PropertyManagementMaven: December 2010

It's 10PM * Do You Know Where Your Postlets Listings Are?

As many area aware, POSTLETS is no longer saving users FREE listings after a year.  Users are encouraged to upgrade to PostletsPRO which offers a lot more options and pictures.  Before spending this money, I wanted to check out the SYNDICATION partners/options for my listing html * this is what I found.

PREFERENCES 

Syndicate my postlets to:
Google Base Zillow Oodle/backpage Vast
HotPads Backpage Trulia ByOwnerMLS
Enormo DotHomes FrontDoor Others


GoogleBase * I wrote a post about how I will be using the Google Maps * Real Estate * For Rent feature when I do my client/property presentations so show how many rental properties there are in the area of their property.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/2012659/use-google-maps-to-find-for-sale-for-rent-and-foreclosure-properties-

HotPads * I love to get HotPads inquiries as they give me their move-in date.  My HomeRentals.net (HERO) listings also migrate to HotPads and somehow they do not duplicate the same property which is beneficial

Enormo * this appears to be a housing search for the UK so I have unCHECKED it for my postlets

Zillow * has a GREAT rental option; however, the RENTAL listings that are syndicated from POSTLETS don't attach to your profile and they have to be added through your sign-in and profile.  I'm not sure that the extra time and effort is worth it if this process posts a double listing for the same property.  I am not sure I have ever had a rental prospect find one of my properties through Zillow and as long as this posting process is seamless through postlets, I'll continue to keep this option CHECKED.

BackPage
* this appears to be a Craigslist knock-off/wanna-be.  The information is very generic and although the picture icon appears on listings, they don't appear on most listings.

DotHomes * this appears to be a listing site for the UK and listings of FLATS for LET!

Oodle * this site has the option of designating the MILEAGE from the town to the listing which is cool.  My rental listings are shown as coming from HotPads and they appear to be comming from my HERO listings and not from my postlets.

Trulia * my listings are again pulling from postlets AND the # of photos for the listing shows.  Rental listings are also pulling from the RENTAL section of our MLS which is where many SCAMMERS find good photos with NO watermarks for their SCAM listings!

FrontDoor * this appears to be a sales listing site and is hard to move around it and really find information although there appears to be loads of information on the home buying process.

VAST * is a good site for rental listings and it appears to be pulling listings through my HERO listings through HotPads.

ByOwnerMLS * I can't find a rental listing category so I suspect  I'll unCHECK this partner also.

 Wallace S. Gibson, CPM * GIBSON MANAGEMENT GROUP, Ltd.

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Comment balloon 6 commentsWallace S. Gibson, CPM • December 27 2010 09:23AM
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