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  1. Marketing Tab or Quick Links to Listing

    It would be useful to have either a marketing tab in the program, or a quick link in the summary page (on the bottom, next to work orders), that would take you to all available listings and be able to toggle them from that location (update, remove.) In addition, if there was a marketing tab, there could be sub-tabs for tracking traffic, leads, conversion rates.

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    • Keep Company Financials Off "All Property" Financials

      When customers wish to track income and expenses for their company, they can easily create a property for "ABC Company" and post customized income and expense transactions. However, this "property" skews vacancy and financial reports for "all properties." It would be great to have an option to exclude a single property or selected properties from report options.

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        5 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Delinquency Report

        Your current delinquency report is sorted by tenant's last name. This report should be sorted by delinquency amount!!!! Or better yet, have a clickable column heading so the user can choose how to sort this report. Also, I'd like to see additional columns in this report. . . for example: 'Monthly Rent'. If a tenant is $600 delinquent and their rent is $600/month, that is much different than a tenant who is $600 delinquent and their rent is only $300/month.

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        • allow users to VOID checks

          One-click voiding would be awesome.

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          • Build a character counter in the SMS

            Create a characters counter so you will know when you are at the max characters for sending an SMS. Currently only get an error if you are sending too many.

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

              Thank you for the suggestion Duane. We just completed another feature which allows for greater than 160 character messages which might all but eliminate this issue for you in the first place. If the message exceeds 160 chars it will now still send the entire message to the recipient.

            • separate check number/reference, invoice/transaction, and description fields

              It would be helpful to have a separate check/reference number field and invoice/transaction number field, while still being able to enter a meaningful description of a payment for the owners to view. I can enter an invoice number in the memo field, and then enter a description in the "display as" field, but then the display overrides the category name on the ledger reports.

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              • add move-in and move-out category to notices

                in addition to being able to see lease expiration dates and late rents is it possible to add a tab next to workorders, tenant screening, mailboxes, and file library indicating move-in and move-out info or in the notices section? thank you.

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                • include the option to have Rentec Direct monthly subscription invoices automatically emailed to subscribers.

                  I would love to have the option get a monthly invoice of my subscription history automatically emailed to me for my records. I continually forget to add it to my expenses. I thought about having it be reoccurring, but the number of units manage does change from time to time.

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                  • Archive accounts

                    I would like to see the ability to Archive accounts, much the same way property and tenants currently work.

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                      2 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add sub-total for split transactions

                      For example if a check is received e.g. $1000 to pay for various items ($975 rent, $25 inspection fee) that as each one is entered that the remaining amount appear.
                      Foe example enter the amount of the check $1000 received and then then enter the split transaction assigning $975 to rent. The remaining $25 then shows as needing to be assigned.

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                      • White Label - remove title of "Rentec Direct - Property Management Software"

                        I ask that you might have either a generic statement like "property description" or actually the specific property name as page title. I understand you want to advertise, but when I send the like to specific people or sites like facebook, all they see it a link to "Rentec Direct - Property Management Software". They think I am advertising your software and not my property, so they do not click on the link. This very much defeats why I set up the property listing website. I am including the link so you can see the page (tab) title for yourself.

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                          1 comment  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hello Tyson and other supporters of this idea. We’ve looked at both the listing pages and the individual detail pages. The listing pages list in the page title “Your Company Name | City, State | Rental Listings”. The detailed listing pages show “Property Address, City, State, Zip is For Rent”. I didn’t see anything that listed our company name on the listings pages. Is there another page maybe you are referencing?

                        • Include a method to print all invoices all at once in order to mail

                          I currently have to print every invoice manually by going to every tenants profile. This is getting annoying and time consuming. Honestly is making look for other programs. Other than this minor issue, I love rentec. Ive been using it for 2 years.

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

                            Have you tried sending a statement instead? The format is nearly identical, and there is an option (Reports / Rentec-HOA Reports), All Statements. It will print off all the statements for the chosen properties. It’s a huge time saver, and maybe exactly what you are looking for.

                          • Tenant Ledger Report to include option to run "0000 Charge" report.

                            Currently the Category ledger only pulls paid charges (income) not posted charges. I would like the ability to have the Tenant Category Ledger be sorted by unit number or name. Currently it is only by name and that makes accounting difficult. Unless you can make this report an Excel export in which case I can sort on my own provided the unit number is a field in the report.

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                            • Property & Owner Reserves Report

                              Be able to pull a report that indicates the established reserve amount for each property - possibly as an added column in the Financial Report "Summary By Property." Also be able to have reserves hit this report by owner.

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                              • Reports

                                I have a couple suggestions regarding reports.
                                1. Reports that can be scheduled: Imagine if I could schedule a daily report, or weekly, or monthly report that would automatically run and email me the results.
                                2. Reports with relative date ranges: last day, week, month, year.
                                3. Alerts: Thresholds for delinquent tenants (individually or collectively) would result in an email or text alert.

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                                • Window Envelope for Statement

                                  I appreciate normal sized statements fit into a window envelope, however when there are too many transactions... Well, I bet you know what happens - the address gets cut off, moves to two pages, etc.

                                  Please consider consider making the "top " part of the statement the "remit" to portion that shows thru the window envelope. Then you don't care about the variable length of the statement !

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                                  • Allow tenant/owner to be designated on split expenses.

                                    Allow the tenant/owner of a unit to be designated when making a split expense so we don't have to manualy apply their owner to the transaction after it is generated.

                                    For example: I had our building's water heater replaced and needed to distribute the cost of $98.25 between 12 units. To do this, I had to create the split expense, then create an expense for each owner ledger. I now realize I could have simply made the split expense, then gone into each expense and added the "owner" to the account that got charged, but adding another drop down to…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Aggregate daily late fees

                                      If a daily late fee is setup, the system will create a daily charge in the amount of the daily late fee. It would be great to have an option to aggregate all the late fee charges into a single late fee invoice that is only a single ledger item on the tenant's statement.

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                                        3 comments  ·  Product Improvement  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • More cash register like

                                        Enter data but not edit data.
                                        Just like in retail, I'd like my Leasing Agents to be able to enter data, but if they want to 'change anything', they need a supervisor to 'override'. Also, they shouldn't be able to change old data without supervisor approval.

                                        I still fear an unhappy employee could destroy all of my data if they chose to.

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