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Here you can find helpful tips and tricks for AppFolio, Buildium, and Propertyware as well as general Property Management Industry tips. Please reach out to us if you are unable to find the answer to your question - we are always looking to expand our knowledge base!

How do I post management fees in advance in AppFolio?How do I post management fees in advance in AppFolio?

You can only pay management fees once the rent has been received. The system will not calculate percentages before income has been paid on the property

How do I return overpayment to a tenant in AppFolio?How do I return overpayment to a tenant in AppFolio?

Once the charge is posted, make sure that the tenant payment is applied to the clearing charge.

How to clear or pay outstanding NSF fees in AppFolioHow to clear or pay outstanding NSF fees in AppFolio

If you are referring to uncollected NSF Fees from the tenants, then you would be able to collect those by running Pay Management Fees under Accounting > Payables. Be sure to run it as of "End of Last Month" and then as of "Today". Once you run that function and pay those bills, go to the Accounting > Diagnostics page.

How do I set up online payments for individual properties in AppFolio?How do I set up online payments for individual properties in AppFolio?

To enable a bank account for online payments, go to 1. Go to Accounting 2. Bank Accounts 3. Enabled Bank Accounts for Online Payments.

Managing vacation rentals in AppFolioManaging vacation rentals in AppFolio

Have you noticed the new property type? That’s right, AppFolio has officially added “Vacation” as a property type. But what features does that add? What does that mean for managing your vacation rentals in AppFolio? APM Help took a look at the new property type and worked with some of our clients to see what…

AppFolio: Am I overstating income on my 1099-MISCs?AppFolio: Am I overstating income on my 1099-MISCs?

January is a stressful time of year, mainly due to taxes. If you’re in the world of property management, you are most likely worried about the accuracy of your 1099-MISCs and NECs. There are a lot of things that need to be reviewed before you finalize your 1099s, one of those things being prepaid rent.…

AppFolio: 5 Key tools you may not be usingAppFolio: 5 Key tools you may not be using

AppFolio has a wide variety of features and functions available to you, which can be overwhelming at times. As an AppFolio expert, I’ve explored every nook and cranny of the software and used this knowledge to compile a list. It includes the most useful tools that AppFolio offers that you may not be familiar with,…

What does APM Help do, exactly?What does APM Help do, exactly?

Well, I am glad you asked! In short, APM Help is a fully remote, full-service bookkeeping company that specializes in AppFolio, Buildium, and Propertyware (for now). Our team is made up of accountants, software experts, artists, dog lovers, musicians, and more! We are real people, just like you and your team. We know that it…

The mysterious drain clogThe mysterious drain clog

Did I get your attention? Good. We wanted to share some of the of wildest maintenance stories that are from real Fyxed Maintenance clients. If you have your own crazy stories you’d like to share then leave a comment below – we’d love to hear them! What’s in the pipes? Management of Apartment Complexes is…