Property Management Software Reviews - Posted by Brian Blakeley

Posted by xbradkx on April 27, 2005 at 18:57:17: might provide you with some good reviews and info on some…

Property Management Software Reviews - Posted by Brian Blakeley

Posted by Brian Blakeley on April 27, 2005 at 18:27:12:

I am looking for a Property Management software solution that will track properties, renters, contractors, etc. Where can I find software reviews? or provide me with your experience and recommendations for Property Management software.


Re: Property Management Software Reviews - Posted by Pat

Posted by Pat on April 29, 2005 at 23:23:31:

I don’t know of any review sites that give unbiased reviews, and all the internet sites only attract reviews from motivated people. With software, motivated people are usually people who have had problems. Those problems might be genuine, or they might be due to other problems with the computer that hosted the software - and it is quite hard to tell. has reviews of property management software, but I know that in at least a couple of cases the vendors have reviewed their own software dishonestly, and I also know that vendors have trashed each others software with bogus reviews.

Were I you, I would skip the reviews. Just obtain some demos and try them out and form your own opinions. You have to be careful doing this, though, because some of the programs that look the nicest on the front end are the weakest in terms of overall capability and performance. It takes time to really get a property management program figured out; the really good ones have a great deal of capability that you need time to recognize.

I have looked at a bunch of them and most are crap. A few are nice, and a handful are very capable. Most of them have major holes, though.

Personally, I settled on this one:

Re: Property Management Software Reviews - Posted by Ben

Posted by Ben on April 29, 2005 at 13:25:13:

I use RealTools and am happy with it, does all that you asked. Their site is I have 11 properties currently with tenants.

My requirements were a bit more specific, which you may not need. I needed the capability to allow multiple tenants per property with separate leases (college town). The other programs I looked at only allowed one lease/tenant.