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HomeRun Homes is a centralized marketplace which helps people Find or Sell a Rent to Own Home, both Nationwide and Globally to the thriving Rent to Own Market. http://www.lease2buy.com
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May 10, 2010

Silly Real Estate Sayings, Huge Traffic, Featured Ads...

Happy Monday to Everyone,

A taste of fall is in the air here on the East Coast, but as we all know...not for long!

We have a very exciting week ahead, as many of you who already have Ads on our website can imagine. We have had a humongous surge in traffic on the website over the past few days, and a lot of you have been deluged with responses to your Ads.

Please always respond to them as quickly as possible to show them you are serious, and that you want to rent to own your home or find a rent to own home fast ! With the end of the FHA Tax Credit, people are realizing the benefits of rent to own more and more each day.

Website tip of the week: With all of this huge additional traffic, this could be a great time to put your Ad on top of the State page where you have the Ad, so these visitors see you before anyone else! (We described this feature in detail in the following blog post: http://www.blogging.lease2buy.com/2010/04/lease2buycom-updates-featured-free.html

One of our customers suggested this to us over the weekend: "Get more Sellers selling lower priced properties.". The short answer is that we can't control the values of the properties that are posted on our site. Now, that being said, price is relative, and by that, I mean that a price that is high for one potential buyer might be just right for another. A quick glance through our site will show prices on the very low end numerically, on up to a few mega-mansions with high-end numbers. It's all a matter of taste and preference. A seller of a "low-priced property" may be in just as much of a need to sell their property as a seller with a "high-priced property". Again, "relative" sums it up.

Some food for thought on a very interesting article on Yahoo Finance, titled, "4 Biggest Lies in Real Estate". To summarize, they listed them as: Phony Photos and Videos, Valuations Lacking Value, Mortgage Rates You Can't Get, and Unreal Property Descriptions, plus, they also tossed in a "Euphemism Alert".

The interesting thing about the Euphemism alert is that all of you have probably read these types of Ad descriptions, for example, "Handyman's Special" (you have to gut the whole property first), and "Great View" (you'll break your neck twisting your head out the window to see the water). Some of these just go with the territory, and the old rule of "Caveat Emptor", or Buyer Beware, applies here.

Either way, this makes a great educational read for those of you on either side of the table, as a buyer or a seller.

We will check in with you during the week with more information.

Have a great day, and Happy Rent-to-Owning !

April 28, 2010

Lease2Buy.com Updates, Featured, Free Offer...

Hi Everyone,
Happy Mid-week to you.

Today, we are just giving you some updates on the website, along with another FREE OFFER - Free Offers are Cool!

First, just an update on the ability to Feature/Upgrade your Ads.
We have completely redesigned and updated the Top Spot/Featured Ad Pages for the following types of Ads:

Buyers/Homes Wanted at http://www.lease2buy.com/top_homeswanted.php, and

Sellers/Homes Available at https://www.lease2buy.com/top_homesavailable.php

Both upgrade options are available either upon placing an Ad, OR, via your Login/Control Panel (from the "Log In" button on the homepage, or directly via http://www.lease2buy.com/login.php). When you log in and "View" your Ads, there will be a "FEATURE/SHOWCASE THIS AD" option next to the Ad.

Remember: There is only ONE "TOP SPOT" Featured Ad per State (we can only allow one on the top of each State without it getting cluttered).

Website Tip of the Day:
How to get "ONE FREE MONTH" added on to the Ad you have already placed !

When you log into your account (from the "Log In" button on the homepage, or directly via http://www.lease2buy.com/login.php), there is a button that says, "Survey".

If you click that button and fill out a short survey with your very useful comments/questions, not only will this be very helpful to us, but we will also add one extra month to the Ad you have placed!!

How's that for a sweet deal?

When we receive your comments and questions (on anything - the site, the design, suggestions, the market - anything), if they require a response, we will reply.

If it is an incredible question or comment, we might even post it here on the blog and respond to it here, especially if it is something that can help everyone.

Check back later in the week for more interesting news......

Have a great day, and Happy Rent-to-Owning

March 5, 2010

Friday, Indeed.....

Hi All,
We have made it through another week (for those of you who don't work an 8-day week!). So congrats to everyone.
This week, we have made some very solid strides in syndicating our content (pushing it out) to other Real Estate websites, and we have seen a strong spike in Ad responses, which is telling us that it is working. When visitors are responding to your Rent to Own Ads, it makes us very, very happy.
OK, now some people have said we are a little wordy on our home page, and we have listened to you. After a number of us reviewed the page, we just cannot truncate the top section any more than we already have. There are a number of initial points that needed to be made, and the page addresses each point as concisely as possible. However, we will take a periodic look at it and see if we can condense it any more going forward.

We hope everyone has a fantastic, safe and enjoyable weekend.

Happy Rent-to-Owning !

March 2, 2010

Syndication, Speed & Home Descriptions

Good Day to All,
As we finally have dug ourselves out of yet another storm here in the Northeast, we continue to make your experience with our website better every day.
Here is what we have done over the past few days:
Syndicating Content:
Twitterfeed is now updating Twitter & Facebook with the content of our website. We are also working on better ways to have the syndicated website feeds of our Ads in front of an even larger audience to bring you more Rent to Own traffic than you can handle, thus, more sellers and buyers responding to your Ads!
Speed of the Website:
We are working on some speed issues with the Home Page, and we have added some compression software. If all goes well, we will work on other major pages on the site.

Question of the Day:
"The homes description are hard to understand (exp ranch - hi ranch, etc..)".

Answer of the Day:
The reason that we do it this way is since we took a state by state survey of what people referred to for different images we sent them, and when a 75% majority called it a certain type of home, this is the title we use. However, you can always expand on your description in the "Description" section of your Ad.

Have a great week and Happy Rent-to-Owning !