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Entrata is the leading property management system for multifamily communities worldwide. Learn more about Entrata
Entrata is the leading property management system for multifamily communities worldwide. Setting the bar for innovation in property management software since 2003, Entrata offers solutions for every step of the property management lifecycle and empowers owners, property managers, and renters to create stronger communities. Entrata currently serves over three million residents across more than 20,000 multifamily communities around the globe. Learn more about Entrata

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Visual Lease is the #1 lease optimization software provider and has helped over 1,000 organizations achieve and maintain compliance. Learn more about Visual Lease
Visual Lease is the #1 lease optimization software provider. We help organizations become compliant with FASB, IFRS and GASB lease accounting standards, while simultaneously improving the financial, legal and operational performance of their leases. Visual Lease provides efficient lease accounting tools, robust lease management technology, and comprehensive integrations to help companies save time, save money and stay compliant with lease accounting standards. Learn more about Visual Lease

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
The most flexible leasing platform: automated communication, on-demand showings, and field work from licensed real estate agents. Learn more about Showdigs
Showdigs is the only property management software supported by an on-demand network of licensed real estate agents. Our simple solution takes you from listing to leasing worry-free by providing you with the tools, technology, and boots-on-the-ground to manage every aspect of showing, renting, and inspecting your properties. Our flexible platform allows you to effortlessly communicate and coordinate with prospects and tenants - so you can fill vacancies faster and grow your portfolio. Learn more about Showdigs

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Web based property management software. Complete multitasking, easy to use and affordable. Learn more about Total Management
Total Management's web based property management software provides cost-effective residential, commercial and student housing property management companies the ability to more effectively manage and grow their businesses. Total Management's web based property management software includes complete accounting and the ability to email work-orders, owner statements and resident and tenant communications. Learn more about Total Management

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Yardi Breeze is intuitive property management software that's refreshingly simple to use, saving you both time and money. Learn more about Yardi Breeze
Yardi Breeze is property management software designed for you. Our refreshingly simple platform includes built-in accounting, online marketing and leasing, integrated screening and insurance, and online portals for easy rent collection, service requests, payments and owner reporting. It's easy to set up, and pricing starts at just $1 per unit per month for residential properties. If your business requires additional features and controls, ask about Yardi Breeze Premier. Learn more about Yardi Breeze

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Breezeway’s property care and messaging app helps automate operations, drive quality, and elevate the experience at every property. Learn more about Breezeway
Breezeway’s property care and messaging app helps thousands of vacation rental hosts and hospitality managers automate operations, drive quality, and elevate the experience at every property. Created by the founding team of FlipKey (acquired by TripAdvisor), Breezeway is purpose-built to coordinate complex work and deliver homes that are perfectly prepared to specific standards. Learn more about Breezeway

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
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Onsite HQ provides better oversight for management and increases safety and productivity within the company. Learn more about Onsite HQ
Onsite HQ provides digital inspection checklists for property managers, building developers, and inspectors alike. At Onsite HQ we recognized the inefficiencies when utilizing paper checklists for building inspections. Through our software, we allow users to perform inspections using our digital checklist that automatically syncs data in real time, provides checklists tailored to company needs, works from anywhere through our offline feature, and allows for user to management communication. Learn more about Onsite HQ

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
An integrated White-labelled Property management platform for Real estate & Rental Property Managers & organisations. Learn more about TheHouseMonk
Rental Property managers, building managers can manage their real estate assets through Integrated accounting, Vacancy management, Ticketing, Communication, Facility management, Visitor management modules. It is available as mobile and web-based applications along with a dedicated tenant app for a variety of services. We also offer a white-labelled mobile app which can be given to owners and tenants to help them collaborate with your team. Learn more about TheHouseMonk

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Elevate resident experiences, boost engagement & drive efficiency with Zego, the industry's top resident experience management platform Learn more about Zego
Zego helps operators modernize the resident experience to boost retention & efficiency. Our mobile resident experience management platform includes: Mobile Doorman - A customizable resident app, driving satisfaction & engagement Pay - Modern rent payment software, enabling you to achieve 100% digital payment Smart - Secure smart apartment solutions, helping you jump ahead in a competitive market Utility - Comprehensive utility management solutions that improve recoupment & conservation Learn more about Zego

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Fully automate your guest experience & entire operation. For the first time, all-in-one place, all-in-one system. Learn more about Jurny
Consolidate all your apps, dashboards, fees, and providers all in one place. Jurny has built the industry's first vertically integrated system. AI pricing, smart access control, noise sensor dashboard, guest verification software, PMS, messaging, channel management, cleaning management software, online reputation tracker, and more all-in-one system, all-in-one dashboard. Take your operation and guest experience to the next level and join us on this new wave of the hospitality revolution. Learn more about Jurny

