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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For A Truly Paperless Rental Flow, Cashier’s Checks & Money Orders Need to Go
For A Truly Paperless Rental Flow, Cashier’s Checks & Money Orders Need to Go Cyan Zhong

Property management softwares often promise a paperless solution — manage move-ins and move-outs on the go, handle electronic payments, and more. But in 2022, property managers are still sending renters… Read More

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How 5 Star Property Management Provides A Better Resident Experience with Integrated Deposit-Free Living
How 5 Star Property Management Provides A Better Resident Experience with Integrated Deposit-Free Living Team Obligo

Obligo’s integration with Buildium enabled 5 Star Property Management to implement the deposit-free living solution with ease. “It has been a really positive experience for us. We always want to… Read More

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How to Boost Your Property’s Net Operating Income (NOI) with Deposit-Free Renting
How to Boost Your Property’s Net Operating Income (NOI) with Deposit-Free Renting Cyan Zhong

NOI, or net operating income, is an essential metric to evaluate how profitable a given property is. A high NOI usually indicates that the property is efficiently operated and will… Read More

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How RPM® Triad Streamlines Move-In Payments & Fills Vacancies Faster with Obligo
How RPM® Triad Streamlines Move-In Payments & Fills Vacancies Faster with Obligo Team Obligo

See how Obligo’s deposit-free solution helped Real Property Management® Triad save 15 hours per week on deposit admin and speed up the leasing process by 4 days per resident.

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From The CTO: Building A Deposit-Free Product, Open Banking & Integrations
From The CTO: Building A Deposit-Free Product, Open Banking & Integrations Team Obligo

The property management industry is solving some of its biggest challenges today by adopting new technologies. That’s where Obligo comes in. Obligo is solving for the complex outdated rental process,… Read More

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How Obligo Uses These 5 Principles To Craft A Best-In-Class Renter Experience
How Obligo Uses These 5 Principles To Craft A Best-In-Class Renter Experience Dana Inbar

Obligo is solving for the complex and outdated rental process, which means harnessing new financial technology to power our solution. We use AI and Open Banking technology to qualify renters… 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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Are Security Deposits the Best Way to Limit the Losses From a Bad Renter?
Are Security Deposits the Best Way to Limit the Losses From a Bad Renter? Team Obligo

Originally written by Emily Gallagher and published in Propmodo. Years ago, on the heels of the 2008 housing crisis, Omri Dor bought a single-family home with the intent of renting… Read More

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Top 5 Property Management Challenges Solved By Deposit-Free Living
Top 5 Property Management Challenges Solved By Deposit-Free Living Cyan Zhong

A property manager wears many hats. Filling vacant units, collecting payments, communicating with residents, processing move-outs, and implementing new technology solutions are just a handful of the day-to-day responsibilities. Ultimately,… 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

InsightsObligo Explained
Benefits of Open Banking: Building Trust Between Property Managers and Renters
Benefits of Open Banking: Building Trust Between Property Managers and Renters Cyan Zhong

If you have ever used a financial management tool or an investment app, you’ve probably benefited from open banking. In fact, 8 out of 10 U.S. consumers are already connecting… 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

InsightsObligo ExplainedTechnology
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

Case StudyInsightsLandlords
Rental Regulations Monthly: Renter Protection in NY, Miami, Boston & SF, LA to Waive Property Tax Late Fee For Some Landlords
Rental Regulations Monthly: Renter Protection in NY, Miami, Boston & SF, LA to Waive Property Tax Late Fee For Some Landlords Cyan Zhong

Welcome to Rental Regulations Monthly, Obligo’s digest of recent regulatory news impacting the rental market. In March, many local governments put forth regulatory measures to mitigate the impact of rents… Read More

ComplianceInsights
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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Overheard on the Conference Floor: The Importance of Proptech, Integrations & Resident Experience
Overheard on the Conference Floor: The Importance of Proptech, Integrations & Resident Experience Reilly Hanlin

In-person conferences are back! In February and March, members of the Obligo team traveled throughout California to Nashville, hearing from industry experts and absorbing valuable insights along the way.  The… Read More

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Rental Regulations Monthly: SF Vacancy Tax & Rent Control in LA
Rental Regulations Monthly: SF Vacancy Tax & Rent Control in LA Cyan Zhong

Welcome to Rental Regulations Monthly, Obligo’s monthly digest of recent regulatory news impacting the rental market. Whether you’re a property owner, manager, or a renter, we’re here to highlight some… Read More

ComplianceInsights
Case Study: How Obligo Helps RPM® Heritage Streamline Leasing Operations & Attract Renters
Case Study: How Obligo Helps RPM® Heritage Streamline Leasing Operations & Attract Renters Team Obligo

See how Obligo has helped Real Property Management® Heritage increase renewal rates by 24% and save 3 hours per deposit managed. “Obligo is not only a time saver, it’s a… Read More

Case StudyInsightsLandlords
Refunding Security Deposits to Roommates: It Doesn’t Have to Be A Nightmare
Refunding Security Deposits to Roommates: It Doesn’t Have to Be A Nightmare Cyan Zhong

One of the most essential components of rental housing is having roommates. In 2016-2017, one in three adults in America still lived with roommates, or in doubled-up households. That percentage… Read More

