2018 Rent it Furnished Highlights
Rent it Furnished Celebrates 2018 and Welcomes the New Year
As we prepare to wrap up another amazing year here at Rent it Furnished, we wanted to take a quick moment to recap on some of the highlights we had this 2018 and the team that made it all possible.
As we closed the year with some Holiday cheer, we want to take the opportunity to thank all those who support Rent it Furnished, including new customers and our long-time loyal customers, we appreciate your business and wish you and yours the best in 2019. To service our clients, our leasing and property management departments have gone above and beyond this year, awarding us great client reviews and feedback and increased sales. Behind the scenes, our management and administrative teams have kept us running and organized.
A heartfelt congratulations to our Top Sales Performers, Amrita Guram from our Vancouver office and Erin Carlson from our Toronto office! In all our success, Robson Souza our Controller, has also been instrumental in our growth, from his detailed analysis’, to his understanding of metrics, and his execution of strategic plans. Congratulations to all those awarded.
The Early Days
In 2009 Rent it Furnished was a small rental firm in downtown Vancouver’s Yaletown, where we are still located today. With only a few staff members and the company’s CEO Erika Weimer, Rent it Furnished began to sweep the rental market in Vancouver. As a listing and tenant placement firm, Rent it Furnished soon began to experience high demand for property management, as owners wanted more of their time back and less of the management of properties and tenants.
Rent it Furnished listened and opened the Property Management division to cater to private owners looking for the extra service and peace of mind. Fast forward to 2018 and Rent it Furnished has grown to 15 team members, two main offices, Vancouver and Toronto and provides services to 4 major Canadian cities- Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and one in the US, New York City.
The Best of 2018
2018 also saw Rent it Furnished welcome new team members and have some transition into new roles within the company. Rent it Furnished is proud to welcome Pollyanna Mendoca to the Administrative team and John Lau to the Marketing team starting in 2019.
In 2018 we also saw an increase from 1,700 listings to over 3000 properties, making Rent it Furnished the largest in luxury furnished rentals.
We’re winding down the year and looking forward to next year – as we look back on 2018 we also want to share our readers favorite articles from the Rent it Furnished blog roll: Expert Design Tips for Small Spaces with Interior Designer Corey Klassen where we discuss designer tips for small urban spaces; Vancouver’s West End – filled with the best of the neighborhood, What you need to know about the 2018 Rental Increase – this article gives you information on the increase and the subsequent decrease that followed, a great read if you are not familiar with your rights as either a landlord or a tenant .
2018 also brought us Air BnB’s cancelled listings, in accordance with the City of Vancouver’s new bylaws – find out how you can still participate in short term rentals or what other options you should consider.
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Happy New Year! We look forward to working with you in 2019!