Apartments Increasingly Marketed on Web, Mobile

Apartments are in the vanguard among online marketplace verticals, as more apartment owners take advantage of Web and mobile features to target prospects — especially younger prospects. Indeed, apartment owners are increasingly leveraging video to show off floor plans and surrounding communities. They’re also using social media such as MySpace to differentiate their communities and […]

Entrepreneur Watch:Cazoodle Crawls Vertical Listings

Cazoodle, a new listings-based service, has launched from the incubator at The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (yes, Marc Andreeson’s former territory). The site currently crawls for apartment listings and shopping. Additional vertical categories such as events are anticipated, notes Professor Kevin Chang, who is supervising seven graduate students on the project. “We have the […]

Video Drives Up ‘Social Score’ for Apartment Sites, Others

The embrace of social media by the real estate and apartment communities has been a strong one, with many sites displaying videos of units and the community (or linking to YouTube),writing blogs and participating on social sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Virtue, a consulting/analytics company that measures “brand conversations,” says apartment sites are especially […]