ProAPOD Real Estate Investment Software: Questions and Answers

From the time we launched ProAPOD real estate investment software in 2000, we have addressed a number of questions about our software. Questions mostly come from those who have not yet used it, but on some occasions we do get questions from our customers.

It seemed like a good idea, therefore, to post some of the most frequently asked questions along with our response. That way, whether you have not yet used one of our real estate investing software solutions, or are a customer, you might find the answer you are looking for.

Is ProAPOD user-friendly?
Yes. The reason we developed ProAPOD was the result of having used other real estate investment software that was not easy to use. All our real estate software solutions were meticulously designed to include user-friendly-friendly forms, features, and tools.

Do I have to have Excel to use ProAPOD?
Yes. All our real estate software solutions were developed as Microsoft® Excel applications, and we have never regretted this because Microsoft® Excel is the most widely used and powerful spreadsheet software programs in the world.

Is ProAPOD Vista compatible?
We had some reservations about our software’s compatibility with Vista when Microsoft® first introduced it at the beginning of the year, but following a few modifications many of our customers are currently using our real estate investment software on Vista without incident. I think it is safe to say, Yes.

Is ProAPOD Excel 2007 compatible?
Again, because so many of our customers are successfully using our software solutions with Microsoft® Excel 2007 we can say that ProAPOD Real Estate Investment Software is compatible with this newest Excel version.

Do I have to be a commercial real estate broker to use ProAPOD software?
On the contrary. ProAPOD was specially-designed so those with little or no rental income property or commercial real estate experience can easily use it.

I know nothing about cap rates or other ratios. Will ProAPOD be over my head?
Not at all. ProAPOD makes all rate of return computations automatically whether you understand the formulas or not.

Do I need to know any formulas to use ProAPOD?
Not unless you want to. ProAPOD knows the formulas required for you to make professional income property presentations and automatically computes all the required rates of return for you.

Can I email the reports created in ProAPOD?
Yes, but it does require a third-party software program capable of making PDF files. The best free software program we have found is called PDFCreater and can be downloaded at

Can you explain how to email a report?
All of our real estate investment software solutions include a comprehensive Help file that explain how to email a report. From the ProAPOD toolbar click Help > About ProAPOD > How to Email a Report.

James Kobzeff

James Kobzeff has over thirty years experience as a realtor and investment real estate specialist. He is the developer of ProAPOD real estate investment software and freely shares his real estate investing articles.