So you want to manager your San Jose rentals with a free Smart Phone app!? A Smart Phone app called Happy Inspector
might just be what the doctor ordered.
Happy Inspector is designed for for iPhone/iPad and Android Phones. We reviewed the iPad version of this app which offers:
1) Property Overview: This feature allows Property Managers to input Agent, Owner and Tenant information into the application which make the process of contacting each property owner and manager much simpler specially if you have more than dozen tenants int the same building.
2) Inspection Generator: This part of the ipad application allows property managers to generate customize inspection sheet for each room in a property based on the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, garage, and utility rooms. The neat part about this feature is that as a San Jose property manager you can also incorporate photos of these inspections that can then be used for generating repair estimates and communicating them with property owners. The Inspection Generator offers tabs for Move In/Out Reports and Periodic Report Settings that should be a delight to property owners.
Finally, the app has a Reminder section for future inspections such as a Beware of Dogs, Cats…etc to make sure your inspector will not be blamed for a missing pet.
The iPad version of the app was updated in July 11, 2013 which is good good indicator of the developers commitment to add new features. The FREE version of the app is for ONE User only but the Pro Version is priced at $59/month per device which is an unusual pricing model since ONE property manager would have to pay TWICE for using the same app on his iPad or iPhone! The company is also working on a Cloud version of the application which was not priced on their website.
The app offers some neat features but we can’t justify the paid version due to the strange pricing model where each device requires a $59 per month payment.
Are you using any Mobile apps for your property management?! Can you share your experience?! Have you used this app!? Let us know what you think?