Mary Vasilevsky, Sustainable Development Coordinator in NE Florida (Florida Green Construction)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I property manage (personal properties only) the last 32 years, with my CRM and an Excel spreadsheet.

Jan 15, 2020 03:05 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

When I had property management, my branch manager used Yardi. Expensive! But robust. We had lots of accounts, though

When I did it solo for just a few, I used TenantFile. Easy and cheap and 'enough' to satisfy the State.

That was 8 years ago now . . . much has changed.

I hear a lot of folks like Appfolio . . .

Jan 15, 2020 02:09 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Here are few:

Appfolio ($1.25/unit/month)
Rentroll
Yardi
Buildium
Jan 15, 2020 03:25 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

As you may know from your CRM selection experience, the REAL cost is in defining what your business needs the software to do, creating a test and validating plan for those features, integration and implementation, and finally configuring, branding and training. 

Since single family homes is the focus I suggest giving some FREE software a test drive to identify what one likes and dislikes.

Big G delivered these 5 FREE programs 

And, this experience can be used to create some real authority by recording the experience and becoming a YouTube sensation.

Jan 15, 2020 02:52 PM
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Krista Jenkins, REALTOR®
klm Real Estate - Lubbock, TX
Residential sales and retail & office leasing

At my previous brokerage we managed a mix of commercial and residential properties. I was brought on to source and convert the company from Yardi to whatever sotware I ultimately chose (yes, I had great latitude). I chose Appfolio and was thoroughly pleased. Appfolio representatives were very easy to work with throughout the conversion, and the software worked very well for us. I know several other property management companies in our city also use Appfolio.

Jan 15, 2020 05:43 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

Appfolio is excellent.

Jan 15, 2020 05:17 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

Mary Vasilevsky  check out new liability laws.  The downfall of leasing outweigh the profit unless this is your full time job and you know all of the ins and outs of leasing.

Jan 15, 2020 02:18 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm a spreadsheet kinda guy.

Jan 15, 2020 04:41 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many great suggestions here Mary, best of luck to you 

Jan 15, 2020 03:32 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I wish I could help, but I have nothing to do with property management and pay no attention to this kind of software. Hopefully you'll get some good responses from others here in the Rain.

Jan 15, 2020 01:43 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Parked and reading and learning some interesting information here. Thanks.

Jan 15, 2020 09:01 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I know there are a few rentec folks here in the rain, check out their system.

Jan 15, 2020 06:03 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not manage property.  Being a certified PMP (project management professional) if I did manage 10-30 I would use a spreadsheet and other systems I've created to manage my transactions.  Sometimes CRMs are just too robust and are often not needed. 

I wish you all the best with this. May you find the perfect solution. 

Jan 15, 2020 05:13 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I am only familiar with larger scale systems. Something that small is hard to find and probably someone could customize something simple.

Jan 15, 2020 02:44 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Mary,

I think that Joe Pryor may be able to assist you.  He is savvy in this area.  A

Jan 15, 2020 02:06 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Looks as if Mary Yonkers has you covered with some suggestions.

Jan 16, 2020 03:45 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Parked & reading and wish you luck finding something that works well for your needs, Mary!

Jan 15, 2020 10:49 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

This is a great place for such a question.

I am reading and learning.

Yes...I "Liked" the question.

Jan 16, 2020 07:50 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Blog about your selection. There are more options than I had when we were in property management.

Jan 16, 2020 07:31 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'm sure you'll have many answers from which to choose....

Jan 16, 2020 05:38 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Mary Vasilevsky many years ago I used a software called "Propman" but it was so long ago I do not know if it still exists. If I were looking today I'd first check at Majorgeeks.com as they have thousands of pieces of free software. I've always liked free .

Jan 16, 2020 05:32 AM