Extreme Makeover: HotPads Edition | HotPads

Extreme Makeover: HotPads Edition

Greetings from HotPads!

From being named one of PC Magazine's Top 8 Real Estate sites and Fortune Magazine's "Need to Know" site to Techcrunch's recognition of our Rent Ratio Heat Maps, HotPads has received a lot of great attention recently for our innovations. (read more about our recent press.)

And continuing with our constant progress, we are unveiling a new version of our site that looks quite a bit different. We are pleased to announce a new site design, complete with a brand new home page, map search, and full listing view!

New Home Page


For the first time since our launch in 2005, HotPads has completely overhauled our home page!

While the old home page certainly has held a special place in our hearts, we think that the new and improved landing page is quite a step up.

With an updated layout that features new menus, images, and icons, the home page is much more intuitive, user-friendly and (dare we say) more beautiful than the old.

Users can still search for properties by typing in the location, clicking on the map, or selecting from the list of popular cities on the left. Property managers can also still easily create free listings by clicking on the bubble button in the upper right corner of the home page.

Check it out

New Map

We have also introduced a sleek mapping interface that is full of new features and improvements.

From menus to toolbars, previews to icons, almost every aspect of the map search has been inspected and upgraded to better meet the needs of the housing shopper.

The new map view also highlights the cool new Featured Listing boxes in the upper right corner of the screen. Between the oversized icons and these sleek new Featured Listings call outs, there is no way that a Featured Listing will go unnoticed!

To learn more about spotlighting your property with our Featured Listing program, read more here or email us at FeatureMe@hotpads.com.

Words can't do this new map search justice, so check it out for yourself!

See the new map view!

New Full View Listing

ImageFinally, we have redesigned the full listing view that our users see when they click the preview for more information.

Rather than opening below the map, the full listing now opens to the right of the map search so users can continue to see exactly where the property is while the read about all the great features and amenities.

We have also added a great scrolling function for the photos of the property, so users can quickly and easily see ALL the uploaded photos without clicking on each one individually.

The contact box and features are also more prominent so users can send inquiries easily when they are interested in your property.

The new look and features of the full listing view ensure that HotPads delivers high quality leads by matching your property with the most appropriate users.

Thank you for your continued support of HotPads and we hope you like our new look!

If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us!

--The Team at HotPads

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