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Cloud-based facility management software with a focus on Student Accommodations - Dorms. Access real-time information anytime anywhere! Learn more about Livinsoft
Livinsoft is a cloud-based facility management software. Our focus is Dorms and Student Accommodations. We have put our years of experience in dormitory management into Livinsoft. Livinsoft eliminates the need of using multiple software for Dorm and Student Housing management by offering Accounting and payment integrations, Floor plans and inventory modules, facility management known as maintenance trackings and tenant absences, and many more! Learn more about Livinsoft

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
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miniCal is a free open-source Property Management Software Learn more about miniCal
miniCal is a free open-source Property Management Software. Our main clients are: - Properties looking for customized solution - PMS companies who are looking to outsource their technology. Learn more about miniCal

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Rental Property Tracker Plus keeps track of rental income and expenses and creates a rent roll that shows money owed and lease renewals Learn more about Rental Property Tracker Plus
This complete residential landlord rental property management software, is a program that keeps track of your rental income and expenses, and easily creates a rent roll that shows who still owes you money and when leases need to be renewed. This easy-to-use rental property manager software is all you need to keep track of your income, expenses, rental units, and tenants for a single user. Streamline your business and increase your profits. No monthly charges, free trial for Mac and Windows. Learn more about Rental Property Tracker Plus

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Buildium is a premier web-based property management software best suited for residential properties and associations.
Buildium is the only property management software designed by property managers for property managers. Buildium's all-in-one, cloud-based solution allows property managers to be more efficient and take control of every aspect of their business - from accounting and leasing to operations and maintenance. Buildium services more than 14,000 managers of rental properties and associations in 46 countries - totaling over one million units under management. Learn more about Buildium

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Complete cloud-based property management software solution for professional residential and mixed use property managers.
Serving more than 5 million units across the United States, AppFolio modernizes businesses with one powerful platform. A user-friendly, cloud-based property management software, AppFolio gives you the clarity to focus on what matters most. With AppFolio, you’ll always have a finger on the pulse of your business with professional websites, built-in screenings, mobile inspections, and other time-saving features. Learn more about AppFolio Property Manager

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Self Storage Solutions For Small & Medium Sized Facilities- Software, Marketing, Call Answering, Accounting, Access Control & more.
Easy Storage Solutions provides web-based self software for small & medium sized operators in the self storage industry. The management software comes with a fully integrated website that allows tenants to e-sign lease agreements, rent units online, and pay their bill via their own online account. It also has the ability to text message and email tenants late notices and invoice reminders. Customer support and software upgrades are 100% FREE. Learn more about Easy Storage Solutions

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Construction and real estate management solution that pulls everything together for streamlined, single-source control.
Provides construction and real estate firms with the most complete solution for managing the entire project or property lifecycle with confidence, precision, and efficiency. Formerly Sage Timberline Office. Learn more about Sage 300 Construction and Real Estate

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
ResMan's platform is built to seamlessly manage multifamily units, delivering efficient workflows and free live chat support.
If you own, operate or invest in multifamily apartments with more than 100 units then it is time to discover ResMan. ResMan's property management platform seamlessly manages everything from accounting to screening to affordable compliance, giving owners and operators an end-to-end solution that delivers consistent NOI growth and a breathtaking resident experience. || Free Live Chat Support || Easy Implementation || Dedicated Customer Success Team || Visit ResMan's website for a free demo. Learn more about ResMan

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Rental property and personal finances management solution with tenant information tracking, income management, and expense tracking.
Quicken is a property management solution that helps manage tax planning, tenants rent payments, and rental properties. With Quicken, you can get help quickly if you need it with free phone and chat support from our dedicated team. Sync with the Quicken web & mobile apps to manage your money on the go. Learn more about Quicken

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Maintenance management software, easy to use and cost-effective. Manage work orders, preventive maintenance, equipment, and parts.
Hippo CMMS is a powerful, affordable, and user-friendly web-based maintenance management software. It's the perfect solution for businesses wanting a simple way to track work orders, preventive maintenance, equipment and parts that's cost-effective and quick to set up. Hippo's focus is on delivering a CMMS that is simple and easy to use and backs this up with unbeatable customer support. Since 2004, Hippo has been successfully implemented at over 1300 great companies. Learn more about Hippo CMMS

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
From flexible pricing, customization, and best-in-class functionality, our Residential Rental Property Management Software offers more.
Propertyware, a RealPage company, is a powerful, customizable and open all-in-one software solution designed to help Single Family property management companies run their business their way. Propertyware provides unmatched customization, an open API for two-way data exchange, portfolio-level accounting and reporting, and the industry’s only solution for multi-regional expansion and growth allowing managers to easily monitor local operations and see holistic reporting with a single sign on. Built by single-family experts, Propertyware has been the industry’s leading property management platform for almost 20 years for residential rental businesses. Today, we’re fortunate to be the software provider for some of the industry’s largest and most successful single-family property management companies. For more information, visit www.propertyware.com, and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Learn more about Propertyware

