San Diego County CA— On Thursday, Zumper announced it will bring home rental listings to Facebook Marketplace. More than 110 million of all Americans now rent their homes, which is the highest percentage in more than 50 years. However, finding an apartment has often been a cumbersome, painful process with poor information about available rental listings. Now, finding the place to call home is even easier with Zumper and Facebook Marketplace.
As of today, in the Facebook app, people in the United States can filter and browse properties listed by landlords and brokers with Zumper, click to view up-to-date details such as price, square footage and pet restrictions, and send an immediate message to set up a tour or start an application.
“We are so excited to announce the partnership between Zumper and Facebook. Zumper has spent the past five years building the most comprehensive rental marketplace in the U.S., and Facebook has long been home to families and friends sharing news, photos and memories. So, it’s only natural that Facebook, in collaboration with Zumper, will now also help people find their physical homes through Facebook Marketplace,” said Anthemos Georgiades, CEO and co-founder of Zumper. “Starting today, people using Facebook Marketplace in the U.S. will begin to be able to browse and message Zumper inventory that is updated in real-time to ensure accurate availability and pricing.”
For individual landlords, Zumper’s partnership with Facebook is now a leading way to automatically syndicate listings to Facebook by posting to Zumper Pro. Zumper’s large Multifamily clients will also be able to take advantage of this large, new audience.
For renters, Zumper’s website and app, with sister-platform PadMapper, lists more than a million properties available for rent across the United States every month. With customizable alerts and all listings updated in real-time, any Zumper user can always find the newest inventory and be first in line for their perfect apartment with tools like Zumper Select’s white glove service. Now, that’s all at the fingertips of every Facebook user.
Zumper, Inc. makes renting easier for millions of renters and landlords in the US. As the largest startup in the industry with 26 million users in 2016 alone, Zumper serves renters, landlords, and brokers with industry-leading tools like real-time alerts, instant online applications, tenant screening, and Zumper Select. Zumper Select is the first ever end-to-end, high-touch platform in residential rentals, offering renters search, instant chat, personalized concierge service, VR & video tours, and free support in-market to help a renter close their lease. Zumper believes in a world in which a renter can book an apartment online or from their phone in an open house, just like they book a hotel.
A team of 100 headquartered in San Francisco, Zumper has raised $39.2 million in venture capital funding from investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Goodwater Capital, Breyer Capital, Foxhaven Asset Management, Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock, NEA, CrunchFund, xfund, Dawn Capital and Marcus & Millichap. At the beginning of 2016, Zumper also acquired the apartment search startup PadMapper.