Item MarketPlace: Rentals

Rent Management App

How would you use CanCan features to build a marketplace for landlords to find and manage tenants ?

To build an app like that you would need the following features:

  • The ability to list properties that users can rent

  • The ability to have third party merchants apply to list properties on your app

  • The ability to have third party merchants list and rent properties on your app

  • The ability to take a percentage off of every sale made by third parties

  • The ability to automate rent collection

  • The ability to sell items through auctions

  • The ability to rate and/or review properties/clients

List properties that users can rent

You can read about how to list products on your CanCan channel on the page below

pageListing Products/Services

Have third party merchants apply to list products on your app

You can setup your CanCan channel so that you would be able to receive partnership applications from third party merchants.

You can read about how to do this on the page below:

pagePartnerships

Have third party merchants list and rent properties on your app

You can read more about how third party merchants can list products on your app on the page below:

pagePartnerships

Take a percentage off of every sale made by third parties

When listing their products on their partner walls, users will specify the percentage they are willing to give you off of each sale they make. In the image below, the user entered 10 in the referrer fee field meaning he/she will be giving you 10% on each sale.

We can also see that the minimum fee allowed by the channel is 0%. You can change this parameter by following the guide on the page below under the Updating The Minimum Partnership Fee section

pagePartnerships

You can read more about listing products on a partner's channel on the page above under the Adding Items To Your Partner Wall section

Automating Rent Collections

Rents are like subscriptions, so you can setup a paywall for each one of your properties and have your tenants subscribe to it. The paywall contract collects payments every period (which can be week, month, year, etc depending on how you set it up) and will show you how many months have been paid for.

You can read more about setting up paywalls on the page below

pageListing Paywalls

Using Auctions To Figure Out The Rent Price

You can setup your rentals as auctions and have potential tenants go through auctions to get the rentals. You can read more about how to setup auctions on the page below:

pageAuctions & Bids

Rating & Reviewing Properties/Clients

To rate a property, click on the property to go to its product page and enter your rating and review. You can read more about how to do that on the page below:

pageReviews

In case you are a property owner, you can also rate a client by voting up/down his/her channel. You can read about how to do that on the page below:

pageVotes

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