Facebook currently announced a expanding a Marketplace listings territory to embody “hundreds of thousands” of housing rentals in a pierce that seems clearly designed to take on Craigslist. While users before could post their possess unit listings to this section, Facebook says it’s now partnering with sources like Apartment List and Zumper to lift in listings.
These partners will work with brokers, agents and other skill managers to fill out a stretched housing section.
In addition, searchers will be means to filter a housing listings around a series of options, like location, price, let type, series of bedrooms and bathrooms, block footage, pet-friendliness and more.
Meanwhile, those who wish to post their listings to a site can now do so regulating 360-degree photos.
Marketplace continues to be a large concentration for Facebook that is vigilant on branch a amicable network into a portal for all we do online or in apps, either that’s checking a continue or sports scores, shopping film tickets, grouping food, acid for jobs, examination videos, personification games, and more.
The finish outcome of all these efforts is that users boost their time on site (or in app), that allows Facebook to collect some-more information and arrangement some-more ads.
Most recently, Facebook upgraded Marketplace to embody used automobile ads, including those posted by people and from dealerships like Edmunds, Cars.com, Auction123, CDK Global, and SocialDealer.
Since Jan 1, 2017, Facebook says hunt volume for a Marketplace add-on has grown 3x worldwide. The new further of vehicles and now, rentals, were driven by how people were regulating a service, a association notes.
(11/9/17: updated to explain Facebook’s attribute with brokers, agents and other skill managers)