Stessa Features

Stessa

Income & expense tracking platform for property investors

4.76/5 (45 reviews)

Stessa Feature Summary

  • Bank-Grade Security
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Categorization
  • Expense Management
  • Income & Expense Tracking
  • Machine Learning
  • Owner Portal
  • Performance Tracking
  • Property Management
  • Real-Time Data
  • Receipt Management
  • Rent Tracking
  • Reporting Dashboard
  • Residential Leases
  • Residential Properties
  • Secure Document Storage
  • Tax Management
  • Tax-Ready Financials
  • Vacancy Tracking
  • iOS App

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API
Accounting Integration
Asset Management
Automatic Notifications
Budgeting
Cash Flow Management
Categorization
Consolidation / Roll-Up
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Visualization
Document Management
Document Storage
ERP Integration
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Expense Tracking
Financial Management
Fixed Asset Management
Forecasting
Mobile Integration
Multi-Location
Performance Management
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Sales Forecasting
Sales Tax Management
Self Service Portal
Time & Expense Tracking
Transaction History
Visual Analytics
Work Order Management
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API
Accounting Integration
Asset Management
Automatic Notifications
Budgeting
Cash Flow Management
Categorization
Consolidation / Roll-Up
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Visualization
Document Management
Document Storage
ERP Integration
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Expense Tracking
Financial Management
Fixed Asset Management
Forecasting
Mobile Integration
Multi-Location
Performance Management
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Sales Forecasting
Sales Tax Management
Self Service Portal
Time & Expense Tracking
Transaction History
Visual Analytics
Work Order Management
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API
Accounting Integration
Asset Management
Automatic Notifications
Budgeting
Cash Flow Management
Categorization
Consolidation / Roll-Up
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Visualization
Document Management
Document Storage
ERP Integration
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Expense Tracking
Financial Management
Fixed Asset Management
Forecasting
Mobile Integration
Multi-Location
Performance Management
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Sales Forecasting
Sales Tax Management
Self Service Portal
Time & Expense Tracking
Transaction History
Visual Analytics
Work Order Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App


1,241 reviews

Requires iOS 11.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Stessa Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Stessa's features:

Eric Zdanowski

Game-changer for independent rental owners

2019-11-19

Automating income and expense data not only frees me from tedious bookkeeping tasks, but it greatly reduces the risk of manual data entry error. The dashboard gives me important at-a-glance metrics so I can easily track my properties performance over time.

Pros

Automated income and expense tracking, at-a-glance performance metrics, document cloud storage, AI receipt scanning, easy tax reporting

Cons

Mileage entries are manual, unlike the automated tracking solutions offered by other apps on the market.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Janea Boyles

Perfect for Investors just getting started

2019-12-14

The last thing I need to be worrying about is how to navigate accounting software.

Pros

You don’t have to know a lot about accounting or accounting software, but it is evident the software is setting up a structure for you to monitor and track the transactions of your real estate investment(s) and be able to pull financial reports at the end of the year for your accountant.

Cons

I lump them under the Management fees section.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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David Lingerfelt

No more spreadsheets - Stessa provides the financial tracking and reporting I need

2019-01-18

Pros

They automatically import financial transactions from data sources you link.

Cons

I'd love to see Stessa integrate with other rental management companies like Avail, TenantCloud, Cozy, etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Umesh Chokshi

Issue with bank integration

2020-03-06

Pros

Very intuitive user interface. Free.

Cons

Needs more integration of property management tasks.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicole Gobert

Stellar Platform with Amazing Customer Service and Great Regular Content

2019-02-14

I've working in management consulting implementing technology systems for years and know what a pain it can be to transition data to a new system - and this experience has been nothing short of awesome.

Pros

I was planning to drastically manipulate Quickbooks to make it work like Stessa - Stessa basically eliminated all of that work AND has a gorgeous user interface compared to QBO or my rigid Excel sheets!

Cons

Some features are still in the works (e.g. they just implemented new functionality to demonstrate sale proceeds from a flip, and are working to integrate to reporting) - but that's it.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Paula Maffei

Amazing software for staying organized!

2019-02-09

Stessa software has simplified my life by consolidating all my rental properties and their transactions into one place.

Pros

I was having a hard time getting all my transactions to transfer from my bank to Stessa. I contacted the help desk and CSR was able to get my final transactions uploaded.

Cons

I can't think of one thing that I don't like about the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dan Muelrath

Best free real estate landlord software

2020-05-13

This software allows you to move from amateur to professional overnight.

Pros

Cash flow tracking Balance sheet Document storage and retrieval Dashboard of KPIs

Cons

Not much, they are always added new features

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Eduardo Zepeda

Great tool for anyone serious about their real estate investments

2019-01-16

Great product filling the void for small yet sophisticated investors to be able to track performance.

Pros

Linking up the dedicated accounts to track expenses is a huge time saver for me.

Cons

I wish there was a more robust mobile app that was more than the expense inputs.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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William Porter

Property Management Software

2019-03-19

Tracking expenses and providing required profit and loss for accounting.

Pros

Interface is designed for property managers - provides accounting and bookkeeping using the terms familiar to property managers and owners.

Cons

A few additional features requested: - historical view of the property instead of just point in time - enable leveraging for audits if needed - enable capturing receipt before the transaction comes through the CC to Stessa - store the image until matching available - integration w/ OWA from RentManager

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Sevcik

Great solution to start with, added benefits keep growing

2019-02-18

Enables a snapshot view of the performance of my company that I didn't have in one place. Free solution and it's getting better every week.

