Powerful Search,
Mobile Ready!

Renters will love the ability to browse and search your properties by rent, availability, location and more, directly on your website. Most of our templates are mobile-ready so your listings can be easily viewed from phones when your potential renters are on the go.

WebLinx on Mobile

Easily Manage Your
Listings Through RentLinx

RentLinx makes it easy to manage your properties and rentals. Your information will stay up to date on your website powered with RentLinx Website Integration, as well as your ads on our partner websites.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. What is this?

    A. The RentLinx website integration is an easy way to add your rental listings to your websites. From your website, renters will be able to browse and search all of your properties, including photos, maps, rent, availability, amenities, descriptions, attachments, floor plans, video tours, etc. All of the information is automatically and instantly updated whenever you update your RentLinx account.

  • Q. How does it work?

    A. It's as easy as adding a link to your existing website. We customize the RentLinx-powered portion of your site to exactly match your existing website. Renters use it fluidly without ever leaving your site and it always stays up to date. There are lots of customizations options described in the integration guide below, and you can even customize the domain

  • Q. How does it look?

    A. You can browse some of the images above, or check out the list of other companies already using RentLinx Website Integration. Just visit their sites and search for a property to see how it will work. If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us and we'd be happy to give you demo.

  • Q. Will renters be able to find other companies properties on my website?

    A. Of course not. Renters will be able to search and browse for your (and only your) properties directly on your website.

  • Q. Will we be able to update our own property information?

    A. Absolutely! Instead of paying a web developer to update your website or updating your website separately, your website is automatically updated whenever you update your RentLinx account.

  • Q. I don't want my website to look like everyone else's.

    A. Sorry, but that's not in the form of a question.

  • Q. Will my website look like everyone else's?

    A. Absolutely not! The apartment search on your website will integrate seamlessly with your existing site. Every page will be branded to match your company colors and image. We also offer over a dozen different designs to pick from for your property results page, property details page and landing page. Each of these designs can be further customized any way you see fit. Renters who visit your site will stay on your site and will not know that RentLinx is involved.

  • Q. Are there other fees involved?

    A. Nope. Your subscription includes everything, including:

    • Setup and integration
    • Unlimited support and help
    • All future bug fixes and new features
    • Nightly database backups and any necessary restorations
    • Associated hosting and bandwidth fees

  • Q. We don't have a website, can we use RentLinx Website Integration?

    A. Yes, but you will need to develop at least a home page first. We can recommend fast and inexpensive website builders that will let you get a site up and running on your own domain in just a day or two. Then you'll be ready to add the RentLinx-powered listings so renters can search and find your rentals.

  • Q. How long does it take to add the apartment search to my website?

    A. We usually have the apartment search up and running within 48 hours.


Website Integration Guide

This guide details the different ways to integrate RentLinx with your company’s website.

1. Your listings page

When integrating, be sure to know your Website Integration tag name. Your tag name is the customized part of the URL where your RentLinx-based pages appear. For example, if your custom RentLinx apartment search is at:

http://www.abcproperties.rentlinx.com

Then your tag name is abcproperties. Throughout this document you should replace the placeholder [TagName] with your tag name. Note: You can also customize your domain so "rentlinx" does not appear in the URL. For more information see the How to customize the URL section below.

2. Links

Integrating RentLinx with your website can be as simple as adding links (or buttons) to your home page or menu. For example, you can add a link like this:

<a href="http://www.[TagName].rentlinx.com/Search.aspx"> Search Our Properties </a>

This will add a link to the advanced search page with the text “Search Our Properties”. You may also want to link to the list of all of your properties, or the map of your properties at the URLs below.

  • http://www.[TagName].rentlinx.com/listings
  • http://www.[TagName].rentlinx.com/map

You can also add links to any specific pages you can navigate to. For example, you can link to just 1 bedroom apartments, or to a map of properties near downtown.

3. Search form

You can add a search form directly to your home page or any page on your site. When renters fill out the form, they will be redirected to the RentLinx powered search results. You can add the form by adding a simple HTML form to your website. You will have to format the form to fit with your design and layout.

