AppFolio Property Manager

Cloud-based property management software

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AppFolio Property Manager Overview

What is AppFolio Property Manager?

AppFolio Property Manager is an all-in-one property management solution for residential, commercial, student property and community association management professionals. Features include marketing, leasing, maintenance, accounting, and reporting to enable property managers to modernize, automate, and grow their business. AppFolio’s web-based solution is also fully mobile, accessible on any device.

With AppFolio, property managers can manage their accounts, list vacancies, screen tenants, collect rent, schedule maintenance, and run marketing campaigns in the office or on the go. AppFolio's real-time vacancy dashboard enables property managers to manage all of their vacancies from one location. Listings for vacant units can be added and updated across multiple websites – including the property manager's own. Vacancies are posted in just one click, with all property information and photos stored and accessible within AppFolio.

Through online rental applications, prospective residents can apply and pay application fees via credit card, with all data automatically entered into AppFolio. AppFolio's reporting dashboard provides property manages with an easy-to-read visual about leasing activity, online payments and more. Property owners and managers can maximize revenue by analyzing rent prices in their area with AppFolio's RentMatch comparison tool. AppFolio provides rental contract templates, a built-in tenant screening service with automated decisions, third-party integrations and more. Property managers can accept rent payments and online maintenance requests via AppFolio, with the latter automatically turned into work orders.

AppFolio Property Manager Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$250.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Residential: $1.25/unit/month

Commercial: $1.50/unit/month

Student Housing: $1.25/unit/month

Community Associations: $0.80/unit/month

A $250/monthly minimum applies. Discounts are available with annual billing.

Pricing includes Online Applications, Automatic Data Backup, Bank-Grade Security, Company-Wide Training, Dedicated Support, Ongoing Upgrades, Unlimited Users, Unlimited Data Storage, Complete Accounting, Integrated Vacancy Posting, Professional Website, Online rent collection


AppFolio Property Manager Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

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AppFolio Property Manager Reviews

AppFolio Property Manager Reviews

Overall rating
4.6
/
5
Excellent
1086

Very good
320

Average
83

Poor
28

Terrible
18

Value for Money
4.4
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.4
92% recommended this app
Drew S.

Amazing Property Manager for Small-to-Medium Companies

The biggest issue my company had was advertising vacancies. We were relying on walk-in tenants, which has not been a good source for 5-10 years. AppFolio is one-click to post to multiple free websites and syncs with Apartments.com if your company goes that route. Ease of use and great training/help files will keep us with them for years to come.


Shawn C.

Would recommend AppFolio

Automated reporting, and records management for property managers is efficient and works well.


Tara D.

Sad to be looking elsewhere.

Initially, I was thrilled with Appfolio. They had live support, and same day follow up calls when submitting tickets. Suggestions on the user forum were implemented, or at the very least, were updated by Appfolio so we knew they were aware and cared. None of that anymore, but we are regularly being innundated with value added junk that we can pay for if we want it or obscure improvements that seem pretty specialized/not broadly impactful. Meetups, etc. are heavily geared toward sales/recruitment and have virtually no value for current clients. I was fine with shrugging my shoulders as this is often how things go with growing companies, but looking completely unprofessional to my tenants/owners due to unreliable email/text, suppressed fee accounting/commingling problems (that are legit problems, not user error), and confusing owner statements have me in talks to switch. Property managers are dealing with stigma to start with - I don’t need my management software making my company look unreliable/unprofessional/untrustworthy on top of it. Not to mention - I dread having to explain during a state audit why income is “suppressed” from owner reporting.


Chelsey H.

Easy to use, no major flaws

The experience has been amazing. Customer service is quick, and we were able to decrease the amount of physical checks in our business office by 50% in the first two years.


Marna M.

Moved from desk top to online Appfolio

My business was desk top based before Appfolio. I had no idea that we were in the dark ages and since we have upgraded to Appfolio the business much more efficient in comparison. Our owner client base has increased in the past year. The website is user friend to navigate, applying is simple, great layout and appearance. I feel fortunate be with Appfolio since most of us do not see each other and the office is close to the public but we are still able to work efficiently even from home. Best decision I ever made for my brokerage.