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
One tool for all rental property management needs: find and screen tenants, sign leases, collect rent, and more with Avail.
Avail is a free platform that helps landlords save time, money, and relieve the stress of managing rental properties. With Avail, landlords can advertise property listings across a dozen sites, screen tenants with customizable questions, request in-depth background checks, create and sign state-specific leases, collect rent, track rental income and expenses, and much more — all online. Learn more about Avail

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Hotelogix is a robust cloud-based Hotel Management System that offers next-gen capabilities needed by hotels to simplify reservations.
Hotelogix is a robust cloud-based Hotel Management System that offers next-gen capabilities needed by hotels to simplify reservations, improve operating efficiency and maximize revenue. Hotelogix enables real-time integration with all major Online Travel Agents (OTAs) and Global Distribution Systems (GDS) to expand your market reach, increase occupancy rates, and eliminate booking errors. Hotelogix has a decade of experience in serving hotels across 100+ countries. Learn more about Hotelogix

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Innago is a free, easy-to-use property management software solution, designed to save you time & money. Start managing rentals better.
Innago is a free, easy-to-use property management software solution, designed to save you time & money. Our mission is to make renting simple, accessible, & affordable for landlords of any size. Too many alternatives are expensive & overwhelming, turning a "solution" into a problem. Innago allows you to easily: collect rent, screen tenants, list properties, manage work orders, create applications, sign leases, organize financials, communicate with tenants, & much more! Learn more about Innago

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Rent Manager property management software is for companies—global enterprises and mom-and-pops—that manage all varieties of properties.
Rent Manager is award-winning property management software built for residential, commercial, and short-term-stay portfolios of any size. The program’s fully customizable features include a double-ent ry accounting system, maintenance management/scheduling, marketing integration, mobile applications, more than 450 insightful reports, and an API that integrates with the best PropTech providers in the market. Learn more about Rent Manager

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
TenantCloud is a free cloud service with personal portals for Landlords, Tenants, and ServicePros.
TenantCloud is a rental property accounting and management software that provides Landlords, Tenants and ServicePros with personal portals to manage online rent collection, communication, maintenance requests and more. As a multitasking system, TenantCloud includes rental accounting, advertising and invoicing capabilities in addition to tenant screening and application status tracking functionality. Learn more about TenantCloud

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
The leading property management software for short-term rental businesses with 4+ properties.
Guesty is an end-to-end property management software for companies with 4+ listings. Guesty integrates with dozens of tools in its marketplace, centralizing operations so users can manage everything from one place. The robust software has diverse features, made to simplify all aspects of hospitality property management including channel management, automated guest communication, accounting, task management, payment processing, and more. Learn more about Guesty

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Property management software for professional managers and private landlords and with 10 - 5,000 properties. Free 14-day trial.
Property management software for managers and landlords with 10 - 5,000 properties. You'll find all the tools you need for complete property, tenant and trust accounting. Collect rent online, publish vacancies to your own property management website, track maintenance requests, process online rental applications, and order tenant screening reports. Pricing is based on unit size, so you can easily scale to fit your needs. You'll always receive free US-based customer support. Learn more about Rentec Direct

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
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WebRezPro is an all-in-one property management system (Cloud PMS) built for properties of all types and sizes.
Whether you manage a group of hotels, a B&B, vacation rentals or a hostel, WebRezPro is a cloud-based hospitality property management system that automates all front- and back-office operations to improve your bottom line and give you more time to focus on your guests. Trusted by lodging operators since 2003, WebRezPro is consistently chosen for its comprehensive features, dependability and affordability, and is now used by 2000+ properties in 45+ countries across the globe. Learn more about WebRezPro

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
CYBER MONDAY SALE: Get a free website for 1 year & 50% off your first 2 months. Includes unlimited free training, support & migration.
CYBER MONDAY SALE: Get a free website for 1 year and 50% off your first two months & onboarding by December 02! Get a fully customizable rental property management software that helps manage your properties from one place. Unlimited free training, support, and migration is included. Try it risk-free, no credit card needed. DoorLoop's award winning platform has raised over $30M in funding and is used for tens of thousands of units in over 100 countries. Learn more about DoorLoop

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
The only All-In-One Vacation Rental Software comprehensively built for any device
365Villas is a leading All-In-One Vacation Rental Software comprehensively built for any device. In addition to powerful Property Management Software, we offer integrated websites, channel manager, and revenue management solutions to users in over 60 countries. Our PMS is highly flexible and easy to use. Unified Communications, Owner Management, and Integrated Accounting are some of our differentiators. At 365Villas there are no start-up fees, no transaction fees, and no lock-in contracts. Learn more about 365villas

