Over 50,000 Australians have created a Renter Resume through housing portal Rent.com.au only 100 days after the feature was launched in October 2016.
The resume allows for the automatic generation of property enquiries and applications, with prospective renters able to apply for a property while they are inspecting it with the click of a button.
The CEO of Rent.com.au, Greg Bader, said the strong adoption of Renter Resume reflected that the company is addressing a real gap in the market.
“Our Renter Resume is a unique product that helps both the renter and the property manager,” Bader said.
“Obvious benefits are the automated enquiry and application processes but it is much more than that, it allows renters to better present themselves, including references, pets, etc. It really gives them a head start in what is often a competitive process. Feedback we are getting is great, we are making a positive difference to people and to be honest, that is what is driving us,” he said.
The company’s objective is to make the process of renting less intimidating, less complicated and less stressful for all parties within the renting sector.
“This is only the start, our Resume will build over time and our objective is to quickly get to a point where quality renters can be rewarded for their good standing – all landlords want to a great tenant and we can show that,” Bader said.