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January 29, 2018

posted by: Allie Langohr
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Are Single Property Websites Right for You?

If you're managing multiple properties, finding engaging and unique ways to have them stand out against millions of other listings is a constant battle. Many landlords and property managers are turning to single property websites to help their properties be seen and to quickly reduce their vacancies. Think you could benefit from a single property website? We're here to help you determine if a single property website is right for you.   Do you have a functional and updated website that lists all of your properties? Multi-property websites help to build your brand, reputation, and online presence. Having a strong foundation in each of these areas is beneficial to the success of a single property website. If you have excelled in these areas already, then it may be worth investing in single property websites that will feature select properties and show them off in...
If you're managing multiple properties, finding engaging and unique ways to have them stand out against millions of other listings is a constant battle. Many landlords and property managers are turning to single property websites to help their properties be seen and to...

October 25, 2011

posted by: Carissa Drohan-Jennings

Landlords Can Now Update Google Maps With Amenities and Building Locations

Google recently released Map Maker, which is an interactive tool that allows everyday people to update Google Maps.  Now anyone with a Google account can add new streets, trails and landmarks to the map system.  This includes points of interest, shopping and most importantly for landlords apartment buildings and amenities. The number one factor that renters consider when choosing an apartment is its location, and now Google maps can help landlords highlight their building’s location, creating a competitive advantage.  By adding points of interest, shopping centres, gyms, movie theatres, restaurants and other attractions to Google Maps, landlords can now better highlight a building’s relative location to desired amenities. What's even more convenient is that many landlords, including all Landlord Web Solutions clients, have Google maps tied into their...
Google recently released Map Maker, which is an interactive tool that allows everyday people to update Google Maps.  Now anyone with a Google account can add new streets, trails and landmarks to the map system.  This includes points of interest, shopping and most...

June 17, 2011

posted by: Carissa Drohan-Jennings

Does Attractiveness Matter In Website Design

According to HubSpot.com, 76% of web users feel that the most important part of a company’s website design should be easy to find content.  More interestingly, the same survey reported that only 10% of customers said they care about a websites overall appearance. This is intrinsically true.  Take any of the successful online companies and compare their aesthetic beauty – Amazon, Ebay, Kijiji – all of these sites aren’t beautiful works of art, they have simply been design to be easy to navigate. Now, this is not to say that a rental website can’t be attractive, but this insight should offer a slight shift in the importance placed on design alone.  Perhaps 76% of the focus of a redesign should be given to content and navigation, as opposed to a beautiful design. It’s really something worth thinking about.  Sometimes the most...
According to HubSpot.com, 76% of web users feel that the most important part of a company’s website design should be easy to find content.  More interestingly, the same survey reported that only 10% of customers said they care about a websites overall appearance...

January 14, 2011

posted by: Michael Mottola

Introduction to the LIFT System

Michael Mottola, Technical Director at LWS, discusses the LIFT Sytem.

Michael Mottola, Technical Director at LWS, discusses the LIFT Sytem.

January 13, 2011

posted by: Jason Leonard

Apartment Website Design - Search Feature

If you visit an average apartment rental website you’ll often see a search feature prominently displayed on their home page or featured in one of their navigation bars.  Search tools can be a great way for customers to sift through a large amount of listings to find their desired criterion, but in some instances they may act negatively towards the overall customer experience.  In fact, they may be overkill for most websites. The worst thing that can happen from a customer’s point of view is to arrive at a null result.  This is frustrating and it also seems like the landlord doesn’t have anything that meets the desired needs.  For this reason alone I caution all of our clients from over-using a search tool.  In fact, if our client is not dealing with a large quantity of rental stock then we advise not to use a search tool. A prime example was...
If you visit an average apartment rental website you’ll often see a search feature prominently displayed on their home page or featured in one of their navigation bars.  Search tools can be a great way for customers to sift through a large amount of listings to find...

October 14, 2010

posted by: Carissa Drohan-Jennings

Landlords Are Finding The Value In Mobile

Mobile friendly websites are all the rage in the apartment industry today as many landlords begin developing mobile friendly websites.

Mobile friendly websites are all the rage in the apartment industry today as many landlords begin developing mobile friendly websites.