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How can we make the Rentec Direct property management software and tenant screening platform better?

  1. Autofill payee & category

    autofill when entering income and expenses. Monthly transactions are basically repeated (rent amounts are the same every month (unless you enter late fees), and trash, electric, water, property management, taxes, lawncare...etc are also the same company/category). When the payee's name is typed in, the category should autofill with the previously used category , saving a lot of time.

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  2. make reports interactive and zoomable

    1)When I make a report, and see that there is an uncategorized expense, then I should be able to click on the number, view the transaction and edit it. I have some uncategorized expenses and income that I would like to see to determine what they are, but I can't figure out how to. It should be as easy as clicking on it.

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  3. Allow selection of either tenant when adding a co-renter to a multi-tenant unit

    Currently, if a unit has multiple tenants that are not co-renters, and I want to add a co-renter by clicking "Place New Tenant" and selecting "Make Co-renter", the first tenant placed in the unit is automatically selected and there is no option to make the co-renter part of a group with any other tenant from that page. Instead, I must create the co-renting tenant in the tenant section, then click the context menu and select "Add to Group", then select the appropriate tenant to group the co-renter with.

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    To help us categorize and prioritize this feature, it would be helpful to know a practical real-life example of where there are two non-affiliated tenants moved into the same unit, and where one of them would have affiliated co-renters. Your input would be helpful.

  4. Create Statement - add calendar controls to dialog boxes

    It would be helpful to have a calendar control on the dialog boxes for date selection

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  5. Consolidate owner statement to one page if the owner only has one unit (currently it is 2 pages)

    If I choose to send an owner a monthly cash statement, and this owner has just one property, the system creates two separate but identical statements. One has just the owner's name, and the other has just the property address... Address and name should combine to be on a one page statement.

    4 votes
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  6. Hide settings that are not available for your subscription level

    Settings that cannot be modified (e.g., Payable to is only available to Rentec PM subscribers) should be hidden.

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  7. Disburse funds to owners who own multiple properties

    OWNER DISBURSEMENT: easier way to disburse funds for owners with multiple properties without having to head into each one, view the balance, and post to each property ledger. Post split transaction to the owner's ledger? Option to "zero out" the rolling balance on all properties and class to 8900 category with a check-box next to the rolling balance total - save on time, especially w/ lots of SFHs.

    16 votes
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  8. Alternate workorder contact

    WHO IS NOTIFIED: Option to have a default setting to email an alternative person when workorders come in vs. the account holder (under settings?) to notify if tenant or staff enter work orders - automatically

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  9. Apply ACH Disbursements To Property Ledger

    OWNER DISBURSEMENT: When ACH-ing funds to an owner, if a property is selected, it will apply the expense to the property ledger, but not to the expense account associated with the property. This currently has to be done manually. Would be best if it happened automatically,especially for those who have lots and lots of owners they ACH to each month..

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  10. More property sort options

    SORT ORDER: Option to sort alphbetically with numbers in nickname and not have to resort manually

    5 votes
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  11. Email program updates to users in addition to the blog updates

    I do not wade through your blog unless i have a problem i am trying to resolve. when you make improvements, email it to customers. If you are adding functionality, you need to let us know so we can take maximum advantage of the capabilities.

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    0 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback, we currently put an alert on the summary page whenever you (or any sub-users) login and there is a new feature. It will show up at the top of the notification stating “We’ve added X new features or improvements since your last login. Learn more.”. The learn more text is a link to the details of those improvements.

    I could see in the future the possibility of also sending these via email to an opt-in list if this becomes a popular request.

  12. Pay employees by ACH

    Allow us to pay employees using ACH

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  13. Alternate owner statement - to look like operating statement

    OWNER STATEMENT: prefer the tenant statement style as it fits in a window envelope and looks "tighter" - would like the report to have a similar look as the Operating statement - offering their various property names on the left, the categories in columns and total on the right margin - easy to glance at.

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  14. Add more fields to bank account ledger

    BANK ACCOUNT LEDGER: Include the following fields in the bank account ledger: Property name, address, tenant name, amount, check numbers, and security deposits do not list property/unit

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  15. Post deposits as tenant credits as income to the property

    SECURITY DEPOSITS: When posting a transaction as "apply as tenant credit", the transaction does post to the tenant ledger as a payment, however it does not show up under the property, owner or any bank account as income. The transaction has be edited to do so.

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  16. Report to show deleted entries

    DELETED ITEMS - Report to show deleted entries - tool for auditing/finding mistakes

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  17. Tenant Portal PTE (Permission To Enter)

    PTE: On the tenant portal, require that a an option be selected "Yes, you have my PTE" or "Call for details on PTE (and spot for a phone number)" and a notes section if there are special instructions - require a phone number be entered before they can submit through the portal

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  18. Multiple file upload (multi select)

    FILES ON all PORTAL: Option to upload a files, or multiple files to multiple owners and/or tenant portals at the same time - or all owner or all tenants. Especially helpful when adding new tenants or creating new marketing for property

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  19. Show owner's email address in list

    OWNER'S EMAIL ADDRESSES: Display their address below their name, similar to Tenants, and be able to use the email link directly from the Accounts tab. Also, when emailing a report, the system will allow you to type their name for auto-populating their email address.

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  20. Allow restricted user to see inactive tenants

    INACTIVE TENANTS: If a user is restricted to certain properties, they are unable to see tenants they enter as "inactive" - some users have a waitlist of applicants not assigned to any unit and wants to be able to have his mgs. see the applicant they enter

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