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Home management software, more often referred to as property management software, offers a collection of invaluable tools that makes managing any property easier.

There are a lot of different types of properties, however, so there are a number of different types of property management software.

Finding the right one for you and the type of properties you have can be hard.

So, to help out, we’ve put together a list of some of the best property management tools for a variety of needs and wants.

Plus, at the end, we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions pertaining to property management software as a whole.

Here we go…

8 Home Management Software Tools for Landlords and Property Managers

Below, we’ve separated the 8 property management tools based on four different categories.

Including:

  • General property management
  • Property maintenance (for those just looking for a maintenance management tool)
  • HOA/Condo management
  • And an all-in-one property management solution for those looking for something that can handle it all

Let’s start with some options that are decent property management tools for general use:

General property management

1. Propertyware

Propertyware

Our first home management option, Propertyware is a good choice for those looking for a single-family software tool.

It has all the basic features you could want, though with the downside of being designed for those with a portfolio of 250+ properties. Any fewer than that and you’ll be paying far more per property compared to the average property management tool.

Propertyware features:

  • Robust reporting
  • Automatic rent payments
  • Maintenance management
Propertyware Pricing

Propertyware pricing

Propertyware uses a standard per unit, per month pricing model that’s pretty transparent. Their Basic plan starts at $1 per unit, per month, though it comes with a hefty $250 monthly minimum.

2. MRI Living

MRI Living

MRI Living is home management software company MRI’s solution for residential property. They offer a separate solution for commercial, which might be inconvenient if you need a solution for both.

With that said, MRI Living offers a wide range of great features. The only negative is that users often report the software can be confusing and hard to navigate.

MRI Living features:

  • Online rent payments
  • eLeasing tools
  • Tenant portal

MRI pricing

Like Propertyware, MRI doesn’t list its pricing publicly, so you’ll need to contact them online to find out more.

3. TurboTenant

TurboTenant

TurboTenant is a great option for its low-priced (mostly free) plan, making it a decent option if you’re just getting started. It also offers 24/7 support, which is rare.

The drawbacks are that the mostly free price tag comes at the cost of the tenant, which incurs fees for debit card transactions, application, and screening fees.

In addition, users report the software is somewhat limited in what it can do, a feature seen often in mostly free home management tools.

TurboTenant features:

  • Online rent payments
  • eLeasing
  • Tenant screening
TurboTenant

TurboTenant pricing

TurboTenant’s software is mostly free to you, though at the cost of your tenants. They route application, screening ($45 for both) and other fees to the tenant, which may not be preferable to you.

In addition to this, optional services are offered such as $29 for state-specific lease agreements.

Property maintenance

If you’re just looking for a tool to help you manage your maintenance needs and would prefer not to replace whatever system you’re currently using for whatever reason, these are worth considering as well:

4. Axxerion

Axxerion

Axxerion is a maintenance solution designed specifically for home management.

The tool allows you to do a variety of things such as categorize different types of maintenance requests as well as offering good reporting tools.

Like the other options on this list it only offers maintenance tools, however. So, you’ll likely be giving up a number of other valuable features in exchange.

Also, it’s worth noting that most property management software tools already offer maintenance management tools.

Still, if you need something a bit more robust for maintenance, this may be just the thing you need.

Axxerion features:

  • Automatic purchase orders
  • Robust tracking tools
  • Numerous work order customization features

Axxerion pricing

Axxerion doesn’t list their pricing online. You’ll need to schedule a demo with their sales team to find out more about their pricing model.

5. Jobber

Jobber

Jobber makes the list for its useful organization features, including a drag-and-drop calendar and simple scheduling tools. Plus, you can set maintenance requests to be automatically created into work orders.

If you have a large team of contractors working across multiple properties, Jobber makes a good fit if organization home management has become a pain point.

Jobber features:

  • Drag-and-drop calendar
  • Scheduling tools
  • Work order templates
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Mobile app
Jobber Pricing

Jobber pricing

Jobber’s Core plan starts at $49 per month, $39 when billed annually. However, that only includes one user. To get more users you can move up to their Connect plan for $129 per month for up to 7 users.

