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Writing an effective Listing
  • 28 April
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Your listing's title and description are your advertisement for the room or request you are sharing, and it is an opportunity to inform people about your offering.
A good title and description provide a clear picture of your room or request and increase your chances that roommates will find you and contact you.
Writing an effective title

  • Make a clear, compelling first impression by writing a great title for your request.
  • Use descriptive keywords to clearly and accurately explain your request.
  • Include Room Specifications (Example: Small Room/Room with View etc ... )
  • Clarify whether you are Looking for a Room or a Roommate (even if the category says so)
  • Omit punctuation marks and asterisks.
  • Don't include words like "wow" or "look." People don't search for words like these.
  • Use correct spelling.
  • Don't use all caps.
  • Don't use profane or obscene language.


Writing an effective description

The description is your opportunity to provide visitors with more information about your request.

  • Be sure to use complete sentences and correct spelling and grammar.
  • Start with the most important details that roommates need first, such as size, number of roommates sharing the room, location, etc ...
  • Be clear and honest about the room state, size, cleanliness, building conditions etc ...
  • Make the description as readable as possible.
  • Include any policies that the roommates might need to know about (Example: Building Regulations, etc ...)
  • Include any attractive information such as: Low Price, Good Location, Close to Malls or Metro Stations, etc ... 
  • Do not include your contact details inside descriptions. There are fields specifically added for this information.
  • Do not create lengthy descriptions, fine print, and surprises, which users may not read.
  • Don't use all caps, multiple fonts and font colors, and HTML. These things can make your listing unreadable on a mobile device.

Finally, make sure to add a picture about you, or the room/item you are listing. 

Images increase the chances for users to visit your listing and contact you.