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

Devices

Business size

S M L

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

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(1 750)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
4,5/5

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

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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

Propertyware and AppFolio Property Manager

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 C.
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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
  • 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.
Pamela J.
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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
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Buildium is a game changer

Reviewed on 2021/12/28

This has been an excellent experience, from set up to daily work. The few times I have gotten...

This has been an excellent experience, from set up to daily work. The few times I have gotten stuck and not been able to figure it out on my own, I have always received the BEST Customer Service, every single time. Pleasant, accurate, immediate help and a solution to my problem with one phone call. It is astonishing in this day and age. Thank you!!!

Pros

I have been in the Property Management field for over 30 years and started with a DOS based accounting program for our rentals. When it became too outdated to use anymore, my Broker dragged me, kicking and screaming, into the new age of online property management programs. After trying a few of them and being terribly discouraged and disappointed, I found Buildium and have not looked back since. The accounting features allow me to give my Landlords exact and professional reports and access to their account information through the portal. Nearly ALL of my tenants are paying online now, which is a great time saver and perfect for my small business situation. I am able to track every penny, every vacancy, every lease renewal AND I have it linked to my website so all it takes to put a property on the market is the click of a button. But the very best part about Buildium is their customer service!!! I have tried to figure out problems for HOURS on my own, then given up and called customer service to have an answer within minutes!!! It is amazing how fantastic the staff is. And the program keeps getting new features and fine tuning too. They listen to their customers and their excellent developers respond to our needs quickly. I've never had a better experience with ANY program or company, across the board. Highly recommend them.

Cons

The ONLY complaint I have about Buildium is that my ESCROW account balances, which are the tenant's money being held in trust, only show the Property Owner names on my reports.

Response from RealPage

Thank you so much for your review, Pamela! It's always great to hear success stories like yours.

- Charlie W.

David M.
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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

Do Not Buy Buildium

Reviewed on 2021/12/31

Yuck!

Yuck!

Pros

I like that it is web-based.
The online Help search feature is average. It returns too many suggestions. However, when you find the relevant item, the instructions are well written.

Cons

1) Net Income does NOT flow correctly to the Balance Sheet. While this is IMPOSSIBLE in every accounting package I have used, Buildium somehow does this. (For perspective, I have been doing accounting 37 years.) Telephone tech support was unable to resolve the issue.
2) Adjusting journal entries cannot be made at the tenant level, only at the property level. Thus, many steps are required for what should be very simple entries.
3) Very limited search capabilities.
a. Cannot search ledgers on amount, payee, or reconciled status.
b. Cannot export Tenant Ledgers to Excel for better searching capabilities.
c. Cannot export General Ledger.
4) Cannot memorize custom reports. Parameters of reports must be reentered each time the underlying built-in report is used. This is VERY time consuming and error prone.
5) Lousy tech support by email. Slow or NO response.
6) When concluding editing or viewing detail of an item in a tenant ledger, the program goes back to ALL Tenants for the property rather than returning to the tenant ledger on which work was being done. So, to continue working, the user has to find the appropriate tenant and reopen the ledger. This is very time consuming.
7) On-line training videos have a music track playing while the presenter is speaking. This is VERY distracting.

Rusty T.
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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
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Ease of Buildium

Reviewed on 2021/10/14

I have been extremely pleased with the ease of use and product support.

I have been extremely pleased with the ease of use and product support.

Pros

Simple features. Accounting is much easier to manage with Buildium than other softwares. Super helpful support teams that always follow through.

Cons

Mobile app could be a little more inclusive of the management side of the software. But it is good for tenants and owners to use.

Response from RealPage

Thank you for your review, Rusty! Regarding mobile apps, we do have a manager app that you can find on the Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/buildium/id1288105237 or on the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.buildium.android&hl=en_US&gl=US

Through the Buildium app, you can do many of the same functions that you can through the website, like manage tasks, record resident payments, view property, resident, or vendor information, and more.

I hope that's helpful!

-Charlie W

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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+

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, Phone Support, Chat

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