What are the important parts of a public listing?

The goal of our listing pages is to give renters all of the information that they need in order to know how interested they are in a unit, and self-service tools for viewing and applying.

Lease details
Photos and videos
Questions and answers
Showings scheduler
Instant application

Lease details

Here's what's required:

Number of rooms and listing type: If someone else will be living in the unit then you're marketing a private room. If they'll have the place to themselves then it's an entire place. Furnishing status: Keep in mind that a furnished listing means it is 100% move-in ready down to the sheets and towels.
Monthly rent and security deposit: Deposits aren't required (you can set to zero if you don't want us to hold a deposit for you.
Availability: The earliest move-in date should be the soonest that someone could move in. Your minimum duration should be the shortest lease you'd accept.

Photos and videos

We've tracked hundreds of thousands of listings and based on what we've learned we suggest that you make sure to include at least one photo of your actual unit as opposed to stock images from the internet. It doesn't matter if the lighting is perfect or the place is perfectly staged since most applicants will want to see the place in person before they sign a lease anyways, and if you don't include any real photos it's hard for people to trust that your listing is legit.

Questions and answers

Each listing has a section for public questions and answers. The purpose of this section is to prevent you from having to answer the same question over and over again. With time, your listing should get more information-rich and the work required to market it should continue to decrease.

Showings scheduler

Renters can find a time to view as soon as they want without having to wait for a reply. If you haven't added any viewing times, they can send you a notification to request times.

Instant application

On Caretaker, renters verify that they meet the landlord's requirements at the exact same time that they submit an application. If they won't be approved then they aren't able to apply.


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