Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Apartment Listing Analytics

Landlords and property managers who list their rentals on HotIgloos.com can now view how many people have seen and inquired about each listing. It also shows how many times the listing appeared in search results. This is useful information because if a listing shows up a lot, but isn't clicked on, then it means the price or the title are not appealing enough and should be modified.

The data is updated daily at midnight and shows a running total for the preceding two weeks.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Call Tracking For Optimized Marketing

If you advertise your rentals in various sources (websites, signs, classifieds, etc) it's important to track which are sending you the most leads. You can allocate more resources to the ones that work and less to the one's that don't. 
You can also see which days and times get the most calls. This helps you plan when to advertise and when to be available.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Improved Craigslist Ad Tracking

HotIgloos introduces new and improved Craigslist ad tracking. And of course, it's free.
Now you can see how often your Craigslist ads are viewed by day and by hour.

Monday, August 8, 2011

iPhone / Android Apartment Search

All the great features of HotIgloos.com are now available in a mobile app.
Access it via your phone's browser.
It's optimized for iPhone and Android.
Just go to HotIgloos.com from your phone.

If you have a different kind of phone, you can still use our original mobile interface, it's just not as pretty and without a few features.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Show Rent Stats On Your Website

Do you have a website or blog related to real estate?
Now your site can show rent stats and rent trends for any city in the US. It's easy and free.
Click here to get the code.
Here are examples of the rent widgets available from HotIgloos.com. One shows current median rents and the other shows historical rent trends.

Social Apartment Searching

HotIgloos.com makes your apartment search easier by suggesting the listings you want without you having to look for them. Based on what you like or dislike we suggest listings that others with similar interests have also liked.

It's easy to take advantage of this feature. One way is to click the "View Similar" button on any listing.  Or inquire about a listing via its contact form. The suggested listings will be displayed after sending your message.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Use QR codes for apartment listings on your phone

HotIgloos makes your apartment search easier by sending the listings you like to your phone so you can have them handy while on the go. You can either email them to yourself or if you have a smartphone, scan the QR code which appears by clicking the "Send to Phone" button on each listing.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rent Affordability Calculators

HotIgloos.com is known for providing renters with valuable tools and services.
Today we introduce two rent calculators to help people determine how much rent they can afford and in what cities and neighborhoods they can afford to rent.

Click here to calculate how much rent you can afford.

Click here to find out where you can afford to rent.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Free Rental Comparisons

Real estate professionals such as property owners, investors, managers, and brokers like to know about the rental market near certain properties.
HotIgloos  provides a free tool to generate rental comparisons for any property in the US.
Just visit this link and type in the property address:  HotIgloos Free Rental Comps

If you're an owner with a vacancy you might be wondering how much your apartment is worth.
Now you can find out exactly what other apartments like yours are going for. You can also access this tool by adding your listing on HotIgloos.com and clicking on the "Rent Comps" button in your account.
You'll see all the rentals of the same size in the same neighborhood.

Renters can also use the rent comp data to figure out if something is a good deal or not, or to figure out which neighborhoods are affordable for them to live.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free Craiglist Ad Tracking

Have you ever wondered how many people are looking at your Craigslist ads?
Sometimes you get no calls and you wonder if your ad is really out there.
Or maybe you wonder how you can get more inquiries about your rental.
Posting on certain days and at certain times is much better than others to get maximum exposure.
HotIgloos.com helps you make the most of your Craigslist postings.

You may have seen yesterday's blog post about our new Craigslist layouts to make your ads pretty and easy to manage. Today we offer free tracking of those ads. After you post an ad on Craigslist using the layout provided by HotIgloos, you can log in here and in real time check how many times it's been seen.

To use our free Craigslist layouts and tracking software, login or create a new HotIgloos.com account right now for free. Click here.