A sample HTML file with a search form is listed below. Note that all search fields are optional. Usually, just including minimum bedrooms, maximum rent and location is sufficient. Also remember to update the “action” attribute of the <form> element with your tag name.

View a sample search form here

4. Featured property

You can include one (or as many as you'd like) available properties on your home page or other parts of your website that RentLinx doesn't power. Place this code anywhere on your website:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.[TagName].rentlinx.com/FeaturedPropertyJS.aspx?template=http://www.rentlinx.com/External/CalvoFeatured.xsl&ref=1"></script>

This will display the primary photo, street address, bedroom count, rent amount, description, and availability date of one of your available properties. It will change each time you refresh the page, given that you have more than one available property.

If you copy and paste the code above multiple times on one page, it will display the same property more than once. To display different properties, change the number following "&ref=" at the end of the src tag so that each instance of the script uses a different number. For example, the following will display two different properties from your set of available properties:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.[TagName].rentlinx.com/FeaturedPropertyJS.aspx?template=http://www.rentlinx.com/External/CalvoFeatured.xsl&ref=1"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.[TagName].rentlinx.com/FeaturedPropertyJS.aspx?template=http://www.rentlinx.com/External/CalvoFeatured.xsl&ref=2"></script>

5. How the RentLinx-powered listings perfectly match the design of your site

You don't have to do anything special to match the RentLinx-powered listings to your site. We handle it as a part of the service. We have a powerful templating system that ensures that renters will have a consistent experience when traveling between your main site and the RentLinx-powered listings. When you launch, or update the core part of your site, just let us know and it takes us about 30 minutes to match the template to your design.

6. Selecting themes

There are template styles for several types of pages that can be viewed on your website; landing pages, listing pages, and property detail pages. Choosing the templates for your website is easy:

  1. Once logged in, click on the 'Edit Website Design' link on main navigation area.
  2. Click on the link to edit a theme type, such as the property detail theme
  3. Your current theme will be displayed, as well as additional themes that can be applied to your website. To change your theme, click on a theme in the 'Select a Different Theme' window.
  4. Preview the new theme design by clicking on the 'Preview the selected theme on my website'
  5. Set the selected theme by clicking on the 'Set this as my results page theme' button.

Property images

Several of the templates highlight your property with the use of large images. With the right image, your property detail page will engage your visitors and can help drive them to renting your property. It is important to understand how images are used on the themes, so you can provide the best images and gain the best results.

For themes that display a main image as a banner, the theme will search your photos of that property, and select the first, horizontal image that it finds. For the best results, make sure you upload high quality photos, adhering to good photography practices. To avoid pixelated photos, our theme's are designed to show only photos that are large enough to display at a larger size. Make sure when you upload images, that the photos you upload are at least 1,000 pixels wide. This will provide enough resolution to ensure that your photos are displayed with the highest quality.

7. Theme customization for advanced users

Fonts and colors can for the themes can be modified by those with a knowledge of CSS. From the 'Edit Website Design' page:

  1. Click on the link to edit a theme type.
  2. Click on the 'Edit Stylesheet' link.
  3. Add your custom CSS rules to overwrite the default rules as defined in the theme's stylesheet.
  4. Click on the 'Update Stylesheet' button. Your changes will be saved and your styles applied.

8. How to customize the URL

Normally your listings will appear as a subdomain of RentLinx, for example, http://www.yourcompany.rentlinx.com. However, you can create a custom subdomain to your website, so your listings will appear as http://www.customsubdomain.yourcompany.com.

To set up a custom subdomain, you will need to set up a CNAME record for your website's domain. Go to your registrar or whoever is handling the DNS for your domain and add an CNAME record for the subdomain of your choice that points to rentlinx.com. Below is a screenshot for an example of changing a CNAME record for a domain registered through GoDaddy.com. Once this is done it can take up to 48 hours for the DNS to propagate and take effect.