AppFolio Property Manager

Who Uses AppFolio Property Manager?

Residential, student housing, commercial, community association, and mixed portfolio property managers that manage 50+ units.

What Is AppFolio Property Manager?

AppFolio provides mobile, all-in-one property management software for residential, commercial, student housing, homeowners & condo association, and mixed portfolio property managers to market, manage and scale. Ideal for growing, complex businesses, AppFolio includes features to support the modern manager: online applications and leases, owner and resident portals, online payments, built-in screening, maintenance requests, mobile inspections, bulk texting, & robust accounting and reporting.

AppFolio Property Manager Details

AppFolio

https://www.appfolioinc.com/

Founded 2006

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AppFolio Property Manager pricing overview

AppFolio Property Manager does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. AppFolio Property Manager paid version starts at USD 280.00/month.


Starting Price

USD 280.00/month

Pricing Details

$280 min. Pricing based on portfolio. Discount available w/ annual billing.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

AppFolio Property Manager deployment and support

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

AppFolio Property Manager Features

  • Chapter Management
  • Committee Management
  • Dues Management
  • Election Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Financial Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Jobs Board
  • Member Communities
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Website Management

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  • Brand Management
  • CRM
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Critical Date Alerts
  • Deal Management
  • For Appraisers
  • For Brokers
  • For Investors
  • For Property Managers
  • Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Planning

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  • Calendar Management
  • Committee Management
  • Document Management
  • Event Management
  • Member Database
  • Payment Processing
  • Property Database
  • Website Management
  • Work Order Management

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  • Add & Edit Photos
  • Comment Library
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Freehand Sketch
  • Payment Processing
  • Repair Estimates
  • Report Summary
  • Residential Inspections
  • Templates
  • Video

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  • Accounting Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Commercial Leases
  • Contact Management
  • Document Management
  • Lease Origination
  • Portfolio Management
  • Property Management
  • Residential Leases
  • Retail Leases

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  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Check
  • Financial Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Late Fee Calculation
  • Lease Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Owner Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Portfolio Management
  • Property Database
  • Rent Tracking
  • Residential Property Management
  • Tax Management
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Vacancy Tracking
  • Website Management

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  • Credit Check
  • Online Payments
  • Tax Management
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Vacancy Management
  • Website Management

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AppFolio Property Manager Reviews

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Overall rating

4.6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.5
Customer Service 4.4
Features 4.4
Value for Money 4.4

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Benjamin B.
Executive Manager
Real Estate, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/11/2020

"Well-Rounded & Reliable"

Comments: Appfolio has world class customer service with extremely quick response time. Implementing the software was as easy as it could have been. It still takes time and effort, but it is certainly worth it to be on such a streamlined software.

Pros: I love the ability to track collections, maintenance orders, and Tenant info/documents from my smartphone. This software gives me the option to have any staff work remote as needed and still do our jobs at 100% capacity.

Cons: Appfolio does a nice job at continuing to develop better features. One area that needs improvements is the ability to do inspections. It takes forever for photos to upload while at the property and uses a ton of data. Would be nice to be able to have the inspections saved locally to the phone and then upload all at once while on WiFi. This would speed up inspections drastically. Improving inspection templates is also needed.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/11/2020
Allison A.
CEO
Real Estate, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    2 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    4/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/02/2021

"Promising Software / Horrible customer service"

Comments: I could have had a great customer experience with appfolio, if they had better trained staff to answer your questions in a timely manner

Pros: I like the customization of this software. It is ideal if you manage a variety of portfolios. The dashboard and tasks menu are placed well and easy to navigate. The software uses a tab feature that allows to easily work with different tasks at a time. Excellent reporting features. Great mobile app