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
The all-in-one software to manage your HOA 100% online.
PayHOA is modern software for self-managed communities. Trusted by more than 11,000 associations, PayHOA automates operations, so you can focus on what's important. We provide free onboarding, free unlimited support, a 30-day free trial, and no contracts. Claim your free trial and see why HOAs across the country are choosing PayHOA. Features include invoicing, payment processing, full accounting, document management, violations, requests, text, email, direct mail, lockbox, CRM, website... Learn more about PayHOA

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Experience the difference of “Elite”. OwnerRez is an industry leader in channel management, CRM, PM, accounting, messaging & websites.
Experience the difference of “Elite”. OwnerRez is internationally recognized as a leader in the vacation rental industry for channel management, CRM, PM, accounting, messaging and websites. Integrate with channels like Vrbo, AirBnb, and Booking.com to seamlessly sync availability, rates, rules and listing content. Get your own modern fast website, process payments directly, managing inquiries, communication and guest checkout with e-sign renter agreements. Learn more about OwnerRez

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Zoho Creator is a low-code application development software that helps you build custom, mobile-ready apps to run your business.
Whether you're a landlord who owns a personal rental, or a property manager with multiple units, this app is your one-stop solution. You can streamline workflows and centralize your data, reducing task duplications and the chaos of daily operations. With Zoho Creator's drag-and-drop workflow builder, you can add new features or tweak existing workflows even after you launch your apps. Customize this app for the web, Android, iPhone, and iPad. Try for free! Learn more about Zoho Creator

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
The All-in-One Software for Short-Term & Vacation Rentals. One subscription, all tools. 14-day free trial. No credit card required.
Smoobu is the All-in-One Software for Short-Term & Vacation Rentals. Smoobu syncs all your booking portals, such as Airbnb, Booking.com, VRBO, Trip.com, Agoda etc, automatically, so you no longer need to worry about double bookings and manual prices. One subscription, all tools. Channel Manager, PMS, Website Builder, Booking Engine, Unified Inbox, Online Check-In, as well as a Dedicated Guest Guide that will make your reviews go up. Try Smoobu Pro for 14 days. No credit card required. Learn more about Smoobu

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Your property management partner. All-in-one property management - allowing you to manage your rental properties from anywhere.
Affordable property management for long-term rentals. Hemlane is an all-in-one property management solution that helps you manage rentals anywhere in the US. Streamline your property management with - Best-in-class marketing tools - Comprehensive tenant screening - Automated rent collection and late fees - 24/7 repair coordination - End-to-end tenant placement Learn more about Hemlane

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Property management software for property managers, landlords and real estate investors. Property management made easy!
SimplifyEm is much easier to use than spreadsheets and financial applications. You can avoid vacancies and get paid on time with tenant and lease management, save time and money with automated tracking of rental finances, and make tax season easy with one click tax preparation. Tired of filing cabinets overflowing with paper receipts, complex spreadsheets, and expensive property management software? SimplifyEm.com is your solution. Learn more about SimplifyEm

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
A complete Cloud-Based Hotel Management Software. Commission Free Booking Engine, Channel Manager, Payment Processing and much more
Designed and developed in San Francisco, Frontdesk Anywhere is an award winning, cloud-based hotel management software dedicated to independent hotels, management groups. The PMS powerful features include: easy reservation management, reporting, group bookings, commission free booking engine, revenue management, payment processing and channel manager with 350+ OTA connections. Learn more about Frontdesk Anywhere

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Leading vacation rental software with fee-free distribution, trust accounting, reservation management, & more for property managers.
Escapia is a proven, full-featured vacation rental software offering business guidance you can trust and automation to simplify. With innovative tools backed by Expedia Group data, it’s never been easier to optimize your property management business. Escapia also has strong core functionality such as trust accounting, reservation calendar, distribution, housekeeping, owner portal, & more. Escapia is one of the most trusted and widely used vacation rental software solutions in the industry. Learn more about Escapia

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Our solutions & services help owners and managers of various rental property types maximize the value of their properties.
RealPage's suite of solutions benefits owners, managers, and investors in the real estate industry, covering conventional multifamily, affordable, military, student, single-family, senior, vacation, commercial, and mixed-use property types. RealPage provides solutions & services for every aspect of rental property management, all backed by the industry's leading Market Analytics data platform, helping to maximize the value of your property. Learn more about RealPage today! Learn more about RealPage

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
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Save Time & Money by automating condo, HOA, or property management with our leading easy-to-use and feature-rich web-based software
Save Time & Money by automating property management with our leading easy-to-use and feature-rich web-based software. Features include; Accounting Integration, Online Payments, Amenity Booking, Service Requests and More. Our web-based software is designed for HOA, Condos, and properties. A simple way to streamline your maintenance and operations for both property managers and tenants. Learn more about Condo Control

