SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2014) - AppFolio Property Manager, provider of Web-based property management software, announces today two new features that are directly built into the platform at no charge to customers. The company is the first software provider to offer an Online Leasing Flow and Mobile Inspections included with the existing software service. Property managers have traditionally managed the leasing and inspection processes either on paper or through third party solutions that were accompanied by additional fees and manual data entry, and these new features allow a more efficient option at no further expense.
The Online Leasing Flow and Mobile Inspections functionalities were both designed from the ground up, with a focus on how modern property managers run their businesses today. Property management professionals are tired of paying additional fees and managing the burden of manual processes, and are driven by a greater need to accommodate renters seeking online convenience. These mobile features provide a solution, and offer flexibility and time saved for all parties.
"100 percent of our leases are done electronically right now, but in a third party system," said Lee Arnold, president of Benchmark Property Management. "Now that I can have it all in AppFolio, we're looking forward to saving at least 10 hours per week for each leasing agent. There is no doubt that an efficient property management company should be using online leases."
The Online Leasing Flow is the most modern, mobile solution available and will offer a competitive advantage over property managers who have not embraced the mobile trend. A few key highlights of this feature include:
- Rental applications that have been optimized for mobile devices
- Built-in screening that can be launched by a single click
- Fully integrated, customizable online lease agreement with e-signatures directly from a mobile device allowing property managers to dramatically decrease turn time for rentals
The Mobile Inspections feature gives property managers the power to manage on-site inspections conveniently using their preferred mobile device. Some additional benefits include:
- Instant record-keeping of the inspection process stored right in AppFolio Property Manager, streamlining the entire process
- Voice to text feature, through which notes on inspections can be verbally recorded and automatically turned into text
- Organization of photos, notes and condition labels as they're seamlessly saved into AppFolio Property Manager
"Our industry is increasingly mobile and this requires a different approach to software development," explained Jason Randall, VP of product management at AppFolio. "Our team spent hundreds of hours watching property management professionals handle paper leases and conduct onsite maintenance inspections so we could design and build functionality that caters to the mobile property manager. Including the Online Leasing Flow and Mobile Inspections with the AppFolio monthly service makes perfect sense because we want to make these processes easy for our customers and their prospective residents. This has been our product philosophy from the very beginning."
About AppFolio Property Manager
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, AppFolio Property Manager is comprehensive, Web-based software designed expressly for the needs of residential property managers. Fueled by a, AppFolio Property Manager provides Web-based features that appeal to modern renters while solving the specific challenges of the property management industry. For more information, please visit AppFolio.com.