Cambridge Virtual Meeting Tues Apr 21: Rent Collection Software

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04/21/2020 6:30 PM - 04/21/2020 8:00 PM

It's true that when you knock on a resident's door to collect rent, you can connect on a personal level and learn what's new and in need of attention. But in the new world of social distancing, collecting rent in-person is either prohibited or risky. Not to mention the fact that few renters have the work-from-home-stability that would be needed to pay rent in full and on-time. Partial payments may become the new normal. Even before this, collecting rent in person has always been time consuming and slow, especially when renters are short. There is a better way.

In this presentation, we'll review the market context in which rent collection happens. We'll talk about the rise of partial payments and payments tied to income, including relief checks. We'll then discuss the fundamentals of moving money over networks, including credit cards and ACH. Finally we'll review some software offerings available today including QuickBooks, PayPal, Venmo, Cozy, zRent, and RentHelper. Each has pros and cons. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how money moves in the US and where to learn more about various methods for collection at a distance.

This part of the presentation will be given by MassLandlords staff.

rent collection during social distancing
Rent collection software is better than collecting in-person

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Open to attendees statewide

This event is regionally branded in keeping with a local tradition. This region used to meet in-person on this day at this time. You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are in the state.

Tuesday, April 21st

Cambridge Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 6:30pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
  • 6:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
    • Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
  • 7:05pm Local Manager Meeting Introduction
  • 7:10pm Rent collection software
  • 8:00pm Virtual meeting ends


Virtual Meeting and Webinar Replacement

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this event series is being replaced by webinars or virtual meetings held during the normal event time. Please do not go to the physical event location. If you require assistance using webinar or virtual meeting technology, please contact us at 774-314-1896 or a day or two prior to the event. We can send instructions in time for you to participate.

  • Virtual meetings include optional audience participation via video, phone, and screenshare and are not recorded.
  • Webinars have limited participation options (typed questions only) and are recorded.

Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)

  • We will share our video, audio, and computer screen and slides.
  • Optional: You can share your video with everyone, talk to everyone, and type chat with everyone. Video sharing is not required. Talking is not required.

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Open to the public. Membership is not required!

  • Contemporaneous participation:
    • Public: $10
    • Members: $7
    • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register. Click here for meeting details and password.

This event will not be recorded.


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This is part of the Boston/Cambridge rental real estate networking and training series.


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