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Simple vacation rental management software. No sign-up fee, no subscription. You only pay when you get a booking.
Your.Rentals is your complete vacation rental management software. Manage your property listings, calendars, bookings and payouts on dozens of sites all through one single account - no need for an account on each channel. Simple to use and easy to get started. No sign-up fee, no subscription and no price per listing. You only pay when you get a booking. Learn more about Your.Rentals

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Operto Teams works with AirBnb, VRBO and other booking software (like Guesty) by importing bookings and auto-creating work schedules.
Top Rated Operations and Housekeeping Management for 10-100+ vacation rental, short term and long term properties. Operto Teams (formerly VRScheduler) is the best software platform for scheduling and tracking cleaners, inspectors and maintenance staff. Operto Teams works with your booking software to improve workflow. Save time, optimize labor and minimize costly mistakes. Take a Demo Today! Learn more about Operto Teams

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
AvidXchange software solutions and dedicated service teams completely automate your accounts payable and payment processes.
AvidXchange automates invoice and payment processes for mid-market businesses. With over 1,500 employees supporting 7,000+ customers across North America, AvidXchange processed approximately 53 million transactions with over $145 billion in spend under management in 2020 and has paid more than 700,000 suppliers through its network over the last five years. Learn more about AvidXchange

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
VTS empowers commercial real estate landlords and brokers to better attract, convert and retain their most valuable asset - tenants.
Founded with a mission to revolutionize commercial real estate through innovation, VTS is the industry's leading leasing and asset management platform. By centralizing all of their critical data and workflows in one place, VTS empowers landlords and brokers to better attract, convert and retain their most valuable asset - tenants. Over 10 billion square feet is managed on VTS 3 with a user base exceeding 35,000. Learn more about VTS

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Cloud-based community association management tool that offers owner accounting, service request tracking, document storing, and more.
TOPS [ONE] web-based HOA platform serves the needs of Management Companies and Self-Managed Communities. Combine your portfolio, accounting, management, and automation tools through the TOPS [ONE] platform. Reduce your tech stack, eliminate repetitive tasks, and provide a higher quality of service. Join over 40K communities, 5M homes, and 9K users that trust TOPS Software for an all-in-one community association management experience. Learn more about TOPS [ONE]

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
LiveRez is the all in one vacation rental management software bringing you a powerful ecosystem of products included to help you scale!
LiveRez goes beyond the standard vacation rental management software. With LiveRez, you can replace your accounting software, booking software, CRM, and operations software. Add to that an included brand-new website that’s built to convert and support from our staff, and you have a powerful connected ecosystem of features that will help you reach your goals. You'll have everything you need, including access to built-in-house connections to the industry's leading OTA's like VRBO and Airbnb. Learn more about LiveRez

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Re-Leased property software is cloud-based commercial property management software, designed for landlords and property managers.
Re-Leased property software is a complete cloud-based property management and accounting solution, designed for landlords and property managers of both commercial and mixed property. Trusted by thousands of real estate professionals around the world, Re-Leased delivers ease of use, automation of time-intensive tasks, full mobility to work anywhere, data-driven insights, and powerful integrations with best-in-class software such as Xero, QuickBooks Online. Grow your business with Re-Leased. Learn more about Re-Leased

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Vacation Rental reservation and property management software designed to specifically help grow your vacation rental business!
CiiRUS is a full vacation rental software suite ideally suited for companies with at least 10 properties. Our software is fully equipped with website design, online booking, CRM, booking channel services, property management tools and more to help you grow your business! Vendors, House Keepers and Staff can access CiiRUS via their own dedicated platforms keeping you up-to-date 24/7. Your Home Owners will always be kept in the loop with their own online portal. Learn more about CiiRUS

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management
Everything you need to advertise your accommodations, increase your bookings, create a perfect experience for your guest and analyze it
Stays is a all in one vacation rental software that increases your bookings on autopilot. We combine a channel manager with full integration to the main sales channels, a website with booking engine, online payment, guest/owner extranet, dashboards, stats, auto communication, task management, a finance module with owner/company reports, cross selling tools and many other high value features. We offer different feature packages to property owners and managers with 3 - 1000+ listings. Learn more about stays

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  • Tenant Tracking
  • Online Payments
  • Tenant Portal
  • Website Management
  • Vacancy Management

Property Management Software Buyers Guide

Introduction

Property management software (PMS) is intended to automate various back office, financial and operational tools for real estate property managers. Software solutions in this category will typically include features like lease management, maintenance management, and rent tracking tools. These allow property owners to continuously monitor the current state of their property portfolio and quickly respond to financial and operational issues as and when they arise. Additionally, it is common for PMS solutions to include a property database and a tenant portal, assisting with communication.

