||CHICAGO – April 21, 2008 –
Apartments.com, a national Internet listing service for consumers seeking residential rental properties, today announced it has partnered with Apartment Home Living to be the exclusive apartment listing provider outside the state of Texas. Through this relationship, Apartments.com listings will now have exposure on the leading apartment lifestyle Web site, and Apartment Home Living’s national visitors will be better served with access to the Apartments.com comprehensive database of more than three million apartment listings, one of the largest databases of national rental units available online.
“This is a reciprocal partnership,” said Kevin Doyle, senior vice president and general manager of Apartments.com. “Apartment Home Living is now able to offer their community of renters a variety of apartment listings refreshed daily by Apartments.com. And, Apartments.com is able to provide even more qualified leads to its customers through exposure to more than 300,000 monthly Apartment Home Living visitors who are already enthusiastic about apartment life.”
Visitors to Apartment Home Living can seamlessly search the Apartments.com listings through Apartment Home Living’s proprietary lifestyle matching program or by geographic location (city, state, zip code) search. No registration is required to view complete details of Apartments.com rental listings, including photos, 360º tours, community descriptions, driving directions and “check availability” features. Apartments.com offers a variety of contact methods including toll-free telephone number and email for prospects to learn more information about a rental.
“We want to communicate a simple message—‘Apartment Living is Fun’ ” said Larry Cotter, president and CEO of Apartment Home Living. “We help folks find the best place to live with our lifestyle matching search and provide extensive multimedia content on living, laughing and loving the apartment lifestyle. Our partnership with Apartments.com will produce more apartment matches with more listing options—but even more importantly—happier residents.”
As a component of this new partnership with Apartments.com, Apartment Home Living will continue to provide apartment listings to apartment owners and managers but will not solicit new listings outside of Texas.
Apartments.com is the most visited national apartment Internet listing subscription service with more than 50,000 unique addresses representing more than three million rental units from managed properties, newspaper classifieds and for-rent-by-owner properties. With personalized searches, highly visual ads featuring 360-degree virtual tours, professional photography, and comprehensive community listings, Apartments.com makes it possible for renters to access apartment rental inventory from across town or across the country. Leads from highly qualified, ready-to-rent prospects are delivered to Apartments.com customers, increasing closure rates and decreasing the average cost of leasing an apartment. The site's foundation of solid partnerships with the local newspaper and television station Web sites of more than 10,000 newspaper affiliate and strategic partners across the country include Yahoo! Real Estate, the Chicago Tribune (www.chicagotribune.com), The Washington Post (www.washingtonpost.com) and the Los Angeles Times (www.latimes.com). Apartments.com is a division of Chicago-based Classified Ventures, LLC.
About Apartment Home Living
Based in Austin, Texas, Apartment Home Living is the leading apartment lifestyle brand. Apartment Home Living operates off the mantra that apartment living is the “funnest” way to live. With proprietary apartment lifestyle matching, social networking and engaging content, Apartment Home Living helps residents find the perfect place, connect with their neighbors and neighborhood and “Live for Fun.” The Apartment Home Living Premium Apartment Manager Program includes a portfolio of personalized flyers, forms, digital brochures, videos and other tools to help apartment managers increase closing and retention ratios.