Management Settings

Before you take your hands off the wheel, tell us about your properties and how you'd like them to be managed.


Caretaker gives you as much control over and visibility into how your properties are managed as possible without doing any of the day-to-day work yourself. This begins with reviewing and adjusting your management settings.

  • Who is granted access and when?
  • Who is hired to do which work?
  • How much are they paid?
  • Maintenance decisions that you do and don't want to make

Most of these settings can be adjusted by you from the settings section of the dashboard. Certain settings are specific to the unit and therefore need to be adjusted in the Unit Overview.

You can finely tune the cost, quality, and frequency of maintenance work performed at your properties. Maintenance requires spending limits and a core service provider team in order to work.

Maintenance controlsCaretaker DefaultRequired?Type
Approved providersHVAC, Electric, PlumbingYesBoth
Annual spending limit5%NoBoth
Per issue spending limit$300YesAll units

Control how new tenants are attracted, selected and welcomed with the marketing settings.

Marketing controlsCaretaker DefaultRequired?Type
Promotional channelsSee listNoAll units
Type of viewingSelf-guidedYesPer unit
Availability of viewingsNoMinimum 1 timeslotPer unit
Prequalification checksVerified identity, surveyNoPer unit
Targeted adsNoNoPer unit

Your minimum tenant requirements are always displayed prominently on your Apartment App listing. By default, Caretaker automatically accepts the first applicant who meets the policy.

You can choose requirements that apply to all of your units or choose different requirements per listing.

Application controlsDefaultRequired?Type
Income to rent ratioMinimum 30xNoAll units
Credit scoreMinimum 650NoAll units
BackgroundNo evictionsNoAll units
BackgroundNo criminal notesNoPer location

Each unit is associated with a calendar that is designed to be edited by multiple parties.

Access controlsDefaultRequirementsType
Available time windows7AM to 10PM M-FMinimum 1 timeslotPer unit

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