TOPIC: Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage?

Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 6 years 7 months ago #15004

I have used Yardi, Real Page/One Site, Bostonpost and MRI. I have more experience in Yardi and One Site. I really like the reports services in One Site, and the different ways to find things are a lot easier and it is so much for user friendly. Yardi would be my next choice very simple and basic, however not as user friendly and if ledgers get messed, everyone (managers, owners, judges) see the mistakes. Bostonpost is the least user friendly and requires more steps to complete a task. The more I use Bostonpost I am finding different ways to use and find things, but still seems like there are more steps to completing a simple task. Same way with MRI software.
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Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 6 years 7 months ago #15005

Hi Angela,

I am doing some market research and would love to get your thoughts on each of these vendors. Would you be willing to chat for a few minutes? Would appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks!
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Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 6 years 7 months ago #15022

I'm interested to know about user experiences regarding specific feature sets of the various property management apps apps regarding tools for communications with residents. I think that most of them have the ability to send emails and a few of them have the ability to send text messages.

Specifically, I'm wondering the extent to which they have integrated text messaging and if they support:
  • The ability to use your property telephone number vs short codes (the 5 or 6 digit numbers most often used for push marketing) vs assigned or shared 10 digit numbers vs email to text.
  • The ability to have two-way communication vs one-way push or limited response.

Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 6 years 7 months ago #15024

Depending on which release of MRI Software you are using will determine how easily it is to accomplish your daily tasks. More than likely you were accessing one of our older interfaces. If you haven't seen the latest version of MRI go to the web site www.mrisoftware.com for a brief glimpse and sign up to schedule a more in-depth presentation.
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Re:Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 6 years 7 months ago #15047

Art Lieb, I would very much like to discuss the benefits of RealPage and ease of use. Please give me a call at your convenience 770-448-7047 x351
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Re:Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 6 years 4 months ago #15240

Yardi is by far the best and most user friendly. Just started using AMSI and the manual's have so many typo's it looks like they were edited by a second grader. The program is not user friendly and I am terrified about learning from a company that can barley get thru one page of their training manual without misspelled words or using the wrong version of a word.
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Re:Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 6 years 4 months ago #15241

I found yardi to be the least user friendly. I use Appfolio now and find it much easier to use.
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Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 6 years 2 months ago #15452

One more that should be included is Housters, which has a web site (housters.com) and Android/iOS mobile apps that are all cloud-synced. It has the basics you'd expect like tracking tenants' unpaid rent, managing to-do lists, accounting, and reporting, but also has some other goodies like tenants being able to make online rent payments to you through Housters and contractors being able to login to Housters and update your to-do list tasks that you assign to them.


Editor Note: The author of this post is actually the owner or employee of Housters. They left out that information, and we thought it was important to include so that people did not get the mistaken impression it was an unbiased recommendation. As the original poster on this thread said vendors are allowed to chime in, we are approving this message with our note.
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Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 6 years 2 months ago #15470

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Best Property Management Software? MRI vs. Yardi vs. RealPage? 6 years 2 months ago #15471

YARDI without any doubt. So easy to use and friendly. Clear reporting, easy move ins and move outs, bank deposits, easy to read reporting. The best property management software out there. Even though it is pricy it is worth every penny. :)
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