"It's a perfect complement to the more technical buildings," said Joe Settimi, senior vice president of Renters Solutions at Assurant. "As you move in, you might have connected locks. There are things with various appliances, and then as a tenant, you're coming in with a smart TV and smart speakers and laptop and gaming systems and all the various tablets and connected equipment." (Credit: Antonioguillem/Adobe Stock)

Property managers and tenants want a seamless move-in-to-move-out experience with easy sign-up for renters insurance and tech support, according to Assurant consumer insights research. Companies such as Assurant are working to provide just that with easy "pay with rent" options for renters insurance, deposit alternatives that free up funds for costly moving expenses and 24/7 tech support for all connected devices. These benefits may bring in new tenants and get them to stay long-term.

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