New Rentals Portal, PADZ.com, Aims to Increase Landlords and Agents Online Exposure.
London, United Kingdom 18th February 2010 PADZ.com is a new property rentals portal which allows users to advertise and find any type of rental accommodation worldwide. Landlords can quickly and simply create high quality adverts for properties and rooms to rent. Agents and companies can increase their online brand exposure by setting up a dedicated channel for their company and by displaying agent and branch profiles. The site was launched in public beta in June 2009 and has now been released in full.
PADZ has been developed from the ground up to provide a flexible platform which can cater for all types of residential property rentals. Properties can be let on a standalone basis, grouped into development blocks, or broken down into flat and house shares. This approach provides flexibility to advertise anything from large institutional landlord portfolios to individual rooms and even holiday rentals. A calendar for each property and room allows users to set flexible pricing and to manage availability for short lets and holiday rentals.
Agents can set up their own company channel with its own unique web address such as http://residentialland.PADZ.com. This provides agencies with a dedicated website using the PADZ search technology. In addition, agents can set up profiles for their company, branches and individual agents.
The PADZ search technology uses a unique global indexing system to list properties in any location in the world. Users can also tap in to their social networks by promoting listings on Facebook and Twitter.
Joint founder Matthew Wilson explained In developing PADZ we felt it was important to understand the needs of tenants, landlords and agent users. We believe that agents have an important role to play in property rentals and we wanted to develop a system that reflects the way most agencies are set up. It gives agents an easy and simple way to increase their online brand exposure.
On PADZ, tenants can leave reviews about the property they stayed in and feedback about the landlord or agents. This enables agents to build their online credibility and market their company in an innovative way. Similarly landlords can leave reviews about their tenants which can then be used as a reference for future rentals. In houseshares, tenants can check the profiles of the other housemates already living in the property online.
Most features on PADZ, such as the company channels, are free. Landlords and agents are charged a daily rate of £0.20 per listing and an initial listing fee of £3. This means that users only pay for the days of advertising that they actually use. PADZ currently offers a free trial with every listing.
PADZ is a property rental network that provides advertising services for landlords and agents to list properties and rooms for rent. The site was initially launched in public beta trial in June 2009. Tenants looking for properties to rent can add their requirements and search for free. The site currently lists properties in over 20 countries and with 40,000 unique visitors per month and rising.
The company was founded by Matthew Wilson, 34, and Thomas Karcher, 35, who are both property professionals and private landlords. Matthew is a chartered engineer by training and Thomas is a qualified architect.
For more information about PADZ, please visit http://www.PADZ.com or contact Matthew Wilson at matthew@PADZ.com or Thomas Karcher at thomas@PADZ.com