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We act like the Multiple Listing Service for rentals. As your never know where your next tenant may come from, you need the most exposure possible. It is always better to have a choice of tenants than only one (or zero).
You want maximum exposure for your listing. Each company we partner with advertises your property on their database. Our partners provide a similar market reach in the rental business which gives your listing maximum exposure.
We were pioneers in the Internet listing service business. We began our Internet listing service in 1998 with the idea that there had to be a better way to find and post a rental ad than print newspapers and magazines. We have helped lower the cost and increase the reach of landlords and property managers across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.
Since day one we have offered live support for landlords and tenants alike. Our staff provides daily customer support for everything from: help listing your ad, forgotten passwords and suggestions to improve your listing. Our customer service team also request customer feedback so that we can make our service better. Many of our customers have been with us since day one - proving our commitment to your success.
Why does that matter? It means we have full control over the quality and efficiency of our product. It allows us to innovate and try new things easier and prioritize better. For you, it should mean a better experience and one that you have a say in. We never pass the buck!
Our staff make every effort to screen against known scams and frauds in the industry. All our listings go through a pending verification system that checks for bogus ads, profanity, discrimination, inappropriate photos and language etc. All our data is from trusted sources; primarily, our own. Watch for ads with the verified icon as these are trusted landlords that have been screened by our staff. If you think you should be a verified landlord, just let us know.
Our parent company, ECOM Media Group Inc. supports many trade events and conferences in educating landlords to become better landlords. We sponsor student housing events across the country and speak at events on promoting good landlord/tenant practices. It takes both a good landlord and a good tenant to have a good experience.
Trust is earned - and your first listing free has served both of us well. If you post an ad on one of our sites and get a good result, you will most likely come back and use us again. We have kept our prices fixed for years at $24.95 for 30 days, $34.95 for 60 days and $44.95 for up to year (365 days). All revenue generated goes back into the service and software to provide a better service for you.
The nature of Internet-based business has lowered the overall carbon footprint from the old print days. We don't have trucking, warehousing, fuel, waste, ink, tree-cutting etc. In fact, our whole operation is run on used banana peels.
Well, we can't take all the credit but we do help 100+ college and universities in three countries find great housing for their students. On average over 80% of students need to find suitable off-campus housing. We were the first to build a branded solution for post-secondary educators back in 1999. We save the schools money and help students and landlords - everyone wins!
We took rental searching to the next level. Simply type anywhere you want to live and we put a pin on that spot...your next job, school etc. Check out our video below.
Each company tends to set their rates a little differently. One may give you a low base rate of say $19.95 but then tell you that you also have to pay $0.69 per km! This can be a good deal if you can get from the rental depot, to your current apartment, over to your new apartment and back to the rental depot in about 40kms or less. Other companies will quote you a straight rate with a cap on mileage while others yet will offer unlimited mileage...
Then there's the different size trucks to factor in. Typical moving trucks are 16 cubic feet or 24 cubic feet. Here's something to consider that may save you money: if you can't do your move in one trip with the big truck, it may be cheaper to use the small truck and do 2 trips. Keep extra mileage and gas costs in mind though when figuring out your costs.
So how do you find a rental truck? Try the yellow pages or online. I would strongly suggest calling at least 3 different companies to ensure you get the best deal. Also, don't be afraid to play off one company against the other. It's a competitive world out there and companies will often drop their price to get your business.
Good luck with your move!
Over the past decade, the migration from print to online advertising of rental properties has brought about fierce competition. Online advertising has provided multiple media options that weren't previously available, such as creating picture-rich listings with multiple photos, video, and maps, along with rich detailed ad copy and social media links.
Since owners of rental properties have begun to look at their rental portfolios as real businesses, with themselves as CEO, competition can be fierce. How can you ensure that your property stands out? Strategic marketing! Businesses need marketing to retain and grow market share, so that competition from across the street with trendy name, logo, and picture-rich website won't lure tenants to where the grass appears greener.How do we stave off this exodus and fill empty units before the competition? By producing descriptive, picture-rich, and eye-catching advertisements that are tailored to your target audience.
Unlike rental ads in the classified section of local newspapers, which often charge by the letter, most online sites offer plenty of space for you to provide details. Take advantage of this space and provide information tenants are looking for up front. Along with great photos, the most important details to include are location and price. Be sure to fill out all of the fields when posting your ads, list all amenities, and be clear on the terms. If you require a 1-year lease or utilities are extra, state this upfront.
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