Sure, it may be the wave of the future, but in some ways it still seems creepy, especially if you don’t have a choice in the matter: Amazon and property managers and companies agreeing to place Alexa smart speakers into rental units to help manage properties.
We’re updating the site and our print edition for the next edition of Rent List magazine of Northeast Mississippi, and while we’re at it we’re making some significant changes under the hood of our website, so to speak. We’ve installed new SEO software and have been completely updating each listing. You may not see the changes, but search engines will. Also, we’ve made a big adjustment on our server to significantly speed up our website and improve listing and search load times.
This is probably a lot of info no one really cares about (except the properties listed on our site, of course), but we just wanted to share the details of what’s going on behind the scenes here. We are not one of the big national listing outfits (which is really pretty much just a couple or three companies that own the big domains and have the same info across each site) and don’t have their resources. Of course we’re not spending our money on has-been actors in cheesy commercials, either, but that’s a rant for another post. Anyway, just know we may be small, but we’re doing everything we can to provide the best, most personal listing information to you, the renter, in the part of the country we know better than anyone else.
So, the search map on our website seems to have a mind of its own. It wants so desperately to show you all of the great listings on our website that it can’t seem to grasp the fact that if you’re searching in Tupelo that maybe, just maybe, you aren’t interested in what’s listed in Oxford. Yeah, it’s a bug of some sort and we’re working to find the problem and get it fixed. We hope to have a report soon that we’ve found the bug, squashed it, cleaned it up and made the map (and the end-user experience) happy again.
They say you get what you pay for, but this is, wow. We might have to count our loose change to see if we can cover this one. Take a look at this story from Forbes on a $335 million, 31,500-square-foot apartment. It’s in Monaco, not Tupelo, and that’s probably a good thing. That might not exactly fit the market around here. But, just for fun, take a look at what a cool $335 mil will get you.
Fortunately, the living around here is a little more on the affordable side. Take a look through our website to see some rental rates that will not leave you with major indigestion.