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How To Choose The Best Property Management Software


Modern property management needs your presence any time of the day. A property manager holds the responsibility to control and operate properties with extreme care. Monitoring and maintaining a clear standard of properties is essential for a property manager.

The business of property management does not need to be bogged down by the bureaucratic paperwork. There is plenty of property management software available in the market that makes it easy and convenient to manage your portfolios.

This article highlights some important points on how to choose the best property management software. One needs to look for the following factors while choosing an software application for property management.

Real-time data

Property managers need live information of properties at any time, which means real-time data. Real estate agencies should never use an app that asks you to sync it manually to your office as many apps offer you the feature of real-time data.  Real-time data provide the up-to-the-minute updated data about any property.


Work order support

Creating work orders is an essential feature that any good property management app will have. A problem can arise anytime and it's easy to check the details of a problem while you are in the office. However, you should be able to address the issues when you are out on sites as well. Use an app that features the proper work order support, so that you can solve the problems directly from your app.


Photos with geotagging

Geotagging is an essential feature that allows you to tag the pictures with the time and location where the pictures are taken. Using property management software that integrates with your phone’s camera and supports geotagging simplifies a wide range of possibilities.


Subscription fee

Some property management apps are free to use, but some ask you to pay a yearly fee to subscribe to their premium services. Basic property management software will tend to be free but won't offer significant security and detail. Choosing software based on subscription models to use premium cloud services is a good option as you will receive greater benefits. Choose an app that offers a wide range of features at the best value for your budget and needs. 


Property search

Property managers need to search and look at properties in a wide range of locations. You should choose to use software that allows you to explore real estate at multiple locations and switch between the properties at any time. It is best if you can use an app that allows you to compare the two properties. It helps you to find the new real estate for your business and update your marketing plan accordingly.


Final thoughts

Property managers need to consider many factors while choosing a property management software. The points mentioned in this post are some of the essential elements that every manager should consider while using an app for property management related work.  

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Topics: Property Advice, Property Services, Property Management Advice, Tenant Advice

Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.