Drew S.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Amazing Property Manager for Small-to-Medium Companies

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 20/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

The biggest issue my company had was advertising vacancies. We were relying on walk-in tenants, which has not been a good source for 5-10 years. AppFolio is one-click to post to multiple free websites and syncs with Apartments.com if your company goes that route. Ease of use and great training/help files will keep us with them for years to come.

Pros

First and foremost, the value of the product. You get everything you need for cheaper than most of the other products out there. For my company, we transitioned from Buildium to AppFolio and instantly reaped the rewards. AppFolio provided us with an inexpensive company website, a quick and easy tool to post our vacancies to multiple websites, and great assistance during set-up.

Cons

I know some of the more expensive options offer more competitive pricing tools and a little more automation. Also, AppFolio had a few issues (like maintenance personnel not being able to see pictures on work orders using their mobile devices) that took AppFolio a while to start addressing.

Response from AppFolio

Dear Drew, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy that your transition to AppFolio was a good one and that you are already reaping the benefit!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Shawn C.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Would recommend AppFolio

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 30/6/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Automated reporting, and records management for property managers is efficient and works well.

Pros

Easy to use and understand at the site level in most respects. Reporting to various owners is automated. Includes free on line payments for our residents.

Cons

The marketing of vacant units to various advertisers was a real plus but this has gone downhill since we originally adopted use of AppFolio.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Tara D.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Sad to be looking elsewhere.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/8/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Initially, I was thrilled with Appfolio. They had live support, and same day follow up calls when submitting tickets. Suggestions on the user forum were implemented, or at the very least, were updated by Appfolio so we knew they were aware and cared. None of that anymore, but we are regularly being innundated with value added junk that we can pay for if we want it or obscure improvements that seem pretty specialized/not broadly impactful. Meetups, etc. are heavily geared toward sales/recruitment and have virtually no value for current clients. I was fine with shrugging my shoulders as this is often how things go with growing companies, but looking completely unprofessional to my tenants/owners due to unreliable email/text, suppressed fee accounting/commingling problems (that are legit problems, not user error), and confusing owner statements have me in talks to switch. Property managers are dealing with stigma to start with - I don’t need my management software making my company look unreliable/unprofessional/untrustworthy on top of it. Not to mention - I dread having to explain during a state audit why income is “suppressed” from owner reporting.

Pros

Extremely easy to navigate/train employees to use, tenant rent payment/owner contributions are free with ACH, application-move in flow is smooth, mobile app works well, available property postings look great on my website.

Cons

Suppressed fees amount to commingling, and that is so bad. It could easily be resolved and the idea has lots of votes in the forum yet it remains unaddressed. Not to mention, suppressed application fees can be passed on to an owner before you need to refund the fee depending on the timing and that leads to a nightmare of accounting, and having to explain to an owner why you are unprofessionally having to withhold the money in the next month. I tried to get help from support to no avail (it was repeatedly blown off as user error) so then I started going to their live meetups when they came to town begging for help from support in person to make it clear it is not user error. That led to more dissmissal from user support as being due to user error, so I finally said I wasn’t taking no for an answer. After talking to tons of people, I finally got a support person who understood what I was saying, and all they could offer was a VERY time consuming work-around. The integrated email/text feature often fails and does not notify you that it failed causing huge problems. Notification emails when a lead inquires have started being unreliable. If tenants wait too long to respond to an email I sent via appfolio, they are told the thread has expired. Since every email sent from appfolio is sent from a different spammy looking email address, I get frustrated tenants asking which of the 15 email addresses they should use to reach me. Owner statements are confusing to owners.

