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

  1. Allow Owners To Send PM money through portal with merchant account

    Owners to be able to send money to the property manager's bank account through the owner portal, just as tenant's can. This is especially helpful for turnover expenses or other cash infusions, and a quick tool for international clients or those who like to automate the process.

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  2. Bank Reconcile - display last reconciled balance

    It would be helpful to display the last reconciled balance on the bank account reconciliation report tool to easily tell if your last reconciliation was off when you start a new one.

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  3. Enter all tenants on Lease

    I've taken the time to enter my tenants and the co-renters for a property but when I go to update and renew the lease, only the main tenant goes on the lease. I then have to look up the name of the co-renter and their email address and then manually type it all in order to send the lease. Could we have the option to put all tenants and their email address on the Forms tab?

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  4. Work order summary page

    OPEN WORK ORDERS: Option to see a summary, similar to Close Work Order report, vs. the printable work order. - maybe it's own work order tab to manage easier

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  5. Property manager > properties report

    PROPERTY MANAGERS: Report to show which properties each property manager has

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  6. Allow the "Owner Disbursement" Category to be an "Other" rather than "Expense"

    The problem I am trying to solve, is that Owner Disbursements show up in the P&L reports. Owner Disbursements and Owner Contributions are not Income or Expenses. They shouldn't show up in P&L reports.

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    Hi Robert, that’s a great suggestion. What you can do today is visit Settings, Categories and setup another Owner Disbursement category (name it anything you wish), and set it as type Other. Then use that for your owner disbursements and it should do exactly as you are wanting.

  7. Recording Security Deposits received

    We need a "transfer" option added to the tenant screen so that we can transfer security deposits to another bank account. Currently, it only gives us the option to add an "expense" to the tenant ledger. The only other option is to do the security deposit transaction in the checkbook ledger, completely separate from the tenant ledger, using only the "On Deposit" tab to keep track of it.

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  8. Better Picture application. Option to rotate picture, drag and drop picture order.

    Better Picture application. Option to rotate pictures, drag and drop picture order.

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  9. One Screen to Post Multiple Tenant Payments

    457 unit sales call.
    The option to post multiple payments in one screen. When you have 100's of rent checks in one day would be nice to post in one screen, to one bank acct (or undeposited) and have it affect multiple properties/tenants. (like our split expense transaction

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  10. easy pay for vendors

    Add the ability to 'Easy Pay' via ACH for vendors.

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  11. Vendor Ledger - select multiple vendors

    "Vendor Ledger": Would be great select multiple vendors, all expenses sorted by vendor in one report only.

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  12. Customizable reports

    Customizable reports : there are now custom fields and we need to be able to get that data out in a report (not the one page reports that you guys have today)- but a real report.

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  13. Option to upload our own rental application rather than Rentec's defualt application

    Our applications have more questions and information that we cannot input in the default application fields. We would like to have the option to upload our own application rather than use Rentec's default application.

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  14. Security Deposit Return Reminder

    We need help staying organized with security deposit returns. It would be great if the day a tenant is "moved-out" in the system, that it could generate a Reminder on the summary screen that says "this tenant moved-out on March 31, 2018 - send out security deposit". THANKS!

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  15. Accounting assets and liabilities

    It would be very helpful to be able to track assets and liabilities. This is the only thing missing from your software that would allow me to do a complete accounting of my businesses. Please consider implementing. Thank you!

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  16. 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.

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  17. Allow for rent to be prorated for last month

    I have tenants who near a university who move out either in the middle of May or the middle of August. It would be nice if the software could look at their lease expiration date/move out date and calculate a prorated rent for the last month rather than require it to be manually added.

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  18. Owner Statement Report > auto populate owner's email

    When emailing an Owner Statement report, please auto-populate the selected owner's email address into the To: field.

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  19. Recurring Work Orders for preventative maintenance

    Allow work orders to be recurring for preventative maintenance. (Example- Changing air filters, test batteries, clean gutters, quarterly walk through).

    Use similar interface as the "recurring charge" function.

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  20. Tenant Payments Applied To Specific Charges

    In some states, tenant payments have to be applied to specific charges rather than to a rolling balance. For example, if a tenant pays for a partial pay for a utility bill, that payment must be applied to the charge they say they are paying for and not other balances and the tenant statement must reflect the balance for various charges.

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