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McGraw
04-21-2004, 07:20 PM
I came across Open-Realty while doing some searching today, and I'm very impressed. I don't have a need for internet listings just yet, but when I do I know what to use.

At this time I need an application to manage single-family rental houses. I need to keep track of rent payments, maintenance, tenant info, profitability, etc. Would anyone happen to know of a good program to do that? It's probably a long shot, but if there's an open source solution that would be fantastic.

Any assistance would be very much appreciated!

ltp
04-22-2004, 08:23 PM
I'm sure there is something out there...

Take a look at sf.net and freshmeat.net you are likely to find something there if not try to start something of a somewhat open source development product on it if you have the experience in coding. Why not give back to the community ;)

Let us know if you find anything.

McGraw
04-25-2004, 12:58 AM
Thanks for the input. :)

I went to http://www.mrlandlord.com/ and much of the software there I had already come across, but the guy selling his "method of using Quickbooks" gave me the idea to try that program. I'll probably go with QuickBooks for now, since it's so popular and the others are so expensive.

Sourceforge didn't have anything, and Freshmeat had a couple of overly specialized apps. I'd certainly make one if I knew how, but I don't (yet) know how to code.

Here are the better-looking programs I came across. Hopefully this will save someone else a few hours of searching:

Remanage (http://www.remanage.com)
Manage-IT (http://www.logicbuilt.com)
PropertyBoss (http://www.propertyboss.com)
LandlordMax (http://www.landlordmax.com)
TenantFile (http://www.tenantfile.com)

thesailor
04-26-2004, 09:42 AM
I've been trying to figure a good way to use Quickbooks myself.. I've used and didn't like the support of several of the other programs you mentioned...

If you can share some ideas or upload a sample .qbd or whatever quicken saves it as - database with samples set up for a rental managment service... that'd be awsome...

Anyone got any other ideas?

garwil
05-24-2004, 03:21 PM
Hang in there peeps. I am working on a system that will take all your needs into account. My background is travel consulting (to airlines etc) and have found that the systems out there are all hellish expensive. I have taken on a partner who is far better than I in programming and together we are developing an "open source" system for the travel industry. I say "open source" as our product will be open-but not quite..you get the software for free but have to pay for the reservations as they come through. This will be "fanchised" to people like yourselves who also get the software for free but agree to pay for any reservations (it will be a small amount so that we can leave a gap for you to also make money.) Bear in mind that the smaller hotels etc are also realty operators so we are going to work on incorporating OR for this. Then there will be the actual reservations module all locked into something like PHP-nuke but that has not yet been decided. I have looked extensively at the offering on SF and freshmeat myself but the only ones realy worth anything at this stage are from the bigger software vendors that charge an arm and a leg so this is how we got into it.
I will keep you posted as to our progression...
take care all!!

ddent01
02-04-2005, 03:48 PM
Hi, just to let you know I'm using Rentright.

I own several SFR and looked through about 10 different programs. I finally settled on RentRight because it works and is reasonably easy to teach my wife the bookeeping piece.

It's got a few glitches but for the most part it does everything I need and provide excellant reports.

Good luck !
DD

mshawn
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