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The Habitat Company Selects Property Solutions for Online Payments, Portals, and Integration

April 26 2011

Habitat grows online payment participation by 135 percent in seven months

Property Solutions International, Inc., the largest resource for property management websites and payments, announced that The Habitat Company has selected Property Solutions to create and manage its websites and provide online payment options.

Habitat was looking to upgrade its website capabilities to make web-based transactions available to both residents and prospects. After piloting Property Solutions' portals, payments, and integration with selected properties, Habitat rolled-out similar solutions across their entire market-rate portfolio. While working collaboratively with Property Solutions, Habitat created merchant accounts, gathered property information, and set up websites and resident portals. After seven months, Habitat experienced a 135 percent increase in online payment participation largely due to management focus, payment integration, and resident adoption.

"As our trust in Property Solutions' technology solidified, we began to rely heavily on the seamless integration between our property management software and our website to post real-time availability and specials accurately," said Maureen Vaughn, Habitat's VP of Marketing and Communications. "The technology is an extra tool in our cache that gives us an advantage in a competitive market."

Property Solutions' payment integration allows properties to shorten their payment processing time up to 60 percent and reduce NSF's up to 90 percent. Habitat has rolled out several products with Property Solutions including ResidentPay for online payment processing, ResidentPortal and ProspectPortal for websites, and ILS Portal for third-party website marketing. "We're excited to be working with Habitat and pleased that their properties and units have adopted our solutions so seamlessly," said Ben Zimmer, President of Property Solutions. "We look forward to working closely with Habitat in piloting and developing new tools."

About The Habitat Company

Founded in 1971 on the principles of urban renewal and development, The Habitat Company has grown to become a 1,000-plus member team with nearly 20,000 units under management across the Midwest. Today the company is a full-service residential real estate company committed to the highest standards in management, service and development. According to the company's founder, Daniel Levin, each of the company's projects is "an investment in the future of the community and the lives of the people who will live and work there." The company has taken this statement as a guiding principle and continues to strive to make a positive impact through integrity, expertise, and innovation in its management practices.

About Property Solutions

Founded in 2003, Property Solutions International, Inc. is the nation's largest provider of apartment community websites and a leading developer of innovative property management software tools. The company offers a variety of web based solutions for leasing, rent collection, and maintenance request processing. Property Solutions' web portals and electronic payment processing tools offer the advantage of full data integration with most widely-used property management software packages. For more information, go to http://www.propertysolutions.com.

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