Where Should Landlords List Property For Rent?
Advertising your rental property online is essential to filling your vacancies in today’s rental market. Over 70% of renters who are shopping for a new home to rent use the internet as their primary search tool. As with virtually every other industry, technology is transforming the business of managing investment property. Knowing how important online presence is, many landlords are searching the best ways to market rentals online.
There are numerous websites and platforms for listing your rental. We have previously discussed the pros and cons of several of the most popular ones such as Zillow, Apartments.com, Craigslist, Zumper, and Facebook.
Recently, we have examined the pros and cons of other listing sites that you should consider: HotPads, Apartment List, and Trulia.
HotPads was launched in November 2005 as a map-based real estate marketplace that allows individuals to find their next accommodation by location. The platform is intuitive to use. It caters to both tenants and landlords, allowing them to manage applications and rent payments. The website also allows renters to directly contact each housing provider.
HotPads is now part of Zillow as it was acquired by the company in 2012. In this article, we discuss what it costs to use HotPads, the benefits and drawbacks of listing your house for rent on HotPads, and the alternative property management tools that landlords should consider.
Apartment List is a San Francisco-based online marketplace for apartment listings. It consolidates listings from across the internet, working with partners like Rent.com, Forrent.com, and others, to deliver it all via one website. Founded in 2011, Apartment List offers a cross-platform app that connects prospective tenants with those listing rental properties across the US. It uses a mix of questions, manual filters, and a visual interface that leans on photos and maps.
If you aren’t sure whether it’s a good idea to advertise on Apartment List, this article will share some of the benefits and drawbacks of using the platform, along with some popular alternatives that offer more comprehensive services.
Founded in 2005, Trulia is an online residential real estate marketplace. As a subsidiary of Zillow, it helps buyers and renters to find homes across the US through recommendations, local insights, and map overlays. Trulia offers details on commutes, schools, churches, and nearby businesses. Is it a good idea to list apartments for rent on Trulia? In this article, we look at the pros and cons of using the platform, as well as some alternatives that offer more comprehensive services than Trulia.
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