Rentec Direct

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About Rentec Direct

Rentec Direct is a web-based property management software for landlords, property managers and associations to help them manage properties. It offers users a complete property and general ledger accounting that helps in maintaining the bank, property and tenant records.

The solution offers a professional website wherein the users can publish the property vacancies along with pictures, property details and prices. The solution also lets users publish vacancies to Craigslist and other popular rental property websites. The online file management allows users to upload and share images, lease and other documents.

The tenant screening feature helps users to check criminal, financial and eviction reports of new tenants. The solution has an automatic ACH feature which largely helps associations to simplify the rent payments by eChecks or credit card.

The software gives users an unlimited access to US-based client support to help users easily resolve the software related issues. Rentec Direct focusses on data security and ensures two-factor authentication and other measures to ensure that user data remains safe.

Rentec provides its services to around 12,000 clients globally. The software is available for deployment on Windows and Mac operating systems as well as mobile devices.


Key benefits of Rentec Direct

  • Rentec Direct provides a complete bank, property and tenant accounting for owners, property managers and associations to manage their records in a simplified and accurate way.

  • The software has a complete general ledger accounting functionality that helps clients track income and expenses.

  • It offers advanced tenant screening features within the platform to provide clients with credit, criminal, and eviction history reports to ensure a good tenant.

  • The software provides each clien with a personal property management website that allows users to publish their listings online and also track tenant leads.

  • Rentec Direct offers clients the option to collect tenant rent payments online via eCheck (ACH) or credit/debit card, and gives property managers the option to pay owners via automated ACH payments.

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    Rentec Direct Software - The Properties Page gives you detailed information for each property and unit. You can manage property profiles that will be used for the rental listing if the property ever becomes vacant. You will also see the current rent payment status.
    Rentec Direct Software - The Summary Page greets you right when you log into the software and displays the  current occancy rate, your income and exenses, notifications, upcoming lease expirations, and past due notices. You'll also find news and system update announcements.
    Rentec Direct Software - Robust marketing features in your software provide you with a free property management website to list your vacant properties, collect rental applications, and complete the tenant screening process.
    Rentec Direct Software - Rentec provides payment processing options for landlords and property managers to collect rent online, collect rental application fees, and pay owners via ACH. These payment options are included at no added cost.
    Rentec Direct Software - The Tenants Page in your Rentec Direct program gives you detailed tenant profiles of all your renters, including photoes, and their coresponding property. See current payments and upcoming lease expirations.
    Rentec Direct Software - Rentec Direct provides complete accounting features for property managers and landlords; here's a look at the general accounting ledge which can be synced with your actual bank account for transaction matching and reconciliation.
    Rentec Direct Software - Tenants can easily set up online payments in the mobile friendly Tenant Portal via eCheck and credit/debit card. Renters have the options to schedule one-time rent payments or recurring monthly payments.
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    Rentec Direct Software - The Properties Page gives you detailed information for each property and unit. You can manage property profiles that will be used for the rental listing if the property ever becomes vacant. You will also see the current rent payment status.
    Rentec Direct Software - The Summary Page greets you right when you log into the software and displays the  current occancy rate, your income and exenses, notifications, upcoming lease expirations, and past due notices. You'll also find news and system update announcements.
    Rentec Direct Software - Robust marketing features in your software provide you with a free property management website to list your vacant properties, collect rental applications, and complete the tenant screening process.
    Rentec Direct Software - Rentec provides payment processing options for landlords and property managers to collect rent online, collect rental application fees, and pay owners via ACH. These payment options are included at no added cost.
    Rentec Direct Software - The Tenants Page in your Rentec Direct program gives you detailed tenant profiles of all your renters, including photoes, and their coresponding property. See current payments and upcoming lease expirations.
    Rentec Direct Software - Rentec Direct provides complete accounting features for property managers and landlords; here's a look at the general accounting ledge which can be synced with your actual bank account for transaction matching and reconciliation.
    Rentec Direct Software - Tenants can easily set up online payments in the mobile friendly Tenant Portal via eCheck and credit/debit card. Renters have the options to schedule one-time rent payments or recurring monthly payments.

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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5
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    4.6/5
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    4.3/5
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    4.5/5
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    Andrew
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Rentec Direct great value for the price and functionality

    Reviewed on 2017-04-18

    I am a small startup (still getting my systems in place and don't have any other owners yet) in...

    I am a small startup (still getting my systems in place and don't have any other owners yet) in Montana. I researched Rentec Direct, Buildium, Rent Manager and Appfolio. One of my main concerns was taking on a monthly financial commitment when so young as a company. When all was said and done, I really appreciated that RD was created by a property manager who saw a need for this niche in 2007. The sales rep admitted that their first client is an owner-operator, not a property manager, but said they have made quite a few improvements toward serving the professional PM as well. It has been relatively easy to learn.

