Group O’Dell – A Trusted Partner

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Home Rental Services’ success, like most small businesses, depends on word-of-mouth referrals.  We are so thankful for the many companies that we have strong referral relationships with.  One company that we have been working with for years is the team over at Group O’Dell.

Dan O’Dell and Maria O’Dell are the leading force behind the success that their company has seen year after year.  They are regularly honored as a top residential real estate company that does business with strong moral and ethical values.  We receive a referral just about every week from their team.  (Thanks guys, we appreciate it so much!)

Our Referral Program (Applies to Kansas homes only)
We understand the importance of the referrals that we receive and we have a great referral program.  If you refer a prospective owner or renter to Home Rental Services that turns into a signed contract, we pay you $100.  It’s that easy.  With the interesting real estate market, many more people are turning to renting their homes instead of buying.  If you know someone that is looking to rent a home or someone that owns a home that they would prefer to rent instead of sell right now, we would love to hear from you!

Home Rental Services – Renter Portal

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In 2010, we adopted a new property management software called AppFolio that we use to manage many aspects of our business.  The software is web based, and as a result we are able to offer our renters the ability to log in to an online portal.  The renter can see past payments, make payments online, sign up for email alerts when their monthly rent is due and sign up for auto-pay so that they don’t have to worry about missing a future payment!  It is another great way that we keep the lines of communication open so that there are no surprises.

The portal is located at https://homerentals.appfolio.com/connect.  We need to set up each renter before they are able to access the portal for the first time.  If you are a current renter of ours and want to be set up for portal access, simply contact us at (913) 469-6633 and we will get you set up.

eFax – Another Step Towards a Paperless Office

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At Home Rental Services, we really try to be environmentally friendly.  One of our recent wins has been the switch to eFax for all of our faxing needs.  As a property management company, we send and receive a large volume of faxed documents.  We have been feeding our fax machine reams of paper for many years and it was time to do something different.  eFax is the answer for us and has had interesting additional benefits.

Hooking up eFax was fairly straightforward.  We created an eFax account, configured incoming and outgoing options, tested to make sure things were working right and then forwarded our primary fax number to our new eFax number.  The entire process took less than 4 hours, including the training of our staff.

Here are some of the benefits that we have gotten from switching to eFax:
– No more paper.  Incoming faxes come to us as PDF attachments in emails.
– Faxing without having to leave your desk.  Up to 5 people per account are allowed to send faxes directly from their desktop via eFax without leaving their desks.
– No more need for a dedicated, physical fax machine.  This is going to allow us to exclude the expensive fax card on our next copier purchase as well as free up space in our office related to faxing activites.
– No more missing incoming faxes.  Now that they are delivered via email, everyone that needs to see a fax will be sure to see it.

We are always looking at new ways to use technology to be more efficient, environmentally friendly and provide better service to our customers.  eFax is definitely a winner in our book!

reStart, Inc. – Giving back to the community

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We believe in supporting our local community and do so throughout the year.  Recently, our very own Amy Evans organized a youth outing to help stuff Christmas stockings for adult men and women to benefit reStart, Inc. Amy’s group was able to stuff 350 stockings!  Each stocking received a piece of fruit, a few pieces of candy, scarf, hat, gloves, and gift wrapped socks (all new and all donated).  We believe in supporting our local community and do so often.

More on reStart Inc.
reStart Inc. is an interfaith ministry with homeless persons, is committed to providing shelter and supportive services to homeless men, women, youth and families with the goals of helping persons move toward independence and self-sufficiency and ending homelessness in our community.

Happy Holidays from our team to yours!

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Happy Holidays from our team to yours!
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Staff goes Caroling

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We went caroling this morning and here is a video of We Wish You a Merry Christmas! http://ow.ly/3qj8Q

Welcome to the Home Rental Services Blog!

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Welcome to the Home Rental Services blog.  Here you will find news and events related to Home Rental Services based in Overland Park, Kansas serving both Kansas and Missouri.  For a listing of our available rentals, be sure to visit our regular web site at home4rent.com