Facebook Wants to Help You Find a Place to Live

Buy a car, find a rare comic book, order food, and now find somewhere to live!

Facebook announced this week that they are adding a dedicated section in their Marketplace for rental properties.

Marketplace Rental Category Makes Sense

According to Facebook, since January 1, 2017 the search volume in its Marketplace tab has grown 3 times globally.

Facebook stated that, “Starting Nov. 9, people using Marketplace in the US will be able to browse and search hundreds of thousands of rental units through partnerships with Apartment List and Zumper.”

Rentals Tab

The new tab will allow users to narrow their search, view images and then get in contact with the rental listing manager, all via the Marketplace tab.

According to Facebook, the initial features of the new Rentals tab will include:

  • Custom filters for location, price, bedrooms, bathrooms, rental type, square footage, dog/cat friendly
  • A broader selection of rental listings
  • Ability to upload 360 photosto individual rental listings, giving potential renters the chance to see around every corner like never before

Facebook Marketplace Feature is Thriving

Facebook Marketplace was launched in October 2016, allowing users to list items for sale and search for items they are interested in purchasing.

Facebook has reported that more than 18 million new items were posted for sale in the Facebook Marketplace in the United States in May 2017.  550 million people visit buy-and-sell groups on the platform each month.

Last month Facebook launched their Vehicles tab, partnering with Edmunds, SOCIALDEALER, Cars.com, CDK Global, and Auction123.  The Vehicles tab takes the Marketplace into the car buying realm.

Facebook allows car buyers to view auto dealer inventories, view the Kelley Blue Book car values, and chat directly with the dealerships representatives.

Buy a car, find a place to live, find furnishings for your new joint, and then order dinner – all from Facebook.

“Marketplace will continue to explore a variety of new opportunities to partner with businesses, in addition to optimizing the consumer-to-consumer product experience.” (Facebook)

 

Laura Donovan Written by:

For nearly 10 years I have been helping businesses of all types use the power of social networks to achieve their marketing and sales goals. As a Social Media Director, Content Manager and Digital Media Marketer I have used a variety of platforms including Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. I focus on developing and executing a strategy that best fits each client while measuring and monitoring analytics and metrics to ensure benchmarks are met, researching industry trends as well as social influencers, working toward achieving SEO and branding through the appropriate social platforms, blogging, paid acquisition and email. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, experience with management, customer service, creativity and vision with strong analytic skills. I understand the platforms and their differences and know how to help a business succeed on Social Media and keep current on social marketing trends and best practices. I have enjoyed working with many different companies including Sharp Electronics, Mary Kay, Inc., Re/Max, Nationwide Insurance, State Farm, Northern Insurance and many more across the country. See more about the services my company offers at http://www.socialmediamarketing-help.com and connect with me: @LauraDonovan or @TheWordPro on Twitter, @TheWordPro on Instagram and like my Facebook Page at /TheWordPro Thanks for stopping by to read my blog!