Throughout its history, ClearNow has been a leader in online services for landlords. Sixteen years ago, ClearNow launched its core service of easy-to-use, inexpensive online rent collection. Today, thousands of landlords and property managers use ClearNow’s core service to put rent collection on auto-pilot. Over the years, ClearNow has continuously innovated. Our “owner proceeds” capability for property managers continues to be unmatched as the simplest way for property managers to directly deposit collected rents between themselves and their property owners. In 2012, ClearNow became the first service that allowed landlords and tenants to furnish rent payment data to a “Big 3” credit bureau – a milestone in allowing renters to benefit from making on-time rent payments.
Building on this legacy, ClearNow is now introducing RentalIncomeExpense.com – a free and easy rental income and expense tracking tool for landlords.
Expensive property management software (like QuickBooks) is overkill for the small landlord – costing more in time and money than it is worth. On the other hand, an Excel spreadsheet isn’t nearly powerful enough. For example, it cannot easily generate the different reports that a landlord needs.
RentalIncomeExpense.com is the best of all worlds:
- Simple to setup
- Designed for landlords
- Instant reports that matter (such as profit & loss and the 1040 Schedule E helper)
- Accessible from your smartphone
- Backed up by ClearNow’s proven online infrastructure (since 2000)
- Access to ClearNow’s superior online and telephone-based customer support (Monday thru Friday 9am to 5pm ET)
Existing ClearNow customers have been using the income and expense tracking features in RentalIncomeExpense.com for the last few years. For everyone else, there’s no better time than now to try it out today!
Yes! Not only does ClearNow handle rental payments, but we also enable sellers to collect seller financing mortgage payments from buyers. For more information and to enroll, please visit ClearNow’s web site.
A Non-Enrolled tenant is a tenant of yours who is not yet enrolled in ClearNow. Creating a Non-Enrolled record from within your ClearNow account, allows you to input their email address and send enrollment materials to them. Once the tenant is enrolled in ClearNow, their Non-Enrolled record will be converted and their automatic debits may begin.
You can change your bank account information by logging into your ClearNow account. Once logged in, select “My Info”, then “My Bank Info”. Follow the prompts to print the Property Manager Enrollment Agreement. The box next to “Bank Account Change” should automatically be checked. Submit the completed Agreement with your bank documentation for the new bank account. Confirmation of the change will be sent to you via email.
The short answer is “no”. Since you have to complete our one-page authorization agreement online and submit it with your bank documentation, we cannot enroll you over the telephone. One of the easiest ways to access our agreement is at our site, www.ClearNow.com. Click on the “Enroll” tab, and follow the prompts depending on if you are a landlord/property manager or a tenant. It is a simple and fast online process.
If you have any questions, please call us at (919) 680-4500 or email us at Support@ClearNow.com.
No, we cannot furnish your ClearNow rent payment data until you provide your consent. After you are enrolled in ClearNow, there is an additional step that you must take to sign up for credit reporting. Once you have four (4) payment periods of complete data, your ClearNow rent payment data will be reported to Experian. Thereafter, your data is submitted on a monthly basis.
Once you print your enrollment agreement, the directions are at the top and explain how to submit materials to us. You may scan your materials with a scanner or take a picture of your materials with your smartphone. Then, send the file(s) to us via email to Support@ClearNow.com. Please ensure your files are clear and capture the entire agreement.
No. ClearNow fees are based on the debit day and are only charged when landlords attempt to debit a tenant. Fees are paid by the landlord/property manager. The choice of debit days include:
- For monthly debits on the 1st, 5th, 15th, or 25th: $14.95/month for one debit. Each additional debit is just $2/month.
- For semimonthly debits (twice a month on the 3rd & 17th): $4/debit.
- For biweekly debits on every other Tuesday: $4/debit.
For example, the fee for five tenants for a monthly debit would be $22.95/month ($2 x 4 tenants + $14.95). The semimonthly fee for five tenants would be $40/month ($4 x 2 x 5 tenants).
Tenants enrolled in ClearNow may report their rent payments made while they are enrolled in ClearNow. We do not charge an additional fee for furnishing data to Experian RentBureau.
All enrollment materials can be found at www.ClearNow.com. You can access the Property Manager Enrollment Agreement on the homepage, while the Tenant Enrollment Agreement can be found on the Tenants page. To enroll in ClearNow, please complete and submit the appropriate agreement with your bank documentation.