In 2018, Cozy became a part of CoStar, a global leader in the real estate industry and the company behind Apartments.com, the #1 site for renters.
You may have noticed that we’ve been fairly quiet since then– we haven’t built any new features or made many noticeable improvements to our product. But we haven’t been hibernating.
We’ve been busy building the next generation of FREE rental management tools on Apartments.com, accelerating our mission to provide peace of mind to landlords and renters everywhere.
Joining forces with the Apartments.com team has given us a wealth of new resources to build many features you’ve been asking for:
- Faster free ACH payments built on Cozy’s foundation
- Rental listings that get placed on five leading websites in the Apartments.com network (more leads with view counts!)
- Applications that help landlords adhere to Fair Housing best practices, and include credit, criminal, and eviction reports from TransUnion™
- Legal leases that are compliant with local laws, with e-signing (NEW)
Learn more about Apartments.com rental tools here.
The future of Cozy
We’re excited to evolve the rental experience with Apartments.com and bring you on this journey.
By mid-2021, we’ll be automatically transitioning Cozy accounts to Apartments.com. We’ll start transferring accounts in batches later this year and when your account is ready to transition, we’ll give you and your renters plenty of advanced notice and we’ll be with you every step of the way.
This touchless transition means that when you log into Apartments.com, you’ll be able to see your current information such as your properties and payments as well as your history. Nothing manual is needed to be done on your end.
While we won’t be releasing any new features in Cozy, you can continue to use all of our services uninterrupted until your account is ready on Apartments.com. Landlord and renter accounts will still look and function the same on Cozy.co until your accounts have moved to Apartments.com.
Simply put, keep using Cozy as you always have– it’s business as usual.
For new landlords exploring online rental tools, we encourage you to get started on Apartments.com by adding your property here where you’ll be able to use all of Cozy’s core features and more.
How does Apartments.com compare to Cozy?
We understand that it’s a big change to move to a new platform, and you may have hesitations.
On Apartments.com, you’ll find what you’ve come to expect from Cozy but more.
Listings, Applications, and Screening￼
Your listings will reach more renters on Apartments.com – one of the leading sites for renter searches. Applications are paid for by renters for $24.99 and come with up-to-date credit, criminal and eviction reports from TransUnion®.
One of the features we’re most excited about is our new lease creation tool with electronic signing. Our online lease wizard will guide you step-by-step through the lease generation process and when you’re ready to close the deal, you and your renter can conveniently sign lease documents with electronic signatures.
Faster payments built on Cozy’s foundation
Rent payments will be familiar to you and your renters because they’re built on Cozy’s foundation. Much of the look and functionality of Cozy’s payments will be the same, with some great new additions such as faster payments – 3 business days instead of 5 – and monthly non-rent bills like utilities or pet fees.
To see more about these features on Apartments.com, click here.
Thanks for being on this journey with us. We’re excited for the next chapter with you!