the Bell icon
Then click the bookmark icon (highlighted) in the menu at top - blue flags will now appear next to each bookmarked listing:
Type a Name and click +New search
To see your bookmarked listings, simply hit the button on the toolbar labeled “Bookmarks”:
Type a Name and click +New search

Restrict your searches to only MLS listings?

Click the ‘advanced filters’ button (highlighted):
Click the advanced filters button
In the “MLS/Agency” dropdown, select: “MLS Only”, then click the search button.
Select MLS Only

New Features!

July 19, 2022

Tuesday 7/19/22, Rental Beast released several new features in beta format that you can start exploring and testing. Many of these features were directly requested by you, our subscribers, so we hope you’ll be excited to try these out and we are eager to hear your feedback.

Summary Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) tool

Subscribers now have the ability to produce a CMA summary report by selecting two or more properties from the Rental Search screen and clicking the CMA button (the chart icon on the toolbar, highlighted below). The report includes useful min/max/average/median comparisons between the selected properties and provides an easy way to compare rental properties at a glance.
Summary CMA Tool

Add Listing - School Autocompletion

When adding a new rental listing, school districts can now be chosen from a dropdown list: simply begin typing the district’s name and a list of matching results will display. (Be advised that this list is coming from a 3rd party source and may be different then what you have seen in the past)

Advanced Search – Using Filters

Advanced Search Filter
Several new fields have been added to Advanced Filters which allow you to more accurately target the features of rental properties: (Please note that many of these fields are not required in Add Listing and may not return the anticipated results. Those fields noted with a (*) are required in Add Listing)

  • Listing Criteria section:
    • Date Active
  • Property Info section:
    • School District
    • Property Structure*
    • Year Built*
    • Lot Square Footage
  • Unit Info section:
    • Utilities Available
    • Furnished
    • Floor Type
    • Deleaded
  • Size and Levels section:
    • Total Square Footage*
    • Finished Square Footage
    • Floor/Level
    • Floors in Unit
  • Leased Info section:
    • Date Rented Range
    • Lease Rate

Select/Deselect All in your Results list

You now have the ability to “select all” the listings in your list or “deselect all”.
Select or Deselect All
More comprehensive information regarding these features, with details and demonstrations of their use will be forthcoming.

Please provide any feedback regarding this Beta release to RSC at ppmls@ppar.org, or Rental Beast at support@rentalbeast.com.

Or by joining the Rental Beast User Feedback Group

To upload a photo for display on reports and emails

In the upper right head corner next to your name go to Settings:
Settings
To upload a photo, begin by going to the Settings page. If you are already there, click on the Next button below.
Once on the Settings page, click on the My Profile section.
Type a Name and click +New search
Here you can upload a picture to be added to your profile and any email communication sent through Rental Beast. You can decide between uploading your brokerage’s logo or a professional photo you use.
Type a Name and click +New search

Now Available! Rental Listing Syndication

Rental listing syndication for your Broker website – Similar to IDX, RSC is offering a Broker Rental Feed.

If you are already receiving an IDX feed for Residential “For Sale” listing syndication, you may have your vendor contact RSC @ 719-633-7718 – Option 1 or ppmls@ppar.org to get details on the Rental Broker Feed.

Add a SentriLock lockbox to your Rental Listing


Have You Tried the New Features?

July 29, 2022

Summary Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) tool

Subscribers now have the ability to produce a CMA summary report by selecting two or more properties from the Rental Search screen and clicking the CMA button (the chart icon on the toolbar, highlighted below). The report includes useful min/max/average/median comparisons between the selected properties and provides an easy way to compare rental properties at a glance.
Summary CMA Tool

Watch the video tutorial!

The tutorial video will walk you through step-by-step on how to run a CMA.

Advanced Search – Using Filters

Advanced Search Filter
Several new fields have been added to Advanced Filters which allow you to more accurately target the features of rental properties: (Please note that many of these fields are not required in Add Listing and may not return the anticipated results. Those fields noted with a (*) are required in Add Listing)

Watch the video tutorial!

