We've done it! As of this morning http://www.YouRentWeSplit.com, DFW's Premiere Apartment Locator, is now officially open and ready for business (tell your friends).
Since this is OSS' first "official" press release, and in an attempt to answer the many questions that are surely buzzing around in your head, I thought I'd conduct a brief Q&A.
Feel free to ask any further questions in the comments.
1. Why start YouRentWeSplit.com? Isn't apartment locating already pretty crowded?
Yes apartment locating is a very crowded market, but I believe that we have built a platform that drastically improves upon what our competitors can offer. Not to mention the fact that the inspiration for the site actually came out of my own frustrations from changing apartments multiple times in Dallas.
With every move I used one of the "free move" locators that currently dominate this space, and each time I grew more and more frustrated with their antiquated websites and incessant phone calls. Not to mention all the email spam. At the time, I put up with this treatment simply because well, a free move is a free move. All the while hoping that something better would soon come along.
Now I believe it has.
2. That's quite a vision, but how does your site improve upon such a well established industry?
My experience with other locators is that they operate like a traditional real estate agency. Rent an office, staff it with agents, track down viable leads, and then contact them repeatedly until a lease is signed. From the start they are forced to engage in certain industry practices that maintain their bottom line, yet fail to deliver higher quality to the client.
My idea brings apartment locating into the 21st century by leveraging the power of the internet to both open up and simplify this proces. And then we agree to split our fee 50 / 50 with each new tenant.
Using http://www.YouRentWeSplit.com virtually ensures that your next move will be your most rewarding.
3. So how does it work?
(Click here for all the details)
To explain what I mean when I say that our site opens up and simplies the process, take a look at this screen shot from the http://www.YouRentWeSplit.com homepage:
This means that 1900 McKinney is currently offering 120% payout on any 12+ month lease. So on a $1000/month lease, THEY PAY ME $1200 and I PAY YOU $600!!
It's as easy as that.
But wait. There's more!
We've gone the extra step of calculating all of this out for you, so you have to do is:
1) Find an apartment
2) Write "YOURENTWESPLIT.COM" down on the lease as your apartment locator, and
3) Click "Claim Reward" on the appropriate apartment (see below)
We do all the legwork to bring you the apartment shopper AND the apartment complex together. Everything from creating the listing, to keeping the pricing up to date, to contacting each apartment to find out their current specials. And so on and so forth.
4. How Can I Help?
1. Email your friends
2. $1 Will Be Donated to Donorschoose.org if you complete any of the following
- Follow us on twitter: @YOURENTWESPLIT
- Tweet the following: "RT @yourentwesplit is now officially up and running!!! $1 PER RETWEET will be donated to @donorschoose - http://bit.ly/aK1qpO"
- Click "Buzz" at the top of this post
- Share http://www.yourentwesplit.com on Facebook.
3. Submit this post to any social media site by clicking on the "share" button at the bottom of this post
4. Click over to our site if you currently need an apartment locator in Dallas Ft. Worth!
Thanks and God Bless,
mike (at) yourentwesplit.com