How to find the right roommate

Erik J. Martin did an article about what experts recommend when they give advice about how to find the right roommate.

How to find the right roommate

. . . “ask questions about compatibility, tidiness, noise, personal belongings, overnight visitors allowed, and what will happen if the rent is not paid,” says Josh Rosenthal, owner of MoveIn.Space, a Washington, D.C.-based company that helps renters prepare to move and manage walk-through inspections, who also recommends asking for and contacting references they provide.

Tech Trends in 2017: MoveIn.Space

The California Real Estate magazine’s November/December issue (page 12) noted MoveIn.Space as one of the first 3 tech trends in 2017 poised to change the way you work.

Tech Trends in 2017: Innovative tech, sites, and apps poised to change the way you work

On page 12 of the magazine by California Association of Realtors, author Dave Johnson says,

Innovations like 3D and VR may be a great peek into the future, but tech is also solving problems as old as real estate itself. In the world of property management, for example, how does the landlord or tenant prove that “it was like that at move-in”? There’s the move-in report, of course, but it’s fraught with problems. It’s on paper, for starters. And it often lacks specificity and visual evidence like detailed photos. Here’s a problem begging for some sort of high-tech solution.


We want to thank REPlexus’s Josh (@RealEstateTek) for creating this opportunity and for representing MoveIn.Space.

Buying Rentals for Appreciation and Not Cash Flow on the Rental Income Podcast

Dan Lane of The Rental Income Podcast interviewed MoveIn.Space founder Josh Rosenthal about buying [residential real estate] rentals for appreciation and not  cash flow. This strategy is required in areas with high home prices, where monthly rent can not possibly follow the 1% Rule or the 2% Rule.

Excerpt from the Rental Income Podcast

Josh talks about his long-term investing strategy and renting out your backyard separately from the house.

. . . this style of investment has the same inherent renter risks as doing the cash flow strategy.

I’ve had tenants that have tried to skip out on rent. They’ve abandoned the property. They’ve destroyed the property.

You need to have the ability to wait and even sometimes lose money each month.



Helping Landlords in the For Rent By Owner Industry

Zero Commission Real Estate Today features MoveIn.Space in their article, “MoveIn.Space: Helping Landlords in the For Rent By Owner Industry“.

For Rent By Owner Industry

Zero Commission Real Estate Today helps landlords in Australia find tenants by listing the property for rent on the country’s largest website, until the vacancy is filled.

Thinking of getting into the For Rent by Owner market? Renting out your house or apartment privately can provide you with sizable extra income. And thanks to the digital age we live in, managing rental properties privately is easier today than ever before.

Social media and certain websites help homeowners who want to rent a property privately find the perfect tenant. And there’s MoveIn.Space (www.Movein.Space), a site that provides a revolutionary way for landlords and tenants to avoid future conflict. With a mission to “create peace between landlords and tenants by adding visibility to a crucial, but often overlooked and unorganized process”, MoveIn.Space comes with a walkthrough feature that turns their goal in reality.

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Real Estate Agent Top Time Saving Tools by the Pros

PieSync lists top time saving tools for real estate agents, suggested by the pros.

Time Saving Tools


MoveIn.Space/walkthrough is a walkthrough management tool that is free and simple to use. It increases agreement between landlords and tenants by proving “it was like that at move-in”.
Set-up is easy.

  1. Go to MoveIn.Space/walkthrough on your cell phone or tablet
  2. Enter your house, housemates, and/or the landlord
  3. Take pictures and add descriptions, model numbers, tags, etc.
  4. Submit and everyone gets access to a copy of the report on the cloud, and a reminder later to do a move-out inspection

Paper checklists lack detail and are difficult to keep track of.
Pictures lack detail and are tough to timestamp.
Both are one-sided.

MoveIn.Space/walkthrough makes consistency, detail, and context equally accessible to everyone.


We want to thank REPlexus’s Josh (@RealEstateTek) for creating this opportunity and for representing MoveIn.Space.

NYC Real Estate Expo in New York NY, on September 29, 2016

Our artificial intelligence Natural Language Processing strategy was first presented to the public as part of this presentation at NYC Real Estate Expo 2016.

NYC Real Estate Expo 2016

NYC Real Estate Expo (#NYCREE) 2016, which focuses on brokers and property owners, had even more PropTech than last year.

At noon, [Josh Rosenthal (@RealEstateTek)] presented “Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Brokers & Agents”. This topic drew a large and interactive crowd to the technology room.

When people say, “how does MoveIn.Space make money?” The answer involves mining the (sanitized) content provided in the reports.

How to Sublease Your Apartment – Prepare Your Space

SelfStorage wrote an article about “How to Sublease Your Apartment” and included MoveIn.Space as the tool to use for the important step to prepare your space by documenting it.


To save yourself time and potential hassle at the end of the sublease, Josh Rosenthal, founder of MoveIn.Space recommends doing a walkthrough of your space beforehand and documenting everything.

“Pictures are not enough. Record the condition of items and add notes. Also include model and serial numbers in case something needs to be replaced or gets replaced without your consent,” says Rosenthal.

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Reducing Friction Between Landlord and Renter

Real Estate Today radio show opens doors for buyers and sellers with critical and credible information on the real estate market. It’s fast paced and fact packed with experts, interviews, call-ins, field reports, and timely market conditions.

On their episode “Staying Cool”, Real Estate Today featured MoveIn.Space/walkthrough’s role in reducing friction between landlords and renters.

Real Estate Today’s Feature of MoveIn.Space

This is a company looking to end arguments involving security deposits.

It’s a cloud-based application helping both landlords and tenants prove “it was like that at move-in.”


We want to thank REPlexus‘s Josh (@RealEstateTek) for creating this opportunity and for representing MoveIn.Space.

What You Should Know About Property Inspections

TurboTenant aims to be the easiest landlord software to use. They also have a great price for landlords and property managers — 100% free.

TurboTenant Recommends MoveIn.Space

In their article “What You Should Know About Property Inspections“, they say

. . . a condition report can be as simple as a checklist that you and your tenants complete together. Plus, if you choose an online version, you can even upload photos and easily email a copy to your tenant. Websites like MoveIn.Space allow landlords and tenants to easily document the property’s condition online.

Business in the Cloud, at KLAY 1180, on July 8, 2016

Every Friday at 3:00 pm Pacific on KLAY 1180, David Eichner, host of Business on the Cloud, discusses “what’s on the cutting edge of today’s cloud technology and how it can work for you”.

He invited Josh Rosenthal on to the air for a 15-minute discussion of MoveIn.Space and the two ended talking for an hour.