For Rent Media Solutions Launches Beta Version of the Multi-family Housing Industry’s First Apartment Community Video Sharing Web site

February 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Industry Leader is now the largest source of apartment videos nationwide

For Rent Media Solutions, the largest source of apartment videos nationwide, and a division of Dominion Enterprises, is proud to announce the beta launch of AptsVideo.com, the multi-family housing industry’s first video sharing Web site. AptsVideo.com is the premier destination for apartment renters to watch and share apartment community videos nationwide.

“AptsVideo.com brings a video sharing site, with qualities similar to YouTube, to the multi-housing industry,” says Brock MacLean, vice president of national sales and development and Internet operations, For Rent Media Solutions. “As an added value service, this site expands the reach of our clients’ Community TheaterTM videos and helps drive more traffic to their property listings on ForRent.com. Our goal is to provide property management companies and owners the tools needed to successfully market themselves through the use of video. We are excited to be the largest source of apartment videos nationwide.”

Currently, AptsVideo.com features all of the more than 1,300 videos found on ForRent.com. AptsVideo.com enhances the apartment shoppers experience by allowing users to view each apartment community’s most sought after units and amenities as well as the surrounding city where it is located. Users can search AptsVideo.com for the apartment of their choice by selecting their desired city or apartment community name. Users have the ability to contact the property directly, map out directions to the property, rate videos on a scale of one to five stars, email the video to a friend, send the video’s information to a cell phone or embed the video on a Web page.

“Not only do we want to make the jobs of apartment community professionals easier,” says Terry Slattery, president, For Rent Media Solutions, “we are also here to revolutionize the apartment search process. Apartment seekers will enjoy having the ability to go directly to the Community Theater video for the apartment community of their choice.”

Online video is becoming increasingly popular among Internet users. According to a recent Kelsey Group study, out of the 55 percent of people who view a video on a Web site; 30 percent visit a physical store; and 24 percent make a purchase as a result of watching. While watching a video, a user can see the overall rating which other users have given the video and also add their own rating, giving the users control.

AptsVideo.com complements the already established For Rent Media Solutions video syndication network, which consists of more than 10 different video sharing and social networking sites. AptsVideo.com will also become the “go to” source for a variety of apartment tips videos about apartment living, decorating, lifestyle issues and more.  In addition, the site will house user generated content video submissions from the ForRent.com video contests. To visit the Web site, go to http://www.aptsvideo.com/. The site is also accessible on Internet capable phones.

Category: Property Managers & Owners