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AppFolio

I can only speak for the types of properties I am currently managing, which are single-family, multi-family and small retail. AppFolio is well suited for property management of each of these. As my business grows I will be better able to determine if AppFolio will be suited for other types of property management. I feel very confident that if I have a situation arise that doesn't appear to work well with AppFolio that their development team will work to correct the problem(s).
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MRI Residential Management

Well suited scenario - MRI Residential is obviously good for residential real estate. It doesn't make sense to just plug in industrial, hotel or commercial real estate management as those are different types of products. Those who have access to the cloud can easily download information off site to do an analysis.Less appropriate - Information may need to be scrubbed. For instance, there could be operating statements that are inputted incorrectly because items are miscoded.
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Pros

  • Their search features are awesome and it helps us find Tenants, Owners and Vendors by first name, last name, or phone number. It's great!
  • Reporting and accounting are very simple and have streamlined several of our processes that used to take hours to do usually can be done in one hour or less. Emailing reports to Owners has now been reduced from 2 days to 1 to 2 hours-that has been a great time saver.
  • Being mobile friendly has allow our employees and our tenants access to what they need 24/7 and almost everyone uses some kind of mobile device which has helped increase visibility for our units and helps keep our vacancy rate low.
  • Their support team is always there to help and has been a great asset to have to rely on their help.
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  • It's in the cloud
  • Graphic User Interface is intuitive
  • Can export to various reports (PDF, Excel, Crystal)
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Cons

  • There is some reporting that we would like to see for our Owners and Tenants. Their vacancy report is one we wish we could pull in the tenants phone number to be able to have it on our report when we print.
  • Maintenance also has reporting that we would like to be able to produce from the keys checked out and keys returned so we can stay on top of checking out our units better. We would also like to do reports from the inspections. Being able to print the units coming vacant at the end of any given month and printing it so we know which unit needs to have painting, cleaning and carpet cleaning done would be very helpful. Right now we export the units and copy and paste into a spreadsheet template to have what we need for our maintenance board.
  • The process to remove misapplied rent or how to refund money to a tenant is a several step process we would like to see simplified.
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  • Sometimes the data that is outputted is not consistent (back end of the database is constantly being updated), have to follow up with our client relationship manager
  • Sometimes very rigid
  • Incremental cost to add on information (if we want MRI to host certain documents in the cloud)
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Usability

AppFolio10.0
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It's very user-friendly and it's an easy to learn system. The display is easy to understand and it's easy to find what you're looking for on the desktop site. We've had at least 3 new hires in the last year and everyone has picked up the program rather quickly without much training or assistance. Everyone learns differently but at the same time, everyone was able to implement the program within weeks of starting.
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Support

AppFolio8.0
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Typically, AppFolio answers all questions the same day. However, I've had issues with Apartments.com pulling our information on available listings and consistently advertising incorrectly. I've contacted AppFolio more than 3 times about this in the last month and they said they would look into it and work on getting it figured out with them. However, I've had two more incidents since then and I just feel like I'm not being heard. However, I do give them a higher rating because I feel like they DO try their best and they are VERY responsive when we have major issues (this is more of an inconvenience issue). They do have room for improvement but overall, they're on the right track.
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Alternatives Considered

This was our old program and it was not user friendly and very inefficient to use. We was never able to answer a question for an owner or a tenant very easily and many times we had to ask for them to let us call them back while we research their question because it was so difficult to maneuver in the program.
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We had a proprietary access database, but wanted to utilize MRI because of support (annual fee is in the tens of thousands versus a hundred thousand plus build out). The user interface is pretty straight forward, and there is available training as well. Updates are done online via the SAAS website so we don't have to worry about any coding issues here in house.
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Return on Investment

  • We have been able to utilize our current employees with our growth without adding more overhead cost by having to hire more employees.
  • The cost of the program has not really allowed us to see much of a profit on the bottom line of not having to hire more employees because as we grow our units so does the cost of the program grow.
  • We have 2 offices several miles away from each other and Appfolio has allowed us to stay in real time in both offices because of the program being web based.
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  • Less reliance on line of business only databases (essbase and access)
  • Quicker access to operating statements
  • Less double work (saving items in the cloud versus in the drive)
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MRI Residential Management

Pricing Details

AppFolio

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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MRI Residential Management

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details