Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Startup Stories 2013 - Rentview.com














Here is our 3rd Startup Stories interview with Andreas and Colin of Rentview.com.

Please tell us the true story of how your company got started?

The idea for Rentview came as early as 2008 for Colin Napper and Andreas Riha, who were directors of a large letting and property management company in Dublin. At this stage they were managing a portfolio of somewhere around 300 rental payments on a monthly basis and managing all of this through Microsoft Word and Excel. Around this time they received a call from an unhappy landlord, who had not received a rental payment in 3 months and had only then noticed, as she was managing her payments incorrectly. Colin and Andreas realised there must be an easier way to manage a portfolio and help landlords at the same time. They developed a bespoke software system to manage their portfolio, which shared access with landlords and encouraged more to take up their management package which included rent collection. The platform was very successful for the agency and they soon realised that this software would be very useful for the rest of the industry and not just their own letting agency.