@JoeyKarczewski and I were inspired by @bradlymathews post in the community about his rental expense tracking application a few months back. So much so that we started working on a retool app that offers real estate investors a clear view of rental property investment data. After viewing google sheet templates and online calculators like this one and this one, we noticed that they didn’t emphasize property comparison and focused more on analyzing only a single property. We figured we could make something way more user-friendly inside of Retool instead. Without further ado - here is our take:
This app has a lot of cool features (we think), like a tile view that dynamically changes based on applied filters (no custom components used). We also have some different views to highlight various items in the app, based on what a user is looking to emphasize (e.g. comparing properties vs viewing a single property). For example - if you want to drill down into a property, we have a pop-out details pane for users to see more detailed information (as well as edit or delete properties). We often apply a lot of these different layouts and principals to the internal apps we build too at boldtech.dev.
We also have a modal to set defaults when adding a property, where users can set their default values according to the area in which they might be investing.We wanted to make this a public application for the first go-around so we just add data to a temp state instead of a db currently, we hope to offer some premium options to the app soon, which would include data storage. A quick rundown of how it all works:When you open the app, we offer the option to test it by adding 10 fake properties to your view, which quickly gives you an idea of what this app is capable of showing you.