Marketing Your Rental listing

Once you get your rental listing into the Rental Beast system, you will be able to utilize tools to market this vacancy to your sphere, other agents and potential renters using online search tools such as Facebook Marketplace, Realtor.com, RentalBeast.com, and other highly trafficked sites.

Additionally, every Rental Beast subscribed agent gets their own custom rental website which can be used to market your rental listings. Enable our online rental application tool so applicants can submit a rental application through your rental website saving precious time and filling vacancies more quickly!

 

Uploading Your Listing to Rental Beast

Upload your rental listing into Rental Beast through the “My Listings” tab within the Broker Portal. During the upload process you will input address information, specific listing information, description, listing photos, showing information, and choose if this listing is syndicated to Rental Beast partner websites to drive lead generation.

Step by step:

  1. Log into the Rental Beast Broker Portal (www.rentalbeast.com).
  2. Click on the “My Listings” tab.
  3. Click “Add a New Listing”.
  4. Follow the onscreen prompts and submit listing information.
  5. On step “5. Notes & Settings” you will choose where and how this listing is viewed. Ensure “Syndication” is checked so your listing is sent to the Facebook Marketplace.
  6. Click “Submit”.

Already see your listing within the “My Listings” section? With some of our MLS partnerships, we are able to load this automatically for you. In this case, we recommend a quick review to make sure all the listing info is to your liking. If you need to change any listing information, make the change in your MLS.

Top Agent Tip:

Our studies indicate that using 10 or more high quality pictures will increase lead flow for a property, so make sure you upload great looking photos!

Activating your Custom Rental Website

Your Link Url is a full blown custom rental website that can be used to market your exclusive rental listings. Any clients (or potential clients!) who visit your Link Url will be able to search through your listings and can “save” or “schedule a showing” for a particular listing. Their information will then be immediately sent back to you in the form of a lead. Don’t worry about accepting them, you will auto-accept any leads generated on your Link Url. 

Displaying Your Active Rental Listings

  1. Log into Rental Beast (www.rentalbeast.com).
  2. Click on “Settings”.
  3. Scroll down to the section labeled “Link URL”.
  4. Under “Link URL Listing Display Settings”, click “Configure Visible Listings”.
  5. Click “Show only active listings from MyListings Tab”.
  6. Click the blue “Save” button.

For more information on using your Link URL, click here.

 

Posting Your Listing to Facebook

Your Facebook Business Page is a great way to keep your client base informed, alert them to new listings, and to engage with them. See the below steps to learn how to post your uploaded listing directly to Facebook. If you haven’t set up a Facebook Business Page, it takes about 5 minutes to do so. Follow this link to create your business page.

Step by step:

  1. Log into Rental Beast (www.rentalbeast.com).
  2. Click on the “My Listings” tab.
  3. Click on the listing you want to share.
  4. The listing view will expand… click on “Agent View of This Listing” which brings you to the Listing Details page.
  5. On the top right click “Share”.
  6. Choose “Facebook”.
  7. Add a caption.
  8. Click “Post to Facebook”.

 

Sending Your Listing to an Interested Client

Another benefit of uploading your listing to Rental Beast is to take advantage of our client communication tools. For each listing, you can easily send an interested client a nicely formatted listing report. You have a few different types of listing reports available to send. Choose the correct report based on your relationship with the client.

The different types of listing reports are:

  • Client Full Report: Full listing report, redacts the owner info and location information. 
  • Client Quick Report: Basic listing report, redacts the owner info and location information.
  • Client Photo Report: Photos of property are only sent. Redacts the owner info and location information.
  • Broker Full Listing Report: Full listing report with owner and location information.
  • Broker Quick Report: Basic listing report with owner and location information.
  • Broker Photo Report: Photos of property report, with owner and location information.

From the Search page within the Broker Portal:

  1. Log into Rental Beast (www.rentalbeast.com).
  2. Click on the “Search” tab.
  3. Search for the desired listing.
  4. Click the envelope icon associated with the listing. Listing Details Envelope
  5. Type in your client’s name, then select the client from the auto-populated list. If you don’t see your client’s name, you can input the client email address.
  6. Select the desired report.
  7. Customize the email subject and message.
  8. Click “Submit”.

From the Listing Detail page:

  1. When in the Listing Detail page on the desired listing, on the top right of the page, click the envelope icon.
  2. Type in the client’s name, then select from the auto-populated list. If you don’t see your client’s name, you can input the client email address.  
  3. Select the desired report.
  4. Customize the email subject and message.
  5. Click “Submit”.

 

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