Real Estate solution for Tiger

mrzeve

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Original poster
Jan 25, 2005
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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.
 

fuzzwud

macrumors regular
Jul 30, 2004
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Houston
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
 

BornAgainMac

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Feb 4, 2004
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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.
 

Switzermac

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Jun 28, 2005
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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.
 

agentmouthwash

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Aug 15, 2003
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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.
 

mrzeve

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 25, 2005
614
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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?
 

qzak

macrumors 6502
Jan 19, 2005
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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?
 

mrzeve

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 25, 2005
614
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qzak said:
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?
Lol, its deeper then that.

Its in the family. So Im trying to cut corners and save bucks.
 

Linkjeniero

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Jan 6, 2005
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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).