CHICAGO, July 5, 2007 – Apartments.com, a leading apartment rental listing service, today announced it has been selected as the featured apartment listing provider on Yahoo! Real Estate. Through this relationship, Yahoo! Real Estate users can search for apartments on the Apartments.com database of more than three million apartment listings, one of the largest national databases of rental units available online.
“We are excited about the opportunity to bring together two leading destinations in online real estate, and offer a valuable service to both renters and property managers looking to fill vacancies,” said Kevin Doyle, senior vice president and general manager of Apartments.com. “By enabling Yahoo! Real Estate’s users to access our detailed and visual listings data, Apartments.com can build on our goal to reach renters across the country. In doing so, we will provide even more highly qualified leads to our advertisers, thus reducing the cost for an apartment community to fill a vacancy.”
Visitors to Yahoo! Real Estate can search Apartments.com listings by geographic location on either a map or in list results, and narrow down search results based on price 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.
“Rentals are an essential part of the housing market, and incorporating the Apartments.com rental listings helps enhance our services and resources in this arena,” said Michael Yang, general manager of Yahoo! Real Estate. “Yahoo Real Estate is one of the largest and fastest growing online real estate companies in the market, and by providing our users with access to one of the largest rental listing services, we can further extend our reach as the complete go-to resource for finding a home online, whether for renting or buying.”
Yahoo! Real Estate is a leading Internet resource that connects people to their new homes through a comprehensive set of real estate tools and information, including MLS homes, apartments for rent, home valuations, local schools and neighborhood information, home mortgage rates and more. Consumers can visit Yahoo! Real Estate at realestate.yahoo.com.
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.