“This site gives the power back to the consumer. It allows free flow of information for a more efficient marketplace, saving real estate owners and consumers lots of money,” said Ilana Schwartz, co-founder of UrbanEdgeNY.com.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2010
Launching today, UrbanEdgeNY.com is an innovative, free website for Manhattan real estate listings, connecting New Yorkers directly to owners, eliminating the need to pay broker commission fees on rental deals. Hundreds of major landlords are already posting on the site.
The key features of UrbanEdgeNY.com include:
- No Fees: Owners place listings for free and home seekers search listings and owners for free.
- No Broker Listings: Broker listings are not allowed on UrbanEdgeNY.
- Fresh Listings: Anything over two weeks old is removed from the site.
- Direct Contact: Owners and prospective tenants communicate directly with each other.
UrbanEdgeNY.com also makes novel use of Twitter. At 4 p.m. daily, users will get a Twitter feed for all of the day’s new available NYC rental buildings in their desired neighborhood and home type. They can immediately contact the owner to set up an apartment viewing and get the good deal.
According the National Association of Realtors®, over 85 percent of people searching for a place to live start on the Web. UrbanEdgeNY.com helps simplify this process by giving people direct access to NYC Real Estate owners.
“This site gives the power back to the consumer. It allows free flow of information for a more efficient marketplace, saving real estate owners and consumers lots of money,” said Ilana Schwartz, vice president of new business development for UrbanEdgeNY.com.
There are no fees, and there is no obligation to pay for anything to use UrbanEdgeNY.com, but the site does offer additional advertising and marketing services to property owners. These value-added, fee-based services include syndication of Manhattan real estate listings on other real estate sites, Web site development, advertising campaigns, signage design and other marketing functions.
UrbanEdgeNY.com will also offer owners the ability to place traditional newspaper listings into print publications such as Metro New York. This makes Urban Edge a convergence of new media and traditional communications channels.
New York City real estate property listings are shown with complete details, owner contact information and multiple images, so users can get a true sense of the property they are considering. In turn, building managers and real estate owners have a new place on the Web to generate targeted leads from an audience that is already searching for what they have to offer. This saves time and money on both ends of the transaction.
UrbanEdgeNY.com is a free real estate listings Web site designed to make it easy for renters and owners to connect directly without brokers. The site aggregates and authenticates the best listings in the New York City region with complete descriptions and images. Visit http://www.UrbanEdgeNY.com to setup your Manhattan real estate listings, or to find your dream apartment.