All the Ways to Pay Rent

by Andrea West

Posted on 2016-12-15 10:05:40

Unit A wants to mail in a check every month to pay their rent.

Units G and C want to make rent payments online.

Unit B wants to come into the office and have you scan the check and give them a receipt.

Unit J will only pay in cash.

Unit E forgot to pay their rent and wants to run into the office at lunch and have you swipe their credit card.


There are so many ways residents can pay their rent now. How is a property manager supposed to keep track of it all?


Obviously, property management software is a good place to start.


From Smart Housing to you, here’s why-

  • We offer online rent payments. Residents can use a credit card, debit card, or bank account. Property managers set up the invoice once and residents will receive an email monthly to remind them rent is due. Both residents and landlords receive email confirmation of payments as well.

  • For enterprise users, we can offer check scanners and check scanning software so that all payment processing can be done in the office.

  • We also have in-office card readers and accompanying software so that residents who prefer to pay in the office or need to stop by to make a quick payment can do so.

  • Our property management accounting software enables you to keep track of all of these types of payments in one place. Residents who pay online have accounts that are updated automatically. When property managers scan a check or run a credit card they can assign the payment to one of the listed residents. And for the resident who pays in cash, property managers can pull up their name and create the invoice and post the payment.


There is no need to have multiple documents and receipts floating around the office. All the payment info is available in one place. There is no need to run to the bank multiple times a week or keep track of who paid what or how. Smart Housing keeps track of that for you. Property management software is the way to go.

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