Managing rental properties can be a challenging but rewarding task. From collecting rent to handling maintenance requests, it can quickly become overwhelming for even the most experienced property manager.
Fortunately, with the help of technology, managing rental properties has become much easier. These apps are designed to help you streamline your property management processes, save time, and increase efficiency. So, let’s dive in and discover the top property management apps of 2023!
Buildium is a cloud-based property management tool that was built by property managers for property managers. Take charge of every aspect of your operations, whether you are working in the office or completely from home. This includes managing online rent and payments, managing vacancies, scheduling maintenance, and keeping track of finances.
This straightforward service has a simple and intuitive setup that will have you wondering, can I use all this for free? The answer is, yes. TurboTenant is 100% free, no matter how many units you manage. While TurboTenant is free for investors, tenants pay a fee of $55 for application and screening. TurboTenant is designed to help with tenant management for investors, including managing applications and screening tenants online, creating dedicated listing pages, and sending bulk tenant messages from one inbox. What’s not to love about a free, all-inclusive app?
This user-friendly experience gives property management teams everything they need to streamline and grow your business. This cloud-based software automates key processes, from accounting to leasing and maintenance. Thanks to the constantly expanding AppFolio StackTM connector marketplace, you can also connect your preferred property management systems to AppFolio to increase team efficiency and manage your business from a single system.
This fully customizable software helps you manage your properties, with unlimited free training, support, and migration included. DoorLoop includes custom reports, document storage, and online advertising. Additionally, your tenants can put in online maintenance requests, all while tracking work progress.
Backed by over 35 years of trusted real estate accounting, Yardi Breeze is a simple software designed to provide users with a single-use platform. Breeze puts you in control of your marketing, leasing, and managing your portfolio from anywhere, on any device. Yardi Voyager is Breeze’s little brother. It is a web-based, end-to-end platform that mentions increased functionality for property management marketing, online learning, deal management, facility management, and document management. Check out what the Yardi crew has to offer.
This software was mainly designed with single-family home investors in mind. It is an all-in-one app for property management, with features for rent collection, lease management, and marketing. It should be noted, however, that it is better software to use with a larger portfolio. Their three-tiered pricing plans start as low as $1 (plus fees).
The idea is the digital storage of documents. Scannable is an iOS-only app that easily scans text data and shares it to a variety of locations. It’s optimized for documents, which means it’s not always the best use for scanning actual photographs. This handy app integrates easily with the cloud, some social media sites, and many iOS programs. BONUS: Scan business cards to import the data directly to LinkedIn. Nice.
Evernote, Scannable’s parent, is your catch-all for everything you don’t want to lose. Leases, contracts, receipts, lists, articles, and notes stay safe and secure, synced between all of your devices, and backed up automatically. Scan a favorite recipe or an all-important boarding pass, record a brilliant thought, or save an entire web page with one click. If you like hardworking apps that do it all, you need Evernote.
It’s almost a given at this point, but our continued dependence on this vast network of resources earns it a place on our list. Lost a manual for a stove? Look it up. Need to know the average water usage rates for a particular municipality? Google it. Craving pizza from that place on Vliet but don’t remember the name? Google “amazing pizza place on Vliet with the purple awning.” and then go forth and conquer.
The best part about being a property manager is that it’s such a relaxing job, isn’t it?
Right, not so much. At any given time, you’ll be doing five to ten things at once. Since this is a really good way for things to slip through the cracks, Google Tasks is Google’s free iOS To-Do list savior. Multiple lists allow for organization of every factor of your life, color coordinated, and easy to search. Appointments, reminders, recommendations, and notes are kept in one place with an easily readable icon. You’ll never forget an appointment again.
These apps create a mobile office that lets you get where you need to go, on time and fully prepared. Is your favorite app missing from the list? Tell us what it is and how it makes your life better. Happy Apping!