A week ago we quietly let our Sign Up link go live. We’re calling this release Beta-1. Here’s what you can do in this release:
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Time’s flown by for the Alpha, and we’ve been really busy at Rentlord HQ:
If you’ve come in here from our homepage (www.rentlord.com) or twitter — @rentlord — you’ll be glad to know we’re going Beta soon.
This means we’re making a basic set of features (what the lean startup movement calls a ‘minimum viable product’) available, to a limited market.
The idea’s to get Rentlord pushed out, into your homes, helping you out where it really counts immediately: living together, managing your finances, sharing bills — being a communication hub for your home.
You’ll also be able to set up REAL, LIVE, WATERTIGHT tenancy agreements. Free of charge. No more lawyers (because one of our founding team’s a lawyer, think of her as YOUR lawyer) or estate agents to be seen as an ‘essential’ part of renting.
Our vision is to make home renting universally accessible: secure and online.
Renting, truly democratized.
It’s been 3 years of working together and developing Rentlord from the initial seed idea. In March of 2011, we went private Alpha.
Here’s our personal blog, sharing tech and behind-the-scenes stuff: basically a journal of how a group of crazy people created a social networking site in their backyard.
We’re renters ourselves, we felt the injustice of being charged high agent fees, and were pretty sure we weren’t alone.
One day, we said, hey, we could do this. I mean, ANYONE could do this. So why not make a platform so that everyone, and ANYONE can rent online, from anywhere in the world, any time.
‘Free. Online. Forever.’
That motto and vision’s kept us going, to build the coolest, most incredible app for home renters in the world.
And now we’re gonna share it with you. And show you how we built it.