Contents

Looking for a property management software?

… but really need it to work with QuickBooks Online?

If you’ve been doing a little shopping around, you may have seen you have quite a few property management software tools to choose from.

However, it can be harder than you might think to find one that fully integrates with QuickBooks, especially the way you want it to.

Fortunately, there are not only options, but a way for you to get everything you want in one convenient package, including:

  • All your desired features
  • Ease-of-use
  • Great customer service
  • At an affordable price
  • and with full QuickBooks integration

First, let’s talk about which of the notable property management tools out there offer QuickBooks integration, and which don’t.

After, we’ll go over an example of how to set up QuickBooks to integrate with our all-in-one property management tool DoorLoop in a matter of minutes.

Which Property Management Software Integrates with QuickBooks?

Let’s start with the best property management software that integrates with QuickBooks, so you know what your options are.

If you haven’t already, check out our guide on QuickBooks vs. property management software and learn how to set up QuickBooks for property management accounting.

It’s also useful to learn how the two differ, so you’ll understand more about how you can manage your property accounting with both tools together.

With that said, here are the 4 best options for property management software that integrates with QuickBooks.

1. DoorLoop

DoorLoop Property Management Software

We’d be doing you a disservice if we didn’t mention our own convenient QuickBooks Online integration.

With DoorLoop, you don’t just get an all-in-one property management software that makes managing your properties easier and more stress-free.

Don’t believe us? Consider everything DoorLoop allows you to do beyond just accounting:

DoorLoop Software Features

You also get an easy-to-set-up QuickBooks Online integration that you can have running in a matter of minutes.

Every time a change is made within your DoorLoop dashboard, it will then automatically reflect within QuickBooks Online. Bam, as easy as that.

Even better, DoorLoop is one of the only property management tools with a full accounting suite– including bank account sync and reconciliation– and QuickBooks integration.

DoorLoop uses Plaid to automatically sync with any bank account and import your income and expenses, then categorize them automatically within DoorLoop.

So, not only does it offer a QuickBooks integration, but it also has powerful accounting tools to allow you the versatility to use both.

DoorLoop features:

  • Full accounting suite: Including bank reconciliation, bank account syncing, custom accounting, and more.
  • Maintenance management system: Accept maintenance requests from tenants via the app, create and edit work orders, assign them to vendors, and pay those vendors all from one place.
  • Tenant portal and communication tools: Communicate with tenants easily via multiple methods from one single dashboard, while giving tenants an easy place to pay rent and other regular fees, improving your ability to collect rent and more of it.
  • Owner portal: Give yourself an easy place to manage everything related to your owners, including printing checks and special reports, so you can keep everything neatly in its place.
  • Marketing and leasing tools: Including eLeasing, lease templates, screening tools, a custom website, and more.
  • And a convenient mobile app version that gives you an easy way to keep tabs on everything when you’re on the go.

DoorLoop pricing

DoorLoop is 50% off until 2022. After that, DoorLoop is just $49/month for your first 20 units.

Get started with DoorLoop 50% off until 2022.

2. SimplifyEM

SimplifyEM Property Software

SimplifyEM is a property management tool with a plethora of great accounting features. However, it’s on this list because it offers a simple QuickBooks integration that works.

With SimplifyEM, you can keep your accounting based primarily in QuickBooks while taking advantage of certain features such as payment reminders for tenants.

However, keep in mind that it isn’t a complete accounting tool, nor as robust a property management tool as some, so you’ll be missing some features compared to the other options on this list.

SimplifyEM features:

  • Payment reminders
  • Scheduling tools and community tracking features
  • Lease tracking

SimplifyEM pricing

SimplifyEM uses an industry-standard per unit per month pricing model, which starts at $20 per month for up to 10 units, or $80 for 100 units.

3. Condo Control

Condo Control Management Software

Another great option, Condo Control, is especially useful if you’re looking for a tool to help you manage communities.

It has a convenient QuickBooks integration, which also offers tools such as calendar management.

If you don’t find the HOA community-based features to be useful to you, however, it’s likely a good option to look elsewhere.

Features include:

  • Online rent payments
  • Concierge features such as parking tracking
  • Calendar management
  • Bulletin board

Condo Control pricing

Condo Control doesn’t list their pricing publicly, so you’ll need to contact their sales team online to find out more.

