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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Buildium

Does nearly everything a building and property management company could use. In fact, I don't think we are using all the features as well as we could. Eliminates many challenges, including paperwork, reminders, and processing actual checks as a form of payment ( most valuable to me). If you are with a smaller organization, it's probably too robust and costly.
Ann M. Frank | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoStar Real Estate Manager

Gen-Y and younger will have no problem learning how to use CoStar but its not very intuitive for the older generations (they have to hunt and peck for what they are looking for and have no idea how to manipulate the reporting features)
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Buildium

  • It is visually pleasing.
  • I am able to see the rent roll and tenants easily.
  • Warnings for leases about to expire are convenient.
  • The custom date range is very helpful.
Madison Vojak | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoStar Real Estate Manager

  • For my role within the company, I find CoStars database of historical information very helpful. Previous users, owners, financing lien holders, tax information and county data are things I look for on a daily basis.
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Buildium

  • The emailing feature is difficult to use.
  • We are not able to update buildium directly of our communications, so we must manually input our email communications.
  • We are not able to upload files larger than 12 MB.
Zaina Kroschinski | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoStar Real Estate Manager

  • In our market (Portland, OR), not enough users implement the tools that could make CoStar so much better. For example, I specialize in medical but brokers and owners don't take the time to mark medical as an approved use in their buildings so I have to search much longer and cross-reference the data by contacting the brokers directly.
  • I find it really annoying that when I download documents CoStar doesn't use smart technology to automatically name my files. It is especially irritating since every piece of marketing we post to CoStar has a relevant file name yet when we download the same file we have to rename it.
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Buildium

Time Doctor is a totally different type of system and does not directly affect Buildium as our property management software.
Regina McGrath | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoStar Real Estate Manager

One of our landlords requested we try VTS but we didn't continue because it was such a small portfolio it too more time to update the database than we wanted to spend
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Buildium

  • Unfortunately, I do not have access to our ROI numbers. However, in terms of management, the program has made us all more efficient in our work.
  • We have seen an increase in customer satisfaction with our response time.
Yanna Bonder | TrustRadius Reviewer

CoStar Real Estate Manager

  • Since CoStar has linked with LoopNet we have had fewer bad data calls. By which I mean old data from LoopNet that was available to the general public is now more regularly updated through CoStar so we have less confusion with our clients.
Amanda Kraft | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

CoStar Real Estate Manager

Pricing Details

Buildium

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

CoStar Real Estate Manager

General

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

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