One of the single biggest benefits of a property management system for Canadian businesses is the ability to track various issues related to multiple properties, all from one place. Automation tools can help to reduce the overall workload for real estate property managers and their staff, while rent tracking and vacancy management tools can also help with optimizing financial results. However, it is also worth noting that property management software can be advantageous for tenants too. When a tenant portal is present, it can be used by those renting properties to ask questions, communicate problems, submit documents, pay rent, or alert property managers to maintenance issues.

Property management software is sometimes described as real estate property management software in order to separate it from similar software categories, including hospitality property management software. It is also closely related to other solutions, such as lease management software and real estate CRM software. Ultimately, the software makes it easier to keep track of key details related to properties and tenants. This is achieved by centralizing information and tenant communications so that useful data can be more quickly and easily accessed.

Many different aspects need to be factored into a purchasing decision, with examples including the available budget and the size of the property portfolio in question. Nonetheless, the property management software features will usually rank among the most important factors of all. Although the precise features of a property management system can vary, the majority of high-quality options will include the following:

  • Keep track of important information, such as start and end dates, and renewal windows
  • Access a record of rental payments, including payment dates and amounts
  • Manage information related to property maintenance and repair requests
  • Provide tenants with communication channels and/or options to pay their rent

What is property management software?

Property management software (PMS)—also known as a property management system or as real estate property management software—is designed to assist property managers via the automation of various operational, financial and back-office tasks. The best PMS solutions work by centralizing important information and making key data easily accessible. This can be especially valuable when a property manager has multiple properties in their portfolio and when they are responsible for overseeing a number of different tenancy agreements.

Generally, a property manager will utilize property management software to keep up-to-date with rent payments, manage tenancies, and stay alert of instances where a tenant enters into the renewal period. Moreover, a PMS solution can serve as a useful tool for monitoring tenant communications, managing maintenance requests, and providing tenants with important information about their tenancy or the agreement they signed. The automation component of property management software can also improve efficiency and accuracy, especially with repetitive tasks.

Aside from assisting property managers with their core tasks, however, many property management software solutions will also provide a tenant portal. When present, such a portal is likely to include options for communicating with the property manager or their staff and paying rent. This can then make it much easier for tenants to report problems, ask questions, make payments on time, and keep the property manager up-to-date with their intentions for the future.

What are the benefits of property management software?

The benefits of property management software are related to the idea of bringing communication, back office, financial, and operational tools into one place and centralizing as much relevant data as possible. When used effectively, the software can assist property managers with staying on top of core tasks and responding to tenant requests, and some tasks can be automated to reduce the workload. With that being said, it is important for Canadian enterprises to address some of the specific advantages of using the software, and these will typically include the following:

  • Centralized data: real estate property managers are required to handle a lot of data, including terms of tenancy agreements, payment histories for each tenant, information about each property they own, and all relevant contact details. One of the biggest plus points of using high-quality property management software is that centralizing all of this data for easy access means many administrative tasks can be made significantly more efficient. Keeping all of the data in one place can also reduce compatibility issues and help to prevent errors. Given that 67% of Canadian home-buyers show concern over the use of their personal data when buying a property, integrating a centralized and secure system for data management is crucial in any property management tool.
  • Automated processes: many of the tasks associated with property management are fairly repetitive and predictable. For instance, payment requests are likely to be sent at regular intervals and are likely to consist of the same information being sent out each time. A big plus point of many PMS solutions is the ability to automate some of these predictable tasks, meaning repetitive communications can be sent out automatically. This then frees up time for property managers to focus on more complex tasks. It can also help to avoid situations where an important notification is not sent out when it should be, which can then cause unnecessary confusion or delays.
  • Two-way engagement: the benefits of property management software extend from property managers to their tenants. This is especially true when the software includes a tenant portal with communication options. In such cases, tenants can easily ask questions, make rent payments, report maintenance issues, or communicate other important information to the property manager, who can then respond appropriately. The ability to access previous discussions with tenants can also help to ensure issues are tackled efficiently. This can be vital for ensuring tenants are happy and that the terms of their tenancy agreement are met.
  • Improved accuracy: by its very nature, the work property managers need to carry out can be time-consuming and requires great accuracy. When complex calculations are carried out manually, there is the risk of errors being made, and even a single small error can cause major issues down the line. With this in mind, a significant advantage of most property management software solutions is the ability to carry out much of this work digitally. This means fewer numbers need to be entered manually, delivering greater overall accuracy. As a result, the bills sent to tenants or accountancy work carried out by the property manager is more likely to be correct.
  • Tenant screening: property management involves screening tenants to make sure they are suitable for renting and avoid potential scams or high-risk tenants. Using property management software, it becomes possible to automate some of this process while easily filtering candidates based on specific parameters. Potential tenants can be sorted based on factors like their age, income, occupation, and credit history so that the safest and most risky candidates can be identified, leading to better decision-making.

