TurboTenant vs Avail: Which Landlord Software Is Right for You?
In order to maximize your rental property management business, you need to use the best tools at your disposal, which means finding landlord software that meets your unique needs. But with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to figure out which platform to use.
In this blog, we’ll outline the differences between TurboTenant and Avail to help you determine which platform is best suited to streamline your operations based on three critical factors.
As a small business owner, the cost of each tool in your arsenal is critical. And if you’re looking to scale your property management business, you’ll have to think ahead while finding the right deal for your bottom line today.
While both TurboTenant and Avail offer free features, their paid plans are vastly different.
TurboTenant Premium only costs $59/yr (or $4.92/mo) and allows you to manage an unlimited number of properties, expedite your payments, and unfettered access to a comprehensive Forms pack, among a host of business-building benefits.
And the best part? TurboTenant won’t penalize you for strong business growth, meaning you can expand your rental management empire to include however many properties you want and still pay only $4.92/mo for all of the Premium features.
On the other hand, Avail’s premium subscription costs $5/unit/mo, or a minimum of $60/yr for one unit. If you have just two units, you’ll owe Avail a whopping $120/yr.
In this industry, being able to scale without breaking the bank is crucial, and Avail’s pricing model could hinder your growth down the line.
2) The Promotion of Positive Landlord-Tenant Relationships
The relationship between you and your tenants can make or break your business. That’s why it’s important to start off on the right foot by finding a trustworthy tenant who meets your screening criteria.
To aid in this search, TurboTenant offers a free pre-screening questionnaire. Using this service costs $0, yet it saves you time by automatically sending each lead who fills out a contact form for your property a set of questions to help determine if they’d be a good fit. TurboTenant asks your leads to share their:
- Contact information
- Employment situation
- Monthly income
- Desired move-in date
- Number of roommates
- Pet information
- Smoking information
- Questions for you
Avail doesn’t currently send an automatic pre-screening questionnaire to your leads.
Additionally, TurboTenant encourages healthy landlord-tenant relationships by providing automatic Check-ins for landlords and free rent reporting. Automatic Check-ins make it easy to know how your tenants are enjoying the rental while allowing them to report any issues as they come up. As long as you use TurboTenant for rent payments, your renters will receive a short questionnaire every month upon paying rent, making it simple for you to ensure they’re happy and comfortable. To top everything off, TurboTenant also allows renters to build their credit history for free via Rent Reporting, which reports all of their on-time monthly rent payments with TransUnion.
Currently, Avail doesn’t offer Automatic Check-ins to help facilitate the landlord-tenant relationship, though they do offer rent reporting services for an additional monthly fee.
3) Easily Accessible Referral Program
Landlords play a unique role in building their communities both on and offline. You should be rewarded for bringing people together, which is why TurboTenant offers you a $25 Amazon gift card for every referred landlord or property manager who purchases any of their products, from a single lease addendum to the comprehensive Premium subscription. There’s no limit to the number of landlords you can refer, meaning there’s no limit to the amount you can earn!
While Avail has a referral program, it works quite differently. You can earn $50 in account credit for every landlord you refer through their system, but you can only earn up to $500 total over the life of your Avail account.
Not only are you limited to spending your referral money on Avail products only, but you aren’t rewarded for having an active network through their program as you would be with TurboTenant.
If you’re looking for a robust, all-in-one property management solution built for landlords by landlords, choose TurboTenant. This platform can scale with your business without breaking the bank and helps you maintain better relationships with your tenants through automated systems. Additionally, TurboTenant’s referral program won’t cap your earnings, nor will you have to spend your rewards on their products.
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