Price per bedroom is back! Any other features that are sorely missed? … [Read more...] about And One More
Hi guys, continuing with the work of bringing the new site back up to parity with the old in terms of filtering functionality, I've just released a new version of the site that includes the old No Fee and Max Listing Age filters. One thing to note on the max age filter, it filters based on the date when the listing was first added, rather than when it was last updated. If something was posted 100 days ago, it may still be available - many big complexes constantly have openings, and just update their listings daily to reflect pricing over time. The max age filter will, unfortunately, filter those out. So, just be careful with the power we're giving you :-) No-Fee filters out listings that we're sure have a fee, but there may be some that are tagged incorrectly. Please feel free to flag inaccurate listings. Keep the feedback coming, and we'll keep improving the new site! Thanks very much for your patience in the meantime. Happy hunting! Eric … [Read more...] about No-Fee and Max Listing Age Filters are Back
Hi everyone, fulltext search is back! Next up, no-fee and filter by age. Sorry they didn't make the relaunch. A little primer on how the fulltext search works. If you just put some words into the box, it'll require that ALL of those words appear in the ad. If you want to do something a bit more nuanced, there's a pretty advanced query syntax you can use to get exactly what you want. To get listings that include one OR the other, put a pipe character | between the words. ex: bath | tub | garage will get listings that include any of the words bath, tub, or garage. To only get listings that DON'T include a word, put a minus - or exclamation point ! in front of the word. ex: -basement will exclude listings that mention the word basement If you want to match a phrase, like "hot tub", put quotes around the phrase. Let's say I want a hot tub, but I don't know how it'll be written, so I need to include a couple spellings. ex: "hot tub" | hottub will get either … [Read more...] about Fulltext Search Filter is Back!
Hi everyone, I’m very excited to announce that PadMapper has joined forces with a much larger (27 person) and much better resourced startup – Zumper! I’m guessing that many readers of this aren’t very familiar with PadMapper, and there’s no reason anyone would know anything about the company’s inner workings, so I’ll start by saying a little about us. Our main goal so far has been to provide a search engine for apartment listings, with the long-term goal of going beyond that to Make Apartment Hunting Suck Less (tm). It started as a hobby project of mine in the summer of 2008, and grew organically to consume all of my time by winter 2009. We’re not one of the stereotypical startups you hear about all the time in the Silicon Valley press, raising tons of money, driving around in Ferraris, and complaining about only having three options of catered lunch. PadMapper is a very small company – we had only 3 full timers and 1 part timer when we were acquired by Zumper. Until a year … [Read more...] about PadMapper is Joining Zumper
After 3 years, we settled our lawsuit with craigslist today. As part of the settlement, we’ll no longer be including craigslist users’ listings in our search results. However, PadMapper is not going anywhere, and we’re excited about what we have in store. PadMapper has over 100 sources of listing data, and over 700,000 non-craigslist listings on our map at any given time, representing many millions of apartment units. PadMapper will continue to help our many millions of users find a place to live every month. In the past year, our team has grown quickly, and in the coming months we're preparing to release a large update for our Android app, followed by a revised iOS app and a fresh look-and-feel for PadMapper.com. If you are an owner or property manager, we've made it easy to post your listing directly to PadMapper. It's free and can be renewed after 30 days. We'd like to give a big thank you to all who have supported our legal battle – 3taps, Greg Kidd, Focal Law, the … [Read more...] about Onward!
Here at PadMapper, our servers automatically screen emails that go through PadLister, to monitor for scams, and ban listers who send scammy emails. Before we ban them, though, we have to review them by hand to make sure we don't ban a legitimate person by accident. Because of this, we get to see a lot of pretty fun emails from various scammers, like this gem, from a "Robotic Programmer&Welder/Fitter" who is looking for a tenant who is a "clean freak and does not tolerate anything that has to do with dirty". We are pleased that you have an interest in our house, Our lovely home is still available for lease and we want responsible adults/family who are neat and also believe that they have what it takes to take care of our house as if it were theirs. My wife and I initially had it up for sale but had a change of mind in leasing it out ourselves because the agent that was in charge of our rental property was asking too much of an agent fee and also making it difficult for people who … [Read more...] about Scammy Email Gems