Real Estate Marketing

How to Use Postlets to Create Awesome Flyers to Showcase Your Property [Video]

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Postlets

Real estate investors are always looking for time saving tools to use in their business, and if they are FREE then that’s even better. Creating flyers for properties whether they are for sale or for rent can be a time consuming task if you are doing it from scratch.

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Some of you may already know about Postlets, but for those of you that don’t you are going to love this service. I have been using Postlets for several years now to create professional looking flyers for my business, and I can tell you that anyone can create a flier in just a matter of minutes. It is drop dead simple!

To show you just how easy it is to use, I have made a quick video for you.

What Exactly Is Postlets?

Postlets is a free real estate marketing tool for landlords, real estate investors, Realtors and FISBO’s. This service can be used to create listings for properties that are for sale or for rent. You can upload up to 25 photos for each property. Once your photos are uploaded, a slideshow will automatically be created to showcase your property. With Postlets you also have the ability to upload video and embed it into your flier.

The Magic Is In the Syndication of Your Postlet

Once you have your Postlet created, the real beauty of this service is that is syndicates your property listing out to almost a dozen different sites. It can also be easily distributed to social media websites and Craigslist.

Here are some of the sites your Postlet will be syndicated to:

  • Zillow/ Yahoo
  • Craigslist
  • Hot Pads
  • Oodle
  • Truilla
  • Enormo
  • Back Page
  • DotHomes
  • Vast
  • ByOwnerMLS
  • Frontdoor and others.

Other Great Features

  • If your property has ever been listed, it will pull a lot of the necessary information directly from Zillow when you are creating your Postlet.
  • You can add your company Logo and a personal photo for branding purposes. This feature is especially appealing to Realtors.
  • You have the ability to add your Google analytics number for tracking purposes.
  • You will be notified when your listing is about to expire so you can choose to renew it or it can be deleted.
  • This company makes everything so easy.

Set Up A Free Postlets Account to Get Started

You can set up your free account at http://postlets.com. Once you have your account set up, be sure to take some time to look around. Create a Postlet just for fun if you don’t actually have a property to sell or rent at this time. They have also enhanced their services for rentals so if you are a landlord, you will want to be sure to check that section out.

Let me know how you like this awesome free tool for your business.

Sharon has been investing in real estate since 1998. She owned and operated a successful home inspection company for 17 years. In January of 2008 she took the leap of closing her business to become a full time real estate investor.

