Software Advice, a web site that advises software buyers about which property management software to buy, just released the results of their 2009 Property Management Technology survey.
The survey garnered responses from 70 property managers from around the country and came up with some very interesting conclusions.
• What technology a growing property management company uses;
• How prevalent social media use is;
• How property management specific software allows companies to manage more units per employee; and
• How companies are struggling to track leads that come from the Internet
Software Advice also made the full results of the survey available for download on their web site, if you want to dive deeper.
Here are what some of the respondents had to say about the state of technology in the property management industry:
“I feel web based software is coming of age. The biggest obstacle most face is ownership rights of their data.”
“Property management has been late to adopt technology. in the last couple of years we have seen many more offerings in the property management space and I think that there is still a long way to go compared to many other industries.”
“We need more integration with leads and leases. We need the search, show, follow up, lease process that can be seen on a computer report.”
“I view technology as vital to our future growth – remote connectivity to a server based hub structure, text pull and push campaigns, mobile phones and PDAs all play apart. Web based technology too – Google Analytics, our website, online services.”
How are you using technology in your property management job?”