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Overview

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

Stessa is an ai-powered accounting solution, purpose-built for real estate investors with rental properties. Our essential...

  • 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

Free

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

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

1,181

352

87

29

19

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

4.8

5

4

3

2

1

46

3

2

0

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

Pros

Love that entries are time, date and user stamped. The texting function is extremely helpful and e-mailing within AppFolio for a record is awesome.
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

This free software from Stessa works wonderfully for tracking expenses. When I had an issue, it was resolved immediately so customer service is top notch as well.
Just like the title suggests - so far so good. The customer support has been surprisingly quick and helpful.
This was easy to address with the software and when I asked for help on the "help me" message board, I got a complete, useful answer the next day.

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

With my vision getting worse as I get older, it’s hard to read the numbers. I have to enlarge the numbers to read it.
It makes me a little bit nervous connecting my financial institutions to the website in light of all the hacking going on these days.
As a single-entry accounting system, it comes with all the drawbacks associated with that method of accounting (no cross-checking, greater potential for error, no tracking of real accounts, etc.).
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review6 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago

Key features

  • Total features123
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Add & Edit Photos
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Advertising Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Asset Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Background Screening
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Center Management
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Check Printing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collections Management
  • Comment Library
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Credit Check
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deal Management
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Event Logs
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Management
  • File Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Investors & Traders
  • For Property Managers
  • For Real Estate
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Inspection Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Investments Tracking
  • 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
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Online Payments
  • Owner Portal
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payment Tracking
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Policy Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Portfolio Rebalancing
  • Property Database
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Rent Tracking
  • Repair Estimates
  • Report Summary
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Residential Inspections
  • Residential Leases
  • Residential Properties
  • Retail Leases
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Sales Forecasting
  • 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
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • User Management
  • Vacancy Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Video Support
  • Visual Analytics
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • Work Order Management
  • Total features50
  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Add & Edit Photos
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Advertising Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Application Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Asset Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Background Screening
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Center Management
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Check Printing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collections Management
  • Comment Library
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Consolidation/Roll-Up
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Credit Check
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Visualization
  • Deadline Management
  • Deal Management
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Event Logs
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Management
  • File Management
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • For Investors & Traders
  • For Property Managers
  • For Real Estate
  • Forecasting
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Inspection Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Investments Tracking
  • 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
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Online Payments
  • Owner Portal
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Payment Tracking
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Policy Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Portfolio Rebalancing
  • Property Database
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Receipt Management
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Rent Tracking
  • Repair Estimates
  • Report Summary
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Residential Inspections
  • Residential Leases
  • Residential Properties
  • Retail Leases
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Sales Forecasting
  • 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
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • User Management
  • Vacancy Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Video Support
  • Visual Analytics
  • 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

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

AppFolio Property Manager vs. Stessa

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