Azibo, the better Stessa

Here's a quick comparison between Azibo and Stessa, and how we stack up against them.

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Azibo is a comprehensive property management and financial management software system that makes it easy for property owners and managers to cost-effectively run their rental property business in one place.

Stessa is primarily a financial management tool.  It does have some property management capabilities but they are more expensive and have limitations relative to Azibo.

Free platform
Azibo does not charge a platform subscription fee. Our platform and all core features are free to property owners.
Stessa offers three plans, one is free but with many features behind a paywall. Subscriptions are paid annually and can cost you up to $336 /year.
Free ACH rent payments
Azibo does not charge renters or owners / managers fees for ACH rent payment transactions.
Stessa charges renters a fee to pay their rent via ACH. The ACH fee can only waived on the most expensive plan.
Credit/debit card payments
Azibo supports both credit and debit card payments. Renters pay a 2.99%, there is no fee to owners / managers.
Stessa does not support card payments.
Free accelerated payouts
All payouts on Azibo receive our fastest payout speeds (as fast as 1 business day) - at no cost to owners.
Payouts on Stessa take up to 3 to 5 business days. Accelerated payouts (3 business days) only available on their most expensive plan.
Collect rent into your existing bank account
Azibo lets you collect rent into any bank account, and you can connect as many as you want.
Stessa requires you to open up a Stessa Cash Management account to collect rent.
Portfolios to organize properties
Create as many portfolios as you want, for free.
Stessa limits you to one portfolio unless you are on their highest tiered paid plan.
Free bookkeeping and  accounting
Categorize expenses and create reports such as P&L, balance sheet, income statement, schedule E, and more - all for free.
Stessa charges for advanced reporting and for their schedule E.
Digital lease agreement creation (state - specific)
$29.99 including eSign
Stessa does not have integrated digital lease creation. Those on the free Essentials plan only have access to one lease template.
eSigning leases
Included in state- specific lease agreements
eSignatures are not offered on the free Essentials plan. For paid plans, Stessa has limits: up to one signature / month for the Manage plan, and up to 7 signatures / month on the most expensive Pro plan.
Document storage
1 gigabyte of storage
Unlimited on all tiers.
Maintenance tracker / portal
Free phone support
Our customer success team is here for you at no cost.
Stessa does not offer live phone support unless you are on their most expensive Pro plan. Stessa users struggle to receive appropriate support from chat bots and email.
Screening fee charged to applicants
TransUnion SmartMove.
Stessa users go through RentPrep, which relies on TransUnion Smart Move. Full credit reports can be paid for by the renter.
Listing syndication
Coming Soon
Coming Soon (May 2024)
Collaboration permissions are only at the portfolio level, not at the property level, so you’ll need to be on a premium plan if you want to have different people with different access to properties.

What our customers are saying about Azibo

“Does exactly what I wanted and more! It's getting even better seeing how much they are growing since the beginning. Adding more useful features that I will planned to use one day soon. Very good platform for landlords.”


March 2024

“I love the ease of use, the fact that it's constantly improving, and the straight forward approach to rental property management.”

Yevgeniy Rozinskiy

March 2024

“Azibo has given us a really great way to not only streamline rent collection but at glance be able to tell where our vacancies are and create a way for us to collect rent that’s safe and secure and keeps everything organized.”

Julia Moluf

Best Buddies Living

March 2024

“The platform has matured nicely overtime.It offers a great service to landlords from rent collection to billing for ancillary items as they crop up. Tenants love the easy access and phone notification for payments. I highly recommend Azibo!!!”


February 2024

“We really like the feature where the renter can pay by credit card. We are in the business of helping people and some people don’t have the greatest credit and being able to offer them the opportunity to use their rent as a credit builder is one of the features we really like.”

Camilia Winter

February 2024

“I am using Azibo for several years as I find them to be the most flexible, the most adopting, and with the best carrying customer support. The company is constantly growing and adding new features. Receiving rent is fast and free, setting up leases is easy.”


December 2023

“Automated rent collection- provides reminders to tenants …and free. What’s not to like?”


November 2023

Photo of Azibo's customer - Steven Toth

“Azibo saves me 5-9 hours per month. When I have tenants paying on different days it makes it way more difficult to track. But now I just log into Azibo a few times per month, make sure my transactions are all set correctly, then I’m done. It really saves me a lot of time.”

Steven Toth

May 2023

Photo of Azibo's customer - Andrew Winter

"Before Azibo, I was taking payments on Cash App, Venmo, PayPal, and checks. Now Azibo is the one source of truth for all payments, which makes things easier."

Andrew Winter

May 2023

Photo of Azibo's customer - Jua Mcmillan

“I love the fact that it’s automated and you can pretty much set it and forget it until it’s time to renew the lease.”

Jua Mcmillan

May 2023

“I am relatively new to real estate investing. Currently holding two rental properties. Having Azibo is a real asset. Everything is organized and easy to access. My tenants also like the ease of paying their rent online. Thank you for everything Azibo team.”

Nick A

November 2023