Online Property Management
Posted by Nick Niesen on November 8th, 2010
When comparing online property management software solutions, you discover two basic principles fairly quickly: all of them can take a rent payment, and all of them have branched off in different directions. All of them are trying to guess what it is that you, the property manager, would probably want to do along with taking a payment. It is not necessarily my design to discuss all of these directions, but rather to consider a couple of the innovative things that one online property management software, Resident Map, has considered in defining itself as an innovative leader in the property management industry.
The Resident Map
The first innovation is a patent-pending technology that Resident Map is introducing. It is the ability to view and manage your community from a map of the community itself. Mobile home parks, apartment buildings, storage units, multi-user storefronts, and office buildings are all manageable through this interface.
The resident map, a Flash application with multiple options available for each space, is a map of the community or building provided by the owner of that property and enhanced with Resident Map?s patent-pending technology to transform it into a one-stop management tool. It removes the need for searching through pages and pages of resident names or for using a provided search tool. It puts the information and the navigation for the vast majority of your tasks on one page, and it does so in a way that makes it very easy to use and very intuitive, even for the novice computer user.
Automation of Charges
Another advantage that sets this software apart from the competition is that Resident Map has is the ability not only to manage the month to month charges statically, but it also allows the property manager the ability to manage the events responsible for those charges. The automation of charges includes, but is not limited to, automatic late fees, utility reads and rates, rent raises, notices for delinquency, non-sufficient fund (NSF) charges, and mortgage and amortization schedules. Managing all of these in one location, rather than importing them from a variety of third party solutions, keeps the management of these monthly charges much simpler by putting them all in one place and providing an easy-to-use interface for managing them. Very few packages on the market offer more than one or two of these, but Resident Map offers all of them.
This was only meant as a small sampling to interest property managers in what is available from Resident Map, the most innovative online property management tool available on the market. To get a more in-depth look at one of the most easy-to-use property management solutions available, go to www.residentmap.com and ask for a free demonstration.