Praise for HomeKeeper! What do current users say? Tiffany Eng June 28, 2016 14:49 Follow Here are a few comments from current users. Have more questions? Submit a request 5 Comments Date Votes 0 Julie Hillman August 18, 2011 04:51 Homekeeper – tracking affordable housing made easy! Try it - you may discover it is** the best invention since sliced bread!** Prior to HomeKeeper, we had a number of different excel spreadsheets that individual employees would keep up on their own that pertained to their own needs. We also had a few different access databases that were created to keep track of housing units. However, the biggest challenge we had, prior to HomeKeeper, was determining what our data management practice should be. We spend an enormous amount of time trying to track and locate data. When I printed the first report and showed it to our finance director she was thrilled, indicating it was the best and most precise information that we have ever had in one report. While the transition to Homekeeper has been painful (and is still ongoing), the pain is all worthwhile. Once I entered enough information to create a report, I knew in an instant that the work was extremely worthwhile. I focused on entering all of our opportunities and when I printed the first report and showed it to our finance director she was thrilled, to say the least, indicating it was the best and most precise information that we have ever had in one report. We look forward to the day that HomeKeeper is running our entire organization. If you are an organization that has to track large amounts of information related to affordable housing, please do not give HomeKeeper a second thought - Just Do It! If you are an organization that has to track large amounts of information related to affordable housing, please do not give HomeKeeper a second thought – Just Do It! The amount of administrative time it will save you in the end will be worth your while – especially when you have to fill out all of those government reports that ask endless questions. HomeKeeper will have all the answers you need. 0 Julie Brunner October 05, 2011 18:07 HomeKeeper makes my job AWESOME! Finally there is software made just for CLTs that allows me to track everything I need to track and captures valuable data for reporting while I do my everyday work. HomeKeeper is thoughtfully organized to cover everything from tracking homebuyer applicants and loan packaging to monitoring CLT homeowners to long term CLT property management. AND on top of that it is easy to use and customize! After years of worrying about what would happen to all of the data I had squirreled away in scores of spreadsheets, I can now rest easy. HomeKeeper has changed the way we do business - for the better! 0 Cheryl Key November 17, 2011 22:03 Hallelujah for HomeKeeper! HomeKeeper is a fully functional, top rate software program that has captured the process of Community Land Trust Homeownership and automated it skillfully. I am thankful that I can sit down and input data without dozens of calls to a support line or to hours of reading help screens or manuals. Your customer support and assistance is excellent, prompt and courteous! I would recommend HomeKeeper to all Community Land Trust organizations. It is the perfect program for every stage of CLT Homeownership. Please see my attached testimonial for more details on my HomeKeeper experience. 0 Lisa Byers June 01, 2012 23:53 As an Executive Director, I strive to track the volume of activity—how many inquires do we have for our services? How many people have we served with what services? etc. I also need to keep our Board of Trustees informed about how we are serving our community. Before HomeKeeper, staff members spent 1 to 2 hours each month on reports inventorying data about our service levels. Now I can see that data instantly in a Dashboard on my computer, and I can drill down for more details on our applicants, our waiting list, the status of sales and resales. What I am most excited about is that my organization is now much less vulnerable to loss of information that might result from key staff members departures. There are so many pieces of data on each property, each person, each transaction, and now that information is all stored in one place, instead of a mix of paper files and spreadsheets. 0 Pat Steiger June 18, 2012 14:21 I have been working with various data collection tools and contact software for the past fifteen years, both custom and off the shelf. I was pleased to be included in selection process that resulted in using the Salesforce platform for the ultimate creation of HomeKeeper. Cornerstone Partnership, NPower and the users have done an outstanding job of creating a user friendly system that captures needed data while providing the practical management tools for land trust organizations. Please see my attached letter for more details. Pat Steiger, Executive Director Minnesota Community Land Trust Coalition Please sign in to leave a comment.