Resources for your property management and landlord business. We use everything listed below and recommend each one all of the time, so we created this list for you. A few of them are affiliate links but its barely enough to buy a beer… let alone a pony.
If you have any questions about the services or software below feel free to contact us. REI Avenue also offers training and one-on-one appointments to further discusses how you can use the following services and software to streamline your property management business workflow and take the headaches out of using technology!
In the Cloud:
- Dropbox – Sync folders between the cloud and other computers. A great place to store pictures etc!
- Hootsuite – Your social media dashboard. One login for all your social media accounts.
- Roboform – A MUST HAVE! Syncs your password across multiple computer and backs them up to the cloud. Works in IE, Firefox and Chrome! Perfect if you can never remember your passwords, like us!
- Goodsync – Backups up your data to your external drive and even backups roboform data (above) as it is made by the same people.
- Evernote – Remembers everything! We create folders for each property and save all the info associated with that property into Evernote! This is a life saver.
- More to come…
- Godaddy – A great site to buy domain names for, allows for easy configuration but they try to upsell you a little too much. Just buy domains, nothing else!
- Domai.nr – Easily find domain names
- Domize – Research which domain name are available easily.
- Nic – Research who owns a certain domain.
- WordPress – WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
- Studiopress Themes – Makers of the Genesis framework(great to work with) plus an excellent collection of child themes.
- Problogger – Learn how to blog
- REI Avenue – Shameless plug but we blog about blogging and winning on the web for property managers and landlords!
- Godaddy – Cheap!
- Dreamhost (Our Favorite)
- WP Engine (Our second favorite but its really the best for bigger sites)
- Inmotion – Our sister site, AgentAvenue.com, provides a deal with these guys
Email & Newsletters
- Google Apps – Gmail for your business. Instead of @gmail.com you can have @YourCompanyName.com. We even help people get this setup!
- MailChimp – Email capture and easy newsletters with MailChimp. First 2,000 contacts and 12,000 emails a month are free! Perfect for any user starting out!
- Wisestamp – A powerful email signature! Add images, social media profiles and rss feeds!
Its time to stop using Internet Explorer…
- Chrome – Google’s browser, offering the fastest browser on the planet!
- Firefox – Best browser known to man!
- SquareUp – Accept all credit cards on your Android, iPad, and iPhone for a flat rate! People love seeing this in action!
- Google Wallet
- Stripe.com – Love these guys and it is very cheap compared to other services.
- Moo – 10% off with link – Business cards (nice ones)!