Postlets Vs. Vflyer
There has been quite alot of talk about VFlyer lately with their new release of services specifically tailored to real estate.
I thought it would be useful for the AR community to do a full rundown and comparison of the two different free services and let you decide which one to use. One thing is for certain, if you aren't using one of these services already to promote you're listings... you're missing out big time.
Here is a comparison Chart:
|Submits to: Backpage (must copy and paste html and submit separately), Craigslist, Edgeio, Vast, Google Base, Hotpads (rentals only), Livedeal, Oodle, Propsmart (may already pull content from sources like Google Base)||Submits to: Vast, Oodle, Edgeio, Google Base, Vast, PropSmart (may already pull content from sources like Google Base), Trulia (requires broker name, mls number, and exact location), Craigslist (must copy and paste html and submit separately)|
|Pictures: Allows 12 photos (only 6 at a time)||Pictures: Allows 2 photos
|Flyer Design: Currently limited with no customization possible. They claim that this will be changing in the near future.||Flyer Design: 13 templates to choose from, or create your own with the customization tool.|
|Flyer Usability: Here is a sample, Very professional looking, , includes great google map integration, school information, and calculators (all from within the flyer itself), also includes integrated contact form and all contact information. All features work well within craigslist.
||Flyer Usability: Here is a sample, professional, different template choices and customization make for the possibility of unique flyers. Includes contact form, forward to a friend, and ability to write description with contact information.
|Extra Features: will pull data on property automatically using address (sq. footage, lot size, bd, ba, etc.) will also pull zestimate if requested. Allows virtual tour within flyer. Easy posting to craigslist if you already have a sign in name.||Extra Features: Once your flyer is published, they give you the option of emailing, printing, converting to pdf. Full tracking of your flyer with hit stats and contact requests. Browser plugin that allows you to post a flyer directly from your browser. Use the same profile to create other flyers for vehicles, employment, personal ads, etc.
|Plus Service: (currently free when you refer a friend, but will be a paid only service soon) embed video tour within flyer, extra large pictures, external links|
As a realtor I would like to ad that Vflyer offers out the Widget feature which I think is a much needed tool in real estate today.