DIY Real Estate Solutions Property Management Software

Online Property Management Software


n May & June 2010

n Volume 4, Issue 3




News & Notes

Yardi Systems Acquires DIY Real Estate Solutions &

See You at the NAA Expo

New on Your Screen

Paying Your Bills Electronically




Feature Focus

Seamless Credit Screening

Quick Tips

Printing from DIY with Internet Explorer Version 8


NEWS & NOTES        

Yardi Systems Acquires DIY Real Estate Solutions

New Levels of Client Service and Technical Innovation

On May 5, 2010, Yardi Systems and DIY Real Estate Solutions announced Yardi’s acquisition of DIY.

Said DIY’s Steve Lloyd: “Independent rental owners comprise a significant portion of the multifamily market, and they will benefit because a range of affordable products and services will become more easily accessible. We are excited to join DIY’s talents and technology to those of the Yardi team, and we anticipate new levels of client service and technical innovation to result from the combination of these two industry leaders.”

In addition to Steve Lloyd, co-founders Don Katt and Alison Cavano, who were major contributors to the success of MRI Software for the last 20 years, will remain with the company. The acquisition of DIY adds a complete, integrated property management system designed for companies that manage 1,000 or fewer units. Yardi Genesis™ will continue to be offered to small property managers as a work station program. DIY will enable Yardi to provide Web solutions for small property managers.

Read the full press release here.

See us at the NAA Expo  

You can also learn more about DIY’s future directions and share your product experiences in person at the National Apartment Association (NAA) Education Conference & Expo later this month. DIY will be exhibiting as part of the Yardi booth from June 24th to 26th. We always look forward to meeting and talking with our clients. We hope to see you there!

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Paying Your Bills Electronically


We’re proud to announce that a new option is available on the “Pay Bills” page – the Electronic Payment method. You can now select your invoices for electronic payment. After you have selected your invoices for payment, be sure that the “Electronic Payment” option is selected as your “Payment Method” (see below). Then click the “Pay Bills” button.

When the Confirmation page loads, you will be notified of any missing bank account information. You can enter that information right from the confirmation page. Once all vendors’ bank information is saved, simply confirm that the desired vendors are selected and click the “Pay Bills” button.



It’s that easy! The payment will be sent to Solveras for processing and the entry will be made in your register.

Please note that in order to pay bills electronically, you will need to be a Solveras merchant account holder. That same merchant account can be used to receive electronic rent payments from your tenants. For more information on opening a merchant account with our integrated electronic payment processing partner Solveras, contact DIY today.

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Software Feature Focus



Seamless Credit Screening

DIY has made it incredibly easy to run credit and criminal checks on all of your applicants. Just enroll in our credit screening service, complete the quick setup (it’s only two fields!) and you’re ready to receive screening results in mere seconds. You’ll receive instant access to payment history, credit-worthiness, as well as criminal background information through nation’s largest criminal database.

This convenient service is provided by our partner, Credit Retriever, a leader in tenant screening services. Their scoring model is designed specifically for the residential property management industry.

Our seamless integration uses the applicant information you’ve already entered. (So you’ll save time and reduce data entry errors.) Screening results are stored automatically and stay with the applicant record.

Find out more. Contact us for information on how to activate this powerful feature!

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Quick Software Tips


Printing from DIY with Internet Explorer Version 8


With the release of Internet Explorer Version 8, Microsoft has added additional security safeguards. While these changes help to keep your system safe when surfing the Internet, you may need to make an easy adjustment to print from DIY’s website.

If you are using Internet Explorer Version 8 and receive the message “An error has occurred during this operation” when trying to print, this tip is for you. You will need to add DIY to your Trusted Sites list. To do this, go to the Tools menu in Internet Explorer and click the Internet Options. Click the Security tab. Click the Trusted sites zone, then click the Sites button below.

Enter in the “Add this website to the zone” box and then click the Add button. Be sure that the “Require server verification” checkbox at the bottom of this screen is NOT checked. Finally, simply exit Internet Explorer for this change to take effect.


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