ZipBooks vs. Buildium

Free Buildium alternative for contractors, consultants, and small businesses.


Free Buildium Alternative

Property management software can get expensive quickly, especially if you own a lot of properties. Fortunately, there’s a  better way to manage your properties than paying for an expensive property management solution: ZipBooks.

Though Buildium and ZipBooks offer many comparable features, when you do the math, there is no comparison. With ZipBooks, you can pay your bills, track property expenses, and receive online payments for as many residents as you want, all for free.

ZipBooks is truly free

Enjoy unlimited access to our software at no cost. And while we’ll offer you finance features like the ability to integrate with Stripe and WePay, we won’t pressure you into using them – no hidden fees, anywhere.

Property Accounting
$150/month plan
Financial tracking & reporting
$150/month plan
Online payments for residents
$.50 per payment (w/ $150/month plan)
Number of units you can manage
150 (w/ $150/month plan) upgrade to Pro for additional units
Free In-app chat
Phone and web support (w/ $150/month plan)

Effortless property accounting

With ZipBooks, you can easily make and accept online and mobile payments for rent, HOA fees, and work orders; autobill your tenants; and monitor and report on business expenses, all in one intuitively designed location.

Accounting Features
Send unlimited rent invoices
Collect rent faster with online payments
See exactly when your invoice is viewed
Multi-currency invoicing
Recurring invoicing
Autobill your tenants

Easily manage business operations

We understand that there’s more to property management than collecting rent. Although we don’t currently offer any property management features such as electronic signature or tenant screening, when it comes to collecting rent, time tracking work orders, and managing your business finances, ZipBooks’s features are comparable to Buildium’s with one major difference – ZipBooks is free.

Business Operations
Tenant Screening
Pay Outside Vendors
Document Storage
Rental Application e-file

Access your data on-the-go

Do you use your iPhone for data entry while you inspect apartments in the morning and your computer to do bookkeeping in the evening? No problem. Our free accounting software allows you to easily switch back and forth. You can use ZipBooks on a laptop, smart phone, mobile device, and multiple operating systems. So whether you’re accepting rent payments while you’re on vacation or you’re working from home, you can manage your properties with ease.

Protect your data in the cloud

Since we know that property management means handling a lot of sensitive data, we protect your information with 256-bit SSL encryption. Plus, by storing your information online rather than the dusty file cabinet in your leasing office, you’ll avoid physical loss, theft, and hard drive failure.

Intuitive design and friendly user-interface

The moment you log into ZipBooks you’ll understand how easy it is to use. The interface was designed with you in mind so you can easily manage every aspect of your properties without having to spend time learning a complicated new system. Explore ZipBooks to see how seamless property management can be.

Time Worth Tracking

ZipBooks lets you track time spent on work orders  from any browser on the spot. After tracking time, you can immediately submit your time to create a billable invoice.

Include a Team

ZipBooks allows you to add unlimited team members so you can track all of your property management projects in one place, regardless of who is completing them. Easily set up different features and user profiles for your team according to your needs.

On-Call Support

Have a question about using ZipBooks as an alternative to Buildium for your property management company? Chat with support at anytime. ZipBooks caters to your needs and is always ready to help – no frustration needed.

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