Being a property manager can be a difficult task, but advancements in technology have made it easier and easier with the passage of time. In 2020, it’s easier than it’s ever been to take advantage of technology in your property management. This is usually through the use of apps, of which there are dozens of great options, all doing different things that can help make the task of managing your property much easier. Here are a few of the best apps for property managers.
If you’re looking for an all in one service that will help you keep track of all of your properties, look no further than Buildium. This app allows property managers to access and control every aspect of their business from the comfort of their phone or computer. You’ll be able to handle the maintenance cycle, rent, and any vacancies you may have from one simple screen, as well as lease tracking, late fee reminders, as well as much more. It’s easy for any and everybody to pick up and use as well as customize, but unfortunately, it does have one or two negative’s, such as not allowing users to link to their bank.
If you’re looking for an app to help out primarily with the financial aspect of property management, check out PayHOA. This is a cloud-based homeowner association that helps property managers handle their invoicing, rent collection, and e-filing and has features such as tenant engagement tracking, unit management online payments, to name a few. The app also lets you and your tenants track maintenance issues, giving the ability to update the status of the issue on both ends so everybody is in the know. While it may be an app primarily for paying and keeping track of rent, there is plenty of other ways it can make your job easier as well.
If you own a larger number of properties and have many tenants, you might want one easy way for you and your team to communicate with them. This is where FRONTSTEPS comes in. This app is all about streamlining communication that can be customized specifically for your community of tenants. It allows tenants to have an easy place to contact property management services at any time of day, as well as giving them the ability to pay their rent and put in work orders all from their phone or computer.