October already! Can you believe it?
This month is off to a fast start. Leads are flying in and the Lightkeepers are flush with buildings that are offering increasingly more cash back. We think the worst of the market is behind.
We are excited (and thankful) about market-wide vacancy continuing to rise. Apartments are starting to reach out and offer large cash back to renters again. Yesterday, Dallas Morning News reported that the number of net new leases in Q3 had dropped by 5,000 units, and another 63,000 new units are being built now. Rents in Dallas are up 13.4% from last year, but with news like this, there might be brighter horizons soon.
Lighthouse is launching a few great changes for your apartment search experience.
New dashboard to see your activity
My Properties section in dashboard
See your recommendations from your Lightkeeper. Use the ❤️ or 👎 icons to tell your Lightkeeper how you really feel.
Map with saved searches
Return to your search filters when you come back. Need help? Ask a Lightkeeper to help you with your search.
We're opening up our site for everyone to see. When you land on the map, get an easy to understand introduction about Lighthouse works.
SEO optimized pages
Do you hear that? That's the robots crawling. Lighthouse pages are about to be indexed by Google and we can't wait.
We have a new focus on content. We are launching a "Top List" strategy to help renters find the best apartments for whatever they want or need. Stay tuned for a lot more on the content front.
That wraps up the October update. If you're ever in the marketing for a new apartment, make sure to check out Lighthouse, or download the Lighthouse app, and see how you can get up to $1,000 off your next new lease.