Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 04, 2012
DoNotRent.com is the first national apartment review and ratings website where renters can search and write reviews of apartments, student housing and rental homes they rented or toured from a mobile device. The site is dedicated to providing an easy to use platform for renters to search and write unbiased good or bad reviews, information about apartment complexes and rental market data.
Some of their newest improvements concern property managers and owners. Property managers can add apartments for free and claim listings for a very low fee which will allow them to market available units, add a link to their website to drive traffic, receive inquiries from renters and respond to reviews. They will also be able to update a property description box, add photos, add links to youtube videos and inform renters if an issue has been fixed or if they made an improvement to the apartment complex.
Compared to the high cost of marketing apartments on national apartment search sites, property managers are seeing the benefit of marketing their apartments on DoNotRent.com and connecting with prospective renters.
The site also includes social networking integration with Facebook, Twitter and others giving renters easier access to search, write and share apartment ratings. Another social feature allows users to anonymously message reviewers and engage in a conversation. “Social media integration will allow renters to interact more which will improve the quality and quantity of information they can use to make an informed decision about renting an apartment,” said Mike Cerny, Founder of DoNotRent.com.
With improved social networking integration, DoNotRent.com is confident the site will become more useful to both renters and landlords. They can bookmark apartments, maintain their profiles and setup alerts when apartments they review or bookmark receive a new rental reviews.
Acknowledging the increasing diversity of devices available to renters, users will be able to access the new site using laptops, PCs, tablets and mobile devices. In the next 60 days, DoNotRent.com will be launching a custom mobile site with future plans to release Android and iPhone apps.
Created by a group of Chicago renters as a trusted resource for renters, DoNotRent.com has grown from beta testing in 2011 into one of the fastest growing apartment review sites. The company plans to continuously improve services for renters and property managers. The team is currently in the process of searching for an SEO Manager and building a sales team.