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Apartments.com Partners With Respage To Enhance Reputation Management For Multifamily Housing Industry

Leading Multifamily Social Media Management Platform Integrates Apartments.com Reviews

CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartments.com was the first major national apartment Internet Listing Service to offer renters the option of posting and reading reviews of rental properties on its website. Since that time, renters across the country have shared their candid and thoughtful opinions with the millions of prospective and current renters who visit Apartments.com. To further enhance reputation management services offered to customers, 4 Walls, Inc. has partnered with Apartments.com.

This mutually beneficial agreement will fully integrate the robust collection of Apartments.com reviews into Respage, which is 4 Walls' reputation management, content marketing, and social media management platform for the multifamily housing industry. This will allow property managers, owners and leasing staff to manage and respond to reviews as they happen.

"As the apartment rentals category leader, we strive to offer renters the most comprehensive review content available, so they can make to make informed decisions when choosing a place to live," said Dick Burke, president of Apartments.com. "To that end, we announced a partnership with review platform provider RentAdvisor last month that allows our customers to both monitor their Aparments.com reviews and post additional high-quality review and ratings content from renters directly onto our website. This new partnership with 4 Walls Respage provides even more meaningful tools for our customers to manage their reputations, both on our website and across the full range of social media."

"Apartments.com is far more than a listing service," said 4 Walls Director of Client Services, Beth Kovach. "Renters use it to rate the properties they live in and advise each other. That affects business, so it's critical for our Respage customers to know the buzz about their communities."

Used by many of America's top multifamily companies, Respage's reputation management tool places all social media ratings, comments, and mentions on one screen. The platform already features Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, CitySearch, and Google+, but Kovach calls the Apartments.com partnership special.

"We're proud to partner with the nation's leading apartment rating and review site," says Kovach. "With Apartments.com reviews at their fingertips, landlords and property managers can provide faster, more efficient, comprehensive customer service. It's all part of our continuing promise: helping the multifamily industry harness the power of social media without the time commitment."

About Apartments.com
Apartments.com (http://www.apartments.com) is a leading national apartment Internet listing subscription service with more than 50,000 unique addresses representing millions of rental units from managed properties, newspaper classifieds and for-rent-by-owner properties. By incorporating the most relevant products to reach renters including personalized searches and highly visual ads featuring live chat, real-time rent, online video walk-through demonstrations, professional photography, a mobile website and iPhone and Android apps, Apartments.com creates easy access to its listings. Providing unmatched exposure to its advertisers through an intuitive name, strategic search engine placements and featured partnerships and more than 120 newspaper websites and innovative emerging media, Apartments.com reaches millions of renters nationwide, driving both qualified traffic and highly-engaged renters to leasing offices nationwide. Apartments.com is a division of Chicago-based Classified Ventures, LLC. The Apartments.com network of apartment rental websites includes Apartment Home Living (http://www.apartmenthomeliving.com), a leading social media apartment website distinguished by a "live for fun" community experience, proprietary lifestyle matching and local living guides to help renters find their perfect place to live; Rental Homes Plus (http://www.rentalhomesplus.com), an online destination where house hunters who prefer to rent can choose from a robust inventory of houses, condos, town houses, duplexes and apartments from around the country; and Rentfish (http://www.rentfish.com), a national apartment website offering customizable searches by neighborhood, favorite coffee spot, sports arena, famous landmark and more.

About 4 Walls
We help businesses create compelling presences on the web. In addition to website development, we build, manage and monitor blogs and social media sites, create custom blog content and help clients capture Internet traffic through Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing. Visit us at http://www.4walls.net

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