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The Future of Single-Family Rentals: PropTech Insights for Owners

Property manager in a rental home creating a virtual showing of the home using a tablet If you’re a single-family rental property owner, you understand that you have a lot of considerations to make. In addition to handling all other facets of owning and managing rental property, you also have to find tenants and keep track of payments and repairs. If there was a method to simplify this process, wouldn’t that be fantastic? Fortunately, PropTech exists! 

Technology utilized in the real estate industry is referred to as PropTech. It comprises everything from online tools for finding and managing tenants to apps for tracking payments and repairs to virtual reality tools for viewing properties. Continue reading to find out more about how proptech can help you better manage your single-family rental properties.

What is PropTech?

PropTech, short for property technology, is a rapidly developing field that leverages innovative digital tools to revolutionize how we buy, sell, rent, and manage real estate properties from sophisticated online platforms that help landlords find tenants. Screen tenants to smart home devices that optimize energy consumption and enhance security; proptech offers many cutting-edge solutions that streamline the entire property lifecycle

Proptech also encompasses virtual reality tools that deliver:

  • Captivating property tours.
  • Blockchain-based solutions that facilitate more secure and transparent property transactions.
  • Chatbots driven by AI that offer personalized customer services.

PropTech can revolutionize the real estate industry by improving transparency, ease of use, and efficiency.


Real estate technology began with online listing platforms like Zillow and extended into the short-term rental space with sites like Airbnb. Proptech has expanded to encompass various additional technologies in recent years, including:

  • Big data and analytics 
  • Blockchain 
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) 
  • Internet of Things (IoT) 
  • Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

Proptech aims to make the process of buying, selling, and renting properties more reachable and more efficient. Proptech does this by offering virtual walk-throughs of properties (for both rent and sale) and streamlining laborious tasks.

How PropTech helps landlords manage their properties

Managing single-family rental properties can be a challenging task for landlords. Proptech can help simplify the process and make it more effective, bringing several perks such as:

  • Locating and evaluating tenants easily and rapidly
  • Electronically receiving rent payments
  • Keeping track of requests for repair and maintenance 
  • Staying on top of your properties and tenants
  • Getting in touch with your tenants

While many proptech tools are still in the developmental stage, analysts anticipate that in the years to come, they will have a big impact on the real estate and rental market. If you still need to start using proptech, now is the great moment to try it!

Popular PropTech Tools Currently Available

There are many popular proptech tools available today, including rental listing platforms such as Zillow,, and Apartment Guide, tenant screening tools like TurboTenant and myRent, rent payment platforms like RentPayment and Cozy, and maintenance and repair request apps like RepairPal and Handy. 

Also, property management software like AppFolio and Buildium can be useful. But you must always bear in mind that property management software alone can only take you so far. The best approach to save time, money, and hassle is to work with a quality property management company that will take advantage of the newest proptech tools for you.

Future of the rental market and implications for landlords

Proptech is bringing about significant changes in the rental market. Real estate technology allows landlords to: 

  • List their properties on several rental platforms 
  • Screen tenants electronically 
  • Collect rent payments electronically 
  • Manage repair and maintenance requests efficiently 
  • Keep track of their properties and tenants 
  • Communicate with their tenants 

We anticipate more changes in the rental market as PropTech continues to advance. These developments will have substantial implications for both landlords and tenants. For instance, PropTech may make it easier for landlords to fill empty units, but it could also bring about higher rents and security deposits. However, PropTech could help renters search and apply for rental properties more efficiently, but it could also lead to higher rents and security deposits. How PropTech will influence the rental market in the future is still unknown.


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