Rent.com.au has launched Pet Resume, a feature that summarises a pet’s good qualities, and whether it's been vaccinated, registered or trained, with the aim of improving the chance of rental application success.
Rent.com.au's recent survey of more than 1,300 Australian renters found that 42 per cent of renters found it ‘extremely difficult’ to find a place to rent which would also accept their pets, despite almost two thirds (63 per cent) of Australian households owning pets.
With that in mind, the rental web site has broadened its product range to help pet owners put their furry friends in the best light – through their very own resume.
When 700 property agents and landlords were surveyed, around 80 per cent said they would consider pets if they were presented with all the information required - and the idea for the Pet Resume was born.
Rent.com.au Chief Executive Officer, Greg Bader said renters regularly face obstacles in their search for a pet-friendly property.
“While many landlords would eventually welcome pets, we find that only 25 per cent of our property listings specify ‘pets allowed’. By adding Pet Resume to the Renter Resume application, we are making information available which will help all parties involved make a favourable decision,” he said.
“We are striving to bridge the gap between the overwhelming demand for pet-friendly rentals on one hand and the limited supply on another," said Bader.
Investment Property Specialist Jeannette Nguyen from Sydney-based agency Devine Real Estate said presentation was key when lodging a property application.
“Providing a Pet Resume together with the application demonstrates to a landlord that they take pet ownership seriously and will take full responsibility for their pet’s health, behaviour and council registrations and vaccinations,” she said.
Rent.com.au recently launched Renter Resume, a personal renting profile feature. Since its launch, more than 500 new resumes have been created daily.
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