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4 out of 5 apartment shoppers say that opinion sites influenced their current lease decision

We live in a day and age in which consumers seek out customer reviews before undertaking a new purchase, as can be seen with the rise in population of websites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor.

Renting a home is no exception. In fact, in their search process. Apartment seekers rely on ratings and reviews more often than word-of-mouth referral from family and friends to find an apartment (source).

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Renters rely on ratings and reviews more often than word-of-mouth

Contrary to popular belief, people do not only post reviews to punish bad service. In fact, our data show that positive and negative reviews are normally distributed

Here, at Should You Rent?, each residential address (whether a duplex, triplex, or apartment complex) has it’s own page. Tenants fill these pages with reviews, and scores are calculated by averaging all reviews.

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Harness the power of social media

All property managers have the same goal : fill a vacant unit with the least hassle possible. Just like any other business, there is competition. It is therefore important to stand out from the crowd.

How so ? As you may imagine, tenants will naturally gravitate around good landlords instead of terrible ones. When tenants submit positive reviews for your renting service, future tenants from around the globe are more likely to seek you out. Therefore, by collecting positive reviews, you are more likely to receive offers from tenants, and fill your vacant units.

Connect with your old and future tenants and make sure your apartment page is maintained regularly.

What we offer

We offer property managers the possibility of customizing their address page. For example, you could:

  • Respond to individual reviews
  • Submit and browse tenant reviews (available soon)
  • Display your contact information for all our users
  • Add information about rent price, pets, and other specifics
  • Upload pictures of your units (users are more likely to click on a listing with custom pictures !)
  • Display a custom message indicating any new changes in your property (for example, fresh renovations are made, or the property is under new management)

How much does this cost ?

Landlords can respond to reviews for free. However, the rest of the features are available for a very competitive price compared to similar websites in the United States, which charge 200$ USD / year, plus an additional 100$ USD setup fee.

Click to see our pricing plans

Do you only manage one rental unit ?

We understand that your needs and revenue streams are not the same as larger property management companies. Landlords who lease out only one unit (such as a floor on a duplex) benefit from free access to our listing customization services. We will automatically grant you full access once you take control of your apartment page.

Click here to see how you can start managing your apartment page