About Buildium

Discover all-in-one property management software that gives you more of the “all.” Accounting, communications, leasing, and top-rated mobile apps—there’s everything you’re looking for and then some. No matter the portfolio, Buildium is purpose-built to let you take control of every aspect of your business and drive more revenue per door. Schedule a free, personalized demo today to see how proven, purpose-built property management software can move the needle for you.
Buildium Software - Customizable Dashboard - Get a quick snapshot of the parts of your business that matter most to you.
Buildium Software - Online Leasing  - Manage the entire leasing cycle online. Market your listings, capture applications, screen prospective tenants and collect signatures online.
Buildium Software - Integrated Property Accounting - Automate your bookkeeping, collections, and payments so you can spend time on new ways to expand your business.
Buildium Software - Resident Center & Owner Portal  - Top-rated dedicated mobile and online experiences for your residents, owners, and board members.
Buildium Software - Grow your business with All Property Management  - Get first-in-line access to rental property owners looking for your services.
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Buildium Software - Online Leasing  - Manage the entire leasing cycle online. Market your listings, capture applications, screen prospective tenants and collect signatures online. - thumbnail
Buildium Software - Integrated Property Accounting - Automate your bookkeeping, collections, and payments so you can spend time on new ways to expand your business. - thumbnail
Buildium Software - Resident Center & Owner Portal  - Top-rated dedicated mobile and online experiences for your residents, owners, and board members. - thumbnail
Buildium Software - Grow your business with All Property Management  - Get first-in-line access to rental property owners looking for your services. - thumbnail

Buildium pricing

Buildium does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Buildium paid version starts at US$55.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$55.00/month
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Buildium Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.4
Functionality
4.3
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.5
5 reviews of 2,031 View all reviews
Aaron
Aaron
  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 29/06/2022

Best property management software for the price

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

Replied 30/06/2022
Cynthia
  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 18/01/2024

The Best Property Management Platform

Overall, Buildium is not just a property management platform; it's a complete solution that has simplified my work. If you're in the property management field and want a platform that is easy to set up, maintain, and offers robust features for accounting, leasing, and expenses, look no further than Buildium. It has truly become an invaluable asset to my business.

Pros

Easy to set up, helps to keep track of finances, properties, owners, tenants, basically I can do all in one program no need to use any other.

Cons

I can't schedule EFT payment for my customers.
I can't add more charges when using Applicants other than application fee
I can't modify statements

Response from RealPage

We're happy to be your complete property management solution, Cynthia. Here's to many years of growth and success together.

Replied 25/04/2024
Jim
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
2
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
2

3
Reviewed on 26/07/2011

I switched to Buildium from QuickBooks in July 2011 and will switch off on January 1, 2012. We manage about 100 single family properties that are owned by about 30 investors.

Yes Buildium is easy. Yes it is simple but if you are in the business of managing properties for multiple owners it just doesn't do the job. First, there is no way to invoice an owner for repairs. Buildium says you should have enough in your reserve account to cover the bill. OK, that makes sense, but what if you don't? There is no way within the system to tell an owner about upcoming expenses. You have to use another accounting system (QuickBooks for me) to invoice and track receipts. Then you have to add the invoice and payment to Buildium so the owner's reports on the portal (a nice but rarely used feature) are complete.

The ability to sort reports is nearly non-existent. Buildium says to down load the report to Excel and then sort. Trouble is, the Excel file has so many merged fields that you cannot sort a single column. It is taking me 15 minutes to find and remove all the merged header information before a simple sort can be done. If you select the entire sheet then un-merge the report becomes a mess.

The ability to "find" is absolutely non-existent. If you get a check for $1,453.62 and need to know where to apply it, good luck my friend. You have to call the issuer and get the name of the property and unit.

Receipts, statements and reports, which are generated as pdf, are all formatted differently. This means you have to have 3 different types of window envelopes on hand at all times. Buildium is "joined at the hip" with NELCO printing and I have not been able to find checks other than NELCO's that print correctly. Why is this a big deal? NELCO charges $0.35 a check while Costco charges $0.035 per per check. If Buildium is not getting commissions on the business they send to NELCO, they certainly should.

The online help search feature is worthless. There is no content searching so whatever word you type in the search box shows every page that includes any of the searched words. Skip the search and go directly to their index. With a little effort you can find an answer.

The support team is quite pleasant and responds quickly. They rarely, however, have a direct answer and absolutely refuse to ever confirm a feature, like sending a bill to an owner, is just not there. What they do is endlessly reply, "We don't understand your question, please clarify."

I have no one to blame for selecting Buildium except myself. When I asked to be shown features in the online demo I was told to talk to sales. When I asked sales the same question they said to sign up for a demo.

In summary Buildium is cheap and easy but of little substance.

Response from RealPage

I have a few minor quibbles with Jim’s review, but he’s mostly right. While you can invoice an owner for repairs, it’s not as easy as it should be. Jim’s also right about our reports; we provide most of the reports people expect, but you can’t customize them and trying to manipulate them in Excel is a pain. That’s something we plan to tackle in a future release.

It’s also way too hard to find what you’re looking for in the current release, but that’s changing with the new global search feature due out in the next few weeks. You still won’t be able to search for a missing check, but that’s on our roadmap too.

Replied 18/08/2011
Douglas
  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 03/02/2024

Building our business with Buildium

Extremely positive, cost effective, and reliable. Fully featured including Tenant Portal, repair requests receiving and tracking. Now includes document signing at no extra cost. Support is friendly and quick to solve problems keeping us on track.

Pros

Now that we have worked with it for a few years Buildium is an integral part of our operation. We could not operate as efficiently and as professionally as we do.

Cons

Very steep learning curve and there are still times when things happen we can't fix ourselves. But Buildium tech support is extremely understanding and quick to locate and fix issues.

Response from RealPage

Thanks for the support shout out, Douglas! They really are a cut above!

Replied 01/05/2024
Sumer
  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 18/01/2024

Overall great

My overall experience with Buildium has been good. It has taken longer for customer support inquiries over the years of use.

Pros

I like that it is online based. Tenants can view their ledger and documents via their portal. Owners also have an online portal they can view their statements and documents.

Cons

Some of the accounting features can be a bit confusing for the user and owners. Like the tenant prepayments, the calculation of management fees, and the owner contributions distribution among a single owner who owns multiple properties (if there is an outstanding balance)

Response from RealPage

Thanks for your honest review, Sumer. If you haven't already, try checking out Buildium Academy to see if that can help clarify some questions you have about those accounting functions. You can also reach out to customer care and they can shed some light on things.

- Charlie

Replied 29/01/2024

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