About Buildium

Buildium is a cloud-based property management software that provides a simple and affordable cloud property management software to enable managers of residential and association properties to take complete control of every aspect of their business, including rent, vacancy, and maintenance cycles.

Buildium provides property managers and real estate agents features for accounting, business operations, lease management, and benefits management. For residential property owners, Buildium can be used to manage rental operations, carry out tenant screening, communicate with tenants, renew contracts, manage electronic leases, and more. From the tenant portal residents can submit a maintenance request, make an online payment, and view updates or messages from landlords.

Other features of the Buildium platform include property accounting management, document storage, property inspection management, renters insurance tracking, rental application management, and more. It can be used by those who manage commercial rentals, associations, student housing, or affordable housing.

Pricing starting from:

US$50.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Buildium

Fill vacancies faster and find better tenants
Collect rent and fees online and on time
Track property and company financials side-by-side
Simplify maintenance and operations
Improve communication with tenants and owners
Grow your portfolio and revenue

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$50.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Buildium: 81

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Accounting Software
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Background Screening
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Chapter Management
  • Client Portal
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial Property Management Software
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management Software
  • Credit Check
  • Customer Database
  • Data Import/Export
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Templates
  • Event Management Software
  • Expense Tracking
  • Fee Collection
  • File Management
  • Financial Management Software
  • Financial Reporting Software
  • General Ledger
  • HOA Violation Enforcement
  • Inspection Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Late Fee Calculation
  • Lead Management Software
  • Lease Management Software
  • Lease Origination
  • Lease Tracking
  • Maintenance Management Software
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Member Communication
  • Member Communities
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Mobile Access
  • Online Payments
  • Owner Portal
  • Payment Processing Software
  • Portfolio Management
  • Property Database
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Rent Tracking
  • Rental Property Management Software
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Residential Leases
  • Residential Properties
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management Software
  • Tax Management Software
  • Template Management
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • User Management
  • Vacancy Management
  • Vendor Management Software
  • Website Management
  • Work Order Management

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Yardi Breeze

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(1,873)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support Software
4.5/5

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Siddhartha
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  • Industry: Accounting Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Best property management assistant!

Reviewed on 2019-08-23

Buildium has helped to share the Rental Owner Statement with the clients, by directly providing...

Buildium has helped to share the Rental Owner Statement with the clients, by directly providing them access to it, which allows them to view their rental income details. This software doesn't have much complications as compared to other Property Management software.

Pros

1. Buildium is the one of the best software for Rental and property management accounting
2. It is fast and reliable.
3. It enables convenient emailing.

Cons

There are very less limitations to Buildium, it just sometimes, seems quite time consuming.

Alternatives Considered

AppFolio Property Manager and Propertyware

Reasons for Switching to Buildium

Buildium is a software that not only makes accounting on properties an easy task, but also gives the user additional benefits like access to emailing. It is very convenient to use and easy to understand.
Keenan
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Best PM Software Solution

Reviewed on 2021-06-07

We have enlarged our client base with Buildium's features thanks to their focus on speed and...

We have enlarged our client base with Buildium's features thanks to their focus on speed and accuracy with payments, reporting, and accounting ease.

Pros

Online payments are a game-changer.
Owner/tenant/HOA access allows each respective person the ability to view important reports and property status in real-time.
The property database is completely searchable from anywhere on the site.

Cons

The task feature is a bit wanting. It's good for what it is, but dedicated project management or to-do list applications work just as well or better in most cases.

Alternatives Considered

AppFolio Property Manager and Yardi Voyager

Reasons for Choosing Buildium

The dedicated property management features

Reasons for Switching to Buildium

It suited our company the most and its HOA features offered what we were looking for.
Frederick
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Property Management for Condominium and Homeowners Associations

Reviewed on 2022-08-23

Glad we made the switch

Glad we made the switch

Pros

Ease of use. Also, the API allowed us to integrate with CIT Bank for Positive Pay.

Cons

Needs more accounting features such as automatic reversal of journal entries, listing balance sheet accounts on a report based on liquidity, and, comparison to budget reports on a consolidated basis.

Alternatives Considered

AppFolio Property Manager

Reasons for Choosing Buildium

Was looking for a more robust platform for property management.

Reasons for Switching to Buildium

Similarity of the accounting with Quickbooks

Response from RealPage

Hi Frederick,

Thanks for your review. Please be sure to submit your ideas for automatic journal entry reversals, comparison reports, etc to our developers by selecting the "Suggest a feature" option in the Help & Support menu in your Buildium account.

- Charlie W

Jackie
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Customer service used to be great.

Reviewed on 2022-09-06

While using the mass email function to send owner reports I've had multiple issues with the system...

While using the mass email function to send owner reports I've had multiple issues with the system not recognizing owner email addresses. I've called customer service and emailed and still have no resolution. The first 1 1/2 I was with Buildium were fantastic. Customer service was helpful and always had the right answer. About a year ago something changed and calls to customer service no longer produce results. I'm considering switching to a new program.

Pros

I like the ease of use, little training is needed to make full use of the system.

Cons

The owner portal isn't as easy to use as expected.

Alternatives Considered

AppFolio Property Manager

Reasons for Choosing Buildium

Simplifyem didn't have all the features needed to efficiently run my business. Their customer service hours were 9 am to 5 pm PST, I'm located in Indiana which is EST and means that their customer service hours are 12 pm to 8 pm.

Switched From

SimplifyEm

Reasons for Switching to Buildium

Buildium offered a better price and the features were adequate.
Aaron
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best property management software for the price

Reviewed on 2022-06-29

Reporting is important and Buildium lets you know who owes how much and what bills need to be paid....

Reporting is important and Buildium lets you know who owes how much and what bills need to be paid. It simplifies the bookkeeping aspect and gives accurate accounting if used properly. Really enjoy having a dashboard with all critical information at my fingertips.

Pros

Buildium is packed with features to streamline property management and cashflow. There is no better way to accept tenant payments and pay vendors online with the click of a few buttons. Once we got our tenants and vendors using the payment portal, we drastically reduced time spent on processing paper bills and checks. There are so many ways to automate tasks and save time.

Cons

I'm hoping that the developers add the "Duplicate Invoice" feature in the Bills module. This would save a lot of time when entering several bills at once. Setup is difficult but key to make the software work for you.

Alternatives Considered

Propertyware, QuickBooks Online Advanced and DoorLoop

Reasons for Choosing Buildium

More features and better software for managing 50-100 properties.

Switched From

QuickBooks Desktop Pro

Reasons for Switching to Buildium

Price and familiarity with the product.

Response from RealPage

Hi Aaron,

Thanks for your feedback and excellent suggestion about making duplicate bills! Did you know you can submit suggestions like this directly to our developers? If you haven't already, navigate to the "Suggest a feature" option in the Help & Support menu in your Buildium account.

- Charlie

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Buildium FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Buildium.

Buildium offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$50.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Plans start at just $50/month.

Buildium has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Buildium supports the following languages:

English

Buildium supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Buildium integrates with the following applications:

HappyCo, Zillow Rental Manager

Buildium offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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