If you are a landlord or property manager, you are well aware that time is in short supply, but information is not. Managing the deluge of data requires too much of your time. Luckily, you have a wide array of handy tools to assist with property management, which is the overseeing of tenants, rental units, accounting, maintenance requests, and so much more.

You need to manage these processes as efficiently as possible. We’ve compiled a list of tools and innovative ideas that can help give you more of your valuable time to drive your business.

  1. PropertyManager.com. This is an app with a wide range of information to help with property management. It features articles, news, software reviews, blog posts, and other handy information all related to property management and the industry.
  2. ApartmentRatings.com. You need to stay on top of online opinions and reviews of the buildings you manage. ApartmentRatings.com is wildly popular with tenants seeking new digs. They can find information about prospective apartment complexes and units. The website posts user reviews of apartment buildings, maintenance, staff, and other feedback for tenants to use while making their decisions.
  3. Google Forms. A significant portion of your day is collecting and organizing information from your tenants. It may be about the right time to refurbish the clubhouse gym, or maybe you want to know about tenant satisfaction. Google Forms is an efficient way to collect data and conduct surveys. With the AppSheet add-on, you can keep the data in one spreadsheet for easy access and analysis. No more manual review of survey data. In addition, the add-on enables administrative staff to access survey responses in real-time. This will improve their decision making about the properties while on-the-fly.
  4. Rich Blocks Poor Blocks. This software visually maps out rental and income data in just about every state, zip code, county and census tract in the U.S. You can enter an address into RBPB and retrieve current data on the median income in that area. This helps you stay up-to-date on neighborhood income levels that surround your properties, thereby ensuring that your advertised rental rates are competitive for the neighborhood.

Keep your data and time under control much more efficiently with these tools for property managers.

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