How do I set up a data feed?
If you use software to track information about your properties (rent, availability, etc), setting up a data feed to RentLinx can pull this data directly from your system, so you never have to update your property information twice.
The data feed has the ability to automatically update the following information in your RentLinx account: (Assuming availability in your system)
- Property information - Address, name, description, location, number of units, contact information, etc.
- Unit (or floor plan) information - Names, rent, availability, bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.
- Amenities - General property amenities, appliances, lease lengths, pet policies etc.
- Property and unit photos - Including captions
You may also use a combination of a data feed and manual updating of your account. For example, if your software does not include photos, you may add and update photos directly through the RentLinx website, and let the data feed update the rest.
Before setting up a data feed with us, please make sure that your feed is at a static URL (an address that doesn't change) and one that you push daily updates to. You can send us a feed in our native format (see http://www.rentlinx.com/docs/datalinx for more information); we also accept Trulia and Zillow's formats, although our own native format is preferred.
You can find out more about data feeds here: http://www.rentlinx.com/products/datafeeds
Contact us to get started or if you have questions!