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  1. Have separate contact and rent information for marketing

    When I filled out the marketing information, the site syndicated ads to Zillow and Hot Pads. Both ads featured the contract information from my profile (my cell phone number), however I like my tenants and potential tenants to call a different phone number that is often answered by my property manager or by myself. It also included the "default rent" from another screen, which I had not updated before I filled out the marketing profile. So the syndicated ads had a different rent amount in the description.
    I would like to sugges a field on the marketing profile for rent…

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    • Wordpress Plugin

      Would be great to have plugin that can showcase our properties within our wordpress websites. That way our visitors can view everything from one location as well as filling out applications.

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      • Download owner and vendor contact data in CSV

        Please add an option to download owner and vendor contact information (just like tenant data) in the Utilities area.

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        • The Ability To Put A Tenant On Notice To Move Out

          I know that you can go to move out and set a tenant to move out at a later date, the problem that I keep having is a tenant doesn't move out when they say they will. Then I have them moved out and I have to either reenter them or know that they are there. Also with any management software I have used in the past there was a report for tenants on notice to move out. It was always part of the vacancy report.

          8 votes
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          • Option to add Company name when placing tenant vs. First/Last Name

            When placing a new tenant would like to see the option to add the Company Name versus the First/Last name option. The First/Last Name should be optional fields not mandatory

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              • Property and Contact Detail Card

                When I go through my properties and tenants, sometimes I just want a quick detail (tenant phone number or email address, number of bedrooms in a house). How about when we are in the property or tenant tab, simply clicking on the property will pop up a card with information. That way I don't have to right click, then go to edit, just to see a person's phone number for a quick call. That would be great, thanks!

                5 votes
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                • Make more Commercial Property friendly.

                  Make a optional second rental application for prospective commercial tenants or add questions. Add features when you add properties and units/suites. Currently there is a drop down but only noticeable change is title under property name. Any other additions or options much appreciated.

                  9 votes
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                  • Add support for auto-tax calculations

                    Some parts of the U.S., including major cities in Arizona like Phoenix, have a sales tax which applies to residential rental properties. In Phoenix, it's 2% (of the rent), and tenants must pay it every month, along with their rent. Owners/managers must pay the city monthly.

                    Rentec Direct doesn't have a particularly good way of dealing with this, and it seems like a valuable feature that should exist. The tax should automatically be computed (x% times the rent amount) and posted along with the rent. A way of reporting the monthly totals would be nice too. I find the workaround,…

                    17 votes
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                    • Line Up the Decimal Points

                      How about creating reports where the decimals actually line up properly. As it stands, the reports don't look professional with the numbers left justified.

                      5 votes
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                      • voided checks

                        when printing out a check (from any account) there is a drop down menu for - "un-cleared, cleared & to reconcile, etc.) it would be nice to have a title"voided or void" and have it automatically void that number check in the specific chosen account so it doesn't have to be added manually.

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                        • duplicate checks or invoice numbers

                          Would like for the system to not allow a transaction to be posted if a duplicate check number or reference number is entered. This would prevent duplicate payment of vendor invoices.

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                          • General Ledger Report Option

                            A very useful accounting report option would be a General Ledger which would offer an at-a-glance overview of all transactions in all accounts, followed by a breakdown of those transactions by category ledger. This overview would be useful for auditing purposes.

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                            • Add to Recurring Expenses

                              I need another category for frequency of expenses/payments. My local utility company bills every other month. If you would add that option to your program I could match Rentec to my bank statements.

                              3 votes
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                              • Account and Owner should be different tab

                                Account and Owner should be in different tab as they are 2 different categories. Not sure why they are on same tab.

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                                • add the ability to pay interest on security deposits

                                  The City of San Francisco requires landlords pay yearly simple interest to tenants on security deposits. Please add this functionality.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Option to print or export Notes/History to a PDF

                                    Being able to export the notes to a PDF is extremely helpful in property management because at anytime these notes may need to be referenced. Being able to export the notes would save time and work for the users of Rentec, as it stands now we have to do double the work to ensure every file is documented properly.

                                    37 votes
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                                    • reimbursable's to property owners accounts

                                      when entering a reimbursement paid by the owner - let's say for a repair you did- when you enter it into the property account it goes in as a credit, (which it should) but when you do the end of the year statement for the owner it shows up as income to them - which it is not, and there is no way to alter the report to show it was money paid by the owner and if you back into the account and alter it, it throws off all of the figures which in turn messes up their tax…

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                                      • Track net worth / balance sheet/mortgage tracker

                                        ASSETS & LIABILITIES/BALANCE SHEET/MORTGAGE TRACKER: Option to track net worth I.E. tie back loan to property, show purchase price of assets, loan balance, etc.

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                                        • Add Unit # to Tenant Balance Screen

                                          My owner knows units not tenant names. Thus it would be helpful to see the property / unit # along with the tenant name on the page displaying their running balance:
                                          Tenants: Accounting [Tenant Name]

                                          14 votes
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