||(CHICAGO, IL) - November 7, 2007 –
Apartments.com, a leading apartment rental listing service, today announced it has been selected to provide apartment listings to the newly launched AOL Real Estate channel. Through this relationship, AOL Real Estate users can search for apartments from the Apartments.com database of more than three million apartment listings, one of the largest national databases of rental units available online.
�The addition of AOL Real Estate to the Apartments.com network of strategic partners allows us to continue to extend our reach to millions more renters. This partnership brings consumers, property managers and landlords together on one of the nation�s leading online destinations,� said Kevin Doyle, senior vice president and general manager of Apartments.com. �AOL Real Estate users will be able to access a variety of detailed apartment listings from large communities to smaller �hidden gem� properties. By bringing more renters to our listings, we will be able to lower the cost for an apartment community or landlord to fill a vacancy.�
Visitors to AOL Real Estate can search Apartments.com listings by geographic location (city, state, zip code) and narrow down search results based on rent range, number of bedrooms and number of bathrooms. No registration is required to view complete details of Apartments.com rental listings, including photos, virtual tours, community descriptions, driving directions and �check availability� features. Apartments.com offers a variety of contact methods including toll-free telephone number and email to learn more information about a rental.
"Our goal is to provide the information and choice that today's consumers demand during their search for various types of real estate," said Rudi Thun, director of AOL Real Estate. "Partnering with Apartments.com enables us to serve a wide range of rental options to consumers as they find the ideal apartment with the help of AOL Real Estate."
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.