6. ManagerPlus

ManagerPlus Home Maintenance

ManagerPlus is a work order management software that comes with the features you’d expect, and a few unique ones.

It comes with almost full CRM functionality, which allows you to communicate with tenants and manage contractors, making it one of the more interesting property maintenance-specific options on this list.

ManagerPlus features:

  • Work order creation and management
  • CRM capabilities
  • Convenient mobile app
ManagerPlus Pricing

ManagerPlus pricing

ManagerPlus offers two main plans, the most basic of which is $85 per user, per month and comes with the majority of their features. Their higher level Lightning Experience plan moves up to $125 and comes with features such as purchase orders and API access.

HOA/Condo property management

Managing an HOA or multi-family property offers its own set of unique challenges. If your portfolio is predominantly that, this is a good option:

7. FRONTSTEPS

Frontsteps

FRONTSTEPS offers several unique features specific to HOAs. That includes community management tools such as calendar and committee management, citation tools, community reminders, along with other home management features.

While the feature set is pretty hefty, the one downside often mentioned by users is that the software itself isn’t very intuitive and can be hard to navigate.

FRONTSTEPS features:

  • Community and committee management tools
  • Maintenance management
  • Online payments
  • Mobile app

Pricing

FRONTSTEPS doesn’t offer its pricing publicly, so you’ll need to contact them directly to find out more about their pricing.

All-around property management software

If you’re kind of looking for all of the above, plus things like amazing customer service and a great user experience are important to you, this will give you everything you’re looking for:

8. DoorLoop

DoorLoop Home Management Software Tools

DoorLoop is an all-in-one property management solution that gives you access to a complete suite of features to help you manage every aspect of your property management.

Not only do you get all the great features of full home management software, you get the extra mile with things like stellar responsive customer service, incredibly fast load times, and a smooth user experience.

Whether your portfolio is primarily residential, commercial, multi or single-family units, HOAs, or a mix of all of the above you’ll have everything you need to manage it all.

DoorLoop features:

  • Numerous features to make rent collection easier
  • A full accounting suite
  • … along with a convenient QuickBooks Online integration, in case QB is your preferred accounting tool
  • Full maintenance management system with everything you need to manage the maintenance tasks of your entire portfolio
  • An easy-to-use mobile app
  • Simple dashboard that’s incredibly easy to use
  • And way more

DoorLoop pricing

DoorLoop offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and comes in at just $49 per month for up to 20 units.

You can also schedule a free demo to give it a try and see what DoorLoop can do for you.

Frequently asked questions

1. What is home management software?

Homemanagement software gives landlords and property managers the ability to streamline their property management in multiple ways.

That can include:

  • Rent collection
  • Accounting
  • Maintenance management
  • Leasing
  • Marketing
  • General data storage
  • And more

2. What features should you look for?

Depending on the software, you can expect a variety of property management-related features.

Each software offers a different collection of features, so you’ll need to be clear on what features are most important to you and double-check that the one you’re interested in has everything you need.

Here are a few of the major features to look for:

  • Tenant portal
  • Accounting
  • Maintenance management
  • eLeasing (full digitized leasing tools including tenant screening and lease signing)
  • Marketing
  • Owner portal

3. How much does home management software cost?

Property management software is (to somewhat oversimplify) a balance of cost and features.

There are a few options available that offer property management features (mostly) for free, as we talked about earlier.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that these tools are often super limited to only a few key capabilities, such as basic accounting or eLeasing.

On the opposite end, there are many, many enterprise options that offer a full-fledged property management suite for hundreds of dollars per month.

Fortunately, there is a median point. Several options, such as DoorLoop, exist that give you everything the enterprise options provide– an all-in-one suite of property management features– for as little as around $50-100 per month.

David Bitton

David is the co-founder & CMO of DoorLoop, a best-selling author, legal CLE speaker, and real estate investor. When he's not hanging with his three children, he's writing articles here!