AppFolio Property Manager

Cloud-based property management software

About AppFolio Property Manager

AppFolio Property Manager is an all-in-one property management solution for residential, commercial, student property and community association management professionals. Features include marketing, leasing, maintenance, accounting, and reporting to enable property managers to modernize, automate, and grow their business. AppFolio’s web-based solution is also fully mobile, accessible on any device.

With AppFolio, property managers can manage their accounts, list vacancies, screen tenants, collect rent, schedule maintenance, and run marketing campaigns in the office or on the go. AppFolio's real-time vacancy dashboard enables property managers to manage all of their vacancies from one location. Listings for vacant units can be added and updated across multiple websites – including the property manager's own. Vacancies are posted in just one click, with all property information and photos stored and accessible within AppFolio.

Through online rental applications, prospective residents can apply and pay application fees via credit card, with all data automatically entered into AppFolio. AppFolio's reporting dashboard provides property manages with an easy-to-read visual about leasing activity, online payments and more. Property owners and managers can maximize revenue by analyzing rent prices in their area with AppFolio's RentMatch comparison tool. AppFolio provides rental contract templates, a built-in tenant screening service with automated decisions, third-party integrations and more. Property managers can accept rent payments and online maintenance requests via AppFolio, with the latter automatically turned into work orders.

Pricing starting from:


  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of AppFolio Property Manager

• Professional, integrated websites position your business to stand out from the crowd.

• A streamlined leasing flow simplifies the move-in and move-out process with automated rent and bill posting, unit vacancy tracking and rent increases.

• Online portals and a convenient mobile app keep renters and owners happy with 24/7 access to their accounts.

• Two-way texting reaches renters and owners where they are and keeps a digital record of all communication.

• Dynamic universal search helps you easily find anything in the database.

• Powerful, customizable reports allow you to keep a finger on the pulse of your business at any time, from any device.

•A dedicated client services manager is provided to personalize your unlimited support.


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United States

Supported Languages


Pricing starting from:


  • Free Trial
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Total features of AppFolio Property Manager: 123

  • ACH Payment Processing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Account Reconciliation
  • Accounting
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Management
  • Activity Tracking
  • Add & Edit Photos
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Advertising Management
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Applications Management
  • Appointment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Background Screening
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Call Center Management
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Check Printing
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collections Management
  • Comment Library
  • Commercial Inspections
  • Commercial Leases
  • Commercial Property Management Software
  • Contact Database
  • Contact Management
  • Credit Card Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Credit Check
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Deadline Management
  • Deal Management
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Dues Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Templates
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Event Logs
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • Financial Management
  • For Investors & Traders
  • General Ledger
  • Income & Balance Sheet
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Inspection Management
  • Insurance Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Late Fee Calculation
  • Lead Management
  • Lease Management
  • Lease Origination
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Member Database
  • Member Directory
  • Member Portal
  • Membership Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Online Payments
  • Owner Portal
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Policy Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Property Database
  • Property Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring/Subscription Billing
  • Reminders
  • Rent Tracking
  • Repair Estimates
  • Report Summary
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Residential Inspections
  • Residential Leases
  • Residential Properties
  • Retail Leases
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SMS Messaging
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Tax Management
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Tenant Portal
  • Tenant Tracking
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • User Management
  • Vacancy Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Video Support
  • Website Integration
  • Website Management
  • Work Order Management



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Benjamin B.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Well-Rounded & Reliable

Reviewed on 2020/11/05

Appfolio has world class customer service with extremely quick response time. Implementing the...

Appfolio has world class customer service with extremely quick response time. Implementing the software was as easy as it could have been. It still takes time and effort, but it is certainly worth it to be on such a streamlined software.


I love the ability to track collections, maintenance orders, and Tenant info/documents from my smartphone. This software gives me the option to have any staff work remote as needed and still do our jobs at 100% capacity.


Appfolio does a nice job at continuing to develop better features. One area that needs improvements is the ability to do inspections. It takes forever for photos to upload while at the property and uses a ton of data. Would be nice to be able to have the inspections saved locally to the phone and then upload all at once while on WiFi. This would speed up inspections drastically. Improving inspection templates is also needed.

Allison A.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Promising Software / Horrible customer service

Reviewed on 2021/02/05

I could have had a great customer experience with appfolio, if they had better trained staff to...

I could have had a great customer experience with appfolio, if they had better trained staff to answer your questions in a timely manner


I like the customization of this software. It is ideal if you manage a variety of portfolios. The dashboard and tasks menu are placed well and easy to navigate. The software uses a tab feature that allows to easily work with different tasks at a time. Excellent reporting features. Great mobile app


HORRIBLE customer service. The software is extremely robust, which will normally be a good thing. However, with that comes a lot of questions. Unfortunately only 1 out of 5 agents can help you. Most issues will have to be advanced to a senior agent . Once that happens you will have to EMAIL what your issue is or wait anywhere from 3-7 days for a scheduled phone call. So if your issue is time sensitive you are simply out of luck. I am seasoned property management professional, and I have worked with many softwares. Appfolio, by far is one of the most difficult I have worked with. There is countless steps to complete
everything. Of course that allows for a lot of customization, but understand it takes a long time to learn it.

