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Monthly Archives: August 2023

Numerous Enhancements in RentHQ 3.8.3 Update

Posted on August 21, 2023
In the latest version update, a series of new improvements have been implemented:
1 The maximum length for email addresses in contacts has been extended to 200 characters. This modification enables the addition of multiple email addresses to a single contact.
2 The speed of photo uploads has been enhanced, leading to time savings during inspection tasks.
3 Access to Import Rules has been expanded beyond statement imports. As import rules are linked to bank accounts, you can now access these rules by navigating to the Functions/Setup/Bank Accounts menu.
4 Default naming for inspection photos has been adjusted. Instead of 'Photo ', the new format is the room name followed by the date and time. This adjustment aims to simplify the process of locating specific photos in the future.

Inspection Photo Counts: A Closer Look

Posted on August 8, 2023
Have you ever been curious about how many photos property managers or landlords typically take during an average inspection? To satisfy my own curiosity, I delved into the RentHQ data and conducted a sample analysis.

In the graph below, I've plotted the data, with the horizontal axis representing the average number of photos taken per inspection, and the vertical axis indicating the number of RentHQ clients who capture that specific number of photos. Numbers are rounded up to the nearest 10

It's intriguing to observe that there are a few outliers who go above and beyond, taking well over 100 photos per inspection. Remarkably, the highest average goes up to an astonishing 157 photos per inspection.

Conversely, the most popular category stands in stark contrast, with an average of fewer than 10 photos per inspection. Surprisingly, 40% of clients fall into this category, showing a preference for capturing minimal photos.

Digging deeper, I found that a significant 90% of all clients take 50 photos or less on average. Moreover, half of all clients take less than 15 photos per inspection, indicating a general trend towards limited visual documentation.

This data sheds light on the photo-taking habits of property managers and landlords, showcasing the diversity in their approach to inspection photography.