The ProAPOD Website Has Been Redesigned to Improve Reader Comprehension

My ProAPOD real estate investment software website has been redesigned to make it easier for new visitors to more clearly comprehend the benefits of my software and generally to more easily navigate through its various pages.

Here’s a sampling of the changes I made.

  • The header. I eliminated the large image of the apartment building with the text that read “Invest with confidence with our award winning real estate investment software” and replaced it with a black banner and a larger label that simply reads “ProAPOD Real Estate Investment Software” (similar to this blog site).
  • The font. I changed the font style and size to make the text more interesting and easier to read.
  • The wording. The descriptions for each of the three solutions were rewritten to make it clearer to the reader what that solution does. Most paragraphs were shortened and made more concise.
  • Images. An “information” image was added to the Learning Center as well as the other pages that primarily provide helpful information to the visitor such as my real estate investing articles and videos, online real estate calculators, glossary of terms, and industry links.

Pease pay us a visit at ProAPOD Real Estate Investment Software and tell me what you think.

The ProAPOD Website is Now Secure Per PayPal Requirements

ProAPOD Real Estate Investment Software replaced it’s previous shopping cart and added an SSL certificate to its site last week for added customer security.

That means that customers will always enter a secure site (i.e., “https”) when they set up their customer account information and then subsequently preview their shopping cart. Payment afterward is made at PayPal which, of course, has always been a secure website.

The change was a requirement made by PayPal. Several months ago they advised me that the website would have to be made secure by mid-September 2016 or I could no longer use their services to complete the sale of my software and calculator products. This, of course, made it mandatory for me to do whatever was required in order to satisfy PayPal.

As a result, the ProAPOD.com domain was moved to another server capable of handling the necessary modifications and additional SSL certificate. The project took several weeks and several hundred dollars but the result has been achieved. My ProAPOD website offers customers a more secure site to enter their names and address; all of their financial data will continue to be entered only on the PayPal site.

Regards,
James Kobzeff

ProAPOD Changes Its Software Solutions’ Names

ProAPOD Real Estate Investment Software made some changes to it’s solutions.

  • Investor 8 is no longer available for purchase. After eight years, we decided to no longer market Investor 8 as one of our real estate investor software solutions. It does not affect any current users.
  • Analysis 10 has had its name changed to Executive 10. Still the same great real estate investing software it has been for the past ten years, just gave it a new name.
  • Analysis 6 has had its name changed to Agent 6. Still the same great real estate analysis software it has been since 2000, just gave it a new name.

ProAPOD Listed as a Top-ten Real Estate Investment Software

According to Jeremy Cyrier, well-known CCIM instructor, author, commercial real estate brokerage owner and investor, ProAPOD Real Estate Investment Software is on his list of of top-ten real estate software solutions.

Why? Because all the real estate software solutions provided by ProAPOD are easy-to-use, concise and accurate as well as absolutely 100% professional quality.

To learn more about ProAPOD go to ProAPOD Real Estate Investment Software to preview all the advantages. A full description is given along with screenshots so you know what you’re paying for.

 

ProAPOD’s PDF Printing Plan Revised

ProAPOD intended to include a function that would enable its customers to click a single button to create PDF reports. The idea was to use procedures included in Excel 2013 for PDF so the customer would not have to rely upon third-party PDF software.

But after a serious attempt to include the proper code, it was discovered that there are too many unresolved issues in Excel 2013 that makes it almost impossible to maintain compatibility across a wide range of computers. Where on one computer the function performed perfectly, on other computers there were error alerts that prevented some of ProAPOD’s features to work correctly.

After much research, it was learned that problems like this are commonly encountered by others attempting to use Excel’s PDF reference library. And without a clear resolution provided, ProAPOD elected to postpone its plan until there is absolute assurance that the error messages can be prevented.

So for the meantime, ProAPOD customers will continue to use third-party PDF software to print their reports as a PDF. It is not difficult, but ProAPOD had just hoped to make it easier.

 

PDF Printing Update Coming to ProAPOD

ProAPOD Real Estate Investment Software is currently in the throws of updating the PDF printing function for all three of it’s real estate investing software solutions.

