The Value of a Pet Audit

Posted by Pat on Aug 5, 2019 1:57:31 PM

As the community manager at a 322-unit midrise in Atlanta, Jenny had a hunch that a few pets had come in to the property under their radar.

What Jenny and her team discovered was a definite eye-opener. Their door-to-door audit revealed residents had accumulated 36 unauthorized pets, meaning those that weren’t properly registered with the community. That underscored her management company’s desire for a more comprehensive platform to keep tabs on pet activity.

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Topics: pet policy

3 Takeaways from RealPage’s RealWorld 2019 Session: “Unleash Your Pet Policies”

Posted by Mallory on Aug 1, 2019 11:59:00 AM

On July 21-23, 2019, RealPage® hosted RealWorld 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL and welcomed property management executives and real estate investment professionals from across the nation. Attendees with backgrounds in IT, leasing, marketing, operations, finance, accounting and asset management came for the latest product innovations, industry trends and networking opportunities and went home with new ideas, connections and education credits.

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Topics: pet policy

PetScreening.com and JVM Realty Corporation Announce Partnership

Posted by Mallory on Jul 24, 2019 11:00:00 AM

PetScreening.com, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, today announced it has partnered with JVM Realty Corporation to implement its platform at 4,512 apartment homes spanning 15 communities.

JVM is an Oak Brook, Ill.-based real estate investment and property management firm with an $850 million multifamily portfolio and a large presence in the greater Midwestern Region.

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Topics: Press Release, Industry News

18% of Reasonable Accommodation Requests Have Insufficient Documentation, Unresponsive Verifiers or Fraud

Posted by David on Jun 25, 2019 11:30:00 AM

PetScreening.com, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, today announced that an internal analysis of its data found that 18-percent of reasonable accommodation requests had insufficient documentation, unresponsive third-party verifiers, or were discovered to be fraudulent.

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Topics: Press Release

PetScreening.com and Blue Ridge Property Management Announce Partnership

Posted by David on Jun 18, 2019 12:00:00 PM

PetScreening.com, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, today announced it has partnered with Blue Ridge Property Management to implement its platform at approximately 12,000+ apartment homes spanning 45 communities.

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Topics: Press Release, Company News

PetScreening.com Closes Series Seed Round of Venture Capital Financing

Posted by David on Jun 13, 2019 2:07:06 PM

PetScreening.com, a first-of-its-kind screening platform that empowers property managers to outsource their pet risk assessment and assistance animal validation processes at no charge, announced it has closed a Series Seed round of venture capital financing. Fenwick & West represented PetScreening.com in the transaction. Grotech Ventures led the Series Seed round with Camber Creek and Relevance Capital as additional participating partners.

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Topics: Press Release, Company News

Multifamily Executive: How Technology Works as a Catalyst in the Evolution of Leasing

Posted by Mallory on Jun 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In a recent article published on Multifamily Executive, Kortney Balas, Vice President of Information Management at JVM Realty Corporation, explains how technology — including automated pet screening and animal validation  is helping streamline the leasing process to give on-site managers the ability to focus building relationships with their residents.

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Topics: Industry News

We Screen Our Residents, Why Not Our Pets?

Posted by Pat on Jun 6, 2019 10:00:00 AM
When a prospective resident submits an application at an apartment community, on-site teams want to know virtually everything about that resident before allowing them to sign a lease. Credit history, criminal background, rent history, current finances, that minor traffic ticket for failure to yield in 2004, and so on.

Yet, when it comes to the pets that accompany residents to their new home, little—if anything—is known about them. A detailed history of a pet’s behavior, the owner’s behavior with the pet, vaccinations, damages, excessive noise disruptions and other nuisances can prove just as relevant for apartment operators as the background of their residents.
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Service Animals vs. Assistance Animals in Student Housing

Posted by Mallory on May 8, 2019 10:25:09 AM

In a new article published on the Student Housing Business website, PetScreening.com Founder John Ray Bradford discusses Service Animals vs. Assistance Animals and covers when and where the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act (FHAct) are applicable.

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Topics: Assistance Animals, Student Housing, Service Animals

Controlling the Problem of Unauthorized Pets

Posted by Mallory on Apr 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

In an article published by the National Apartment Association (NAA), Kortney Balas of JVM Realty Corporation discusses an on-going problem within the property management industry — unauthorized pets.

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Topics: Household Pets