What are the features of property management software?

The features of property management software can vary significantly from one solution to the next, and this represents one way that buyers can narrow down the available options and select the most suitable package. After all, the most important features for a commercial property manager with a small portfolio could differ substantially from the features that are most important to a residential property manager with a large portfolio. A Capterra article outlined the top six realtor CRM software solutions for Canadian real estate agencies to manage their database, and a lot of similar features exist with property management software solutions. Nevertheless, some features are more common than others and, in general, expect the best options to include most of the following:

  • Property database: a built-in property database allows access to information about all properties. Some of the details that may be accessible through this feature include room measurements, property valuations, and the property's current status. The ability to easily access this information about all properties within a portfolio can be useful for making quick comparisons or providing important details to tenants or potential buyers.
  • Financial management: create financial reports and carry out accounting functions through the use of financial management tools. This may include managing overall cash flow, viewing financial transactions—including property sales and rental income—and producing charts and other reports.
  • Lease management: view lease agreements for all properties that have been leased to tenants and manage other relevant information. In addition to having access to the agreements signed by tenants, it is also possible to view the length of each tenancy and the renewal schedule. As a result, it becomes much easier to stay on top of when action needs to be taken. Some solutions also provide automation in this area, automatically sending out renewal notifications, or other important notices, so that deadlines are less likely to be missed.
  • Maintenance management: manage maintenance issues across an entire property portfolio, all from one place. View communication from residents about repair work that may be needed—or other maintenance issues that may need to be addressed—while also accessing details about previous maintenance work that has already been carried out. Additionally, PMS solutions with maintenance management features will often also allow the allocation of maintenance work to specific staff members once the need for such work has been established.
  • Commercial/residential management: switch between commercial and residential real estate management options. Many property management software solutions include the option to manage commercial and residential properties simultaneously, although some solutions only specialize in one area. When the option to manage both is present, there may also be slight differences in terms of the features that are available, depending on whether the portfolio is in the commercial or residential section. Solutions that allow for the management of both property types can be especially useful for those with a diverse property portfolio.
  • Rent tracking: view all of the key information related to rent collection and store this data in a single location. Access the payment histories of all tenants, view when rent is due for each property, check who is up-to-date with their payments and identify who is lagging behind. In some cases, it is possible to track how rates have changed over time and create reports indicating how much rental income is generated each month.
  • Vacancy management: keep on top of which property units are currently occupied and which are currently vacant and available to rent out. Some property management software will also include options that can assist with listing vacant properties on popular platforms in order to attract new tenants.
  • Tenant portal: provide tenants with access to their own dedicated portal, where they can carry out important tasks, ask questions, submit queries, or alert managers to maintenance issues that need to be resolved. Tasks that may be possible for tenants to carry out using the portal include accessing their bills and paying their rent each month. This then helps to make the property management software mutually beneficial for property managers and their tenants; it improves efficiency, makes common tasks easier, and aids communication.

Use Capterra's property management software directory to filter options based on the features they contain. As only solutions that match requirements can be seen, narrowing down a search for property management software is easy.

What should be considered when purchasing property management software?

When purchasing property management software, property managers looking for the ideal PMS solution will need to weigh up a number of different factors. After all, the software on the market can vary significantly, and the option that suits one property manager may not necessarily be the best option for another. One of the best ways to narrow down the available options is to ask some key questions.

  • Why use property management software? The first set of questions to ask when purchasing property management software is related to its purpose and what it is actually needed for. How will it be used? How can it assist or make things easier? What are the main features required? With the answers to these questions, it becomes easier to prioritize the right features and focus on the solution that actually fits. It is crucial to understand that the search is for the best software for a company's needs, rather than simply finding the best all-inclusive package. Some solutions on the market may have a range of excellent features that are irrelevant to what the software will be used for, while others may have a smaller range of features but tick all relevant boxes.
  • How much does property management software cost? As with any purchasing decision, a major factor that needs to be considered is the cost. The option chosen needs to be the best solution available within the budget. It is also important to think about the total cost of ownership and not just the upfront fees. For instance, if buying a cloud-based option, the upfront fees may be very low, but there may be a monthly subscription fee. Also, give consideration to whether specialist training will be required, how much it will cost, whether or not there is a free trial, and whether or not the software offers free updates.
  • What is the best deployment option? Property management software falls into two categories: options deployed on-site and options deployed in the cloud. Both of these approaches have advantages and disadvantages. For example, cloud-based options tend to have lower upfront costs. They are easier to set up, and information can be accessed remotely from anywhere in the world, as long as a compatible internet-enabled device is used. By contrast, on-site options provide a greater sense of ownership, and while they tend to be more expensive initially, there is no tie-in to recurring subscription charges. Ultimately, which of the two options is best may come down to personal preference and individual circumstances.
  • What property types are supported by the software? Within the real estate property management software category, different solutions may focus on different types of properties. Some solutions will be based on commercial property, while others may have more of a focus on residential property or accommodation that is rented to tourists. Some solutions will cover all of these areas, which is ideal for a diverse portfolio, but a more focused solution may be better if the portfolio is smaller and consists of only one type of property.
  • Can the software be integrated with existing systems? To get the most from property management software, property managers need to think about the current software, systems, and processes in place and evaluate how much the PMS could be integrated within that current setup. In particular, consider how well it can integrate with any existing CRM software being used, along with any accountancy tools. Ideally, try to combine software packages that will allow for the smooth transition of data from one application to the other so that the various packages can be used in combination without unnecessary friction.
  • How easy is the software to set up and use? Finally, it is worth considering how easy the software will be to set up and then use. This is relatively simple when free trials are available, but user feedback and knowledge of how similar software solutions work may need to be relied upon in other cases. Capterra's property management software directory can assist with this because it includes user reviews for the various software solutions on offer. Better still, these reviews are broken down, and one of the categories users can rate software on is the ease of use. As a result, the platform can serve as an invaluable tool for finding the most user-friendly option.

