Requirements for Real Estate Posts

Want to post a real estate message to sell or rent property on the Park Slope Parents classifieds? Great! Here are the requirements for real estate posts, plus some guidelines for getting the best response.

NOTE: Real estate posts are screened by special moderators so there may be a 24-36 hour delay in posting.

 

POLICY

- LOCAL “FOR SALE”/ &  LOCAL “LONG TERM RENTAL” POSTS – once a WEEK

We limit these real estate posts to once weekly so that inboxes/digests won't become clogged with the same properties over and over. Properties should be by the owner only (no posts for friends). Please submit Open House posts 2-3 days in advance so it’s posted in a timely manner.

- SHORT TERM SUBLETS, VACATION HOMES, TIME SHARES AND OUT OF TOWN RENTAL PROPERTIES –once a MONTH (No more than 10 times a year)

These posts are allowed once a month by the owner (not for friends, family members, or co-op members). (Posts on our Classifieds needs to remain members-only, as the few complaints we’ve received have been posts by members for friends/family gone awry.) If you are interested in posting more frequently, email advertising@parkslopeparents.com for rates.

NOTE:  Familiarize yourself with the NYS rental and sublet laws that include limits on subletting units in a multiple dwelling building as well as tax and rent control issues: https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/868/new-york--ny

 

REQUIREMENTS 

-DON'T FORGET THE PRICE!

This is a key piece of information for those searching for a new home or office since money is a key element in finding property.

-SIGN YOUR POST!

As with all posts on PSP, we require a signature to increase accountability and the community feel of the boards. Include your name at the bottom of emails EVEN if your name is in your email address or if your post contains your name in a "Contact _____ for more information.”

-NO BROKERS

Real estate posts on the classifieds are limited to those selling/renting the apartment, a current tenant looking for someone to take over their lease, etc.  It is fine to post your property if you are using a broker, and fine to post the broker's contact information if that's your preference, but real estate brokers themselves are not permitted to post their properties on the classifieds.

-NO DISCRIMINATION

It is illegal to discriminate based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, national origin, gender (including gender identity), disability, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, partnership status, alienage or citizenship status, any lawful source of income, age, lawful occupation, or because children are or may be residing with the person.

-NO SCHOOL ZONE REFERENCES

Given Fair Housing laws do NOT reference the zoned school (as these could change before a family sends their child to school).

 

GUIDELINES

These are not required but would be helpful in getting the best response:

-POST WEEKEND OPEN HOUSES BY THURSDAY EVENING

Posts are not always approved immediately, and it takes time for enough posts to accumulate for a digest to go out. Post weekend open houses by Thursday evening for best results.

-LOCATION

-NUMBER OF ROOMS

-ACCESSIBILITY

Stairs/Elevator? Wheelchair accessible?

-LINKS TO PHOTOS AND FLOORPLAN

Of course these are always helpful in determining if the property would be of interest to a prospective buyer or renter.  It's also a good idea to check your links and make sure they're working before hitting send.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

-Is it a non-smoking dwelling?

-It is child-friendly?

-Any pets/allergy concerns?

 

Thanks and good luck!

Tracy, PSP Real Estate Moderator

 

last updated: November 2015