Essential Plan

The essentials you need to automate your day-to-day in a central platform.

Our team members are continuously working on enhancing Buildium’s platform to give you the best tools available to run your business. Below, you can check out what will be available in your new plan this year and the capabilities that have recently been added to your account. 


What's in the Essential plan

Marketing & Leasing: Manage the entire leasing process online and collect applicant signatures from any device

  • Hosted Property Management Website
  • Rental Listing Syndication
  • Rental Application Management
  • Digital Leases (eSignature): Take the paperwork out of leasing with Buildium’s new and improved leasing tool: eSignature, powered by HelloSign (formerly eLease) ($5/lease)
  • All Property Management: Grow your business by connecting with qualified property owners and association board members seeking property management services in minutes (available for purchase)

Accounting: Track budgets, rent collection, vendor payments and more with fully automated property-level bookkeeping

  • Online Payments (ePay)
    • Incoming EFT: $1.25 per transaction
    • Outgoing EFT: $0.50 per transaction
    • Credit Cards: 2.99% per transaction
    • Bank Account Setup: $99 per bank account
  • Retail Cash Payments, powered by PayNearMe
  • Integrated 1099 eFiling
  • Automated Invoice Processing (available for purchase)

Web & Mobile Apps for you and your owners, residents and board members

Standard Reporting: Including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, budget vs. actuals, general ledgers, rental owner ending balances, and rental owner statements.

Violation Tracking and communications

Property Inspections (available for purchase)

Showings Coordinator (available for purchase)

Tenant Screening (available for purchase)

    • Basic Tenant Screening
    • Applicant-Paid Tenant Screening

Award Winning Support

    • Email Support
    • Phone Support: Current Core customers will still have access to phone support when moved to the Essential plan
    • Buildium Academy & Help Center

  • Buildium Marketplace will provide you with pre-built integrations with some of your favorite tools
  • New and improved online leasing tool powered by HelloSign that allows you to easily use PDF templates for all of your leases
  • Get more applicants in the door with the new Applicant Center, where prospective residents can fill out your online application, save their progress and sign their lease—all in one central location
  • Help prospective residents through the application process with new email and text communications for applicants, sent right from your Buildium account
  • Quickly identify actions that need attention and track recent activities completed by staff in your Buildium account with the new Activity Feed, available on both desktop and the mobile app
  • Automatically upload and process invoices with Invoice Processing, powered by Ops Technology
  • A new look with easier navigation and more space on screen to get things done faster

Recent Release Highlights

We’re committed to delivering new functionality and experience improvements to help you better manage your business. Check out the Monthly Feature Release Notes in the Resource Center to learn more about recent product updates.

  • Improved lead-to-lease cycle: Move-in tracking, notice to vacate and move-out dates, custom application fees, and new syndication partners
  • Resident reminders: Make it easier to get your residents online, pay on time and signed up for renters insurance
  • Enhanced accounting and billing functionality: Stay current with the latest IRS requirements, designate ownership percentages for properties with multiple owners, automate bill approvals, and lock accounting periods
  • New Mobile app for your property owner clients: Send funds and view transaction history, submit and track maintenance requests and run real-time reports all on the go

When is my plan changing?

Your subscription plan will be updated at your next renewal date on or after November 1, 2021. Customers on a month-to-month plan will see the update on November 1, 2021, with the updated price reflected on their November invoice. Customers on an annual plan will see the update at their next renewal date, with the updated price reflected on the invoice for that month.

Not sure when your next renewal date is? In the Manager app, select Settings > Account and Billing > Manage Subscription.


Will I still have access to live phone support?

Yes. While the Essential plan does not include live phone support, all customers currently on the Core plan will be grandfathered into phone support when they are transferred to the Essential plan at their next renewal date. 


Where can I find my updated price?

Your updated price has been included in the email notification about the upcoming changes to your plan. Once the change has been made, you can find your updated price in the Manager app under Settings > Account and Billing > Manage Subscription.

Can’t find the email notification? You can reach us at 1-888-414-1988 or [email protected] and we can provide you with your updated price.


What other new plans are available?

You can now also upgrade to the Growth or Premium plans, giving you access to even more tools like Analytics and Insights, and our open API platform to help take your business to the next level. View all available new plans here.

Contact Us

Have any questions about the upcoming changes to your plan?
You can reach us at 1-888-414-1988 or [email protected].