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Property Management Software: By Landlords, For Landlords

From posting your vacant rental listings to many websites with one click, to fast & easy tenant screening, to powerfully-protective leasing documents, we have you covered.

And that’s just for filling vacancies & new tenancies!

Our ongoing property management software includes online rent collection, expense tracking and ledgers, simple (and recorded!) communications with renters, property photo and legal document storage, and MUCH more.

Free, Instant Rental Application

  • Your applicants fill out a quick rental application online & e-sign it
  • Optionally select to include tenant screening reports
  • It all comes straight to your inbox

Complete Tenant Screening Reports

  • FREE Tenant ID & Address Report (with SSN Trace)
  • Pick & choose reports: credit, criminal, eviction reports available
  • YOU select who pays for the screening reports – charge it directly to applicants if you want!

Leases, Disclosures, Addenda: All 50 States

  • FREE lease agreement available
  • Our premium lease packages include state-specific lease clauses, addenda, and disclosures
  • Maximum legal protection: ironclad landlord-protective clauses and addenda

Online Rent Collection

  • Tenants can pay by either ACH (eCheck) or credit card
  • Rents deposited directly into your bank account
  • Full banking security and confidentiality
  • Full integration with our expense tracking & income ledger

Tenant Communication Tracking

  • Maintenance Requests: Easy submission & tracking
  • Secure messaging and communication logging
  • Shared maintenance calendar and messaging
  • Easily share photos & other documents

Tenant Letters & Eviction Notices

  • FREE! No cost to customize & print
  • Generate late rent & other tenant notices instantly
  • Click a button to create and send the notice to your tenants!

Wondering How to Pay for Your Next Property?

We’ve vetted several rental property lenders for you.

From interest rates to loan-to-value ratios (LTV), we’ve put together several comparison charts for investment property loans.

Rental property loans are inherently different from short-term fix-and flip loans, so we broke them down into two separate charts for easy loan comparisons.

And if you’re cash-strapped, read up on 15 Clever Ways to Come Up with a Down Payment for a Rental Property.

Never worry again about how you’ll finance your next investment property!

The Rental Income Blog: Buying, Managing, & Living on Rental Properties

Rent Control in California: Which Cities Restrict Rents?

Rent Control in California: Which Cities Restrict Rents?

Almost half of California's residents live in rentals. The cost of living, especially rental rates, has risen dramatically over the last two decades, creating some of the least affordable rental housing in the world in many California cities. Given California’s...

How to Be an Airbnb Host: 14 Tips for Fast Success

How to Be an Airbnb Host: 14 Tips for Fast Success

Ever been curious about how to be an Airbnb host? How much extra income could you earn, if you transitioned a property from a long-term to short-term rental? We tracked down several Airbnb experts to explain how to become a host for Airbnb with minimal fuss and...

Eviction Moratorium Status: Federal & State Rules (Nov. 2021)

Eviction Moratorium Status: Federal & State Rules (Nov. 2021)

Some US landlords haven't been able to evict nonpaying tenants since Spring 2020. First the CARES Act placed a partial moratorium on evictions across the country. Then the CDC declared a nationwide eviction moratorium after it expired, first scheduled to end 12/31/20,...

Real Estate Crowdfunding Investments: The Easiest Way to Diversify?

Real Estate Crowdfunding Investments: The Easiest Way to Diversify?

Real estate investments come with several huge drawbacks.  Diversification poses a problem when a median home in the US costs nearly $400,000. Even when you leverage other people’s money and make a minimum down payment on an investment property, you still tie up tens...

Underworld: How to Spot Professional Tenants Before They Bite

Underworld: How to Spot Professional Tenants Before They Bite

Professional tenants are vampires. They suck the lifeblood of both your property and the neighborhood, moving in with no intention to pay, and living rent-free for up to two years. If you think I’m being melodramatic, imagine paying the mortgage on your property for...

Is Rental Income Passive? How Much Labor Landlords Should Expect

Is Rental Income Passive? How Much Labor Landlords Should Expect

Most people buy rental properties for passive income. Income that flows in while you vacation, while you play with your kids, while you cook or read or relax by the fireplace.  But is rental income passive?  In its purest form, passive income requires no effort after...

Denise Supplee & Brian Davis

SparkRental’s Founders: Real Estate Investors (not faceless corporate hacks)

Spark Rental was launched by two friends and former colleagues, Deni Supplee and G. Brian Davis, who love passive income, and love helping other landlords and property managers earn more of it!

Deni became a landlord by necessity when, as a recently-single mom, she could no longer afford to pay for both rent and groceries for her four young girls. She rented out the master bedroom in her little rowhouse, and moved her bed into a walk-in closet in the hallway.

(Yeah, it was kinda like Harry Potter.)

But she ended up becoming close friends with her new housemate, and fell in love with being a landlord. She went on to manage first vacation rentals, then long-term rentals, then a 200+ unit apartment complex. And she bought her own rental portfolio in the process.

Brian has wanted to retire since he graduated college and sat down at a cubicle for the first time. Unfortunately, he had no idea what he was doing when he went on his first rental property buying spree. A buying spree which he undertook from 2006-2008 (which may have been the worst three-year stretch to buy real estate since, well, ever).

But all those expensive mistakes came with some hard-won, first-hand lessons. Which he’s gone on to share in dozens of interviews with media outlets ranging from U.S. News & World Report to Realtor.com to Time Money and countless others.

Brian and his family spend much of the year overseas, and have lived on three continents. But he hails from Baltimore originally and nostalgizes frequently about his Fells Point townhouse and kooky family and friends.

SparkRental originally launched as a free educational resource, but now provides automated rent collection, editable lease agreements, free tenant screening reports (for the landlord), a free rental application and premium online courses for landlords. We have some incredible innovations our genius tech team is building out, that we are 100% positive will disrupt and revolutionize the rental industry. Stay in touch, join our mailing list, connect with us on social media, and we promise to keep you informed and entertained!

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