Solomon Johnson, Renting expert (Solomon Johnson)

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Congrats on the new venture Solomon!

May 31, 2017 10:35 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Wrong forum for your questions and why launch a site when you know nothing about what the real purpose is? Define your purpose first, then find professionals for the specific tasks. Considering the competition I hope you have seven figure funding. 

May 31, 2017 08:41 AM
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That's a great question for your web design company. 

May 31, 2017 02:33 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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I am with Barbara Todaro - beyond my paygrade.  I wish you all the best!

May 31, 2017 12:07 PM
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Sam Shueh
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Watch out. If you replicate Z or bigger sites you can be in jeopardy with their legal dept.  If your goal is launch another apt site for people to post. Z or T does not charge a penny on posting.

My question is how do you make a profit? 

May 31, 2017 10:07 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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beyond my paygrade....

May 31, 2017 09:47 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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This wouldn't be an area I would spend time on focus is on real estate ownership

Jun 05, 2018 12:28 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Looks like Mick Michaud, Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 and Boris Gutierrez nailed this one.

Jun 01, 2017 11:02 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Bob Crane nailed this one!

May 31, 2017 11:13 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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This is above my pay-grade and I don't deal in apartment searches or rentas in any event.

May 31, 2017 10:16 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Solomon,

This is a web developer's arena...not ours

May 31, 2017 10:05 AM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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Embed a search widget on your site

Jun 09, 2018 11:48 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Congratulations, Solomon!

Jun 03, 2017 10:49 PM
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Karen Deis
ApartmentToolKit.com - Minneapolis, MN
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We have a website where we can supply the exact apartment address for each complex.  www.ApartmentToolKit.com .  You find the complex you want to market to...we give you the addresses.  

Jun 01, 2017 07:54 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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It might be easier to link a search from your MLS to a Real Bird Map. You would need to update it daily.

Jun 01, 2017 07:28 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't have a clue.

Jun 01, 2017 05:37 AM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
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You need several IT pros to do it right.  As an IT professional for 20+years, the design is critical.  You can farm it out if you have the design nailed down.  Security, infrastructure, hosting, bandwidth.  All critical.

May 31, 2017 11:04 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Solomon Johnson - I am with Barbara Todaro ...

May 31, 2017 09:26 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

You need to read all the comments...YOU REALLY NEED TO!!!!!!!!!!

May 31, 2017 07:41 PM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

You have a lot of great questions.  Do any of your investors have any contacts in the programming community who may be able to help on your project?

May 31, 2017 07:09 PM
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Boris Gutierrez
RE eBroker Group - Pasadena, CA
I focus on working with sellers, buyers, & leases

Hi Solomon, developers should be fairly easy to find for this type of project..try upwork.com

The bigger issue is going to be how you will seed your database with rental listings.  Unless you're going to do massive spend on getting the word out to landlords and property managers and homeowners with rental properties, your only other avenue would be to scrape existing websites such as zillow, craigslist and the like.  This would of course be against the terms and conditions of those sites...so don't do it.  

Unless you have the resources to go head to head with Zillow, Craigslist, and a multitude of well financed sites, you're probably going to waste your time and your money.

You may want to contemplate doing this on a micro level.  For example, you might focus just on Tribeca rentals or Lower East Side rentals...then your challenge will still be the seeding of the database with the most rentals. But at least at this level you have a chance if you find a way to do it better and faster than the other guys.

Best of luck whatever you decide to do.

 

May 31, 2017 06:36 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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 I had forgot about Rentberry.  Creating something like that is going to take a very knowledgeable web developer... somebody that can pull the source code and attempt to duplicate it, without violating copyright or inviting a "cease and desist" letter from the legal department at Rentberry.

    If you are on a budget, look for a Web Developer on Fiverr. 

  Best wishes to you on this adventure!

May 31, 2017 03:50 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I have no idea. A web developer can help you with that.

May 31, 2017 02:50 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Hi Solomon, I dont' know how rentals work in other areas - here they aren't listed in the MLS so there is no one site to gather the info from - most people including property managers post on craigslist.  If your area has them in the MLS it seems like having an IDX to search rentals would help, but I'm no web master.  Good luck in your new venture! -Kasey

May 31, 2017 11:52 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Your web design team should be able to help you with this challenge.

May 31, 2017 11:20 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Sorry I don't understand your question, or is it an answer?

May 31, 2017 11:08 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That is a BIG question for a real estate agent Q & A session.

My advise is:

"Write an executive summary of the project and place on "GIGS" section of CraigsList." 

Have a budget in mind. Be able to test the respondent so they can identify the most critical element to this initiative.  It will be problematic if the developer is pushing their strong suit which is a mismatch for your projects requirement.

Be aware, off shore companies can 'take your money and run.'

Finally, have a product definition document (screen mock-up welcome) along with your non-disclosure.

Be aware, everyone runs out of gas the last month. Make sure the final payment is significant, to much to walk away from. If the final is something like 5 or 10%, there is no incentive to finish the project with the energy in which it was started.

 

 

 

May 31, 2017 10:48 AM