All of our 250+ network websites share the same login. If you already have an account but have forgotten your login information, click the link to have your login information emailed to you. Or you can contact us at 1-844-853-5980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 12 month listing feature has been very successful over the years as it ensures your ad stays online until it rents (up to 12 whole months) without having to repay $24.95 each month to re-list. You may also de-list and re-list as many times as you wish without penalty - ideal for if your tenant falls through and you need to re-list.
What Do I Get When I Post My Listing on the Rent Hello Rental Network and Off Campus Housing 101?
Distribution! Think MLS.
We act like the Multiple Listing Service for rentals. As your never know where your next tenant may come from, you need the most exposure possible. It is always better to have a choice of tenants than only one (or zero).
250 partner websites.
You want maximum exposure for your listing. Each company we partner with advertises your property on their database. Our partners provide a similar market reach in the rental business which gives your listing maximum exposure.
18+ years experience.
We were pioneers in the Internet listing service business. We began our Internet listing service in 1998 with the idea that there had to be a better way to find and post a rental ad than print newspapers and magazines. We have helped lower the cost and increase the reach of landlords and property managers across Canada, the United States and the Caribbean.
Dedicated staff and live support.
Since day one we have offered live support for landlords and tenants alike. Our staff provides daily customer support for everything from: help listing your ad, forgotten passwords and suggestions to improve your listing. Our customer service team also request customer feedback so that we can make our service better. Many of our customers have been with us since day one - proving our commitment to your success.
We build our own software.
Why does that matter? It means we have full control over the quality and efficiency of our product. It allows us to innovate and try new things easier and prioritize better. For you, it should mean a better experience and one that you have a say in. We never pass the buck!
We screen all our ads before they go live.
Our staff make every effort to screen against known scams and frauds in the industry. All our listings go through a pending verification system that checks for bogus ads, profanity, discrimination, inappropriate photos and language etc. All our data is from trusted sources; primarily, our own. Watch for ads with the verified icon as these are trusted landlords that have been screened by our staff. If you think you should be a verified landlord, just let us know.
We support our industry.
Our parent company, ECOM Media Group Inc. supports many trade events and conferences in educating landlords to become better landlords. We sponsor student housing events across the country and speak at events on promoting good landlord/tenant practices. It takes both a good landlord and a good tenant to have a good experience.
We always provide a free trial listing.
Trust is earned - and your first listing free has served both of us well. If you post an ad on one of our sites and get a good result, you will most likely come back and use us again. We have kept our prices fixed for years at $24.95 for 30 days, $34.95 for 60 days and $44.95 for up to year (365 days). All revenue generated goes back into the service and software to provide a better service for you.
We don't pollute.
The nature of Internet-based business has lowered the overall carbon footprint from the old print days. We don't have trucking, warehousing, fuel, waste, ink, tree-cutting etc. In fact, our whole operation is run on used banana peels.
We help students go to school.
Well, we can't take all the credit but we do help 100+ college and universities in three countries find great housing for their students. On average over 80% of students need to find suitable off-campus housing. We were the first to build a branded solution for post-secondary educators back in 1999. We save the schools money and help students and landlords - everyone wins!
See how we designed the Rent Hello engine.
We took rental searching to the next level. Simply type anywhere you want to live and we put a pin on that spot...your next job, school etc. Check out our video below.
Where to Rent Moving Trucks
Each company tends to set their rates a little differently. One may give you a low base rate of say $19.95 but then tell you that you also have to pay $0.69 per km! This can be a good deal if you can get from the rental depot, to your current apartment, over to your new apartment and back to the rental depot in about 40kms or less. Other companies will quote you a straight rate with a cap on mileage while others yet will offer unlimited mileage...
Then there's the different size trucks to factor in. Typical moving trucks are 16 cubic feet or 24 cubic feet. Here's something to consider that may save you money: if you can't do your move in one trip with the big truck, it may be cheaper to use the small truck and do 2 trips. Keep extra mileage and gas costs in mind though when figuring out your costs.
So how do you find a rental truck? Try the yellow pages or online. I would strongly suggest calling at least 3 different companies to ensure you get the best deal. Also, don't be afraid to play off one company against the other. It's a competitive world out there and companies will often drop their price to get your business.
Good luck with your move!
Ad Writing Tips
Over the past decade, the migration from print to online advertising of rental properties has brought about fierce competition. Online advertising has provided multiple media options that weren't previously available, such as creating picture-rich listings with multiple photos, video, and maps, along with rich detailed ad copy and social media links.
Since owners of rental properties have begun to look at their rental portfolios as real businesses, with themselves as CEO, competition can be fierce. How can you ensure that your property stands out? Strategic marketing! Businesses need marketing to retain and grow market share, so that competition from across the street with trendy name, logo, and picture-rich website won't lure tenants to where the grass appears greener.
How do we stave off this exodus and fill empty units before the competition? By producing descriptive, picture-rich, and eye-catching advertisements that are tailored to your target audience.
Here are some suggestions:
Utilize an Optimized Website. These days it is a must to have a quality, professionally built, website that has been optimized (SEO) for search engines. Otherwise, your website may show up on page #7 of a Google search, while a competitor's site shows up on page #1.
Include High-Quality Photos. In our business as an Internet Listing Service (ILS), our staff field many calls from landlords asking for help building or re-writing their ad to make it more effective. If you are not receiving as many calls about your property, the first order of business is to ensure there are quality photos in your ad. Many good tenants will skip over ads without photos, because they assume the landlord either doesn't care or has something to hide-neither of which will help you rent your unit.
First Impressions Count! In the online world, the first thing prospective tenants see are the photos. No matter how fantastic your ad copy is, your photos do most of the talking. Use photos to showcase how great it will be to live in your unit. You may even consider hiring a photographer to shoot your building(s) as the photos will be useful for years, and can make a significant difference in a tenant's decision.
Determine Your Audience. When writing a rental ad, ask yourself: 'What type of tenant do I want to attract?' Once you determine your target audience, you can tailor the ad listing to that crowd. When you focus your ad on attracting the type of tenants you want, the ad itself will do some of the screening for you.
Provide Specific Details. If you want to skip straight to interested tenants and avoid taking lots of calls from people who are simply looking for more information, be specific with your ad and provide all of the details up front.
Unlike rental ads in the classified section of local newspapers, which often charge by the letter, most online sites offer plenty of space for you to provide details. Take advantage of this space and provide information tenants are looking for up front. Along with great photos, the most important details to include are location and price. Be sure to fill out all of the fields when posting your ads, list all amenities, and be clear on the terms. If you require a 1-year lease or utilities are extra, state this upfront.
Several Things to Avoid when Posting Online Rental Listings:
Avoid All CAPS - Writing ads in ALL CAPS may have been a clever marketing tactic at one point, but is now avoided by the younger generation. It can make you seem either angry or desperate.
Avoid empty phrases - In real estate ads there are many overused words such as 'nice, great, and beautiful' which have become 'empty' words. Look for alternatives which really describe what your unit has to offer. Consider using one of the many 'Thesaurus' sites on the Internet to find descriptive words.
Avoid abbreviations - Most sites give you plenty of space for your ad copy, so there is no need to use abbreviations. In your online ads opt for terms like 'dishwasher' over 'd/w' and 'finished basement' over 'fin bsmt.'
The bottom line for producing a great rental ad is to include high-quality photos and/or video, as well as clean and concise ad copy, targeted to your ideal target audience.
The following are links to additional resources that you may find useful: