For those selling property in the United States or Canada ZippyListings provides free advertising space. Properties are listed according to country, city, whether they are for sale or rent, total size, price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the owner’s name and phone number, a 200-character description, and a link to a website.
The same criteria can be used by people searching for a property to rent or buy. With 300 cities this is a comprehensive site, and it would be nice to see similar websites for more countries. The front page also draws attention to the most recently listed properties so you can see if any new ones have arrived in your desired area and price range. Along with the property information ZippyListings also has a fairly new blog where some community building could add to the site.
ZippyListings can automatically help advertise properties by autoposting your information to Twitter and, according to their description, to dozens of other sites. The site is being built, so it’s possible to ask for extra cities to be included. The cities with most activity and listings are selected as Top Cities, and the Blog is updated by the designers with information about how it works and new developments.
The tool to create floor plans is intuitive, offering a variety of simple ways to work on the layout for each storey. Clearly labelled buttons offer Add Room, Add Door, and Add Window options. These can be moved and adjusted by dragging and stretching, or by filling in the measurements. Buildy.net prompts the user to add photos while clicking on each room or the exterior. With the correct measurements and a set of photos it would be possible to produce an impressive and appealing design to attract buyers, renters and holidaymakers, or just give friends and family a virtual tour of your home.
RentJungle aims to be the search engine and resource for all your rental needs.
The site has a really simple and intuitive interface displaying a map of the USA. Just click on the place where you are planning to move and the site will return the rental housing options which are available in that particular area. The search can be by state, city or even a university/college locality. Students will love it as our searches located apartments under $80 within minutes.
The results can be filtered using price ranges, number of beds or baths and can be sorted. Sometimes duplicate results are generated as the site takes information from other sources on the internet.
One nifty feature is the articles area where you can find information about rentals, insurance, leasing and even roommates (or how to choose a good one).
A handy site to visit for those who are planning to make a move to another place and want to have an estimate about the prices and the facilities you can expect.