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Agent's Guide to Using RentHop

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How to Advertise on RentHop

Are you a renter or landlord looking to sublet / leasebreak your apartment or room? Please check out our advertising options here.

If you’re an agent or management company, please review our two types of advertising options (manual posting and syndication) detailed below:

Manually posting listings

Agents can manually post listings on RentHop using purchased RentHop credits.  Our credit package plans are located here.

It costs 2 credits to:

  • Manually Post: Create one manually posted listing that lasts for up to seven days.
  • RepostBy default, RentHop does not sort listings by price. We instead sort listings by “HopScore”. While there are many factors that go into a listing’s placement, in other words, HopScore, “Freshness” plays a huge part. Reposting allows you to refresh the freshness of a listing and indicate to renters that the listing is still on the market. You can also move an inactive listing from the Inactive tab to the Active tab by reposting.

It costs 20 credits to:

  • Feature: Featuring a listing is the best way to get it onto the front page of our site. Your listing will get a special tag indicating that it is featured, be seen by thousands of potential renters, receive a boost of HopScore, and stay fresh for much longer.

It costs 0 credits to:

  • Copy: Copying a listing is the best way to quickly create a copy of an ad. Once you click on the copy button, a new copy of your original listing ad will appear in the Edit mode. Once you complete editing your copy, it will be saved as a new listing to the inactive tab at which point, you can repost it if you wish to advertise the listing. The original listing ad will also remain in your account.

Note that a manually posted listing will expire after seven days – this is how we factor in the fast pace of the NYC rental market. If the unit you advertise is still available after 7 days, you have the option to reactivate the listing from your Active or Inactive tab.

Feed syndication

Syndication is beneficial because it saves agents time from having to repost the same listings on multiple apartment listing sites.

We feed listings on a “per slot” basis (the word “slot” refers to the ad placement on RentHop; each slot can only show one listing at a time).  In other words, the number of slots dictates the number of listings appearing on RentHop. Different listings may be rotated into (and out of) slots, depending on what we receive in the feeds.

We accept XML feeds in a variety of formats, including but not limited to RealtyMX, OLR, Nestio, New York Times, Hotpads, StreetEasy and Trulia. A detailed feed spec list is available upon request.

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