23November

    How to Pick the Best Property Management Software and What to Avoid

    Modern property management requires you to be on the job at any time of day, no matter where you are.  Does your property management app have all the features you need to get the job done and keep your residents happy?  Not every option in online property management software has what it takes, and choosing the wrong platform could end up degrading your ability to keep up with your managerial duties.

    Asyst Data Group highlights some of the features you should look for when selecting a property management app to keep an eye on your properties.

    What You Need From a Full-Featured Property Management App

    1. Real-time data

    Stay clear of any apps that require you to manually “sync” with your software back in the office – that’s a dated design which has been replaced with real-time systems.  You should be able to get a live feed of information at any time, with up-to-the-minute data.

    1. Work order support

    In our own work consulting with condo managers, we see that one of the most common uses for apps is when inspecting their own properties.  If you spot a problem onsite which needs immediate attention, you shouldn’t have to go back to the office to make a work order.  Enter it in your app right there!

    1. Pictures with geotagging

    Another important feature that’s overlooked by some online property management software is integration with your phone/tablet’s camera.  The best software choices allow you to take pictures of the property, along with geotagging.  It simplifies a wide range of activities, including making promotional materials or insurance claims.

    1. Simple property searching

    The more properties you oversee, the more important it becomes that you be able to quickly and easily find data on specific sites.  Don’t pick an app which limits the number of properties you can track, or makes it difficult to switch between properties being viewed.

    1. No ongoing fees

    Online property management shouldn’t add to your liabilities.  Stay away from so-called “Software as a Service” solutions that expect you to pay monthly fees for the privilege of connecting to their cloud servers.  Mobile app support should be a standard feature, not a paid extra.

    Asyst6 Simplifies Your Management Life

    Every aspect of our Asyst6 software package is designed to meet the needs of property managers – including its free iOS companion app.  Contact us today to learn more!

    Posted by Angie Jimenez  Posted on 23 Nov 
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