Top 4 Property Management software to own before 2016 ends!

Ayda Jamar By Ayda Jamar, 1st Sep 2016 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Property management can be a cinch with the software listed whereas you can further sweep the online market for more.


To keep tenants happy is one of the most important jobs of a property manager and it all starts with getting the right system fully organised. It matters not if you’re letting a single home or looking after of thousands of commercial units, managing property requires a person to be a salesman, handyman, a diplomat and an outstanding accountant altogether.

We’re lucky to have many real estate software today however, they won’t do much with the diplomatic part. For instance, the software won’t help you negotiate the damage deposit returns and many likely cases but, the best ones out there can definitely put every necessary tool/aspect into one seamless program. Here’s a breakdown of top property management software to own this year!


Buildium is considered one solution for all the real estate needs! It has all the comprehensive functionality you seek including an online platform for rent collection, work orders and strong tools to create, store and share reports, various documents as well as various accounting features that go beyond the simple ledger. Another feature is the tenant-screening and vacancy-advertising alerts to keep the users updated.
While all aspects remain competent, the most appealing is user-friendliness as Buildium is easy to use as compared to many others.

The interactive features let you tailor things the way you like, even if it takes a little more time and effort; final outcome is terrific. On the software’s dashboard, you’ll find the list of “Upcoming Tasks” which is essential to gather critical facts and details related to the project in the pipeline.

All those using Buildium for the first time can seek all the help from product’s help-centre, customer support and how-to videos. It’s also available as an app for the smart device, allowing you to manage different real estate tasks on-the-go.

AppFolio Property Manager

AppFolio is much like Buildium that has everything you need from a property management software. You can pay vendors and collect rent from tenants online, tenants can file maintenance requests, track progress and assign a task to workers.
Accounting features by AppFolio have many advanced functions that go beyond the cash in-and-outflow ledger. A typical user can actually produce 1099 MISC vendor forms by fiscal year’s end as well as differentiate between cash and accrual basis.

You can generate a great many reports and other documents, post vacancies on almost all industry-standard, professional real estate websites. Managing prospective tenants without giving out even a single piece of paper adds to the many astounding functions you can perform with AppFolio.

Mobility is perhaps the best thing you get with this software as property managers don’t sit in front of the computer 24/7. They move out and about, visit construction sites, check progress, inspect properties and immediate response to emergencies.

Being able to use the software anytime, anywhere be it through a desktop computer or phone is the real deal. Unlike other real estate tools, AppFolio is entirely mobile-responsive which means it functions perfectly on smart devices, allowing you to exploit full features while on-the-go.

The inspections aspect lets you take picture of the property from mobile phone’s camera, attach verbal as well as text notes defining the image for better understanding. Even if you believe in the old-school property management trends and are less tech-savvy, this app can be easily used with by all so that property managers get instant and paperless access to all contractors input data.


If you think that free real estate management tools don’t compete well with their paid counterparts, think again! TenantCloud is surprisingly pleasant allowing property managers to deal with approximately 75 units for free with fully advanced functions and absolutely free. Rent collection feature is the best of all allowing even two roommates to pay their rent individually whereas maintenance requests are also handled in the best way. Even if you’re looking after one or two properties, TenantCloud is indeed a fantastic choice.

Rent Manager

Rent Manager has all it takes to be on the list of top picks and perhaps the most customizable property management software in the market. You can tailor even the teensiest individual need associated with property. It’s a bit tricky and difficult to operate but you can refer to the virtual training course that’s included in the package by the name Rent Manager University.


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