by Abhishek Singh
Published on 28 July 2017
Being a landlord or a property manager can pay handsome dividends, but it can also be a living nightmare. From trying to get your properties listed, through managing a bunch of maintenance contractors, up to trying to squeeze rent out of your tenants, the process of property management is fraught with headaches.
Thankfully, help is at hand as there are plenty of mobile apps for real estate agents that can help you with managing leases, renting, maintenance, and more, for all types of property, including:
We've picked out some of the top apps for real estate agents based on GetApp user ratings. These apps can help you manage your property in the palm of your hand, enabling you to list your property for lease, schedule automatic reminders for rent payments, manage payments, and much more. Just sign up for a real estate management solution then download the corresponding Android and iOS apps mentioned below.
Real estate apps help real estate managers or property owners manage tenants, payments, administrative requests, property listings, lease tracking, and building maintenance. The main aims of these apps are to enhance communication between the tenant and real estate manager, track payments, address tenant issues, and track building maintenance. Here are some of the essential features commonly found in a real estate management app:
Here are five real-estate management apps, selected based on their functionality, the highest number of user ratings from GetApp's real estate management software directory, and their availability on Google and iTunes app stores.
Buildium is one of the most reviewed real estate apps on GetApp. The software boasts an iOS app, which lets you manage property prices, generate reports, manage multiple client portfolios, and take care of bookkeeping. Buildium's iOS app features an intuitive and streamlined interface that gives you access to the following real estate management features:
Reviewer Cory O'Hanlon said of Buildium:
"The ability to automate monthly charges for each unit according to the percentage of equity saves me a lot of time every month. The reports are all extremely easy to generate, and very customizable. This is a low-cost solution that has been invaluable when our accountant passed away. It has brought us forward 20 years in terms of the technology we can utilize to manage ourselves, and all in the span of a few weeks and at no cost beyond our time."
Pricing: From $150 per month.
Rentec Direct is another highly reviewed app for real estate managers on GetApp. The iOS version of the software helps you screen tenants, manage vacancies, market property listings, and much more. The app is custom made for your iPhone or iPad with a streamlined interface so that you can manage multiple tasks by just swiping through the touch screen. Here are some key features of the app:
Reviewer Connie Bryant-Paynter said of Rentec:
"I have greatly appreciated the checking in and assisting with all the additional account set up items. You guys are top notch with contact and follow up. Professionally I've worked with large software companies like Yardi and Onesite as well as smaller groups like manage America. Rentec was my choice after reviewing and working with others. It had what I wanted and needed a scalable platform that can grow with my portfolio."
Pricing: From $90 per month for property 100 units.
Realpage OneSite helps real estate managers monitor their facilities with real-time data to enhance maintenance of their property and offers a listing of vacant rooms. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices and lets single and multifamily rental property owners find the right tenants, streamline the rental management process, and increase revenue. Key features of the app include:
Reviewer Carlos Galvez liked the integration feature of the app:
"I love how RealPage has so many different products that integrate with OneSite making our day to day tasks easier to accomplish and manage…Always being updated and is very straight forward. You can learn your way around this software very quickly."
Pricing: Available on request.
TenantCloud features Android and iOS apps to help you manage rental property accounting. The app features dedicated portals for property owners and tenants to manage rent, administrative requests, and communication. As a multitasking app, TenantCloud helps in rental accounting, advertising, invoicing, tenant screening, and status tracking of applicants. Key features of the app include:
Reviewer Raj Seshadri said of the application:
"Tenantcloud is very easy to setup and use. It took me a couple of hours to set up my 5 rental properties. I also like the fact that I can advertise my vacant properties online using the software [and] communicate with my tenants through the software, plus there are plenty of features in the free package that I have not yet explored."
Pricing: Available on request.
Propertyware's Android and iOS app is designed to help you ensure flawless financial transactions between you and your tenants. The app features an Owner portal that allows you to view and manage tenant transactions such as rent, maintenance costs, and lease amount. The reporting tool of the app lets you generate reports based on real estate audit standards. The app has the following key features:
Reviewer Scott Powell says of Propertyware:
"The software is easy to navigate and simple to use. The different areas are easy to identify and give us the ability to use the security features to limit employees access to only the areas of need. We also really like the tenant portal."
Pricing: From $80 per month.
Are you already using a real estate management app? Leave a comment below to let us know your experience in using the app.