Landlords who want to stay visible at the top of search results need to “bump” their ads frequently to push themselves back to the top.
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I think the technical expression is, “squeezing every penny”, but on the streets, we just call it straight up “jacking”For those blissfully unaware, Gumtree was a place where landlords could easily create adverts for vacant rental properties for free.
As a result, more often than not (from my experience), find tenants quickly and efficiently. Back in the golden area, Landlords were able to post as many adverts as they wished at no cost.
So if I had 10 vacant properties, I could list them without needing the last 3 digits of the security code on the back of my VISA debit.
Gumtree lists their properties in descending order based on the creation of the advert, so from newest to oldest.
I think I finally know what it feels like to be happily married for several years, only for the marriage to result in an unexpected divorce because it became apparent my bitch of a partner only wanted me for my money.
The experience is every bit painful as they say it is. On the 8th of Feburary 2011, it was a sad, sad day for all landlords, but especially me (I’ll shortly explain why i’m the biggest victim of all).
Every last inch (2 inches on a superb day) of my penis is telling me to go out and get a hooker right now; they say it’s a natural step in the healing process. Gumtree, the classified website owned by Ebay, decided to stick a rusty blade in the backs of all landlords.
I don’t know what happened, but they must have watched one too many episodes of Dragon’s Den or some shit and become inspired, because they have now put a premium price tag on their once FREE service.
Without the *bump* feature, an advert trying to attract tenants in an area with lot of choice becomes futile soon after it’s been approved, which makes Gumtree kinda’ pointless for a landlord. It’s the very reason why the Gumtree head office received jiffy bags full of my semen and unconditional praise on several blog posts i’ve written.
This is their horrifying new pricing structure, and their justification for it: In order to maintain the high quality responses you expect from Gumtree, we need to continue our extensive investment in marketing.
To do this we will be charging to post rental ads nationwide from February 8th.