2008 MFE Awards
Best Use of Technology

Submitted by: Smith Equities Real Estate Investment Advisors After heavy demand, Orlando, Fla.-based broker Smith Equities Real Estate Investment Advisors took its popular email rental survey online, offering property managers across the country the opportunity to gather rent comps for the state of Florida with the click of a mouse.

Participants can view comp information, including unit count, unit type, square footage, rent per square foot, starting rent per month, and occupancy for up to 10 properties. Special comments also allow for additional information such as employee units and concessions data.

As a bonus, participants can have their data aggregated to ApartmentsNowAvailable.com, a password-protected portal for distributing property info to prospective tenants.