What's the best management software for an owner who manages their own properties? (Keep in mind I only have a couple properties now, but I plan to scale up quickly to 10 or so. If I get more than that I may look into professional management. But in the mean time, I want to streamline / automate as much as possible.)
I was thinking I liked Buildium, since it seemingly can do it all:
- Property accounting
- Company financials
- Online payments
- Resident portal
- Lease & document management
- Maintenance request tracking
- Renter's insurance
- Renter application
- Tenant screening
- Syndicate listings
Sounds awesome. I can get many of these features individually elsewhere, possibly cheaper, but it seems like it would be nice to have it all in one place. I like the idea that it includes accounting, but can it really replace QuickBooks?
Also, poking around the free trial, it seems it's really geared towards management companies who manage for other owners. Can it be setup to work well for those of us who manage our own properties?
Also digging around more on BP and Google, I see there are tons of other options for property management software. It's a little overwhelming! Any opinions on these?