APRO: Taking the Pulse of Rent to Own

Oct 1, 2014

Hot off his recent grand opening, APRO member Zac Smith of the new Smartway in Knocksville, Tennessee has been in the industry for 9-years previously working with TRS, Inc and Jenkins Rental, an Aaron's Franchise in Oregon. He recently relocated this May to Knoxville where he hopes to put a new spin on the RTO transaction.

Oct 1, 2014
Oklahoma RDA President Randy Braucher message to members: First, I would like to give a special Thanks to Ed Winn III for taking the time to come and speak to the group.It was very insightful and informative. Also, Thank you to our lobbyist, Jim Newport as well as Ruben Tornini and team with The Department of Consumer Credit for taking time to speak. Very much appreciated.
Sep 30, 2014

Rent-A-Center, the nation’s largest rent-to-own operator, today announced the appointment of Jana Kelly to vice president of inventory management.

Sep 25, 2014
Is America "back to buying?"
Sep 25, 2014

Florida rental dealers are calling their recently concluded conference in Tampa this week a success with a high turnout from a broad range of RTO companies and the largest vendor participation the group has ever had.

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APRO Live Learning Center

Gain deeper insight into the trends shaping the rental industry with the APRO Live Learning Center. This online library of session recordings and speaker materials will help you to continue your professional development year-round. As your leader in industry education, APRO wants you to benefit from this unique opportunity to learn and grow professionally.

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Aug 14, 2014

Mark your calendars for APRO 2015 and join us in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida!

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May 29, 2014

Exhibitors - view the 2015 trade floor, secure your booth and begin reaching new buyers!

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May 20, 2014
Thank you APRO 2014 Sponsors!

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Rep. Gregory Meeks introduces new rent-to-own legislation bill

On Monday, April 15, 2013, Rep. Gregory Meeks [NY-5] introduced a new rent-to-own legislation bill into the Congressional Record with four original co-sponsors.

H.R. 1551 original co-sponsors include:

Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 4/15/2013
Rep Luetkemeyer, Blaine [MO-3] - 4/15/2013
Rep Scott, David [GA-13] - 4/15/2013
Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] - 4/15/2013

Go here for full details on legislation and to check for additional co-sponsors.

Welcome New APRO Members


Marco Scalise, AGS, dba Buddy's Home Furnishings, Tampa, Florida; Cory Fancher, BDFW RTO LLC, dba Buddy's Home Furnishings, Tampa, Florida; Wayne Kartin, EasyNevada LLC, dba easyhome, Studio City, California


  • Illinois Rental/Purchase Dealers Association
    Illinois Rental/Purchase Dealers Association Annual Meeting, Harrah's, Joliet, Illinois. For more information, contact Ken Steiner at 573/442-2963.
  • Maine Rental Dealers Association
    Maine Rental Dealers Association Meeting, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine. For more information, contact John Reichenbach at 207/321-8132.
  • The Premier Companies
    The Premier Companies Discovery Day, The Premier Companies Corporate Office, Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information, contact Trooper Earle at 757/645-0884.

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