|June 1, 2008 - Kingston, Jamaica|
Whether selling or renting, anyone can now advertise their properties online for free. That's the offering from the visionaries who have created PropertyAdsJa.com, a new website designed for use by Jamaican real estate agents and individual property advertisers alike. It has been developed with the objective of providing a one-stop shop website for everyone advertising and searching for real estate in Jamaica.
In today's environment of rising fuel prices, the ability to view properties online in Jamaica is essential as property hunters should be able to preview properties from anywhere they have internet access before going to view them in person. It also means that persons selling or renting real estate must be able refer potential clients to view the property online before showing it in person. Real estate agents with their own websites can get increased visibility for their listings by cross-listing them on PropertyAdsJa.com, and agents without their own website can use this offering to get their listings online. By placing them on PropertyAdsJa.com, individual advertisers can also now give their properties much more visibility.
PropertyAdsJa.com gives advertisers full control to manage their property listings. Advertisers get a website address for each property which they can use in other advertising media (like the newspaper classifieds), and licensed real estate agents will receive a website address which will display all the Jamaican properties they have listed on the website (eg. www.propertyadsja.com/agentname).
Easy to use search features give people visiting the website the ability to quickly identify properties they are interested in, and new and important criteria are included, such as the ability to easily find properties located in a gated community. While viewing a property, the website gives visitors the ability to send email with questions or comments directly to its advertiser. This is an important feature, especially for anyone viewing the website at a time when it may be inconvenient to call the advertiser. Visitors to the website also have the option of sharing a property listing they like to popular social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Google.
Research has shown that people using the internet to search for real estate expect to see pictures of the properties they are interested in, and so PropertyAdsJa.com has made it mandatory for listings to have at least one picture attached in order for them to appear in their search results. If advertisers don't have access to the internet or to a digital camera, PropertyAdsJa.com will assist advertisers to get their properties online.
Although the website has just been launched, it has already been getting lots of hits from local and overseas web surfers in search of great Jamaican properties. It has received quite a number of kudos for the concept, and the developers promise to roll out even more useful features as more properties are added.
Through PropertyAdsJa.com, Jamaican real estate is now viewable 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from anywhere in the world, and all property advertisers should seek to take advantage of this free facility to list their Jamaican properties on a high visibility, easy to use website.