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rentbits Brings Back A Sense of Community for Apartment Dwellers With the Launch of Resident Buddy

Jan 11 2013 12:00AM



DENVER, COLORADO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/13 -- rentbits, the leader in rental and search solutions for millions of renters across the United States has unveiled Resident Buddy (, a new communication platform designed to improve rental living. Starting today, rental communities across the country can take advantage of the simplest way to build happier, stronger communities.

With Resident Buddy, residents can take care of the day-to-day business of being a renter with the Pay Rent and Maintenance request features, but most importantly neighbors now have a simple way to connect using The Exchange. Renters simply browse their community Exchange to discover items for sale in their own community, like the furniture or concert tickets they've been searching for, or to search for a trusted babysitter for a much needed date-night out; all from their own neighbors. And Resident Buddy can only be accessed from residents in the rental community, offering a level of trust and convenience that sites like craigslist don't offer.

"In a rental community, you're physically closer to your neighbors than in any other living situation, yet we still don't talk to our neighbors right next door," said rentbits CEO, Dan Daugherty. "Knowing our neighbors can improve our lives in so many ways, but apartment dwellers don't always know how to connect or reach out to one another. Resident Buddy is the simple solution. "

Resident Buddy was designed with how renters live their daily lives in mind, so apartment dwellers can stay connected to their community 24/7 from any device.

"Today's renters are connected to their devices constantly. It's time for the rental industry to keep up with how their residents live, and provide a simple tool to help build, stronger, happier communities," said Daugherty. We're thrilled, that starting today Resident Buddy is available to all rental communities across the country."

Resident Buddy leverages six years of rentbits' experience as a leader in building products and offering solutions that center around renter's needs. Renters interested in Resident Buddy can view the full demo video on

About rentbits

rentbits provides simple solutions for renters and property managers. It's marketing, tracking, reputation management, resident retention and search solutions have been used by millions of renters across the United States. Founded in 2006 by Dan Daugherty an ex-Googler and ex-renter, rentbits is privately held and headquartered in Denver.

Sandra Hanna

Source: Marketwire

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