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New technologies allow multifamily owners to eliminate the need for security deposits—but why should they? According to LeaseLock, which offers a Zero Deposit program, eliminating security deposits has big benefits for both owners and renters. The benefit for renters is pretty self-evident: it decreases move-in costs. For owners, however, can accelerate the leasing cycle and increase occupancy rates.

“For apartment owners, eliminating security deposits has proven to accelerate the leasing cycle. Operators are experiencing an increase in lead traffic anywhere from 10-20 more leads per week on properties marketed as Zero Deposit. Those leads are converting to leases, on average, two-and-a-half days faster with LeaseLock in place,” Reichen Kuhl, CEO for LeaseLock, tells “Additionally, occupancy rates are increasing as renters are moving into their apartment homes 10 days sooner as they are no longer having to wait for an additional paycheck to pay any move-in fees. LeaseLock also slashes the high administrative costs of dealing with security deposit refunds and offers greater coverage in the instance of vacancy loss due to a resident skip or any other bad debt.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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