Response from AppFolio

Hello Tara, thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We understand your frustration and we are glad that you were able to talk through these items with one of the managers on our Customer Success Team. Based on your business practices, not consistently paying our your suppressed fees seems to have caused an issue with your owner's statements. We hope, after speaking with a manager, you will be able to establish a good cadence of paying these in order to avoid error in the future. We take our client feedback seriously and take all of it into consideration when building and improving new features. We hope you will stick with us and continue to provide this vital feedback.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Chelsey H.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Easy to use, no major flaws

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 29/6/2020
Review Source: Capterra

The experience has been amazing. Customer service is quick, and we were able to decrease the amount of physical checks in our business office by 50% in the first two years.

Pros

I love the ease of use of this software. It gives me so many options for reporting, investigating any issues, and my tenants love that they can pay online and request maintenance online as well. I love the look of it, it is modern without being gaudy.

Cons

I only wish that changing ownership for 1099 reporting was easier (IE partners that get monthly distributions but want the 1099 reported to the partnership name)

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Marna M.
Industry: Real Estate
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Moved from desk top to online Appfolio

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 4/7/2020
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

My business was desk top based before Appfolio. I had no idea that we were in the dark ages and since we have upgraded to Appfolio the business much more efficient in comparison. Our owner client base has increased in the past year. The website is user friend to navigate, applying is simple, great layout and appearance. I feel fortunate be with Appfolio since most of us do not see each other and the office is close to the public but we are still able to work efficiently even from home. Best decision I ever made for my brokerage.

Pros

The program is intuitive. If you think through the process of how something should work...that is Appfolio in a nutshell. The programming and processes just make sense. The interface is user friendly and I am very fortunate to have found this program and would highly recommend this online software. It's increased our reach in advertising rentals, streamline our communication with owners and tenants, higher efficency in processing work orders and simplified our bookkeeping.

Cons

I do not have a background in bookkeeping so there are areas that mistify me such as clearing accounts, what constitutes a debit or credit in some areas of the program since a negative symbol is not always a debit in the system. I've only been doing this for 1.5 years but I'm learning. I've hired an additional company who is proficient in Appfolio to assist me since I am still in the learning curve.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 1,535 user ratings
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AppFolio Property Manager Pricing

AppFolio Property Manager Pricing

Starting from
US$250.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Residential: $1.25/unit/month

Commercial: $1.50/unit/month

Student Housing: $1.25/unit/month

Community Associations: $0.80/unit/month

A $250/monthly minimum applies. Discounts are available with annual billing.

Pricing includes Online Applications, Automatic Data Backup, Bank-Grade Security, Company-Wide Training, Dedicated Support, Ongoing Upgrades, Unlimited Users, Unlimited Data Storage, Complete Accounting, Integrated Vacancy Posting, Professional Website, Online rent collection

Residential: $1.25/unit/month

Commercial: $1.50/unit/month

Student Housing: $1.25/unit/month

Community Associations: $0.80/unit/month

A $250/monthly minimum applies. Discounts are available with annual billing.

Pricing includes Online Applications, Automatic Data Backup, Bank-Grade Security, Company-Wide Training, Dedicated Support, Ongoing Upgrades, Unlimited Users, Unlimited Data Storage, Complete Accounting, Integrated Vacancy Posting, Professional Website, Online rent collection

Value for Money
4.4/5
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AppFolio Property Manager Features

AppFolio Property Manager Features

API
Accounting Management
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Contact Database
Contact Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Email Notifications
Lead Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Self Service Portal
Task Management
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Work Order Management
Features
4.4/5
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Video Tutorials

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Additional information for AppFolio Property Manager

