POSTLETS VS. VFLYER

By
Real Estate Agent with CENTURY-21 CHARLES SMITH

Postlets Vs. Vflyer

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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: 

 

Postlets.com VFlyer.com
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. 

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Anonymous
Brian

The new kid on the block is PrettyPosts.. They over more analytics then Vflyer and Postlets combined.. map overlay, keyword searches, view count, and traffic sources.. and at way more of a bargain!!

www.prettyposts.com

Jun 28, 2010 12:26 PM #1
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Ryan Tooker

I just checked out prettypost.com and the graphics are really nice and eyecatching, but where does it show the websites that it posts to?  It seems to me that these are just eflyers with no web 2.9 marketing, thus leaving the agent to go and spend MORE time logging in to various websites and posting it manually.  My money is still on vflyer.com.

 

Jun 28, 2010 12:43 PM #2
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Brian

Right now, PrettyPosts is compatible with craigslist, ebay, and backpage. Its actually pretty simple. They offer a code u copy and paste in the description section on your account. They also allow you to directly link your facebook and twitter account to your prettyposts account also giving you the opportunity to post there as well.

What you see in this link http://www.prettyposts.com/1ba is exactly what it would look like on craigslist, ebay, or backpage.

Jun 28, 2010 12:59 PM #3
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Ryan Tooker

I understand what you are saying, and that is great, but the charm in vflyer.com or postlets.com is that, aside from craigslist which must be posted by logging in to your account, it posts automatically to a large variety of real estate websites.  Unless I am mistaken, does Prettyposts.com do that? Yes it is pretty easy to copy and paste html code, log in to your account, then post it, but multiply this 30 times and it takes a lot of a realtors time up.  I would pay a website just for the convenience factor.

Jun 28, 2010 01:08 PM #4
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Brian

Oh sorry Ryan!! I get what you're saying. PrettyPosts is actually working on syndication right now. Very soon will they offer the same perk.. 

But when it comes to craigslist, ebay, or backpage, one would still have no other choice than to login, then copy and paste.

Jun 28, 2010 01:48 PM #5
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