Real Estate solution for Tiger

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mrzeve, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. mrzeve macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys.

    Being as how I work at a real estate office, I need some type of word processer that will help me keep track of certain things.

    Like

    Buildings
    -The tenants
    -How much they pay rent
    -There jobs
    -All other information I may find nececcary
    -The landlord
    -All other information I may find nececcary

    And most improtantly, a way to manage my escrow history. Usually I write it out in a huge stylesheet grid book, but I want to put it all on the computer.

    Whats the best program/s (I prefer one) thats free, that could do these things?

    By the way, I have iWorks and MS Office.
     
  2. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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  3. mrzeve thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, let me go return my iMac so I can afford to buy that software :p

    Thanks though.
     
  4. fuzzwud macrumors regular

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    database

    A database would be very useful although not free. Have you tried Filemaker Pro? A database can be designed to suit your needs exactly. We use a filemaker database for our business. It only costs $300 and it comes with some templates for free. It is pretty easy to use and create databases.

    http://www.filemaker.com
     
  5. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    I also recommend FileMaker Pro for that application. Try getting an older version off eBay if price is still an issue. You can get some training at www.vtc.com with some video tutorials.

    Prototype your app using your copy of Excel in the meantime.
     
  6. Switzermac macrumors regular

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    i speak ms access well is that similar to file maker? Well unfortunately they do not make access for mac so i need to use virtual pc.
     
  7. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Hehe, the market is hot - you (or your broker) can afford it ;)
     
  8. agentmouthwash macrumors regular

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    I'm having the same problem. As soon as you say "real estate software" people assume you are a broker. I need software for Commercial property management. I currently use Filemaker for database & Quickbooks for
    invoicing, but I need an all-in-one package.
     
  9. mrzeve thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, I am fluent in PHP and MYSQL, along with HTML and such, maybe I can create a database and have it run on the server here?
     
  10. mrzeve thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Theyre lawyers ;)

    EDIT: Sorry for the double post.
     
  11. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    A little googling came up with this:

    http://baseportal.com/

    Build your database for free online.

    Might be worth a shot.
     
  12. qzak macrumors 6502

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    you work at a real estate office you said, you're company won't pay for the software for you to do your job on?
     
  13. mrzeve thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lol, its deeper then that.

    Its in the family. So Im trying to cut corners and save bucks.
     
  14. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    That explains it :D Good luck in your search.
     
  15. Linkjeniero macrumors 6502

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    You can always have the app custom built for you if nothing fits your needs exactly; what you describe sounds like a rather easy task and shouldn't cost you that much money. It can be built using a free database system (like MySQL or PostgreSQL), so there's no extra cost there, and you would own the app (instead of a licence).
     

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