Who Uses This Software?

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

Average Ratings

1,477 reviews
  • Overall 4.6/5
  • Ease of Use 4.5/5
  • Customer Service 4.4/5
  • Features 4.4/5
  • Value for Money 4.4/5

Product Details

  • Starting Price USD 250.00/month
  • Pricing Details $250 min. Pricing based on portfolio. Discount available w/ annual billing.
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial Yes
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - iOS Native
    Mobile - Android Native
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • AppFolio
  • https://www.appfolioinc.com/
  • Founded 2006

About 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 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
  • Brand Management
  • CRM
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Critical Date Alerts
  • Deal Management
  • For Appraisers
  • For Brokers
  • For Investors
  • For Property Managers
  • Portfolio Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Calendar Management
  • Committee Management
  • Document Management
  • Event Management
  • Member Database
  • Payment Processing
  • Property Database
  • Website Management
  • Work Order Management
  • Add & Edit Photos
  • Comment Library
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Freehand Sketch
  • Payment Processing
  • Repair Estimates
  • Report Summary
  • Residential Inspections
  • Templates
  • Video
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Commercial Leases
  • Contact Management
  • Landlord Database
  • Lease Classification
  • Portfolio Management
  • Property Management
  • Residential Leases
  • Retail Leases
  • Sublease Management
  • Tenant Database
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Commercial Properties
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Check
  • Expense Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Landlord Database
  • Late Fee Calculation
  • Lease Tracking
  • Maintenance Management
  • Owner Portal
  • Payment Processing
  • Portfolio Management
  • Rent Tracking
  • Residential Property Management
  • Tax Management
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Vacancy Tracking
  • Website Management
  • Credit Check
  • Online Payments
  • Tax Management
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Vacancy Management
  • Website Management

AppFolio Property Manager Most Helpful Reviews

Amazing Property Manager for Small-to-Medium Companies

Reviewed on 20/12/2019
Drew S.
Assistant Operations Manager
Real Estate, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: The biggest issue my company had was advertising vacancies. We were relying on walk-in tenants, which has not been a good source for 5-10 years. AppFolio is one-click to post to multiple free websites and syncs with Apartments.com if your company goes that route. Ease of use and great training/help files will keep us with them for years to come.

Pros: First and foremost, the value of the product. You get everything you need for cheaper than most of the other products out there. For my company, we transitioned from Buildium to AppFolio and instantly reaped the rewards. AppFolio provided us with an inexpensive company website, a quick and easy tool to post our vacancies to multiple websites, and great assistance during set-up.

Cons: I know some of the more expensive options offer more competitive pricing tools and a little more automation. Also, AppFolio had a few issues (like maintenance personnel not being able to see pictures on work orders using their mobile devices) that took AppFolio a while to start addressing.

Vendor Response

by AppFolio on 30/12/2019

Dear Drew, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We're happy that your transition to AppFolio was a good one and that you are already reaping the benefit!

Powerful - Easy to Use and Learn

Reviewed on 10/12/2019
Jon G.
Realtor - Property Manager
Real Estate, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: AppFolio has been able to streamline and give so much more efficiency for day to day operations that we're able to scale our business at a much more dramatic pace.

Pros: The all encompassing ability to power a website to sophisticated accounting, maintenance controls, tenant/owner communications is all at your fingertips anywhere with a mobile device or computer.

Cons: If you're not a seasoned bookkeeper and you're managing somewhat sophisticated accounting of properties, you can dig yourself a hole real quick.

Vendor Response

by AppFolio on 30/12/2019

Hi Jon, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We know transitions to any new software solution can be tough and we're glad you chose AppFolio to streamline your business!

#1 single-family residential PM software

Reviewed on 03/10/2019
Joe P.
Executive Vice-President
Real Estate, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Our experience with Appfolio has been great! It has created efficiencies within our single-family division that didn’t exist previously. I’m optimistic that over time they will develop more features that will allow us to be even more efficient.

