DoNotRent.com recently left beta and announces the implementation of a new website as well as unique apartment services for renters and property owners.
DoNotRent.com is the first national apartment review and ratings website where renters can not only write reviews of apartments they rented but also of apartments they toured from a mobile device. The site is dedicated to providing an easy to use platform for users to search and write unbiased good or bad reviews, information about apartments and rental market data.
Some of their newest improvements concern property managers and owners. Property managers can add apartments for free and claim listings for a small fee which will allow them to market available units, add a link to drive traffic to their website, receive leads and respond to reviews. Property Managers will also be able to inform renters if an issue has been fixed or if they made an improvement.
The site also includes social networking integration with Facebook, Twitter and others giving renters easier access to search, write and share reviews. Another social feature allows users to anonymously message reviewers and engage in a conversation. "Social media integration will allow users to interact more which will improve the quality and quantity of information they can use to make an informed decision about renting an apartment," said Mike Cerny, Founder of DoNotRent.com .
With improved social networking integration, DoNotRent.com is confident the site will become more useful to everyone. Renters and landlords can bookmark apartments, maintain their profile and setup alerts when apartments they review or bookmark receive a new review.
Unlike national apartment locators that claim to offer unbiased reviews, DoNotRent.com's primary objective is delivering the newest and most accurate apartment reviews to renters.
Because there are no competing interests, they provide objective and unbiased user reviews.
Acknowledging the increasing diversity of devices available to renters, users will be able to access the new site using laptops, PCs, tablets and mobile devices. In the next 60 days, DoNotRent.com will be launching a custom mobile site with future plans to release Android and iPhone apps.
Created by a group of Chicago renters as a trusted resource for renters, DoNotRent.com has grown from beta testing in 2011 into one of the fastest growing apartment review sites. The company plans to continuously improve services for renters and property managers.