Pros

The dashboards and added functionality such as better reporting, blogs, and downloads are a great plus.

Cons

I joined 2H of last year and the backlogged entries only went back a couple weeks (at the time). I had to manually enter all 1H transactions, which wasn't too bad. If I started near the beginning of the year it wouldn't have been an issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Shope

Amazing Dashboard and Accounting Software for Investors

2019-06-15

It makes my life easier and also excites me to see all the properties performance.

Pros

The dashboard allows me to quickly see my equity, cashflow, vacancy, debt, expenses etc for all my portfolios.

Cons

Things that I know the Stessa developers are working on: Android App, Email Receipt functionality and other features.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Cesar Arturo

An actual valuable service

2019-01-12

Very professional site and responsive / knowledgeable support staff Refreshing!

Pros

Attractive, intuitive and usable service

Cons

Confusion about actual vs proforma expenses - needed to contact support

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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John Strobel

Amazing Tracking and Reporting

2019-03-01

I just started using it today so I haven't yet reaped the full rewards.

Pros

What I like most is the ability to track everything in a neat and professional looking software that automatically creates reports and tax prep documents.

Cons

It makes me a little bit nervous connecting my financial institutions to the website in light of all the hacking going on these days. However, it's what allows a lot of the automation and I'm putting my trust in Stessa to keep myinformation safe.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gwynne Wharton

Best rental management program I’ve found

2019-02-11

We now own 15 long term and short term rentals and as much as I wanted to replace our customized excel spreadsheet, it still worked best for our needs after trying other programs specifically for investment properties or general accounting. I always gave up because it just didn’t quite work well enough.

Pros

Ease of use, categories, seamless and it just works effortlessly

Cons

At the moment any slight potential tweak I find it seems the staff quickly tries to resolve and fix so that it works even better

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Heather Oie

Best income property software on the market!

2019-05-29

I submitted the 2018 reports to our accountant and he loved them.

Pros

I especially love that each property is tracked separately and together in various reports.

Cons

It would be nice if a Rent Roll report was available, by property and by portfolio.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ritchie Vaughan

Love this site

2019-07-28

Pros

This site has really helped me manage my rental properties much more easily and efficiently.... all of my accounting and info about interest rates/insurance/etc are all easily accessible in one spot.

Cons

Doesn't yet integrate with enough small banks, so I have to manually upload my transactions ever month via Excel.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Glenn Carter

Now and invaluable tool for my real estate investing business

2019-05-20

Pros

First of all, it's free to use, and by inputting all your property data it gives you a number of different metrics and can sync transactions with your back account. I can also invite other investors and partners to view certain properties, which makes my reporting requirements a lot more seamless.

Cons

Only con for me is that I can't get the mobile app in Canada.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Todd Doxzon

Amazing App For New Real Estate Investors

2019-08-06

This has really helped me start organized as I start up our real estate investing portfolio.

Pros

I love the ease of use and ability to connect to my business checking account as well as my business credit card.

Cons

Inability to do split transactions and didn’t know how to pull reports until recently.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah May

Easy to use and fantastic customer service!

2019-11-24

Stessa helped me keep track of the accounting side of our real estate so we can easily give all the information to our accountant at the end of the year.

Pros

Stessa makes it easy to look at the performance of my real estate portfolio.No more manual math in Excel for me!

Cons

They continue to update and improve the functionality!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Deanna Hixson

Huge TIMESAVER!!

2019-01-12

Customer Service getting back to me so quick.

Pros

Love the reports the app gives you from transactions info!!

Cons

It would be much easier for setting up reports. With my vision getting worse as I get older, it’s hard to read the numbers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sean Rooks

Mint for Real Estate

2019-04-01

Moved from excel sheets to a completly automated tracking system online with Stessa.

Pros

Dashboard look and feel, incorporation of multiple online data sources, tracking for cashflow, equity, taxes, etc.

Cons

Some connections to small banks not available yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Brown

Infinite ROI

2019-05-09

Eliminates the need for having a checking account for each investment

Pros

Eliminates the need for having a checking account for each investment.

Cons

Would like the ability to link outside banking accounts to get a better estimate of net worth.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Patrick Perigaud

Two thumbs up for Stessa: What-gets-tracked-gets-improved made easy.

2019-01-17

Awesome. Well worth the time inputting​ the data.

Pros

Automation: Once set up, the transactions of the download from owner each owner portal (when you own several properties), and bank accounts.

Cons

No Cons per se. Just two humble recommendations. Users of Stessa would benefit tremendously if it: - it offered a function for marketing the property (i.e. find tenants or buyers). Stessa being a repository of information (location, yr built, sq footage, pictures), a few clicks should allow spreading​ the good news throughout the specialized sites (Craigslist Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, local websites...) - kept historical records of the tenant roll. Currently, it only offers a picture at the present time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicholas Giulioni

Great service that continues to improve

2019-01-28

Fantastic! They have been responsive and very helpful with every question I've had. Highly recommend to everyone!

Pros

Easily track and update my rental portfolio.

Cons

Have to jump through some hoops to account for sold properties.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Benjamin Davies

Great Product

2019-10-16

One loan, one insurance bill, multiple taxes in escrow complicated the property setup and accounting. 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.

Pros

Back filling data was relatively easy and they could pull data from my bank even with two factor authentication, and could get the data from my property managers software which is little more than a zip file with receipts and PDF owner report.

Cons

So while this gets ignored by the real company buckets it is included in the 'all companies reports".

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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