Pros: It’s robust yet easy to use, dependable, constantly evolving, their developers listen to their customer’s needs and if possible delivers, issues are handled quickly by their web based customer service team, and it’s affordable.

Cons: The layout of the property financial statements are subpar and difficult for our clients to understand; its not the best software choice to manage commercial or multi-family properties; it’s lack of customization

Sad to be looking elsewhere.

Reviewed on 11/08/2018
Tara D.
Residential Property Manager
Real Estate, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
3/5
Features & Functionality
2/5
Customer Support
3/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Initially, I was thrilled with Appfolio. They had live support, and same day follow up calls when submitting tickets. Suggestions on the user forum were implemented, or at the very least, were updated by Appfolio so we knew they were aware and cared. None of that anymore, but we are regularly being innundated with value added junk that we can pay for if we want it or obscure improvements that seem pretty specialized/not broadly impactful. Meetups, etc. are heavily geared toward sales/recruitment and have virtually no value for current clients. I was fine with shrugging my shoulders as this is often how things go with growing companies, but looking completely unprofessional to my tenants/owners due to unreliable email/text, suppressed fee accounting/commingling problems (that are legit problems, not user error), and confusing owner statements have me in talks to switch. Property managers are dealing with stigma to start with - I don’t need my management software making my company look unreliable/unprofessional/untrustworthy on top of it. Not to mention - I dread having to explain during a state audit why income is “suppressed” from owner reporting.

Pros: Extremely easy to navigate/train employees to use, tenant rent payment/owner contributions are free with ACH, application-move in flow is smooth, mobile app works well, available property postings look great on my website.

Cons: Suppressed fees amount to commingling, and that is so bad. It could easily be resolved and the idea has lots of votes in the forum yet it remains unaddressed. Not to mention, suppressed application fees can be passed on to an owner before you need to refund the fee depending on the timing and that leads to a nightmare of accounting, and having to explain to an owner why you are unprofessionally having to withhold the money in the next month. I tried to get help from support to no avail (it was repeatedly blown off as user error) so then I started going to their live meetups when they came to town begging for help from support in person to make it clear it is not user error. That led to more dissmissal from user support as being due to user error, so I finally said I wasn’t taking no for an answer. After talking to tons of people, I finally got a support person who understood what I was saying, and all they could offer was a VERY time consuming work-around. The integrated email/text feature often fails and does not notify you that it failed causing huge problems. Notification emails when a lead inquires have started being unreliable. If tenants wait too long to respond to an email I sent via appfolio, they are told the thread has expired. Since every email sent from appfolio is sent from a different spammy looking email address, I get frustrated tenants asking which of the 15 email addresses they should use to reach me. Owner statements are confusing to owners.

Vendor Response

by AppFolio on 21/08/2018

Hello Tara, thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We understand your frustration and we are glad that you were able to talk through these items with one of the managers on our Customer Success Team. Based on your business practices, not consistently paying our your suppressed fees seems to have caused an issue with your owner's statements. We hope, after speaking with a manager, you will be able to establish a good cadence of paying these in order to avoid error in the future. We take our client feedback seriously and take all of it into consideration when building and improving new features. We hope you will stick with us and continue to provide this vital feedback.

Reports & Move-outs

Reviewed on 15/11/2019
Deana T.
VP
Real Estate, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: I love it!! I just have a few request to make it perfect :)

Pros: The ease of applications and lease signing! I also like some parts of the reports.

Cons: The Unit Avail. doesn't show the name of the existing resident or the future one, so I have to transfer it to excel and add that for every property every 2 weeks.
I'm always concerned about notices being put in correct.
I can't print a report to show signed lease renewals by month.

Vendor Response

by AppFolio on 05/12/2019

Hi Deana, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback and we are constantly striving to delight our customers through software improvements. Please continue to share your feedback with us!

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