    I also like that the software comes with a tenant and owner login. How these components perform is yet to be seen, but I suspect it will work well.

    I also like that I did not have to commit for one year (Rent Manager, Appfolio) and that the price point was very reasonable with no extra charges for this or that and a very easy-to-understand pricing equation.

    Pros

    Reasonable price for a small startup, easy to learn, good accounting piece, website is included, customer service is very responsive to inquiries.

    Cons

    On-line application limited to 5 custom fields, included website could use a bit more functionality, nothing more at this time.

    Molly
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Perfect for beginers

    Reviewed on 2018-12-05

    I would recommend this to anyone with less than 100 properties.

    I would recommend this to anyone with less than 100 properties.

    Pros

    We used this product for a few years when our property management company was just starting to grow. It was great in the beginning because it got everything out of excel and quick books and onto a property-oriented platform. The reports were excellent. The program was extremely user-friendly.

    Cons

    We ended up changing to another program when we grew out of Rentec Direct. The program only allowed you to deposit ACH payments into one account and that was an issue for us.

    Response from Rentec Direct

    Thanks Molly for positive feedback! We listened to you and other clients and rolled out the option for multiple electronic rent collection accounts back in May of 2017. Current clients really love this option and the fact we don't charge you, property owners or your tenants for ACH transactions (echecks). More details can be found in the link below. Rentec has grown up over the last decade and we'd love the chance to woo you again. :)

    https://www.rentecdirect.com/blog/multiple-deposit-accounts/

    Brandon
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Not very user friendly software

    Reviewed on 2017-10-12

    I have recommended this software to someone, but that was before I found Buildium.

    I have recommended this software to someone, but that was before I found Buildium.

    Pros

    Colorful buttons lead you along. Lots of options to enter contact information, ie address, phone number and email. Nice to be able to email work orders directly to the vendors.

    Cons

    Really have to think about how to get back to where you were before and just getting around in general does not flow well.

    Michelle
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Simple and Easy

    Reviewed on 2018-09-12

    If it wasn't so much work and if payments from tenants processed quicker, I would switch back. I...

    If it wasn't so much work and if payments from tenants processed quicker, I would switch back. I preferred the ease and simplicity of Rentec over AppFolio which I am using now.

    Pros

    Very user friendly
    No learning curve
    Reports are easy to read
    Information is formatted in a way that most would understand
    Price is great and this is good for those with only a couple rentals or if you have 100's

    Cons

    When I used this product, it didn't offer all the bells and whistles that others did like an app for your phone
    The ACH process was too slow when I used it and it could take too many days to get money and send money

    Response from Rentec Direct

    We appreciate you singing our praises, Michelle, and letting us know what was important to you. Back in 2017, we increased transaction processing speeds, rolled out mobile apps and a whole host of other slick features. We're always working to on new ways to to help our clients be more efficient. Wishing you great success!

    Robert
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    • Industry: Real Estate
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best Value and Easy To Use

    Reviewed on 2019-03-16

    Best value for the price and easy enough for the average person to get up and running.

    Best value for the price and easy enough for the average person to get up and running.

    Pros

    I love the affordability of the software and the ease of use. I also like the ability to communicate and text the tenants through the portal and track them. Another great feature is the owner portal. Ny owner absolutely loves the easy access and variety of reports available as does her accountant.

    Cons

    Just a little difficult in the beginning setting up and getting the ACH approved for the payment of my owners. Another drawback was that the platform does not sync with my bank management account even though it says it can. I have to manually reconcile.

    Response from Rentec Direct

    Thanks for the kind words, Robert! Related to your bank Sync issue - some banks actually require separate passwords for sync functionality, and some banks even charge a fee for that tool (Rentec does not). Possibly this is the issue? There is also another option for downloading your transactions from your bank that could speed things up for you. Click here for more information: https://support.rentecdirect.com/knowledgebase/articles/281736-bank-synchronization-download-bank-transactions

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    Rentec Direct FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Rentec Direct.

    Rentec Direct offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$45.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Two subscription plans are available: Rentec Pro - $35/month Rentec PM - $40/month The pricing varies according to the number of units to manage. Discounted Premium Tenant Screening packages are available for in the platform for an ?additional cost.

    Rentec Direct has the following typical customers:

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

    Rentec Direct supports the following languages:

    English

    Rentec Direct supports the following devices:

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

    Rentec Direct integrates with the following applications:

    Apartments.com Rental Manager, CSG Forte, CloudConvert, Docusign, Dropbox Business, Dropbox Sign, Forte, IntelliCorp, NAA Click & Release, PayNearMe, Payscore, Plaid, QuickBooks Online Advanced, ShowMojo, Twilio, Zumper, zInspector

    Rentec Direct offers the following support options:

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

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