Our story begins in Minneapolis Minnesota! My husband and I moved to Minneapolis from Denver for a little adventure. We flew out for a weekend to find a place to live. That weekend became a stressful one as we were only able to get a showing scheduled at 3 properties over 2 days! The property we were most interested in renting never returned our calls or emails. We flew back to Colorado without knowing where we were going to live. Our move date was quickly approaching so we applied for a unit at one of the properties we were able to see while visiting. We weren’t familiar with the city and the different neighborhoods so we didn’t feel comfortable renting at a place we didn’t get to visit. It was a frustrating process to say the least.
I ended up joining the leasing team at a local brokerage, DRG, where I met Patrick, the Leasing Director. DRG has a team of licensed real estate agents dedicated to helping customers find a rental property. As I began working with more and more customers helping them find a rental, I kept running into the same scenario my husband and I experienced of not being able to get a showing scheduled at local apartment buildings at a time that worked for my customer. And forget about last minute appointments on a busy weekend! If they did have an opening it potentially meant we had to readjust our entire schedule to fit it in.
There had to be a better way to do this! I came up with an idea that is now called Simpli Apts. I pitched the idea to Patrick who is now my business partner. The adventure began after that meeting! We are so excited to bring this technology to the real estate rental market. Whether you are a renter, real estate agent or property owner, we hope our technology can make things a little easier for you! Easier finding a rental that you love, easier filling vacancies in your building, or easier generating income and building your book of business as an agent!
Simpli Apts has created a way for renters to schedule a showing at time that works best for them without having to worry about taking time off work. The showing can be scheduled in just a couple steps without having to call or email anyone and wait for their response.
Apartment buildings never have to worry about missing an appointment again! The onsite staff get notified first of the appointment during regular business hours, if they are unable to take it, it will go out to the outside real estate agents who are ready to take the appointment. After hours and weekend appointments are fully covered by professional sales agents.
Agents have an opportunity to generate additional income while they build relationships with future clients. It is also a great way to get to know the city you live in from a different angle.