I am in the process of becoming a Certified Residential Property Manager. Have all the classes scheduled but won't actually be done with them until after the first week in May. I am very excited about getting into the property management side of real estate and was wondering if anyone out there could give me some feedback on what type of software programs that they are currently using and which ones to avoid. I was hoping to use a system that is very versatile and could be used for both single-family properties as well as multi-family units. In addition, it would be nice if it were also able to be used for homeowners associations since I am in the process of getting my C.A.M. license.
I know that I may be jumping the gun here because I am sure that they will go over the most popular systems in the classes I will be taking, but you know how that goes. I don't want someone pushing a program on me just because it might benefit them. I am looking to use a program that can benefit me for a long time without having to convert to something different in a few years.
I have done a little research on Yardi and TenantPro7 and they both look like good programs. Yardi looks like it is much more popular and used by a variety of different companies, but it does look like it is a little more difficult to learn.
TenantPro7 looks pretty simple and seems like it would be pretty easy to learn, but when I searched out several large management companies that handle multi-unit housing they all use the Yardi system
Any advice would be helpful.