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Livable partners with C.A.R. to deliver utility savings and recovery

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Livable’s smart utility bill-back platform drives resident financial accountability

LOS GATOS, Calif. (March 15) Livable, the leading utility management platform for independent rental owners, announced a new partnership with Real Estate Business Services (REBS), a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® to help housing providers recover rising utility costs and drive responsible utility consumption by their residents. 

“Our fast-to-deploy and easy-to-use suite of utility billing and management tools, combined with the expertise of C.A.R., will deliver visibility into valuable insights, as well as help mitigate rising costs,” says Livable CEO Daniel Sharabi. “Water bills in the U.S. went up as much as 30% from 2021 to 22 alone. We expect that trend will continue and want to help housing providers get in front of those costs while they can.”

“We’re excited to share Livable’s platform with our membership,” said Otto Catrina, REBS Chairman. “California has some of the highest water costs in the nation and, with ongoing drought conditions, it’s important that we help drive conservation through resident accountability for their usage.

Livable offers housing providers a central location to aggregate utility costs and recovery data. The tools provide transparent billing data, allocate costs fairly and mobilize residents to conserve precious natural resources. As utility prices in the United States continue to outpace inflation and market rent growth in many areas, recovering those costs has become an important way for housing providers to ensure the health of their income properties.

Livable’s platform employs a fair and transparent bill-back system that divides costs for utilities such as water, sewage, garbage, as well as other amenities and utilities among tenants, based on unit occupancy, square footage and other customizable factors. The intuitive Property Manager Portal delivers immediate utility data in one convenient location for real estate portfolios of any size. Livable’s utility solutions and services cost nothing to set up and require no minimum number of units. 

 ~ C.A.R. at Livable.com ~

About Livable
Livable is the leading utility management company for Independent Rental Owners, providing a suite of cloud services including its flagship Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS). Livable has been serving the real estate industry since 2009, and their technology solutions strive to create a community around conservation while improving return on investment for Housing Providers. Livable Pro, the company’s newest offering, is the first DIY utility billing service designed specifically for the independent rental owner.

About Real Estate Business Services
Real Estate Business Services, LLC (REBS) is a subsidiary of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) and is the leading provider of real estate products and services to practitioners in California and nationwide.

Leading the way…® in California real estate for more than 118 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States with more than 200,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.

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