ComplianceInsightsLandlords
Governor Hochul’s 2022 Policy Plan: 3 Takeaways for New York Landlords & Renters
Governor Hochul’s 2022 Policy Plan: 3 Takeaways for New York Landlords & Renters Cyan Zhong

At the beginning of this year, New York Governor Kathy Hochul published a 237-page policy book mapping out a “new era” for the state. The book laid out Governor Hochul’s… Read More

ComplianceInsightsNew York
Rental Regulations Monthly: New York’s Eviction Moratorium Ends, National Rental Assistance Reallocation, Texas Flood Disclosure Law
Rental Regulations Monthly: New York’s Eviction Moratorium Ends, National Rental Assistance Reallocation, Texas Flood Disclosure Law Cyan Zhong

Welcome to Rental Regulations Monthly, Obligo’s monthly digest of recent regulatory news impacting the rental market. Whether you’re a property owner, manager, or a renter, we’re here to highlight some… Read More

ComplianceInsights
2021 Year in Review with Roey Dor: Adapting to Change, Industry Predictions & Best Advice
2021 Year in Review with Roey Dor: Adapting to Change, Industry Predictions & Best Advice Team Obligo

As we step into the new year, our CEO Roey Dor took a look back at 2021 and reflected on his personal journey guiding the Obligo ship through a pandemic…. Read More

From the CEOInsightsPress
Rental Regulations Monthly: NYC’s New Lease-Break Rules; Rental Assistance in IL, MD & OR
Rental Regulations Monthly: NYC’s New Lease-Break Rules; Rental Assistance in IL, MD & OR Cyan Zhong

Welcome to Rental Regulations Monthly, Obligo’s monthly digest of recent regulatory news impacting the rental market. Whether you’re a property owner, manager, or a renter, we’re here to highlight some… Read More

ComplianceInsights
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

InsightsTenants
Q&A with Omri Dor: On Leadership, Financial Inclusion and Building A Business like Obligo
Q&A with Omri Dor: On Leadership, Financial Inclusion and Building A Business like Obligo Team Obligo

As part of Authority Magazine‘s series on businesses that promote financial inclusion, our COO Omri Dor shared his stories and insights as a business leader and fintech entrepreneur.  Can you… Read More

InsightsLeadershipPress
Rental Regulations Monthly: Affordable Housing Post-Election; CA, MD & AR Updates
Rental Regulations Monthly: Affordable Housing Post-Election; CA, MD & AR Updates Cyan Zhong

Welcome to Rental Regulations Monthly, Obligo’s monthly digest of recent regulatory news impacting the rental market. Whether you’re a property owner, manager, or a renter, we’re here to highlight some… Read More

ComplianceInsights
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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Podcast with Casey Winter: New Standard for Security Deposits
Podcast with Casey Winter: New Standard for Security Deposits Team Obligo

Tune in to hear our VP of Partnerships, Casey Winter, explain how property managers and owners are using Obligo to streamline leasing and accounting operations, boost their bottom line and… Read More

InsightsObligo ExplainedPress
How Tech Is Accelerating Deposit Refunds
How Tech Is Accelerating Deposit Refunds Team Obligo

Originally published by Propmodo on September 28th, 2021. A security refund process without frustration and disappointment is unexpected for renters. Jump into any review site and you’ll find horror stories… Read More

ComplianceInsightsPress
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

ComplianceInsights
Case Study: How Obligo Helps Common Living Boost NOI & Eliminate Admin
Case Study: How Obligo Helps Common Living Boost NOI & Eliminate Admin Team Obligo

Obligo has helped Common Living save its renters $1.7m, and eliminate +3900 hours of deposit-related admin. Learn how Obligo’s deposit-free amenity made Common’s listings more appealing, reducing vacancies, increasing the… Read More

Case StudyInsights
[Webinar] Casey Winter at RETCON 2020
[Webinar] Casey Winter at RETCON 2020 Team Obligo

Obligo’s VP of Partnerships, Casey Winter, joins a panel of industry experts from Cortland, Waterton, Bell Partners and TLC Management Co., to discuss “Optimizing Operations: Tech’s Impact on Internal Processes”…. Read More

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[Webinar] Omri Dor at RETCON 2020
[Webinar] Omri Dor at RETCON 2020 Team Obligo

The world of renting and property management undergoes significant changes every year. And every new year, RETCON highlights the technologies, ideas, and opportunities that continue to propel our industry forward…. Read More

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Plaid Case Study: How Obligo’s AI-Based Underwriting Model Keeps Landlords Secure
Plaid Case Study: How Obligo’s AI-Based Underwriting Model Keeps Landlords Secure Team Obligo

Learn how Obligo combines its AI-based underwriting model with Plaid’s technology to enhance its screening abilities, keeping landlords secure and renters accountable. Obligo users who connect their bank accounts with… Read More

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[Webinar] Tech For Faster, Frictionless Leasing
[Webinar] Tech For Faster, Frictionless Leasing Team Obligo

Omri Dor, Obligo’s co-founder and COO, joined Brad Hargreaves, founder and CEO at Common, on Episode 19 of Common Knowledge. Omri and Brad discuss how Obligo reduces friction and streamlines the… Read More

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As security deposits burden landlords, which alternative will replace them?
As security deposits burden landlords, which alternative will replace them? Team Obligo

The first person to ever let someone use something of theirs, or stay in their property, likely wanted some reassurance that if something got damaged, they would be made whole…. Read More

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