The tutorial video will walk you through the Advanced Filters and several new fields to help you get the results you need.

  • Listing Criteria section:
    • Date Active
  • Property Info section:
    • School District
    • Property Structure*
    • Year Built*
    • Lot Square Footage
  • Unit Info section:
    • Utilities Available
    • Furnished
    • Floor Type
    • Deleaded
  • Size and Levels section:
    • Total Square Footage*
    • Finished Square Footage
    • Floor/Level
    • Floors in Unit
  • Leased Info section:
    • Date Rented Range
    • Lease Rate

How to See the PPMLS™ Only Listings

There still seems to be a “mis-conception” that you must pay to see RSC Subscriber listings. This is not the case.

Upgrade to see address

When you do a search in Rental Beast and you see results that say “Upgrade to see address”, these are not available through your RSC subscription because they have either not been claimed as RSC listings, or belong to non-RSC subscribers. In order to limit your search results to only the listings of RSC Subscribers, follow the steps below:

Click on the Advanced Filters button.

In the MLS/Agency dropdown, select “MLS Only”, then click the Search button.

MLS Only

Select/Deselect All in your Results list

You now have the ability to “select all” the listings in your list or “deselect all”.
Select or Deselect All
More comprehensive information regarding these features, with details and demonstrations of their use will be forthcoming.

Please provide any feedback regarding this Beta release to RSC at ppmls@ppar.org, or Rental Beast at support@rentalbeast.com.

Or by joining the Rental Beast User Feedback Group

To upload a photo for display on reports and emails

In the upper right head corner next to your name go to Settings:
Settings
To upload a photo, begin by going to the Settings page. If you are already there, click on the Next button below.
Once on the Settings page, click on the My Profile section.
Type a Name and click +New search
Here you can upload a picture to be added to your profile and any email communication sent through Rental Beast. You can decide between uploading your brokerage’s logo or a professional photo you use.
Type a Name and click +New search

Now Available! Rental Listing Syndication

Rental listing syndication for your Broker website – Similar to IDX, RSC is offering a Broker Rental Feed.

If you are already receiving an IDX feed for Residential “For Sale” listing syndication, you may have your vendor contact RSC @ 719-633-7718 – Option 1 or ppmls@ppar.org to get details on the Rental Broker Feed.

Add a SentriLock lockbox to your Rental Listing


Feature Improvements 8.5.22

August 5, 2022

Improved Image Quality

Base image resolution has been increased – quality is noticeably improved in rental listings!

To make the best visual impression with your rental listings, we recommend the following for images:
  • Use landscape orientation instead of portrait orientation
  • The ideal picture size uses a 3:2 aspect ratio
  • Photos are automatically resized to be as near a 1152 x 768 resolution as possible
  • Preferred formats are: JPG, PNG, or GIF
Sample Images

Garage Spaces added to Add/Edit

The Advanced Filters in Rental Search now allow you to search by the number of Garage Spaces a rental has.

To make sure your rental property shows up in these searches, be sure to update your listing to include that number! To do so, simply edit your listing – in the Property Section, under ‘Parking,’ you have the option to designate the number of garage spaces your rental offers.

Edit Listing, Property Parking

Rental Listing Syndication is Now Available!

Rental listing syndication for your Broker website – Similar to IDX, RSC is offering a Broker Rental Feed.

If you are already receiving an IDX feed for Residential “For Sale” listing syndication, you may have your vendor contact RSC @ 719-633-7718 – Option 1 or ppmls@ppar.org to get details on the Rental Broker Feed.

Do I have to pay for this?

August 19, 2022
Ever since Rental Beast was added, a commonly asked question has been: "Do I have to pay for this?" The short answer: NO.

The tools that are available through Rental Beast Gateway, including core rental functions, are provided to all RSC subscribers as a part of their RSC subscription. This includes rental search, rental listing Add/Edit and marketing tools, a rental CMA, client management tools, and full access to MLS rental listings. There is NO EXTRA COST for access to Rental Beast Gateway to RSC Subscribers!

