With leasing season approaching, we know you’re focused on how you can improve and optimize your processes to achieve better scalability, efficiency, and results. Earlier this year, hundreds of AppFolio employees gathered for our annual Kickoff event to discuss ways we can be even more laser-focused to bring you the best solutions and innovations to help you do just that.
To better understand what 2023 may have in store for the property management industry, we recently surveyed nearly 5,000 property managers to learn more about their outlook for the coming year. We learned that the biggest opportunities for your business are to streamline and automate processes, grow your team while maintaining or increasing efficiency, and providing a better experience to your residents.
We’ve released a handful of enhancements to help your teams accomplish their daily tasks with less effort and friction so that you can prepare for a better leasing season and reach your goals. Read on to learn about what we delivered in Q1 in the areas of Platform Enhancements, Accounting & Reporting, Marketing & Leasing, Integrations & Partnerships, Affordable Housing, and Association Management. We’d love to know what you think!
Last modified: April 10th, 2023
By: Rae Parker
Using AppFolio as the single source of truth for your entire organization provides your team with one reliable system for consistent reporting and analysis, and Global Search is one of the easiest, most efficient ways to access the data it houses. We’ve released a suite of Global Search enhancements to make it even faster to find the information you’re looking for.
Here are some highlights:
These enhancements will save you time, empower you to discover more insights, and enable you to serve your customers more efficiently. Have an idea you’d like to see added to Global Search? Send us your suggestions here.
Recent updates to our payables approval process allow you to pay bills more confidently and efficiently. You can now view the available cash account balance for each property added to any given bill.
This enhancement was made to provide you with better visibility to prevent overdrafting. It eliminates the need to log into your bank separately or click to different pages within AppFolio to confirm the availability of funds.
AppFolio Professional Websites is now AppFolio Sites! This new name brings newer features and better functionality to support your custom-tailored website.
Ensuring your website is digitally accessible for all users is a top priority. All AppFolio Sites will include AudioEye’s accessibility platform that assists you in making your website digitally accessible and in line with commonly accepted accessibility standards. Significant enhancements include a better listing experience, virtual tour renderings, and an expanded template library to help reduce the manual effort your team spends maintaining your website.
Although AppFolio Sites has a new name, we’re still committed to ensuring a seamless integration with AppFolio Property Manager, as well as offering technical and content support, reporting dashboards, and domain hosting. Learn more about AppFolio Sites and how you can enhance your brand with a modern and professional website here.
Discover new ways to optimize key workflows with seamless integrations through AppFolio Stack™. Combining our exceptional ease of use and functionality with highly specialized partner solutions, our integration marketplace provides you with the tools you need to manage any portfolio without compromising on usability.
Since its launch in June 2022, our marketplace of partners continues to grow and now features ShowMojo to automate the leasing process and Homebase for smart apartment technology. Coming soon to the AppFolio Stack™ Marketplace will be Rent Dynamics, Mezo, and Point Central. Visit appfolio.com/stack or the AppFolio Stack™ Marketplace to learn more.
Affordable housing has always been an important topic, and in the last few years, the conversation has grown into a larger, more pressing issue. Investing in the right technology that supports aspects of affordable housing functionality is key to making the biggest impact.
Our latest enhancements allow you to seamlessly manage complex Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) compliance reporting to help you accurately fulfill state reporting requirements and monitor property compliance:
To learn more about adding your new or existing LIHTC units to AppFolio, contact us today to chat about our solutions.
At the AppFolio Customer Conference last October, community associations customers voted on product enhancements they wanted to see delivered within 90 days. Sending bulk violations via email was the winner, and we’re proud to announce it's now live for all community associations customers!
With this feature, you’re now able to set up emails to send in your violation follow-up schedule so that they can be sent automatically when processing violations in bulk. You’ll love this functionality, because it will:
As an AppFolio Property Manager customer, you can find out more about each one of these features by logging in to the Help Center to explore and learn.
Not yet an AppFolio customer, but want to see how these powerful tools can help your business grow? Let’s chat — sign up now for a customized product demo.
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