ReLISTO’s Automated Showing Schedule Serves SF Renters Amidst New Health Orders

Along with many other local rental agencies, ReLISTO is celebrating San Francisco’s transition from Orange Tier to Yellow Tier in the revised health orders issued by the San Francisco Department of Public Health on May 4, 2021. 

Health order tiers in relation to Bay Area rentals and open houses
Diagram of California’s color-coded tier system by San Francisco Chronicle

 

Yellow Tier is Great News for Rental Agencies and Landlords! 

Orange Tier required Bay Area rental agencies to limit open houses to virtual tours or scheduled private tours to individuals. As a result, we accommodated these health & safety restrictions by recording virtual tours for our listed properties and scheduling multiple 15-minute private tours for prospective tenants every day. 

In Yellow Tier, tours can now be conducted in groups (by appointment only) under the conditions outlined by the San Francisco Department of Public Health in Order No. C19-07w – Appendix C-1: Additional Businesses Permitted to Operate [Revised May 6, 2021].

ReLISTO’s Commitment to Landlords

The most effective way to find a qualified tenant while securing solid rent is to provide a personalized tour of your rental property. With over 11 years of experience, we understand the value this connection brings to our owners.

With this in mind, we have created an automated open house scheduling system to streamline the scheduling process of showings for prospective tenants. In other words, our unique, proprietary software gets your property to the renters’ eyes much faster and allows our agents more time to focus on customer service.

How to Access Our Automated Showing Schedule:

Use the quick step-by-step guide as shown below:

  1. Visit our Showing Schedule and choose which listing you’d like to RSVP to.
  2. Click the green “I’d like to RSVP” button on the right of the listing. 
  3. You will see a pop-up form where you can RSVP, ask questions, and provide your contact information (Name, Email, Phone Number). 
  4. Once the fields are filled out, click the button on the bottom of the pop-up, “Send Message to ReLISTO Agent.”
  5. The ReLISTO agent assigned to the requested property will contact you to confirm the scheduled showing.

Why Work with Us?

Today, the numbers are clear; people are moving back to the city. Offices are setting dates for employees to return, and former residents are yearning for a taste of the city as it once was.

ReLISTO is seeing an incredible amount of interest for every single one of our listed properties. Our unmatched technological capabilities and responsiveness bring our website over 30,000 views every month.

With San Francisco in Yellow Tier, we are excited to level up our commitment to our landlords while continuing to stay vigilant in keeping prospective tenants safe.

Landlords:

We would love to rent your property. Contact us and we will reach out to set up a 1-on-1 with one of our licensed agents.

Prospective Tenants:

Visit our Showing Schedule  to RSVP to our many properties available to you now!

Security Deposit Question- Anniversary Date

ReLISTO will start publishing  the questions we receive from Landlords and Residents. Today question was in regards to calculating the various interest rates one may have over a course of one year.

Question:
The interest rate in effect in June 2017 was 0.6%, this rate changed effective March 1st 2018 to 1.2%. Therefore if a tenant moved in June 1st 2017 you should calculate 9 months at the 0.6% rate and 3 months at the 1.2% rate which began on March 1st 2018.

Your calculation table shows the interest rate all calculated at the 1.2% rate which is surely incorrect…?
ReLISTO Response: 

Thank you for your questions regarding the calculation of security deposit interest using the ReLISTO calculator.  ReLISTO spent a considerable amount of time  speaking with the various experts including the SF Rent Board when developing the calculator and we covered this situation extensively.  In addition,  the answer can be found below in  The San Francisco Administrative Code Sec 49.2(g) PAYMENT OF INTEREST ON SECURITY DEPOSITS.

“The interest rate payable each year under this Chapter shall be the interest rate in effect on the tenant’s immediately preceding annual rental anniversary date for each applicable year and/or the date that the tenant vacates the unit.”

The SF Rental calculator will therefore calculate the interest once a year, based on the Anniversary date as stipulated in the Administrative Code.  The only exception to this annual calculation is when the tenant vacates the Premises at which time they are due a prorated interest. The San Francisco Rental Calculator will also calculate this mount when the user selects the box “tenant vacating”

 

ReLISTO Calculators- Website Status

6/10/2017- Due to the great work of our dev team, calculator is back online and working great. Use our calculators to check the amount of interest due on security deposits, rent board fees and allowable rent increases. http://relistodev.wpengine.com/calculators/

Our new website will be a work in progress over the next week as we ensure content, flow and functionality have all been properly transferred.

 

Thank you

Eric Baird- President

6/9/2017- Users may be experiencing difficulties in reaching our calculators on both relisto.com and our many partner websites. We are working on this matter and will update when fixed. Thank you for your patience.