Along with some with some general house keeping and refreshing of the forms and toolbar commands, the primary focus is to make PDF printing easier so users can create a PDF report with less effort.

Although ProAPOD currently provides customers a way to print their reports as a PDF, it does require the customer to install a third-party PDF software program. And though highly efficient, these third-party programs have not been particularly easy for some customers to understand and easily use.

To make PDF printing easier, ProAPOD is recoding the procedures in each of it’s real estate investment software solutions. Once completed, the user will be able to simply select the real estate analysis and marketing reports he or she wants to create as a PDF and click one button. The rest will be fully automatic. The user will find the the PDF in the location on the computer he or she saved it completely ready to be distributed.

This PDF printing update, however, will only benefit customers using Windows Vista and Excel 7 or newer. Unfortunately, older versions of Windows and Excel are not compatible with the coding required to provide this update. Customers using Windows XP, for instance, will still have to rely upon third-party PDF software.

This update should be available by the end of October barring any unsuspected issues. If you have questions, please feel free to call me so we can discuss it further.

So You Know

ProAPOD provides three real estate analysis software solutions that are each concisely designed to make it easy for realtors and real estate investors to create rental property cash flow analysis and marketing reports.

 

 

The Print Preview Glitch Caused by Excel 2013 is Fixed

One of the important features provided by all ProAPOD real estate investment software solutions is the ability for users to easily preview the real estate analysis reports prior to printing.  From the release of ProAPOD in 2000 this has always the way it’s been. The user simply clicks Print Preview on our customized toolbar, selects the appropriate report , and instantly the selected report appears in a preview window.

About a week ago, however, it was brought to our attention by several customers using Excel 2013 that the Print Preview would hang in a perpetual loading motion that would not display the report. Worse still, that the window could only be closed by shutting down ProAPOD completely. This is not good.

But this was new to us  because ProAPOD has continued to perform perfectly in all aspects through Excel 2010, so, of course, we were highly concerned to uncover the problem and to resolve the issue.

After applying several suggestions made by others we discovered on the web without success, we continued to search until we found the culprit. Namely, that with Excel 2013 the VBA procedure that calls for print preview needed to be modified.

I’m happy to say that all three ProAPOD real estate investing software solutions have been tested in Excel 2013 and the Print Preview function now works perfectly.

Last Chance for 2013 Tax Write-off on Real Estate Software

As January 1 quickly approaches, you are given just a few days more to make an investment in your real estate business as well as to take advantage of writing the investment off your income taxes for 2013 with a beneficial real estate software solution.

ProAPOD provides four powerful and affordable real estate software solutions that you should consider to accomplish both. So you gain the benefit of having the best real estate evaluation software available on the web and save tax dollars at the same time.

Agent 6

agent 6The primary essentials to create professional cash flow analysis and marketing presentations when you just want to get started with income property analysis at the greatest value.

Service any multi-family property like a pro quickly, effortlessly, and with 100% professional-quality results. Our recommendation for any real estate agent or investor who is considering rental property analysis for the first time and wants the basic elements, calculations, and reports to hit the ground running.

Price

$149.95
TWO downloads for two computers
NO subscription fees
FREE telephone support

System Requirements:
MS Windows and Excel

Learn more about Agent 6…

Investor 8

Investor 8An affordable ‘deep-level’ cash flow analysis solution when you’re a novice investor who just wants all the robust elements to make ‘expert’ acquisitions for casual investing.

Know your ‘real’ profit and rate of return before you shell out your money on any investment property. Our recommendation for casual ‘mom and pop’ investors who are investing for their future (perhaps for retirement).

Price

$199.95
TWO downloads for two computers
NO subscription fees
FREE telephone support

System Requirements:
MS Windows and Excel

Learn more about Investor 8…

Executive 10

Executive 10Our ultimate deep-level cash flow analysis and marketing real estate software solution when you plan to remain actively engaged with investment real estate property.

Start, build or grow your real estate business with the most complete range of elements, features, and reports. Our recommendation for agents and investors who plan to engage in rental property evaluations as an ongoing business.

