4 Beautifully Simple Reasons to Use Our AppFolio Integration

4 Simple Reasons to Integrate RemoteLock and AppFolio

Just like most businesses, there will always be calls in property management to be more efficient and productive. But with the advancement of proptech in recent years, you can meet the demands to do more by focusing on less. The recent RemoteLock + AppFolio integration is a prime example. Let’s look at the hectic and time-consuming tasks around unit turnovers and how this integration takes care of busywork for you. 

1. RemoteLock + AppFolio automates your most mundane tasks.

AppFolio Integration Infographic

Key handoffs? Tracking keys? Rekeying locks? No need to worry about this drudgery during apartment turnovers anymore. RemoteLock is an access control solution that lets you bring keyless entry to your residents and your operations. And via this integration, access codes are automatically created and revoked according to a resident’s status in AppFolio—without you lifting a finger. You set a new resident to move in via AppFolio, just like you always do. Behind the curtain, RemoteLock automatically issues access codes for the appropriate unit and common doors. Set a resident to move out in AppFolio, and RemoteLock revokes access. There are no extra steps or manual entry required on your part. 

The same happens for staff and vendors involved in completing the apartment turn. You set up the work order in AppFolio, complete the “Scheduled On” and “Job Done” fields, and assign vendors. This data automatically syncs with RemoteLock. So access codes for vendors like maintenance, painters, cleaners, etc. are automatically created or revoked according to those dates. 

Maintenance Is Completed

2. Occupancy gets an automatic boost.

When apartment turnovers drag on and on, units are vacant for longer. And that costs money. The simple solution of automating access for all the ins and outs of the turnover process saves time and money. For example, let’s say your painters and carpet layers have backed up schedules (a common occurrence these days). The painter can finish the job one weekday evening after hours and the carpet installer has an opening on Saturday. With time-bound access codes automatically delivered, the jobs get done efficiently, safely and without a staff member having to be on-site. 

3. Safety increases.

With the RemoteLock + AppFolio integration, you get the peace of mind that comes with automation. Because the integration is fully automated, there’s no room for human error. You needn’t worry about staff or vendors accessing a unit that’s already occupied—a serious liability.  

New Residents Move In

4. Maintenance becomes more efficient.

Not only does the RemoteLock + AppFolio integration bring automated access to turnovers, but it does the same for any work order you have whether it be planned or emergency maintenance. Just complete the fields in the work order in AppFolio, and the associated vendor automatically gets access permission during the dates you submit. 

Free Your Workday With Smart Automation 

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With the rise in proptech, now’s the time to introduce automations to your multifamily team and operations. After all, streamlining operations in this way saves time, and time is money! If one apartment turnover typically involves one maintenance team member and three outside vendors, you’ll spend some time each day of this process either facilitating access with a key or managing various codes manually.

With the RemoteLock + AppFolio integration, you enjoy a “set it and forget” system. In addition to saving on labor costs, you get increased accuracy, as automation reduces human error and yields more time to do things like build stronger resident relationships. Best of all, the automation from this integration helps get more units leased faster—a clear positive impact on any multifamily operation’s bottom line.

Whether you already use AppFolio and need to hook up RemoteLock or vice versa, RemoteLock’s Customer Success team can easily help set up this integration. Just book a consultation today. 

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Molly Worth

Senior Writer

Molly Worth is RemoteLock’s senior writer and editor, and is enthusiastic about making tech topics relatable and enjoyable. Prior to joining RemoteLock, she worked at several Denver ad agencies, and was instrumental in creating and fine-tuning brand voices for both national and local clients. Infused with her belief in the power of technology to simplify everyday living, Molly’s writing helps highlight the human benefit of technology for novices, experts, and everyone in-between.