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AppFolio support modern residential, commercial, student housing, and HOA property managers with online portals and automated...

SimplifyEm is a property management platform for property managers, landlords and real estate investors who want to automate...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

280

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

25

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

1,192

360

86

30

19

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

60

34

9

6

6

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
89%
would recommend this app

Pros

We love the constant features that are being added regularly. The ability for owners and tenants having their own portal is great.
Appfolio is a great software where we can keep track of all of the properties we manage. It has great functionality and features to keep track of all of the important information we need.
This software is just amazing. I work in the property management industry, and this software makes it so simple to manage all of our client's portfolios effectively and easily.

Pros

Because I paid for a lifetime membership at the lower tier, I can say that it suits my business needs just fine. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great solution to their PM business.
Best for keeping expenses in a good place and running general reports. I like that the receipts for each expense can be loaded for easy access.
It's very simple to use and priced great. Their representatives are very knowledgeable and responsive.

Cons

In short, it is making me look bad before my clients because I'm unable to perform tasks because Appfolio support team is deficient and don't even know how to assist the clients.
With everything being automated the lack of a quick response from a human can be frustrating. The vacancy advertising link is also very frustrating.
The transition was the worst experience we have had transitioning software and it's creating a lot of operating difficulties.

Cons

The company automatically charged us for 3 ADDITIONAL YEARS after to did not renew our subscription. That's over $300 for a service we no longer needed.
I have to close the browser and log in again. The problem doesn't go away when I log back in.
I explained I was leaving the next day for Asia and would be gone for over a month and I was not taking a laptop. There was no way I could test the product until after I returned some 40 days later.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review5 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review2 months ago

Key features

  • Total features135
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Add & Edit Photos
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Advertising Management
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Background Screening
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bulk Send
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Center Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Check Printing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collections Management
  • Comment Library
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Credit Check
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Deadline Management
  • Deal Management
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Logs
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Collection
  • File Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Investors & Traders
  • Forms Management
  • General Ledger
  • HOA Violation Enforcement
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Inspection Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Late Fee Calculation
  • Lead Management
  • Lease Management
  • Lease Origination
  • Lease Tracking
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Online Payments
  • Owner Portal
  • Partial Payments
  • Partner Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Policy Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Property Database
  • Property Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Rent Tracking
  • Repair Estimates
  • Repair Tracking
  • Report Summary
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Residential Inspections
  • Residential Leases
  • Residential Properties
  • Retail Leases
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • User Management
  • Vacancy Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Video Support
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • Work Order Management
  • Total features72
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Add & Edit Photos
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Advertising Management
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Backup
  • Background Screening
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Bulk Send
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Center Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Check Printing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collections Management
  • Comment Library
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Committee Management
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Credit Check
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Deadline Management
  • Deal Management
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Logs
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Collection
  • File Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Investors & Traders
  • Forms Management
  • General Ledger
  • HOA Violation Enforcement
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Inspection Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Late Fee Calculation
  • Lead Management
  • Lease Management
  • Lease Origination
  • Lease Tracking
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Online Payments
  • Owner Portal
  • Partial Payments
  • Partner Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Policy Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Property Database
  • Property Management
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Rent Tracking
  • Repair Estimates
  • Repair Tracking
  • Report Summary
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Residential Inspections
  • Residential Leases
  • Residential Properties
  • Retail Leases
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • User Management
  • Vacancy Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Video Support
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • Work Order Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations3
  • BombBomb
  • BoomTown
  • Brokermint
  • Contactually
  • DocuSign
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Maps
  • LionDesk
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Stripe
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • dotloop
  • Total integrations1
  • BombBomb
  • BoomTown
  • Brokermint
  • Contactually
  • DocuSign
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Maps
  • LionDesk
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Stripe
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • dotloop