June 2008

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Issue Number 10, June 2008

Take a Closer Look at Rentals.com

Take a Closer Look at Rentals.com

We’re changing the face of Rentals.com….literally. Starting with the addition of a brand new landing page we’ll be ushering in changes that will make the member experience at Rentals.com more intuitive, informative, efficient and dare we say, stylish. We’ve been able to make these changes based on the valuable feedback that you’ve provided. Of all the great features that we’re adding, two stand out, the new Manage My Ads and new Property Management Homepage.

On the new Property Management Homepage  members will be able to view expiration alerts displayed prominently at the top of the page. Members will also notice other additions like Rentals news and updates as well as “just for fun” information.  Future updates include an activity level display and sales representative information.

Great new features can also be found on the Manage My Ads page where you’ll, now, be able to deactivate and renew multiple ads with one click, upgrade and review ads at-a-glance with a new ad table complete with ad level and ad reply columns.  This completely new design has been a direct result of feedback from our customers during its beta stage.  We are proud of the collaborative effort that has yielded such a dynamic addition to the Rentals experience.

At Rentals.com we’re not afraid to move forward and break the chains of routine.  We understand that change is good and the steps we take now make a better and brighter tomorrow.

As always, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to comment on the changes you see email us at comments@rentals.com.


Did You Know?

Did You Know?


Didyou know that email leads at Rentals.com have increased by 42% since the newly designed Product Details Page was released in May?


To make sure you are taking full advantage of this increase in lead activity, be sure to enable email leads on your property listing.


RentList.com, Your New Marketing Solution


Everyday there is more news predicting an upturn or a downturn in the current Real Estate market. As a Property Manager, whether you have a good marketing plan to combat these market fluctuations can mean the difference between feast or famine. Strengthen that plan with Rentlist.com.

Rentlist.com, the Nation’s most comprehensive Property Management Directory and a Rentals.com sister site, helps Property Managers connect with landlords and homeowners quickly and easily. By attracting new clients through Rentlist.com you’ll be able to build a larger web presence and actually grow your business during lean times as more homeowners choose to rent their properties.

With optimum search engine placement and affordable options starting at just $99 per month, Rentlist.com is the advertising solution for today.

Call your Sales Representative or email us at brandads@rentals.com for more information.



Rentals.com has a national sales force, covering every region of the U.S. To connect with the account representative in your area, please call 1-888-501-RENT (7368).
In this Issue

In This Issue:


Industry News


It seems that everyday there is a new development in the rental Real Estate market. Read about the effects that tightening home credit has on the rental market in the Sun-News. “We are experiencing good activity in all price ranges,” said Brenda Parish of GMAC Real Estate in Las Cruces.

You can also find out why “The new darling child of multifamily residential is rental,” in the Atlanta Journal- Constitution. Soft condo sales are making the case for high rise multi-family apartments, which could mean more competition for the home rental market.


Industry News

Rob Massey, Jr.

Rob’s Tips

Pre-Leasing Can Reduce Lost Rent

Pre-leasing an upcoming vacancy is a great method for reducing vacancy down time. Marketing a property which is still occupied can really help accomplish this but keep several factors in mind.

1) What do your local landlord and tenant laws and lease permit with respect to entry to an occupied unit?

2) What is your relationship with your current resident?

3) How well is your current resident keeping the inside of your rental home?

Attempting to show a rental house with an uncooperative current resident is inviting a difficult task at best. Showing a property that is unkempt or not clean may do more harm than good.

Answering these three questions will help you determine whether or not pre-leasing is an option for you.

Rob Massey Jr., is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and past President of the Louisville Chapter of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).


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