Additional information for AppFolio Property Manager

Key features of AppFolio Property Manager

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Control
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Advertising Management
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Applicant Workflow
  • Application Security
  • Applications Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Assignment Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Automated Billing
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automated late fees
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Balance Sheet
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • By-the-bed rental management
  • CAM tracking & reconciliation
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Center Management
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Check Printing
  • Client Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Integration
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data migration
  • Deadline Tracking
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic signature capture
  • Email Notifications
  • Email Templates
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Event Logs
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • General Ledger
  • Group Training
  • Guest card tracking
  • Holding deposits
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Inspection management
  • Insurance
  • Knowledge Base
  • Lead Management
  • Letter Generation
  • Maintenance scheduling
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Integration
  • Mobile Maintenance Utilities
  • Monitoring
  • Online applications
  • Online owner portal
  • Online rent collection
  • Online renter portal
  • Paperless work orders
  • Partial Payments
  • Policy Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prospect tracking
  • Provider Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real time reporting
  • Recurring Billing
  • Rent comparison tool
  • Reporting
  • Role Management
  • SMS integration
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Login
  • Self-Paced
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tracking
  • Task management
  • Template Management
  • Tenant screening
  • Third Party Integration
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • User Management
  • Vacancy Posting
  • Vacancy dashboard
  • Vendor Management
  • Vendor Self Service
  • Video Support
  • Website integration

Benefits

• Professional, integrated websites position your business to stand out from the crowd.

• A streamlined leasing flow simplifies the move-in and move-out process with automated rent and bill posting, unit vacancy tracking and rent increases.

• Online portals and a convenient mobile app keep renters and owners happy with 24/7 access to their accounts.

• Two-way texting reaches renters and owners where they are and keeps a digital record of all communication.

• Dynamic universal search helps you easily find anything in the database.

• Powerful, customizable reports allow you to keep a finger on the pulse of your business at any time, from any device.

•A dedicated client services manager is provided to personalize your unlimited support.

AppFolio Property Manager FAQs

AppFolio Property Manager FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for AppFolio Property Manager.

Q. What type of pricing plans does AppFolio Property Manager offer?

AppFolio Property Manager offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$250.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Residential: $1.25/unit/month Commercial: $1.50/unit/month Student Housing: $1.25/unit/month Community Associations: $0.80/unit/month A $250/monthly minimum applies. Discounts are available with annual billing. Pricing includes Online Applications, Automatic Data Backup, Bank-Grade Security, Company-Wide Training, Dedicated Support, Ongoing Upgrades, Unlimited Users, Unlimited Data Storage, Complete Accounting, Integrated Vacancy Posting, Professional Website, Online rent collection

Q. What are the main features of AppFolio Property Manager?

AppFolio Property Manager offers the following features:

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Control
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Accounting management
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Advertising Management
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Applicant Workflow
  • Application Security
  • Applications Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Assignment Tracking
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Automated Billing
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automated late fees
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Balance Sheet
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • By-the-bed rental management
  • CAM tracking & reconciliation
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Center Management
  • Cash Flow Statement
  • Check Printing
  • Client Management
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Integration
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data migration
  • Deadline Tracking
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic signature capture
  • Email Notifications
  • Email Templates
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Event Logs
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • General Ledger
  • Group Training
  • Guest card tracking
  • Holding deposits
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Inspection management
  • Insurance
  • Knowledge Base
  • Lead Management
  • Letter Generation
  • Maintenance scheduling
  • Marketing campaigns
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile Integration
  • Mobile Maintenance Utilities
  • Monitoring
  • Online applications
  • Online owner portal
  • Online rent collection
  • Online renter portal
  • Paperless work orders
  • Partial Payments
  • Policy Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prospect tracking
  • Provider Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real time reporting
  • Recurring Billing
  • Rent comparison tool
  • Reporting
  • Role Management
  • SMS integration
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Login
  • Self-Paced
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tracking
  • Task management
  • Template Management
  • Tenant screening
  • Third Party Integration
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • User Management
  • Vacancy Posting
  • Vacancy dashboard
  • Vendor Management
  • Vendor Self Service
  • Video Support
  • Website integration

Q. Who are the typical users of AppFolio Property Manager?

AppFolio Property Manager has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does AppFolio Property Manager support?

AppFolio Property Manager supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does AppFolio Property Manager offer?

AppFolio Property Manager has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does AppFolio Property Manager support mobile devices?

AppFolio Property Manager supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does AppFolio Property Manager integrate with?

AppFolio Property Manager integrates with the following applications:

AvidXchange, Procurify, Stessa

Q. What level of support does AppFolio Property Manager offer?

AppFolio Property Manager offers the following support options:

Online Support, Video Tutorials, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, Forum, FAQs