Property management software that doesn’t integrate with QuickBooks

Before you jump into a guide for getting QuickBooks set up with your property management software, let’s cover a few of the notable property management software that don’t integrate with QuickBooks.

The last thing you want is to invest in a property management tool, only to find that the tool you’ve just paid for and taken the time to learn how to use doesn’t play nice with your primary accounting tool.

With that said, here are the notable property management tools that don’t integrate with QuickBooks:

1. Appfolio

Appfolio Property Management

Appfolio is a well-rounded property management tool with lots of features. The software itself has good accounting features, but if you’re already using QuickBooks, it’s likely not a good full-fledged replacement.

Plus, without a proper QuickBooks integration, you’ll be looking for painful workarounds or simply having to treat them as two entirely separate tools.

That would be an enormous amount of additional work and hassle that just isn’t necessary.

Add on top of that the fact that it’s pricey compared to most of the options we covered early that have QuickBooks integration.

2. Yardi Breeze

Yardi Breeze Property Management

Yardi Breeze is a great property management tool for property managers with smaller portfolios. It boasts a good set of training materials for getting started quickly and has one of the better UIs of the other options mentioned in this guide.

However, it doesn’t offer a QuickBooks integration of any kind. No matter how easy the software is to use in general, without integration with QuickBooks, you’ll either have to manually enter information between the tools or constantly switch back and forth to reference information.

It also doesn’t offer a smartphone app version, one of the key selling points of property management software (and an easy way to access accounting records on the go).

So, it’s not a good fit for landlords and property managers looking for a property management tool that integrates with QuickBooks.

3. Buildium

Buildium Property Management

Buildium is another well-rounded option with lots of great features. It offers most of what you’d want from a property management software… but without a QuickBooks integration.

To make things more difficult, some users report that the software has so many features, it can be a bit difficult to navigate. That means jumping back and forth between QuickBooks and it would be even more difficult than it already is.

How to set up QuickBooks integration with DoorLoop in 2 minutes or less

Now that you have a better idea of what property management tools play best with QuickBooks, let’s go through a quick guide to show you how easy it is to set up your QuickBooks Online integration with DoorLoop.

Here’s a quick video rundown of the process, easily completed in less than a few minutes, with written steps below:

Quickbooks Integration

1. Click on ‘Settings’

Quickbooks Integration Settings

First, once you’re in DoorLoop (rather walk through the integration instructions in real-time? Get started with DoorLoop for free here), start by clicking at the bottom left on the Settings menu item.

2. Go to ‘Quickbooks Sync’

QuickBooks Integration Sync

Next, look under ‘Company’ for ‘Quickbooks Sync’ and click.

3. Switch on ‘Sync data from DoorLoop to Quickbooks’

QuickBooks Sync DoorLoop

A small popup should come up now that looks like the above. Toggle ‘Sync data from DoorLoop to Quickbooks’ on.

4. Input a start date

QuickBooks Integration Start Date

Then, select a start date.

This is useful if you want to limit what transactions will be copied over to QuickBooks. All transactions after the start date you select will be copied over.

Click save.

5. Log in to your QuickBooks account

QuickBooks Integration Login

Finally, a new page will prompt you to log in to your QuickBooks/Intuit account. As soon as you log in, it will initiate the transfer.

You’re all set!

There’s nothing more to it!

With that done, your QuickBooks integration should be enabled (it may take up to an hour for data to appear, however):

QuickBooks Integration Enabled

Now, each time a transaction is changed or edited in any way within DoorLoop, it will communicate and reflect that change within QuickBooks as well.

To learn more about how DoorLoop’s convenient QuickBooks integration works, read here.

Make everything easier with DoorLoop

With DoorLoop, you don’t just get a complete all-in-one suite of property management tools to help you streamline and optimize your property business.

You also get the convenience of being able to integrate with your primary accounting tool, QuickBooks, quickly and easily.

No more switching between tools or using unofficial workarounds that don’t work properly.

Instead, you get seamless communication that empowers you to do more in less time and with less headache.

But don’t take our word for it.

You can get started with DoorLoop 50 off until January 1st, 2022.

So, jump on, give it a try, and see how much DoorLoop can help you optimize your property management efforts.

Get started with DoorLoop.

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 two children, he's writing articles here!