The most relevant property management software trends should be factored into any purchase decision. This means considering the major software trends and the trends that are having the biggest impact on property management in general. In particular, some of the most significant trends that organizations and individuals involved with property management need to be aware of prior to buying software are:

  • The rise of virtual reality (VR) within real estate: Virtual reality (VR) technology has been an emerging trend in Canada for years now, but Gartner research suggests it is still several years away from reaching full maturity. Nevertheless, there is an ever-growing demand for VR capabilities within the field of real estate, with potential tenants wanting the option to take virtual tours of properties prior to making an in-person visit. A Capterra study revealed that 20% of Canadian home-buyers purchased a property after only viewing the house via a virtual tour during the pandemic, and 35% consider virtual tours to be essential when purchasing a property. Property managers can also benefit from this technology because they will be required to organize fewer in-person tours of properties, and they can use VR to present a virtual tour that highlights the best aspects of their property to potential tenants.
  • Cloud technology and the growth of Software as a Service (SaaS): Over recent years, there has been a shift within many industries to cloud-based software solutions. This has been motivated by a number of different factors, including concerns about data being stored in a single location, demand for remote accessibility, a desire to reduce setup times, and the ability to switch to a model with more predictable costs.
  • Increased demand for mobile accessibility: A general trend within software development has been increased demand for mobile accessibility, which ties in with mobile optimization and remote working ideas. If this is an important factor, it may be best to turn to a software solution that either has a companion mobile app or a cloud-based solution that can be accessed using a mobile web browser.
  • Widespread use of AI-powered chatbots: With modern demands for fast response times, the use of AI-powered chatbots is becoming widespread within the field of customer service. Despite reports that the real estate industry has been slow to adopt property technology, or 'PropTech', the use of chatbots is becoming more common in this field too. Chatbots are especially good at providing answers to the most popular questions, and they can deliver excellent response times. Yet, even when human intervention is needed, chatbots can play a role in gathering preliminary information and putting the user through to the right staff member. In software solutions with a tenant portal, chatbots could help to reduce workloads and provide tenants with swift resolutions to many problems.
  • Heightened focus on sustainability: Concerns about the environment and about sustainability, in general, are disrupting most industries. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, 67 per cent of Canadian consumers stated that they were reassessing the way they buy, with a view to living more sustainably. Within real estate, this could mean more communication being carried out online, a demand to go 'paperless', and opportunities to cut down on travel by viewing properties remotely, using technology like VR and 360 degree photography.
  • The need for accuracy and efficiency: The field of real estate relies upon accuracy, especially with financial information. Additionally, tenants, customers, and others involved in business or property transactions tend to demand swift responses to questions and efficiency in terms of processes. These demands tie in with the concept of automation, which is why many property managers tend to seek solutions that allow the most repetitive and predictable task to be handled automatically, and in an accurate and timely fashion.

Sources

The features highlighted were identified based on their relevance to property management and the percentage of products in Capterra's directory that offer them. The following sources were used for the creation of this document:

  1. Best Real Estate Property Management Software 2021 - Capterra Canada 2021 (Date accessed: Monday, August 30, 2021)

  2. 3 Reasons Why VR and AR Are Slow to Take Off - Gartner.com (Date accessed: Wednesday, September 1, 2021)

  3. Real estate technology in Canada: 20% purchased property after a virtual tour - Capterra Canada 2021 (Date accessed: Thursday, December 12, 2021)

  4. Sustainability: consumers care, but don’t necessarily act - Capterra Canada 2021 (Date accessed: Wednesday, September 1, 2021)