Posted on January 22nd, 2010 No comments
When you advertise your rental property online, do you make it as easy as possible for prospects to contact you? And by “as easy as possible”, that doesn’t mean as easy for you as possible, it means easy for them. Even if you’d rather potential renters call you instead of send an email, or vice versa, that shouldn’t be the only line of communication you leave open. In fact, you should provide multiple ways for people to get in contact with you so they can reach out the way they feel most comfortable doing so. Here are a few examples to look at for comparison:
Duluth, GA – Home for Rent
3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath
$1050 per month
15 email leads
1 phone lead
1 click-to-call lead
Bentonville, Arkansas – Home for Rent
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
$800 per month
5 email leads
13 phone leads
As you can see from the amount and types of leads each property received, there is no “one way” that prospects will contact you. The first rental property even made click-to-call available, giving their ad maximum accessibility. Of course, if you are going to allow people to contact you via phone, email, or text message, you should also make sure to have an efficient lead follow-up process for each method of contact. A lead left hanging is a lost lead!
Posted on January 21st, 2010 No comments
RentShout is excited to announce that we have expanded distribution of our members’ rental listings to the HomeTownRent network of local sites. With the addition of HomeTownRent, we now advertise rentals automatically on over 65 sites, portals, and directories. Not to mention we also automatically create videos for each rental listing and automatically post them to YouTube and other popular video portals.
Here at RentShout we aim to give property managers a large range of exposure by advertising your listings on top rental directories, video portals and social networks. We are continually on the lookout for new places we can to advertise your rentals and feel HomeTownRent is a great extension to our network.