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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #45 on: June 30, 2017, 03:21:32 AM »


Oh boy! I can write a book!
We went with Yardi. Implemtation has been a nightmare. We have come to the conclusion that the only way to convert and set-up properly is to spend the money on consultants. Which we are in the process. Finally seeing the light at the end...

Unsurprising. You should not have needed consultants.

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #46 on: June 30, 2017, 03:23:02 AM »
Anyone here use QBs for managing properties (single -family homes)?
I've seen it done. You're way better off with software tailored to Property Management. And won't be all that much more

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #47 on: June 30, 2017, 08:54:31 AM »
I've seen it done. You're way better off with software tailored to Property Management. And won't be all that much more
Thank you. Can you make a recommendation for a program for about a dozen single family rental?

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #48 on: June 30, 2017, 11:55:17 AM »
Thank you. Can you make a recommendation for a program for about a dozen single family rental?
From what I've seen, Buildium excels at managing small properties.

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #49 on: June 30, 2017, 12:24:01 PM »
Buildium starts at $150 per month = $1800 over the year. Would definitely explore if/when my boss buys more properties.
Right now its more of a side gig and does not justify paying this amount.

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #50 on: June 30, 2017, 12:31:08 PM »
Buildium starts at $150 per month = $1800 over the year. Would definitely explore if/when my boss buys more properties.
Right now its more of a side gig and does not justify paying this amount.

12 units as a side gig? Cool!
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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2017, 12:07:22 AM »
Buildium starts at $150 per month = $1800 over the year. Would definitely explore if/when my boss buys more properties.
Right now its more of a side gig and does not justify paying this amount.
Ah, didn't realize they have a minimum.

Isn't there a free software that is good for homes?

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #52 on: July 02, 2017, 03:09:17 AM »
Thank you. Can you make a recommendation for a program for about a dozen single family rental?
Appfolio. They charge per unit, so shouldn't be expensive. Not sure if there's a minimum

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #53 on: July 02, 2017, 09:08:57 AM »
Appfolio. They charge per unit, so shouldn't be expensive. Not sure if there's a minimum
There is a $250 monthly minimum. The only one I found so far is TenantCloud which is free for up to 75 units.

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #54 on: August 06, 2017, 11:12:20 AM »
Any recommendations for a credit/criminal/evictions background check? Would prefer not having to have a site-visit.

TIA.

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #55 on: August 06, 2017, 11:15:48 AM »
I once worked with someone who used RentRiter, not sure how satisfied they were, but check it out:

http://www.academysystems.com/rentriter.html
Avoid rentrider / academy systems. System is from the 80's and support is lacking. Appfolio is a great option and they are always improving the software. I have been with Appfolio for about 5 years and dont have any complaints. They are owned by Citrix (gotomypc) so the service and support is great as well.

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2017, 01:54:06 AM »
They are owned by Citrix (gotomypc) so the service and support is great as well.
I had no idea. cool. very happy with them as well, September will be 4 years

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #57 on: August 07, 2017, 01:56:11 AM »
Any recommendations for a credit/criminal/evictions background check? Would prefer not having to have a site-visit.

TIA.
The companies run it through one of the big three, so you might want to work backward - decide who you like and then go from there. Most Owner Associations, RE boards, etc. offer some sort of screening service. Experian collects and provides prior eviction info which is super helpful.

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #58 on: August 07, 2017, 09:12:18 AM »
The companies run it through one of the big three, so you might want to work backward - decide who you like and then go from there. Most Owner Associations, RE boards, etc. offer some sort of screening service. Experian collects and provides prior eviction info which is super helpful.
Which company would you recommend?

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Re: Property Management Software
« Reply #59 on: August 07, 2017, 09:48:54 AM »
Which company would you recommend?
We use appfolio, don't really have any recommendations beyond that