April 26, 2017

How to Change Featured Floorplans and Specials

Posted by Jake Meador

 

In this post we will walk you through two things you'll likely find yourself doing somewhat regularly in RentStream. First, we'll talk about how to change featured floorplans. Second, we'll explain how to change rent specials.

How to Change Featured Floorplans

The reason our websites allow you to select a "featured floorplan" is so that you can drive traffic to a particular floorplan with lower occupancy numbers. 

By placing those vacant floorplans on the homepage and rearranging their order based on how many vacancies they have, we can drive more traffic to those pages to help generate more leases. Obviously your problem floorplan is going to change with time so you need to be able to change the floorplan you feature in that high-value space on your home page.

When you first log into RentStream you will be on the Dashboard. You will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see the Floorplans section.

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After you click on the "Edit Featured Floorplans" button, you will be on the Website main tab and Details subtab, as shown in the image below. On the left hand side you will notice a column of sublinks including your community name and floorplan names. The link with your community name should be highlighted and inside of this page you are able to select or rearrange your "Featured Floorplans."

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First, you will want to click what floorplans you want shown on your community's homepage. Next, click the floorplan you wish to add to the Featured Floorplan section, and click "Add."

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Continue this process until all your desired floorplans have been transferred over. The order is very important as people can this feature on the website from left to right. Whichever floorplan is listed first in the "Selected" box will be the first shown on the website, which tends to receive the most views.

You will want to list the floorplan with the most vacancies first in this list and the floorplan with the lowest number of vacancies in the last spot. You can alter the order by clicking on the unit and pressing "Move Up" or "Move Down." After you are satisfied with the order of the list, click "Save Changes."

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Now, reload your community's homepage and your floorplans will be in the desired order showing left to right most vacancies to least vacancies, just as it was ordered in the "Selected" box in RentStream.

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How to Change Rent Specials

Login to RentStream and scroll down to the very bottom of the dashboard, where you see the Floorplans section.

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Click on the pen & paper icon under the Actions column at the far right for the specific floorplan that will have a rent special. (Below, you will see that we are editing the Soho floorplan.)

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Now you are under the main "Website" tab at the very top of RentStream, and on the left side of the page, the floorplan you have selected is highlighted. You will also see that you are on the "Details" sublink, where you can make edits to the floorplan details.

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In the middle of the page you will find a large box that says "Special" above it. This is where you are able to add a special to the floorplan specific page.

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To add your special, type your current special into the text box. For example, if you were running a "$200 off First Month's Rent" we would recommend typing in:

Now Offering!
$200 Off First Month's Rent!
*Must Sign Up by April 1st

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NOTE: When you add a floorplan special to a floorplan page, you don’t have to worry about changing the color of the font. Our system will automatically pull your website’s font color and bold the text to make it appear formatted on the floorplan page.

Finally, click the orange “View on Community Site” button at the top of the page to review your special. To add your special to more floorplan pages, repeat this process with each floorplan.

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Feel free to contact your Marketing Advisor if you have any questions or further edits need to be made to your special.

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