    Mark Ferguson
    Replied over 6 years ago
    Thank you! I will Check it out today.
    Sharon Vornholt
    Replied over 6 years ago
    It’s a great free tool Mark. You should definitely give it a try. The flyers look awesome! Sharon
    Glenn Schworm
    Replied over 6 years ago
    4 years and well over 100 houses and I have never heard of this! We will check into it, thanks Sharon.
    Sharon Vornholt
    Replied over 6 years ago
    Glenn – You are going to love it. Postlets are beautiful flyers that take minutes to create. You will definitely get traffic from the fact that the ad will go out to so many sites. They are great for retailing houses, and I use them for wholesaling too. There are some folks that call every time that say they were searching on Zillow for a property and found mine. Let me know how you like it. Sharon
    Shaun
    Replied over 6 years ago
    Hey Sharon, I LOVE Postlets! You are right at how great they look and it is easy to create one and the syndication is awesome. I’ve gotten plenty of inquiries from websites I have never otherwise advertised on. One thing is it doesn’t automatically go to Craigslist, but they do give you code to just paste in and your flyer will be your ad. Much faster and easier then making a regular Craigslist ad.
    Sharon Vornholt
    Replied over 6 years ago
    Shaun – That code they give you for Craig’s list makes a huge difference in your response rate too. When someone clicks on your link and that great looking marketing piece opens up it really makes your property stand out from the rest since most are just plain text. I love Screencast-o-matic too. You should give it a whirl. If you don’t have the $300 version of Camtasia, it’s a great little program. It allows you to record your screen for up to 15 minutes. It’s a great little program for making short tutorials. Thanks for reading. Sharon
    Sharon Vornholt
    Replied over 6 years ago
    Shaun – That code they give you for Craig’s list makes a huge difference in your response rate too. When someone clicks on your link and that great looking marketing piece opens up it really makes your property stand out from the rest since most are just plain text. I love Screencast-o-matic too. You should give it a whirl. If you don’t have the $300 version of Camtasia, it’s a great little program. It allows you to record your screen for up to 15 minutes. It’s a great little program for making short tutorials. Thanks for reading. Sharon
    Shaun
    Replied over 6 years ago
    Thank you for the recommendation, I have not heard of that program. Another nice thing using this with Craigslist is that in my expereince if you do one with a postlet it is so different than a regular ad that if you want to post in shorter intervals than they like by also doing a traditional one you don’t get flagged for it. I usually just change the title slightly and add all the normal info to the ad you don’t have to if you paste in the postlet. Keeps you higher on the results page and you hit both the people that like the professional looking flyer and the people that want to deal with a “real” person and not some rich fat cat that can afford to make these fancy ads and hire webmasters to manipulate Craigslist. 🙂
    Sharon Vornholt
    Replied over 6 years ago
    Great to know Shaun. Craig’s list can be tricky. Sharon
    Mike
    Replied over 6 years ago
    Wow, Sharon – great tool. We’ve never used or even heard of postlets, thanks so much for sharing! Mike
    Sharon Vornholt
    Replied over 6 years ago
    You are going to love it Mike. Sharon
    Bert Spangenthal
    Replied about 6 years ago
    Your video was very helpful. I have a seller who wants to be able to view their listing via a smart phone app. I was using Tour Factory however all the pictures were not obtainable. I hope by taking it off Tour Factory and putting it on Postlets it will solve my problem. Thank you. Bert
    Bert Spangenthal
    Replied about 6 years ago
    Your video was very helpful. I have a seller who wants to be able to view their listing via a smart phone app. I was using Tour Factory however all the pictures were not obtainable. I hope by taking it off Tour Factory and putting it on Postlets it will solve my problem. Thank you. Bert
    Sharon Vornholt
    Replied about 6 years ago
    Let me know how that works Bert. I haven’t tried that. Sharon
    judy
    Replied about 5 years ago
    Can anyone tell me how to use postlets to create an eflyer, or is it even possible? If not, what do you recommend? Thanks so much. Great post.
    Sharon Vornholt
    Replied about 5 years ago
    Judy – There is a video above that shows you exactly how to do it. It’s drop dead simple to do. Sharon
    Michele Brown from Tomball, Texas
    Replied over 4 years ago
    Sharon, Thanks so much for your very informative tutorial! I am a newbie and taking in all that there is! Thanks again, Michele
    Sharon Vornholt from Goshen, KY
    Replied over 4 years ago
    I’m glad you found it to be useful Michele. Sharon
    Michelle Roberts
    Replied over 3 years ago
    Thank you for the great tutorial! This is the first time I have ever heard of Postlets and it will be very useful to me in the future. I am a newbie investor, currently looking for a rental property to purchase, so when the time comes to rent it out, this will be perfect!
    Sharon Vornholt from Goshen, KY
    Replied over 3 years ago
    Hi Michelle – Postlets is drop dead easy to use, and it makes beautiful professional looking flyers. Good luck! Happy New Year too! Sharon
    Anita
    Replied about 3 years ago
    Hi Sharon I’m Anita a Real Estate Investor just starting to go out on my way. Another Investor told me about this service I haven’t set up an account yet. Is the service still available? I’m excited to get started….
    Sharon Vornholt from Goshen, KY
    Replied about 3 years ago
    I don’t know Anita. Zillow bought Postlets so you will need to check their site.
    Zeek
    Replied almost 3 years ago
    Sharon Vornholt do you use the zillow website now to post your houses?
    Sharon Vornholt from Goshen, KY
    Replied almost 3 years ago
    You can do that. My daughter is a property manager and she posted a rental house on Craig’s List on Wednesday. She got a million calls. When she asked folks where they say it, they said Zillow. I haven’t had time to research it, but it would appear that it fed over to Zillow from Craig’s List. Interesting.
    Luciana Salanitri from Miami Beach, Florida
    Replied 12 months ago
    Hi Sharon, very interesting article! I found your post many years later and can’t find the page any longer. http://www.postlets.com sends me to http://www.hotpads.com. And you mentioned that Zillow bought Postlets. Do you use any new tool similar to Postlets now? Thank you!
    Sharon Vornholt from Goshen, KY
    Replied 12 months ago
    Hi Luciana – I don’t know of a service like that. I was sorry to see them close up shop. Sharon