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Apartment Hunting On the Go: RentSocial Launches New Mobile App

CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RentSocial users can now hunt for the perfect apartment anywhere, anytime. Today, RentSocial announces the launch of its mobile app on the iOs platform. RentSocial is a one-of-a-kind social platform and search engine for apartment dwellers. The mobile app builds on the site's unique online experience and offers a social apartment search for the iPhone and mobile web unlike any other app. According to a recent study by comScore, 82 percent of time spent with mobile media happens via apps[1] and audience growth for classified ads browsed by mobile increased 72 percent in 2011.[2]

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"We developed our new mobile app to create a convenient way for iPhone users to search for an apartment on the go," said Eric Broughton, President and COO of RentSocial. "Our mobile app streamlines our site's best features and offers users several different ways to search for apartments."

RentSocial's free app provides an intuitive user experience containing high-quality content to ease the apartment search process. The app does more than just showcase available apartments. It multitasks to offer users several innovative features designed to simplify and socialize the apartment search process.

Notable App Features Include:

  • Keepers: Keepers allow users to create lists of their favorite properties for quick reference.
  • Search Your Way: The app gives users several ways to search: via map, via current location and via search form, making it easy to find properties nearby or across town.
  • Property Reviews: Users can reference reviews written by other RentSocial users.
  • Notifications: Users will be alerted if they've received a friend request or been added to a friend's keeper.
  • Contact Numbers: Users can click to call a property they are interested in to set up a showing or check availability.
  • Compare Side-By-Side: Users can reference the Q&A sections of up to three properties at a time.
  • Activity Feed: Allows users to keep tabs on their friend's activity on RentSocial, as well as see if property pages have been updated.

RentSocial gives property managers, residents and prospective renters the ability to connect throughout the rental process, from the beginning of a search to the end of a lease and beyond. To learn more about RentSocial, visit www.rentsocial.com, "Like" us on Facebook and "Follow" us on Twitter. Download the free mobile app from the Apple App Store and or use mobile web at m.rentsocial.com.

About RentSocial
RentSocial, owned and managed by Yield Technologies, is a new kind of online apartment search service that simplifies and socializes the process of finding an apartment through innovative features including ratings and verified resident reviews. RentSocial gives property managers, residents and prospective renters the ability to connect throughout the rental process, from the beginning of a search to the end of a lease and beyond. For more information, visit www.rentsocial.com.

About RentSentinel
RentSentinel is a fully featured apartment marketing management software for the multifamily industry. Geared toward the management of property portfolios, RentSentinel's suite of products tracks the overall process from the time an agent lists an ad thru Craigslist or an ILS, to Lead Management, thru ultimately signing a lease. Our solution provides detailed reporting that measures cost effectiveness of various channels and manages the full life cycle of activities from Listing to Lease. For more information, visit www.rentsentinel.com, "Follow" us on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook or e-mail us at sales@rentsentinel.com.

About Yield Technologies
Yield Technologies is a leader in the next evolution of Real Estate technology and services. Yield Technologies capitalizes on its industry expertise to build actionable solutions that increase overall enterprise profitability and productivity. As a leader in the industry, Yield Technologies has implemented proven technology solutions including integrated data warehouses, ERP implementations, management dashboards, and revenue management systems solutions to companies across the globe. For more information, visit http://www.yieldco.com/.

[1] comScore Introduces Mobile Metrix 2.0, Revealing that Social Media Brands Experience Heavy Engagement on Smartphones, May 2012 http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2012/5/Introducing_Mobile_Metrix_2_Insight_into_Mobile_Behavior

[2] The State of the Internet, Business Insider http://www.businessinsider.com/state-of-internet-slides-2012-10?#-56

Contact:
Grant Deady
Zeno Group for RentSocial
312. 396.9734
Grant.Deady@zenogroup.com

Gina Bonistalli
Marketing Manager, RentSocial
312.283.1436
Gina.Bonistalli@yieldco.com

SOURCE RentSocial