Price

Just $279.95
TWO downloads for two computers
NO subscription fees
FREE telephone support

System Requirements:
MS Windows and Excel

Learn more about Executive 10…

iCalculator

iCalculatorMake dozens of real estate calculations in seconds with just a few entries in a user-friendly form…PLUS learn the definitions and formulas as you calculate.

The innovative way to make complex calculations with ease while you learn the nuances of real estate investing. Our recommendation for anyone who wants to avoid using a hand-held financial calculator to make the most popular real estate calculations.

Price

$24.95 (64% off retail)
24/7 online access
NO subscription fees
Unlimited FREE updates

System Requirements:
24/7 mobile online access from any device

Learn more about iCalculator…

 

Better Real Estate Bureau Directory Accepts ProAPOD

Better Real Estate BureauThe application ProAPOD Real Estate Investing Software submitted to the online Better Real Estate Bureau directory has been accepted. So we are now officially displayed in the Oregon section of their online real estate directory at ProAPOD BRB directory listing.

According to the publishers, “The Better Real Estate Bureau® was established to promote a superior level of commitment to integrity, honesty and responsibility among real estate professionals in their online practices.”

They also add that they are about building strong relationships between agent members who “are committed to reliable, unfaltering service excellence and superior performance in all aspects of the field” and consumers.

James Kobzeff, the developer and owner of the popular software company, has been a real estate professional for the past thirty years, and has long been committed to integrity and responsible business practices. As a strong supporter of the real estate community, he is dedicated to presenting it with only an excellent product and service.

So the union between ProAPOD and the directory makes a perfect fit. As a result, we now display the BRB badge on the homepage of our website. Of course, you are free to contact us if you have questions.

About ProAPOD Executive 10

Executive 10 is ProAPOD’s platinum-grade real estate analysis solution with full tax shelter and time value consideration, cash flow analysis and projections, marketing reports, and a myriad of advanced features.

With this solution, real estate agents and investors (experienced or not) can quickly and easily analyze the cash flows and profitability of any-size rental property (before and after taxes), as well as create a marketing package and executive summary when the property is listed for sale.

So it is an ideal software solution if you are seriously engaged in buying, listing, and selling rental property and want to start, build or grow that rental property investment business activity.

Origin

Executive 10 was developed in 2005 by ProAPOD following a string of requests from customers asking us to provide a software program with cash flow and rates of return computed after taxes as well as before taxes.

So we took our flagship software solution released earlier in 2000 (Agent 6) and beefed it up with elements for both tax shelter and time value of money.

The result is this real estate investing software solution (which has since become our most popular).

Overview

Executive 10 is a “deep-level” real estate analysis and marketing program. So agents, real estate investors, and other analysts can evaluate the profitability of income-producing properties (with full consideration for income taxes and time value) as well as create complete marketing presentations.

Features

A number of innovative features such as multiple depreciation schedules, a passive losses selection, and multiple cash flow projections options (for instance).

Calculations

Automatically computed for all the essential rates of return. Such as Cap Rate, Gross Rent Multiplier and Cash on Cash Return.

As well the more complex calculations associated with time value of money such as Internal Rate of Return (IRR) and Net Present Value (NPV).

Plus those associated with tax shelter. For instance, depreciation allowance, mortgage interest, loan point amortization, cash flow after taxes, sales proceeds after taxes (just to name a few).

Reports

A wide-range, all exceptional-quality, created in minutes, and each only requires the user to fill in the forms.

As a sampling, these include an APOD, Proforma Income Statement, Rent Roll, Property Photo Page, Comparative Market Analysis, Sales Proceeds. Of course there are many more reports (including charts), but you get the idea.

Price and Terms

Two licensed software downloads that include free updates for one full year. A one-time payment of just $279.95 (no annual subscription or renewal fees).

System Requirements

PC or compatible with Windows 98 (or later) and Microsoft Excel 97 (or later).

Learn More

You can discover all the calculations and features, as well as preview reports and screen shots starting from our website at ProAPOD Rental Property Investment Software or directly on our page for EXECUTIVE 10.