Most of us know that there are apps for about everything these days… but choosing the ones that help and don’t just take up time and store space on our phones can be a challenge. I have a few you really need to look at if you are already a Central Florida real estate investor, or are considering becoming one.
This deceptively simple and intuitive property management app, created by landlords for landlords, does the works. It keeps property and tenant info organized, tracks income, outstanding rents and recurring expenses, generates data reports that can be printed directly from the app, and alerts the user of upcoming important dates for each property. Best of all, the app syncs to the cloud, allowing the user to access the app on all their devices while backing up data. This one is a must for the self-managing property investor.
In-app purchases available from Starter at $8.99 to Enterprise 50 at $159.99.
Rental Investors with larger portfolios know that juggling multiple move-in/move-out and due diligence inspection reports can be a handful, to say the least. The Happy Inspector app helps streamline the entire process, creating comprehensive, professional inspection reports that can be quickly tailored to the layout of each property. While designed with multi-family in mind, single-family owners and property managers are finding this app useful thanks to its flexible and customizable templates.
From $25 per user per month with annual subscription.
This essential real estate investment calculator allows investors to analyze deals before they buy a property. After entering some information about the property, the user can view performance projections that help them do an apples-to-apples comparison between properties. Professional PDF reports of the analysis can be emailed to investment partners or lenders. One fun feature: Users can slide their finger to change the holding period on a property from 0 to 30 years, and all of the numbers instantly update.
In-app purchases range from Premium at $19.99 to Pro at $39.99.
The ultimate online social network of real estate investors now has a mobile app that allows users to browse the forums and engage in discussions on-the-go, with many more features coming soon.
When it comes time to renovate a rental, choosing quality materials with inviting, universally-appealing colors on a budget can be daunting. The Zillow Digs app offers users interior design inspiration organized by space and style much like Houzz, but with straightforward cost estimates based on location. More specifically, the cost breakdown includes labor costs (such as demolition, backsplash and cabinet installation) and materials (like countertops and appliances)—practical info that rental property investors will want to know upfront.
I’ve made a career out of helping people buy and sell homes all over Central Florida. I bring that experience to every Greater Orlando real estate transaction I am fortunate to be a part of. I would be honored to be your advocate and to make your next real estate transaction an extremely positive one. Call me at 321.293.2240 today or contact me here now.
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