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Buildium
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Integrations
Buildium is a robust property management software that allows its users to make short work of the hectic day-to-day of lease management. Utilizing next-level features like eLease, property owners and managers can collect signed leases and store signed documents in the cloud. Easily collect payments via ePay and collect cash payments with PayNearMe. Buildium also allows users to quickly deliver a one-to-one message or send announcements in bulk from its powerful built-in messaging platform. Handling tenant maintenance requests and tracking their completion is also made easy thanks to a responsive, cloud-based system designed for ease and efficiency. When users need a quick overview of their entire property's business, a powerful, data-rich dashboard serves up important information like total occupancy, late payments, and outstanding maintenance issues. Buildium also has plenty of support options, although the highest level of support comes with the highest-paid tier.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Robust property management features
  • Collect cash and credit card payments
  • Access the software from anywhere

Cons

  • The highest-cost Premium plan is more than double the Growth plan

What Customers Are Saying

Users seem to love Buildium's simple and streamlined interface. They also really like that there's a powerful help center that gives them the ability for self-help without the need of calling into support. A few users had minor annoyances with how some features interact with each other but otherwise seem extremely happy with the software overall.

Summary

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Buildium
  • Starting Price
    • Essential: Starting at $50/month
    • Growth- Starting at $160/month
    • Premium- Starting at $460/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Accounting Tools
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Integrations
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MRISOFTWARE
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Document management
MRISOFTWARE's ProLease is a powerful lease management software that's now a part of the MRI family of products. The software helps users focus on higher-value activities to ensure efficiency and profitability. It contains a single source for important lease data, reports, and documents. Store and execute lease clauses through the powerful software, helping to bridge the gap between paper documents and the new digital age. MRISOFTWARE's ProLease is also great for housing compliance with dedicated support for affordable housing, condo HOA, public REITs, and more. The software can also help to streamline day-to-day operations with integration directly into most corporate ERP systems.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Powerful leasing software
  • Lots of compliance features

Cons

  • Pricing information requires jumping through sales hoops
  • MRISOFTWARE's total family of products and how they connect is confusing

What Customers Are Saying

Most users seem to recommend the software overall thanks to its fantastic customer and technical support. They also love that all the typical property management features are right at their fingertips. Users also seem to be very pleased with the software's ability to quickly search through many properties.

Summary

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MRISOFTWARE
  • Starting Price
    • Custom quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Accounting Tools
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Document management
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NETSOLTECH
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Commercial leases
NETSOLTECH's LeasePak CLOUD gives average users the same powerful financial and leasing tools utilized by Fortune 500 companies and leading banks. Manage credit applications and credit determination with powerful financial tools. User-definable document checklists ensure there's never a missing document delaying the leasing process. LeasePak CLOUD also allows nurturing of client relationships due to its robust CRM platform built directly into the software. Easily track and follow up on soon-to-expire leasing agreements to reduce tenant turnover and increase overall profitability standing. There's even a powerful module specifically for managing and tracking insurance policies.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Manage and follow up on all facets of the leasing process

Cons

  • Pricing data requires a custom quote

What Customers Are Saying

There weren't a lot of publicly visible customer or user reviews for this particular product, Leasepak Cloud. Once more data is available, we'll update this section accordingly.

Summary

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NETSOLTECH
  • Starting Price
    • Custom quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Accounting Tools
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Commercial leases
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Propertyware
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Document management
Propertyware is a rental management and leasing software designed for high-volume property management. AI-powered screening technology allows users to quickly and easily sort through qualified prospective tenants, eliminating guesswork and reducing loss of revenue. Signing paper leases is a thing of the past with digital lease signing. Using MailMerge, quickly pull in applicant data to reduce the need for double entry. All signatures are handled directly through DocuSign, one of the world's leading signature capture software systems. Propertyware also allows for rental listing management, tracking new and old leads to ensure units never stay vacant. Users can also take advantage of a custom branded website solution, adjusting theme color and design to match the company's and brand's aesthetics.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Affordable per-unit pricing on most options
  • Digital lease signing and management

Cons

  • Per-unit pricing structure may get expensive for larger complexes

What Customers Are Saying

Users seem to generally like this software overall, especially its robust feature set and transparent structure. However, most users also seem to agree that the software itself isn't for the novice user and requires more than basic technical skills to fully utilize the program to its full potential.

Summary

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Propertyware
  • Starting Price
    • Basic: $1/month/unit
    • Plus: $1.50/month/unit
    • Premium: $2/month/unit
    • Maintenance Contact Center: $1.10/month/unit
    • Setup Fee: $300
    • Leasing Contact Center: $2.85/month/unit
    • Professional Websites: $99/month/unit
    • AssetProtect: $12/month/policy
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Accounting Tools
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Document management
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RenTec Direct
  • Deployment: Mac, Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Reports
Rentec Direct boasts one of the lowest leasing software costs in the industry without sacrificing quality or features. A custom website provides users with partnerless unit advertising. Maintenance repair requests are easily managed thanks to a dedicated ticketing system that allows photo uploads and approvals. Option screening systems cover SSN validation, criminal history search, and more to ensure qualified renters. Rentec Direct also makes collecting rental payments easy with affordable monthly merchant account rates. Additionally, users can collect cash payments electronically through PayNearMe's more than 20,000 locations. Users can also access a broad business overview, but it's only available on the Rentec PM plan.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Owner dashboard
  • Collect both cash and credit card payments
  • One of the lowest monthly subscription fees in the industry

Cons

  • Some major features are locked behind higher-tier plans

What Customers Are Saying

Customers of Rentec Direct really enjoy the fast and responsive customer service experience and the totally encompassing feature set. They're also ecstatic about the software's ease of use. Negative reports about the software are almost nonexistent, with the only complaints being about terms the support documentation uses.

Summary

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RenTec Direct
  • Starting Price
    • Rentec Pro: $35/Month
    • Rentec PM: $40/Month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Accounting Tools
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Mac, Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Reports

How We Chose the Best Lease Management Software

Lease management software can often be tricky. Choosing the best software that fits the type of units being rented is crucial to ensuring ease of day-to-day operations. For example, a single-owner complex may not need support for REITs. Likewise, larger real estate investment companies may need more robust features than a business that only owns 20 units. When choosing the best lease management software, we focus our attention on three key areas that any good lease management software should have.

Lease Management Features

Something as simple as having tenants successfully complete a lease signing can be cumbersome without a powerful system in place. Many software systems contain digital lease signing or cloud document storage to allow for lease completion anywhere a potential tenant may be.

Types of Leases

Some of the best appointment scheduling software comes with built-in integrations for common programs that are often used alongside scheduling applications. That can include tools such as email, videoconferencing, and invoicing software.

Reports

Residential leases have a different set of requirements than commercial leases. Other important pieces of the lease management puzzle need to be addressed as well, such as HOA and CAM fees or background checks. Reports

A powerful reporting system is critical to knowing when leases are expiring and which tenants have or haven't made rent payments and also allows for easy tracking of outstanding maintenance requests.