Nowadays, we get cash back on groceries, and home products, and everything else under the sun. So, what's stopping us from getting cash back on rent too?
The cost of rent has gone up a whopping 32% over the past decade. People are looking (now more than ever) to navigate the rental market. It's tough out there now that apartment prices have become so unattainable.
Our team at Lighthouse is here to help you out. We're reimagining the rental market. Now, tenants can make a little bank while paying their rent (which can be super expensive in certain areas).
So, let's get into explaining our cash back service!
How does our cash back service work?
Our cash back service is super user-friendly. And before you say anything- no, it's not as easy as activating your Google Chrome cash back extension. But nothing that involves renting ever is.
Get cash back through Lighthouse using these 4 steps.
Work with a specialist or find an apartment on your own.
We'll start things off by letting you browse your own apartments or work with a specialist.
If you choose to work with a specialist, one of our Lightkeepers will help you with your apartment hunt. The service is free, and they'll send you personalized apartment lists that best fit you.
If you browse on your own, well...you'll be looking for apartments on your own! This option is no different than the regular process of finding a rental apartment.
Find an apartment that offers cash back
Use our search tools to find an apartment. You'll have to enter the following details:
- Preferred location/city
- Number of bedrooms you want
- Max monthly renting budget
- Pick from a list which prompts relate to your renting background
- Your desired move-in date
- Basic contact information (Name, phone number, email address)
Once completed, a map of apartments will pop up. All units will be listed on the right-hand bar. The apartment name, along with its amenities and cash back amounts are also shown.
Sort the results by price or cash back value. You can also make a wishlist of the apartments you're eyeing by clicking the heart!
Connect your bank account
Once you've picked, viewed, and signed your apartment lease, you're ready to get started!
All you have to do is connect your bank information to Lighthouse. And that's that! You'll be ready to receive that extra cash.
If you're nervous about putting your bank details online, don't worry. Our team definitely didn't forget how scary the internet is. We use Plaid to keep everyone's information safe. No selling bank info to third-party enterprises or hacking here!
Reap the rewards of being an awesome tenant
There ya have it! You can get that rent cash back in no time!
We have over 80,000 buildings to choose from, some offering up to $1,000 in earnings! So, there's plenty of room to save some money.
Step-by-step guide on how to claim your cash back
Lucky for you, this process is super simple. It's literally 2 steps! As long as you list us on your application, you should be good to go!
Now, let's show you how to claim your cash back step by step.
1. Find “How did you hear about us”
All application forms should have this prompt on them (usually in the form of a dropdown list). From here, you will have a range of options to select.
- Rental agency
Selecting ANY of these will make you eligible for cash back.
2. Find "Who helped/referred you"
From there, answer the "who helped you/ who referred you" question.
In this box, you'll answer Lighthouse.
And voila! Submit your application, and get ready to receive your apartment cash back from us!
Here's a visual example (for online applications) to help you see the process more clearly.
Having problems? We're here to help!
If you find yourself unsure or confused about something, stop right there! Reach out to our team, so that you don't miss out on getting that cash back.
One of our Lightkeepers will get back to you ASAP to help you out with your application. Click here to start your rental journey today!