Robots Over Here, Residents Over There

Happy Holidays to Everyone! Looking forward to an exciting 2014, full of writing and new content! Check out an excerpt from one of my 2014 “Cover Your Assets” columns.  This is a very timely issue given some of the recent publicity and technological advancements of late.  

Robots Over Here, Residents Over There

By: Nicholas A. Dunlap


My how things have changed.  Less than ten years ago, you had to visit a leasing office in person to apply for an apartment or produce a cashier’s check or money order to pay your rent.  Today’s day in age, residents are applying, paying and communicating with leasing and management staff almost entirely online.  When used to their full advantage, these electronic resources can help to streamline processes dramatically while also cutting costs.  And with Amazon’s recent announcement that drones will soon be delivering packages to customers within minutes of their order, one can’t help but imagine what it will be like when drones are posting notices or accepting rental payments on behalf of an owner.