RentHop Brings More Online Listings to Renters Across the US With ZBestListings

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RentHop, a leading internet listing service, has partnered with ZBestListings, a leading nationwide syndicator of listings of rental apartments and homes.

RentHop (http://www.renthop.com), the smarter apartment search marketplace, announced today that it entered into a partnership with ZBestListings (http://www.zbestlistings.com), a leading nationwide syndicator of listings of rental apartments and homes, to distribute listings from ZBestListings’ database to RentHop’s nationwide housing search engine.

RentHop is the first and only nationwide apartment rental search engine to use a dynamic, data-driven approach to ranking and sorting apartment rentals. For each listing, RentHop’s proprietary algorithm, the HopScore, analyzes historical and current data regarding the quality and completeness of the listing, the viewing patterns of the listing on RentHop, and the responsiveness of the property manager offering the apartment. The HopScore also compares each apartment listing to all other nearby listings and creates a composite score for the listing. The score captures the listing’s objective quality and its quality relative to other nearby listings.

Renters can use RentHop’s list-based and map-based search tools to browse RentHop’s listings and can use the site’s comprehensive search filters to find the best listings for them. RentHop also makes it easy and fast for renters to reach out to property managers to schedule viewings and manage responses. Renters can also use RentHop’s Rental Heatmaps to identify the hottest neighborhoods, compare prices and see trends across different neighborhoods.

Originally founded in 2006, zBestListings is located in Durham, NC. zBestListings is a bulk syndication service specializing in automated data transfer to multiple sites using a single feed or data migration process. Brokers and property managers can use zBestListings to syndicate their listings to hundreds of sites, including Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and, now, RentHop.

Co-founder and CEO of RentHop Lee Lin stated, “I’m excited to be adding ZBestListings’ listings to RentHop. As RentHop continues to grow nationwide, these additional listings will help us meet our goal of giving renters access to every available rental listing on the market.”

About RentHop

Founded in 2009 by Lawrence Zhou and Lee Lin, RentHop simplifies real estate decisions using technology and data analysis. It offers the most sophisticated apartment quality ranking algorithms, helping apartment hunters quickly sift through large pools of inventory to find the most appropriate listings and to schedule viewings quickly and easily. RentHop’s innovative Rental Heatmaps give up-to-the-minute visibility into rental price data at the neighborhood level across the country.

RentHop is funded by Y Combinator. For more information, please visit http://www.RentHop.com, follow RentHop on Twitter at @RentHop, or find us on Facebook.

About zBestListings

Located in Durham,NC, zBestListings is a listing syndication service specializing in automated marketing to multiple sites using a single xml feed. zBestListings publishes listings to over 200 vertical marketing sites, including Zillow, Trulia and RentHop. For more information, please visit http://www.zbestlistings.com.

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