Fri, 12 February 2016
CW 633 FBF – Joel Grasmeyer – Real Estate Investment Property Evaluation Software Founder of PropertyTracker.com
Jason Hartman invites prior guest Joel Grasmeyer back on the show to talk about updates to one of the greatest software tools for property investors, Property Tracker.
Joel started PropertyTracker.com in 2004 after creating and using this software himself to evaluate and keep track of his own investment properties. Property Tracker is a two-part tool, like having a property analysis tool in your pocket. The Property Evaluator tool allows you to analyze and compare properties in which you’re interested, providing a one-year projection on cash flow, cap rate, and return on investment, and a multi-year projection on true rate of return. The Property Tracker tool help keep track of the performance of properties you already own, based on actual income and expenses rather than projections. It also provides an “instrument panel” to let you see when it’s time to buy, hold, sell, or even do a 1031 Exchange. At the end of the year, this tool allows you to print up a Schedule E. Recent enhancements allow the investor to email PDFs to lenders or investment partners directly from your iPhone. Real estate agents can add their own branding to the cover page, heading and footer of the report and email it to potential investors.
With the introduction of the iPad, Property Evaluator became even easier to use, with the ability to input more information with full-screen PDF capabilities to email reports directly from the iPad, as well as print the reports from the iPhone and iPad. Available products are the web-based Property Evaluator and Property Tracker, and the standalone apps for iPad, iPhone, and Mac, which is just a one-time fee. There are three versions for the iPhone and iPad: Standard, Premium and Pro editions. Jason highly recommends the software for its multiple uses and benefits at such an affordable price. Jason and Joel also discuss other investment related issues, such as the Affordability Index, cap rates, interest rates, and the different approaches to valuation of properties.