Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
Apartment Guide, the nation’s No. 1 online marketing solutions provider to the apartment industry, has signed up Guardian Real Estate Services for its Certified Resident Ratings & ReviewsSM program.
Guardian, a Portland-based owner-operator with a management portfolio of more than 220 apartment communities nationwide, plans to add Certified Resident Ratings & Reviews to many of its apartment community listings on Apartment Guide. Unlike other review sites, Certified Resident Ratings & Reviews allow community management teams to certify reviews as being from an actual resident before they are posted on the listing site.
“Traditional advertising is not enough these days. Ratings and reviews, especially from current residents, provide a glimpse into real life at that property. Of course not all reviews are glowing, which is why I appreciate Apartment Guide allowing managers to post responses,” stated Meghan Hill, director of marketing for Guardian. “Adding ratings and reviews from certified residents to Apartment Guide has made our ads more relevant and credible, resulting in better quality leads."
“We are excited about the opportunity to provide Certified Resident Ratings & Reviews to yet another highly respected apartment owner and operator and welcome Guardian to the program,” says Scott Asher, vice president of marketing and operations for RentPath, Apartment Guide’s parent company. “We believe that ratings and review sites have an obligation to prospective renters and apartment owners and operators, like Guardian, to prevent phony reviews from ever making it onto their sites.”
During the development process of Certified Resident Ratings & Reviews, Apartment Guide found many apartment owners and operators were frustrated with the large number of counterfeit reviews posted about their communities on other sites. Community management teams weren't even able to identify the reviewers as being residents.
“We heard the frustrations of apartment owners and operators,” Asher says. “Their concerns with phony ratings and reviews very much aligned with the concerns of prospective renters. No prospective renter wants to make their next living decision on a fake review and no owner and operator wants to make changes to a community based on deceitful reviews. Phony reviews need to be eliminated, and we’re making that a reality with Certified Resident Ratings & Reviews.”
Certified Resident Ratings & Reviews are now available on more than 100,000 listings on Apartment Guide.
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Apartment Guide is the nation’s No. 1 online marketing solutions provider to the apartment industry connecting apartment consumers to their ideal place to live. With an unmatched search capability, enhanced by constantly refined tools and industry insights, Apartment Guide provides consumers with a clear and simple guide to apartment living through content-rich apartment listings in a user-friendly format with Internet, mobile and social media solutions.
Leading the industry with first-to-market mobile introductions of iPad®, iPhone® and Android™ applications, as well as Apartment Guide Reputation Monitor® and Apartment Guide SocialMedia Manager®, Apartment Guide’s multi-platform search capability allows renters and property managers to connect wherever they are, whenever they want, in the medium that works best for them. The brand’s commitment to maximizing owner and manager value makes Apartment Guide a leading multifamily housing industry partner.
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