Rental Beast Pro is a subscription plan that includes everything that Gateway does plus elevated access to non-RSC inventory and the leads they generate, custom marketing tools, third-party syndication above and beyond those available through RSC, and more. Rental Beast Pro is available only through an additional paid subscription.

Nonetheless, many RSC subscribers remain under the impression that core functionality is available only by paying Rental Beast. Both RSC and Rental Beast continue to be concerned about this misconception, so we have decided that the best way to illustrate the difference between functions available as part of your RSC subscription and Rental Beast’s additional paid service is to provide all RSC subscribers with the opportunity to see the difference themselves.

RSC and Rental Beast have agreed to offer all RSC subscribers a free trial of Rental Beast Pro through December 31st, 2022!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RENTAL BEAST GATEWAY AND RENTAL BEAST PRO

How it works:
This is a free trial—it’s important for you to know that when the trial period ends, your Rental Beast Pro subscription will continue automatically at the rate of $189 per quarter unless you elect not to extend your Rental Beast Pro subscription or renew with a different payment plan. A payment method is required to enroll in the program, but no payment authorization will be made while opting in, and no RSC subscribers will be charged during the free trial period.

Free trial period:
This program is available to all RSC subscribers on an opt-in basis from now through December 31st, 2022.

At the end of the free trial:
If, after opting into the free trial, you choose not to extend your Rental Beast Pro subscription, your Rental Beast account will automatically revert to Rental Beast Gateway, where core rental functions are provided as a part of your MLS subscription. To avoid being charged the $189 quarterly fee after the trial period ends, you MUST CANCEL ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 30, 2022.

As we near the end of the trial period, both Rental Beast and RSC will proactively reach out to all free trial participants to make sure their choice to continue, not continue, or renew under a different payment term is recorded. It’s IMPORTANT that you inform us of your preference BEFORE the end of the free trial— otherwise, your subscription will automatically extend at the rate of $189 per quarter.


How to Opt-In to the Free Trial of Rental Beast Pro

August 19, 2022
1) To opt into the free trial, navigate to Rental Beast.

2) Click any “Upgrade” link, found within a pop-up message displayed at login, within the Tutorial Center, or by clicking into any non-RSC rental listing included in search results.

3) Click on “See Pricing”.

See Pricing

4) You will be directed to Rental Beast’s subscription page, where the Zero Cost ($0) option will display automatically.

Zero Cost

a. If you don't see the $0 cost option, please start chat with a support representative or email
grow@rentalbeast.com for assistance.

b. Please note that if you choose not to opt out of your Rental Beast Pro subscription, you will continue automatically at the rate of $189 per quarter. To avoid being charged the $189 quarterly fee after the trial period ends, you MUST CANCEL ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 30, 2022.

5) Click “Buy Now” and enter a method of payment. You will not be charged.

Buy Now

6) Once payment method has been entered, click on “Purchase”

7) A payment confirmation message will appear. You WILL NOT be charged when opting in, and no RSC subscribers will be charged during the free trial period.

Thank you for your payment

8) Your subscription will automatically upgrade to Rental Beast Pro. Click on “Let’s get you setup!”.

9) You will be directed to a short setup wizard.

a. Enter your information and click on “Next”.

Setup your account

b. Enter your mobile number and choose the ZIP codes from which you elect to receive rental leads sourced from non-RSC listings.

Mobile number and Zip codes

c. Click on “Next”.

d. You will be asked to confirm that your mobile number can receive text messages.

Please confirm

e. You will then be asked to answer a few questions.

Questions

As a Rental Beast Pro subscriber, a dedicated Rental Beast Client Success Specialist will be assigned to your account. Shortly after you complete the setup wizard, your Client Success Specialist will reach out to you to introduce themselves, provide direct contact information, and help in completing the onboarding process.

We hope that you’ll take advantage of this opportunity and see the difference for yourself!

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