Free QuickBooks for Property Management


Chances are, you ended up here because you were searching for QuickBooks for property managers. But did you know that there is an alternative that gives you all of the features of QuickBooks for a fraction of the cost? Welcome to ZipBooks.

We built our free accounting software to be an all-in-one solution for thrifty small business owners like yourself. Switching to ZipBooks means saying hello to convenience and goodbye to the hefty price tag.

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QuickBooks vs. ZipBooks for Property Management

If you’re like most property managers, you have multiple properties to keep up with – your workday doesn’t often allow you to stay at your desk all day. Sadly, QuickBooks was designed as a desktop product for Windows users, meaning if you needed to check your account balance or track a transaction on-the-go, you were out of luck.

QuickBooks did eventually create an online version, but only as an afterthought to keep up with their competition. ZipBooks, on the other hand, was built in the cloud just for tech-savvy property managers like yourself. If you truly want a modern accounting solution, there truly is no comparison.

Send and track invoices
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Recurring billing
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  • After trying multiple accounting apps for 10 years, ZipBooks was finally the solution. My clients can pay online & accept quotes through a simple, interactive process. Clients love it as much as I do.

    Chris Kelley Digital Craft Co.
  • After trying multiple platforms, ZipBooks proves to surpass all expectations. They make bookkeeping a breeze. Would recommend a thousand times over because it has been crucial to my business growth.

    Laine Napoli Branding Addicts
  • I never studied accounting, but I found this software to be very user friendly for basic bookkeeping. I was able to figure it out in a short period of time. ZipBooks, I love you!

    Bonnie Cohen Bonnie Cohen-Gallet, Esq
  • Why not have bookkeeping software that is delightful and intuitive? Do you like using your old, boring software? Nah, didn't think so. ZipBooks rocks!

    Alex Harvey Illuminate Design
  • This is by far the best app that has helped me with my small business. It has made accounting, invoicing, and tracking payments a breeze! I really love it!

    Jill Muñiz Quirky Print & Design Studio

True Fact: ZipBooks users spend 15% less time on mundane bookkeeping tasks.

QuickBooks Features You Need, with the Price Tag You Want

If you went looking for QuickBooks for property management because you thought they were the only accounting solution with the sophisticated features you need, allow us to enlighten you. Not only does ZipBooks match the QuickBooks features you’re looking for, but in terms of cost and functionality, far surpasses it.

Free Unlimited Invoices – You have a lot of properties to manage, meaning you need an accounting solution that allows you to send unlimited invoices to unlimited tenants. Your free ZipBooks account gives you the ability to send personalized invoices to an number of tenants and even includes free templates to make your admin tasks even easier.

Effortless Auto Billing – Most likely you charge your tenants the same rent every month, so why are you still manually sending out invoices every time rent is due? With ZipBooks, you can set up easy auto billing after the first invoice is processed so you never have to worry about it again.

Easier Credit Card Processing – ZipBooks allows you to accept any form of payment you want, including credit card, Stripe, and PayPal. And since our processing fees are lower than any of our competitors, your convenience fee will turn into a profit rather than a necessity. That’s a win-win for you and your tenants.

Quicker Payouts – Nobody likes to wait for money to hit the bank, especially when you have maintenance requests to invoice and employees to pay. With ZipBooks, your days of waiting are over—rent checks are processed in as little as two business days.


ZipBooks Was Built for Cloud Collaboration

Your business doesn’t operate solo, so why should your accounting software? Managing multiple properties means managing a small army of people, from tenants, to housekeepers, to maintenance workers. You need an accounting solution that can keep up. Fortunately, ZipBooks was built for cross-collaboration. Our team-friendly features include:

Tagged Transactions – Your bookkeeper probably has to keep up with a lot of transactions for a lot of properties, so stay organized with intuitive tagging. This way, when it’s time to run profitability reports, you’ll already know which debits go to which properties.

Add Multiple Users – QuickBooks only allows one user to access the account on one computer, but who works that way anymore? Your ZipBooks account allows you to add as many users as you need to so you can delegate accounting tasks to your team.

Easy Time Tracking – If your employees are paid hourly, they’ll love the ability to track their hours on-the-go, and you’ll love the ability to assign different pay rates to different employees.

Access from Anywhere – Whether you’re out showing a unit or meeting with the landscapers, you’ll be able to login to your ZipBooks account via any browser or our easy-to-use app.


With plans starting at $0 a month and all of the features you could imagine needing, ZipBooks is designed to make your life as a property manager that much easier. Our intuitive interface makes handling all of your business’s financials easy, but should you need additional help, ZipBooks also offers affordable bookkeeping and tax prep services.

So go ahead, start a free trial. After you see how much you could be saving, we promise you’ll never go back to QuickBooks.

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