Avail Property Management Software: BiggerPockets Review
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Syndicate listings to popular sites such as Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, and more.
Compare local data to set a competitive rent price.
Tenant-paid screenings include credit checks through TransUnion, along with nationwide background and eviction data. (Unlimited Plan Plus users can add unique application questions for more thorough screenings.)
Online lease templates follow state-specific laws. E-signatures save time and paper. (Unlimited Plan Plus users can enhance basic leases with additional house rules and expectations.)
Online payments can be automated through ACH or credit/debit card. Property-specific bank accounts can be set up for receivables.
Track tenant requests regarding maintenance issues. Tenants and landlords can upload photos for visual confirmation.
Reminders and notifications generate automatically. Individual messaging capabilities track communications within the program.
Unlimited Plan Plus members receive next-day rent deposits via ACH with zero fees for tenants.
Unlimited Plan Plus users can create a professional presence online that works as a launching point for Avail features.
- Bank transfers: $2.50 (paid by the tenant)
UNLIMITED PLUS PLAN: $5 per month, per unit
- Bank transfer: Free
$30 each for credit, criminal, and eviction checks, or the three screenings can be bundled for $55 total (paid by the tenant).
CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS
A 3.5 percent fee is added to tenants’ payments.
Pros and cons
- One-stop tenant and landlord interface
- Easy listing capabilities
- Quick and safe web-based payment collection
- Online documents reduce paper and consolidate data
- Free for basic service; per unit pricing with no minimums for Plus
- Not designed for accounting functions
- No vender payment features
- Customizable options only available with Plus
A BiggerPockets Forums user Adri Son says, “I love how in Avail there is a landlord-only area for notes on maintenance requests. I’ve had a much better user experience using Avail [as opposed to another program].”
Avail and real estate investors
Avail is best for landlords who are looking for a professional front-facing service to help streamline regular property management functions. Because there is no cost for the basic Unlimited Plan, Avail can be used risk-free for landlords with as few as one or two units and can easily be changed to the Plus package if necessary.
Learn more on BiggerPockets:
- How to Become a Landlord: Managing Rental Properties for Real Estate Investors
- What Does a Property Manager Do?
- How to Run a Tenant Background Check