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  • Great value for money
  • Great ease of use
  • Great functionality
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What is Stessa?

Stessa is a real estate accounting software designed to help businesses track and manage investments, finances and documents across rental properties on a unified dashboard. Administrators can use the platform to centralize details about single-family, multi-family and short-term rental properties, gauge portfolio performance at various levels and generate monthly reports on income, expenditures and cash flows. Features of Stessa include financial management, receipt scanner, bookkeeping, tax preparation, balance sheets, personalized dashboard, real-time alerts and more. It offers a tenant ledger, which helps landlords set up lease dates, automatically add rent charges to the ledger, track transaction history and adjust charges using custom configurations. ... read more

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User Review Highlights

4.81

67 Reviews

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  • icon"This free software from Stessa works wonderfully for tracking expenses. When I had an issue, it was resolved immediately so customer service is top notch as well."
  • icon"I love the ease of use and ability to connect to my business checking account as well as my business credit card."
  • icon"Ease of use, integration with current banking systems, and focus on real estate investors."
  • icon"It makes me a little bit nervous connecting my financial institutions to the website in light of all the hacking going on these days."
  • icon"New product that is still missing some features. Have to jump through some hoops to account for sold properties."
  • icon"There are no options for assigning HOA fees in the “money going out” category. I lump them under the Management fees section."

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How much does Stessa cost?

Individual Investors: Free (no credit card required) Professional Investors: $1,000/month

Free trial

Available

Free version

Available

Which features does Stessa offer?

Core features:

AccountingAlerts/NotificationsAsset Lifecycle ManagementBudgeting/ForecastingCash Flow AnalysisCash Flow ManagementData Import/ExportData VisualizationDocument ManagementDocument StorageShow more features +

People who reviewed this software give it a 4.5 star rating for functionality.

How easy is Stessa to use and deploy?

Stessa supports multiple deployment options, including: Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, iPhone, iPad, Android.

People who reviewed this software give it a 4.5 star rating for ease-of-use.

What do verified users say about Stessa

4.81/5 out of 67 Reviews

Showing 1 - 5 of 65 reviews

Rick

Company size: 2 - 10 employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

October 2021

Stessa is Quicken for Real Estate

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Eric

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Real Estate

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

January 2021

Stessa is a game changer for the independent rental owner.

Pros

Stessa offers the most intuitive, purpose-built rental property financial software that I’ve come across. Far too many colleagues of mine are still either using overly complicated general accounting software, or worse, tracking everything manually in Excel. Stessa not only allows me to automate the majority of my bookkeeping, but the real time reporting functionality allows me to monitor the performance of my assets and catch anamolys much quicker. While other property management software may offer expense tracking or basic accounting features, Stessa’s exclusive focus on the financial aspect of rental property ownership allows them to offer a far more robust feature set and innovate at a faster clip.

Cons

As a single-entry accounting system, it comes with all the drawbacks associated with that method of accounting (no cross-checking, greater potential for error, no tracking of real accounts, etc.). This was an intentional design decision, however, as this software is geared to be more user friendly for the average rental owner. While it lacks the sophistication of a double-entry system, Stessa has come up with innovative ways to simulate certain aspects of a double-entry system through features like a derived Balance Sheet report using user provided asset values and debt information.

Nick

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Real Estate

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

May 2021

Fantastic Software

I think this is the best thing out there. Everything about Stessa is top notch from the product itself to the customer service.

Pros

Its easy to use, their is no guess work. I like the banking integration, tenant ledgers, general ledger, balance sheet, income statement, cash flow and every other report you could need. The best part for me is the year end package it generates for my tax guy.

Cons

I'd like to see the ability to update the RE Tax PIN number. Although customer service is excellent and will make any updates you need quickly.

Reasons for switching to Stessa

Excel is great but its very cumbersome. You never know where you actually stand with your property.

Mark

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Real Estate

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

April 2022

Best Real Estate tax prep program

The total package has made my life much simpler.

Pros

After years of struggling to keep my RE tax prep files in order, STESSA did in just a few months that other programs could not do in 10 years! It’s the complete package without the complexities!! Mark

Cons

No issues..each feature especially the tax prep package is invaluable!

Reasons for switching to Stessa

Quicken was extremely difficult to learn & took too much of my time.

Nancy

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Design

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
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Ease-of-use

out of 5
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Value for money

out of 5
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Customer support

out of 5
1

Functionality

out of 5

January 2019

Nope. Not gonna do it.

See above

Pros

None- I never got that far. Maybe it's good, but I won't give out sensitive into to a stranger

Cons

As a landlord with multiple properties, I thought this might be a handy tool, so I began the sign up process. Until they asked for my banking info. What?? What do they need that for? Not happening. I'm out.

Response from Stessa

Hi Nancy - Linking a bank account to Stessa is safe and completely optional, and this is clearly explained during the sign up process. While secure bank connections are the most seamless way to automatically track rental property income and expenses, Stessa also allows users to create transactions manually or via data file uploads. For users who do choose to link accounts, Stessa uses technology similar to sites such as Mint and Personal Capital to link up with thousands of US based banks and credit unions. In any event, we're sorry to hear that Stessa isn't for you and wish you luck finding an alternative that meets your needs.

Replied January 2019

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