Cons: HORRIBLE customer service. The software is extremely robust, which will normally be a good thing. However, with that comes a lot of questions. Unfortunately only 1 out of 5 agents can help you. Most issues will have to be advanced to a senior agent . Once that happens you will have to EMAIL what your issue is or wait anywhere from 3-7 days for a scheduled phone call. So if your issue is time sensitive you are simply out of luck. I am seasoned property management professional, and I have worked with many softwares. Appfolio, by far is one of the most difficult I have worked with. There is countless steps to complete
everything. Of course that allows for a lot of customization, but understand it takes a long time to learn it.
Additionally there are promised features that don't work well. For example text messaging. You can text within the software, but there is no push notification. So if you are not inside the software or checking you email constantly, you won't know someone sent a text. So Pointless!!!. That is just one of many.
There is reason there is no free trial and they bound you to a one year contract.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/02/2021
Paola B.
Property Administrator
Real Estate, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    2 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    2 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/09/2020

"Customer Support is horrible"

Comments: I have worked with other Property Management programs in the past. The company I worked for chose to switch to appfolio the many features it offered to our clients. In particular our Associations and Board members. I started using the software and as a new user I had many questions. Every time I have an issue to resolve or a specific question not covered in their "training videos" which are ok but only cover the basics, it takes me weeks and months to get support. Imagine not being able to answer a basic accounting question or have one of your assistant admins not being able to perform basic book keeping because Appfolio customer reps don't know how to work to program or don't know much about accounting. I have been pending and bounced back and fourth for weeks and over a month to answer basic program admin user features. This program may be able to take you to the moon and back but if support is garbage, then the software is worthless for the user. In short, it is making me look bad before my clients because I'm unable to perform tasks because Appfolio support team is deficient and don't even know how to assist the clients. Even for the easiest most basic issue, you won't get anyone, you have to start a case and wait around 3 days to get your first response.

Pros: It is fairly user friendly. Onboarding team was friendly.

Cons: 1.- Customer Support is your worse nightmare. 2.- I can no longer receive over the phone payments, 3.- It has been very difficult for many of my users to login. 4.- It takes me too many steps to move from one function to the next and tabs open and accumulate making your viewing experience confusing.5.-The onboarding process and the way the information was placed made me think they had an unexperienced person doing a fill in the blank job. I don't believe they understand what they are really doing while importing the information from one software to the next.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/09/2020
Michael D.
General Manager
Real Estate, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    3 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 25/01/2021

"Better than expected"

Pros: The ease of use and mobile app make this software very useful for property managers. For leasing, the application and lease signing process is pretty seamless once set-up. The Online Portal is also great as it helps cut down on unnecessary emails or calls to the office. Residents can pay rent, submit requests for maintenance, and sign lease renewals all through their Online Portal. The lease renewal interface is one of my favorite features as it has really cuts down on the amount of time I spend drafting and preparing renewals. This software offers a lot and they are always pushing out updates and new features which is great.

Cons: The biggest problem is customer support. Some requests take days or weeks to hear back from someone and in property management, we typically don't have days or weeks to wait for a fix to a problem we are experiencing. However, when someone does help, they tend to always be able to resolve our problems. I would also like to see more customization to the software. Little things like being able to add my own "reasons for move-out" to the drop down when selecting a reason for a move-out. Also adding the option for management to select "preferred/available times" when entering a maintenance request for a resident. Residents have this option when submitting via the online portal, but management does not if they are entering a request on behalf of a resident. The work around is just writing it in the access notes, but that seems disconnected since user submitted requests will show the preferred times in a different section so maintenance staff may overlook it since it will be in a different spot than usual.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Source: SoftwareAdvice
  • Reviewed on 25/01/2021
Brayden M.
Owner/Property Manager
Real Estate, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/11/2020

"AppFolio is Powerful, Take the time to study it"

Pros: This software is amazing. It has so many features from initial contact with prospective renters all the way through the rental process. It allows you to initiate online payments to vendors and owners. It is capable of creating HTML packets for posting to websites manually. It also posts automatically to about 30 other websites. It is awesome.

Cons: It has taken a lot of work to learn and I’m still learning a lot and I’ve been using it for 7 years. You have to treat it like learning a new language and dive in to understand each facet of the software.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/11/2020