Additionally there are promised features that don't work well. For example text messaging. You can text within the software, but there is no push notification. So if you are not inside the software or checking you email constantly, you won't know someone sent a text. So Pointless!!!. That is just one of many.
There is reason there is no free trial and they bound you to a one year contract.

Dennis W.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Amazing Software, use what you need, and go beyond if needed.

Reviewed on 2021/03/08

Tenant ledger, sending mass messages to residents when needed (water shutoff, weather alerts, etc.)...

Tenant ledger, sending mass messages to residents when needed (water shutoff, weather alerts, etc.) Bill pay is great, collecting rents with the online system residents love this feature, work orders and having everything on one system that i can look at if its 9am or 3am and issue needs taken care of.


Easy of use, always new updates, Appfolio Team is always working on new ideas, taking user like myself ideas and making them work in the software,


Honest, i use maybe 1/3 of what this software can do. I have 112 units and being a owner and operator, it has streamed lined my daily operations.

David N.
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  • Industry: Commercial Real Estate
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Fair but far from perfect.

Reviewed on 2016/09/16


Cloud based. I seriously didn't like the concept of having someone else be in charge of our confidential information but being able to get information over various devises from anywhere is a huge convenience. The cost savings of not having to host the software has been huge. The software is easy to use for the most part but the accounting reports are the software's Achilles heal.


There are allot of things but for the most part it can be summed up to reports and accounting.

For a software that is advertised to make life easier and streamline the process, it falls short.

Reports. Very poor reports and the kicker is that they don't have a Profit and Loss Statement. WHO DOESN'T HAVE A P&L AS A STANDARD REPORT???? I also don't like the fact that you can't customize the reports. If you don't like how something is worded, too bad. You can edit it on a single report for a single owner but you cannot do a global change to all reports such as if you have a "Convenience Fee", it states it as "Mark Up". You're stuck having to manipulate single reports which takes a huge amount of time.

Things that should be simple such as refunding a tenants application or other such fee are time consuming and convoluted. You'd imagine it would as simple as hitting the "refund" button which they have but by doing so it throws off your books and not only refunds the tenant but it also gives that money to the owner??? So now you have to clear up the mess by doing multiple journal entries. The same holds true for other issues. Long story short, we're spending more time dealing with accounting issues because the software did some crazy thing. When you create a support request for the item, they'll help you by saying something like "well this is how to work around this". We're trying to streamline the process to make our lives a whole lot easier, not having to double and triple check reports to make sure we're not giving more monies than we should.

Response from Mackenzie

Hi David, thank you for sharing your experience, the customer voice is important to us! We will take an in-depth look at your reporting and accounting concerns - the new Help Center is a great resource to learn more about AppFolio in a step-by-step manner, and our customer success team works hard to ensure your success!

Michael D.
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Better than expected

Reviewed on 2021/01/25


The ease of use and mobile app make this software very useful for property managers. For leasing, the application and lease signing process is pretty seamless once set-up. The Online Portal is also great as it helps cut down on unnecessary emails or calls to the office. Residents can pay rent, submit requests for maintenance, and sign lease renewals all through their Online Portal. The lease renewal interface is one of my favorite features as it has really cuts down on the amount of time I spend drafting and preparing renewals. This software offers a lot and they are always pushing out updates and new features which is great.


The biggest problem is customer support. Some requests take days or weeks to hear back from someone and in property management, we typically don't have days or weeks to wait for a fix to a problem we are experiencing. However, when someone does help, they tend to always be able to resolve our problems. I would also like to see more customization to the software. Little things like being able to add my own "reasons for move-out" to the drop down when selecting a reason for a move-out. Also adding the option for management to select "preferred/available times" when entering a maintenance request for a resident. Residents have this option when submitting via the online portal, but management does not if they are entering a request on behalf of a resident. The work around is just writing it in the access notes, but that seems disconnected since user submitted requests will show the preferred times in a different section so maintenance staff may overlook it since it will be in a different spot than usual.

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AppFolio Property Manager offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$250,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Residential: $1.25/unit/month Commercial: $1.50/unit/month Student Housing: $1.25/unit/month Community Associations: $0.80/unit/month A $250/monthly minimum applies. Discounts are available with annual billing. Pricing includes Online Applications, Automatic Data Backup, Bank-Grade Security, Company-Wide Training, Dedicated Support, Ongoing Upgrades, Unlimited Users, Unlimited Data Storage, Complete Accounting, Integrated Vacancy Posting, Professional Website, Online rent collection

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AppFolio Property Manager has the following typical customers:

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

AppFolio Property Manager supports the following languages:


AppFolio Property Manager supports the following devices:

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

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AppFolio Property Manager offers the following support options:

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

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