RentFax combines deep real estate industry expertise with the technology experience to deliver a world-class suite of analytic tools.


Management and Advisory Team

Scott Abbey, Co-Founder

Scott brings more than 30 years of experience as owner and manager of variety of real estate, service, and technology businesses. For more than two decades, he has owned and operated a full service Real Estate Consulting and Property Management company with a strong emphasis on residential investment property management. The strategies he developed to maximize returns and minimize risk of rental property portfolios led to the core insights and underpinnings of the company’s risk management and rental analysis products.

Shane Sauer, Co-Founder

Shane brings 15+ years of experience as an executive and owner of businesses ranging from residential construction and investment to the reconditioning and management of distressed loan portfolios. Almost his entire career has been spent utilizing his skills in engineering, analysis, and problem solving to minimize losses and maximize ROI in the financial and real estate sectors. His quantitative and process development skills have been instrumental in reducing complex analytical concepts to practical, simple metrics and streamlined reports. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado and University of Kansas, respectively, and is a licensed professional engineer, general contractor and appraiser.

James Rayhawk, Chief Technology Officer

Jim brings more than 15 years of deep technology experience as a software architect and senior developer. Working with a variety of enterprise software applications at large and small companies has given him vast expertise with all phases of the software development including application development, architecture/technical design, environment planning, functional testing, deployment, and support. Most recently he has focused on Java web-based applications and modules allowing Saleforce-based websites, rapid web application deployment, and web-to-print functionality. Jim earned a B.S. in Business and Mathematics and M.S. in Information Systems from the University of Kansas.

Background of  RentFax

Listen to Scott Abbey discuss the origins of RentFax™

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I was speaking with an investor from California who was buying properties in Ohio. The investor was considering three properties and couldn’t understand why we required a higher theft deductible on one of the properties when their realtor was telling them it was the nicest of the three houses. I provided a detailed RentFax report on that house and another house that scored rather high. After providing hard data to the investor, I asked them to go back and check with their realtor and find out what criteria they were using to make their determination, making certain the house wasn’t “nicer” just because of more recent updates. I took comfort that armed with hard data, the investor could challenge the Realtor’s assessment and make a better buying decision from 2,000 miles away.

Rick Abell, National Real Estate Insurance Group
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