7 Time-Saving Property Management Apps for the Busy Professional Wednesday, December 30, 2015
As smartphone technology has evolved, so has the world of apps. The App Store, Google Play, and others offer great tools to assist parents, employees, business owners, and even property managers with their specific day-to-day activities.
For property owners and property managers of commercial real estate, apps can offer a huge time and money-saving opportunity. Just because your commercial property was a large financial investment, it doesn’t mean that it needs to be a large investment of your time. That’s why there’s an app for that!
Property Management Apps: The Round-Up
You could probably spend days sifting through the plethora of property management apps available online, looking for the perfect one to handle your property management challenges; or you could look at the list of seven apps below that we compiled and summarized (in no particular order):
Price: Free | Team: Envisionary Tech, LLC | Platform: Apple
Tag Line: Work Order & Task Management – Maintenance, Assets, Property & CMMS
UpKeep is geared towards larger property management companies or crews with several employees at different locations. You are able to keep an eye on your entire team of workers, by adding them, assigning work orders, and following up on said work orders as the project progresses.
Price: $0.99/tenant | Team: Ha Nguyen | Platform: Apple
Tag Line: Property Management Made Easy
DIY LandLord is meant for property owners who are collecting rent and managing several tenants and properties. It is the only landlord-based app that will actually allow partial rent payments, which can be helpful for delinquent tenants. This app also allows you to take photos of properties and tenants, keeping everyone honest and organized.
Price: Free | Team: RentTracker.com LLC | Platform: Apple, Android, CPU
Tag Line: View your data from anywhere from any device
Billing itself as the #1 Property Management App on iTunes and Google Play, RentTracker has been around longer than any of the other apps. Created in 1999, the app was originally available to Mac and Unix users but is now available on any platform through its cloud/web-based platform. This app is most helpful for keeping track of properties, as well as the tenants within each property, giving each entity its own customizable entry.
Price: Free | Team: HappyCO | Platform: Apple, Android
Tag Line: Property Management Inspections and Due Diligence Made Easy
Happy Inspector is the mobile app portion of the larger HappyCo suite of products. The app is geared towards businesses of all sizes providing standardized data from customizable templates. The reports ($3.75 – $6.00/each) produced with Happy Inspector can be emailed or downloaded as PDFs, complete with your company’s logo/branding.
Landlord Property Buddy
Price: Free | Team: RoarApps AKA CCNZ Limited | Platform: Apple
Tag Line: Beautifully created by landlords, for landlords. Property management made easy.
With an intuitive dashboard and all of your important details available at a glance, Landlord Property Buddy is one of the easier apps to use for entering and retrieving information in a hurry. Reports produced include income and expenditures for each property in Microsoft Excel, making them easy to edit and customize to your liking.
Price: Free | Team: Housters LLC & Toth Solutions LLC | Platform: Apple
Tag Line: Property management for the next generation of landlords.
Housters is a family-owned and operated company; in fact, the app was created by two brothers, who are both computer programmers and landlords. Directly from their customer support page: “…when you contact support you’ll be talking to a co-founder, fellow landlord, and someone whose primary language is English.”
Price: Free | Team: Start From Scratch LLC | Platform: Apple, Android
Tag Line: It just works. Mobile CRM for real estate agents
Go Connect is geared towards real estate agents and manages their schedule as a combination of a well-organized checklist and scheduler. Go Connect was designed, built, and tested by agents who understand the industry and have created a simple interface to make property management a breeze.
Looking for Assistance Beyond the Capabilities of an App?
With any of the apps on this list, you will be able to reduce the amount of time you spend on paperwork and increase your ability to grow the business. The only downside of the applications is that they can’t do all the work for you!
If you really want to free up your time and optimize your bottom line, you are going to need the help of a professional property management company along the way. That’s where The Robert Weiler Company comes into play. There is no property too big or too small. Whether your property is thousands of square feet or millions of square feet, we have the capacity and know-how to help you manage it all. Contact our property management team today at 614-221-4286.