The Hidden Costs of Security Deposits for Property Managers
The Hidden Costs of Security Deposits for Property Managers Team Obligo

It’s no secret that renters aren’t fans of the security deposit — it’s an upfront payment that gets their money tied up for the duration of the lease. For them,… Read More

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2022 Wrapped: A Year of Innovation & Incredible Partnerships
2022 Wrapped: A Year of Innovation & Incredible Partnerships Team Obligo

As the year wraps, we want to thank all of our amazing partners for an exceptional 2022! Let’s take a look back at some insights and milestones worth sharing.  Partner… Read More

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It’s That Time of The Year: Obligo’s Third Annual Renter’s Trust Awards!
It’s That Time of The Year: Obligo’s Third Annual Renter’s Trust Awards! Team Obligo

Obligo is proud to announce the recipients of our third annual Renter’s Trust Awards, a list of property management companies that renters can truly trust.  As renters move out, Obligo… Read More

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Piecing Together the Proptech Puzzle: Insights from Property Management Companies
Piecing Together the Proptech Puzzle: Insights from Property Management Companies Cyan Zhong

Real estate technology is advancing rapidly. New products promising to make lives easier for property managers emerge all the time. It can be hard to keep up, so we invited… Read More

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3 Budget Season Tips for Property Managers to Start Strong in 2023
3 Budget Season Tips for Property Managers to Start Strong in 2023 Team Obligo

The holiday season is at hand — and with it, budget and planning season. With the end of the year rapidly approaching, property managers are currently busy mapping out initiatives… Read More

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The Art of Owner Communication: 4 Property Managers Share Their Advice
The Art of Owner Communication: 4 Property Managers Share Their Advice Cyan Zhong

In residential real estate, the relationship between property managers and their owners is an important one to nurture. Here at Obligo, we love insights gained from real-world experiences, so we… Read More

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Obligo Innovates With Wells Fargo To Help Rid Landlords & Renters From the Burden of Security Deposits
Obligo Innovates With Wells Fargo To Help Rid Landlords & Renters From the Burden of Security Deposits Team Obligo

Obligo’s security deposit alternative is now supported by Wells Fargo Letters of Credit, in a modern twist on a tried and trusted bank product. We’re proud to announce an innovative… Read More

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Avoid High Unit Turnover Cost: Incentivize Lease Renewals with Deposit-Free Living
Avoid High Unit Turnover Cost: Incentivize Lease Renewals with Deposit-Free Living Cyan Zhong

The peak rental season is here, and so begin the lease renewal negotiations between property managers and residents. Even in today’s rental market, where filling units quickly is not the… Read More

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9 Key Questions to Ask Before Implementing a Deposit-Free Renting Solution
9 Key Questions to Ask Before Implementing a Deposit-Free Renting Solution Cyan Zhong

In rental housing, security deposits have long been the preferred way to protect property owners from damage and other losses. But as property management operations become highly automated, security deposits… Read More

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Integrations: Proptech Solutions’ Unsung Hero
Integrations: Proptech Solutions’ Unsung Hero Team Obligo

There is a magic word when it comes to emerging tech: Integration. Is your product integrated? Which platforms does it integrate with? Will there be an integration in the future? … Read More

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With Rents At All-Time Highs, Is Now the Time to Go Deposit-Free?
With Rents At All-Time Highs, Is Now the Time to Go Deposit-Free? Steve Gabel

Originally published by the New York Real Estate Journal on April 12, 2022.  It seems like every week you read a story about the price of goods and services reaching… Read More

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How Landmark Communities Powers a Better Resident Experience with Integrated Deposit-Free Living
How Landmark Communities Powers a Better Resident Experience with Integrated Deposit-Free Living Team Obligo

See how Obligo’s deposit-free solution helped Landmark Communities reduce the time spent on deposit-related tasks by 96%. “Of all the platforms we’ve integrated into our leasing process, Obligo is the easiest… Read More

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How Property Managers Can Improve Renter Communication In A Proptech Boom
How Property Managers Can Improve Renter Communication In A Proptech Boom Roey Dor

This article was originally published in the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Journal.  Property management companies are facing increased pressure to streamline processes and adapt with the latest technologies. It’s only a… Read More

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The Most Frequent Renter Complaint: Slow Security Deposit Refunds
The Most Frequent Renter Complaint: Slow Security Deposit Refunds Cyan Zhong

Tolstoy wrote: ”Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”  This line certainly rings true in today’s rental market as well: Happy renters are… Read More

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VentureBeat: Using AI to verify renter eligibility and risk
VentureBeat: Using AI to verify renter eligibility and risk Team Obligo

Imagine a software app that creates peace and understanding between landlords and tenants. How much value would that have in this world of constant rental turnover and strife?

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Obligo: A Better Security Deposit Alternative
Obligo: A Better Security Deposit Alternative Team Obligo

We’d like to share our thought process and core values that have helped us create the most effective and transparent deposit alternative on the market.

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Why Slow Security Deposit Refunds are a Challenge for Both Renters & Landlords
Why Slow Security Deposit Refunds are a Challenge for Both Renters & Landlords Team Obligo

Refunding traditional security deposits has long been an inefficient and burdensome process for property managers. For renters expecting to receive their cash back in a timely manner, deposit refunds can… Read More

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5 Life Lessons I Learned As a Fighter Pilot, and How to Apply Them to Business
5 Life Lessons I Learned As a Fighter Pilot, and How to Apply Them to Business Roey Dor

The full interview by Marco Dehry can be read at Authority Magazine. — Authority Magazine: Based on your military experience, can you share with our readers 5 Leadership or Life… Read More

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Obligo Puts a New Twist on the Deposit-Free Renting Model
Obligo Puts a New Twist on the Deposit-Free Renting Model Omri Dor

The following is an excerpt from the Q&A between Obligo COO Omri Dor and Lauren Shanesy, from Multifamily Executive. — MFE: Tell us about Obligo. What is it, and how does… Read More

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