Are you using CasperLet or hippoRENT?
Need a way to automate your business?
Want to establish a web site presence?
If you answer "Yes" to any of the above then you need Rental Beam.
Real-Time Automatic Update
Rented Properties are immediately removed from
the list of available parcels. At Rental End the parcel is added to the
list. All automatic and nearly instantaneous. No more manual updates or
worrying about out of date listings.
Available Property Web Page
Up-to-date list of all Available Properties
automatically presented as a Web Page on your site or ours. Listings can
be sorted by Prims, Price, etc. Specific Listings can be "Featured";
displayed with a special highlight color that makes them stand out
Direct Teleport to Rental Property
Potential Tenants can teleport directly to the
Property just by clicking on the Listing. Specially formatted SLurls
launch their Viewer and teleport them right to the Rental Box or
Sim Map Overview of Rental Location
Shows the prospective Tenant the real-time Map of
the Sim itself with a special "eye catcher" marker on the Parcel.
Tenants can see the type of landscaping and neighborhood instantly.
Views and Teleports Statistics
Statistics Reports detail how many times your
Available Property listing is viewed and which listings are clicked.
Special "Staff Only" page provided to prevent counting Staff in
Graphical or Textual Listing Formats
Easily customized Listing Formats let you match
your Web Site color scheme. Real-time listings are available in both
Text-only and Graphical formats.
Promoting Your Land Business on the Web
Your Land Rentals are the single most important part of your Second Life
business. Unfortunately it also takes the majority of your time. Every time
someone begins or ends a rental, you must spend
anywhere from several minutes to an hour updating your listings, updating and
distributing Notecards, handling all the paperwork and advertising to make sure
that your inventory of available properties is accurate and up to date.
There are lots of places and ways to let potential tenants know what
properties you have available, but the one method that is sure to be available
to the largest audience is to list your inventory on the Internet. A fully detailed
list would be ideal. It would be even better if you could include a map of the Sim
too. But you're not a Web Geek and updating the list every time a property is
rented or comes available would just make your brain melt. You could hire
someone to do it for you, but that also means the listings will only get updated
when you can get in touch with them and have them make the changes. The more you
think about it, the less appealing it seems.
Rental Beam is the easy way to automate the whole thing!
Rental Beam - Your Dreams Have A Name
With Rental Beam, not only is there a way to automate the process but
you can add it to your existing hippoRENT or CasperLet system in less time than it takes to
read this paragraph. Rental Beam tracks your entire rental inventory in
real-time. When a potential tenant visits your web page, they see an up-to-date
and guaranteed accurate list of all your available properties. Even if a
property came available just a minute earlier, it will be included in the list.
When a property is rented, it is instantly removed from the list. Never again
will you direct people to properties that are already rented or miss showing
them an available property just because no one has had the time to update the list.
Rental Beam is your Robot Web Geek. Instantly updates your Property
Listings, never goes on vacation, and never takes time off!
Teleport Customers Directly to the Correct Property
Setting up and managing the Landmarks for each and every Rental Property is
time consuming and prone to error. When someone finds a Property that interests
them, you need a way to give them the proper Landmark each and every time. With
Rental Beam there is no need for Landmarks or Notecards or special HUDs.
As soon as they click on the Property Listing that interests them, their SL
Viewer opens and shows them a Landmark Teleport page ... direct to the proper
Rental Beam takes the hassle out of getting Customers to the right
property! Instantly, accurately, and 24-hours per day!
Region Maps and Property Notes
Some people like reading, some people like pictures. With Rental Beam
you can satisfy both at the same time. Every listing includes the details
provided by your rental system including Prims Allowed, Price per week (day,
month, etc.), Region Name and Parcel Location. But it doesn't stop there.
Rental Beam allows you to add an optional custom note or comment about each
parcel. Have special requirements for a parcel? Want to inform customers about
unique features or special options? Rental Beam lets you add any custom
text you want. You can even mark a parcel as "Featured" so that it is displayed
with a special highlight color; perfect for promoting those special deals and
For those customers that want pictures, both the Textual and Graphical
listing formats provide up-to-date Region Maps just like they see in the SL
Viewer Global Map. There's even a special "Eye Catcher" animation that points
out exactly where the parcel is located. Your customers will not only be able to
see the type of Sim, but where on the Sim the parcel is located too.
Promote special deals, describe each property fully, even show them a
Map. With Rental Beam ... "X" marks the spot!
Keep Track of Visitors and Conversions
Having a web site is only part of the picture. You also need to know how many
times people visit your site, which properties interest them and even which
properties they visit. Rental Beam tracks each and every visitor to your
Available Property web page. When they click on a listing and teleport to one of
your parcels, Rental Beam tracks that too. These statistics help you
understand your customers better, track what size and type of properties are hot
this week, and even track how a visitor to your web site turns into a Tenant
when they visit a parcel and rent it. With Rental Beam, you can stop
guessing and start seeing exactly how your business is doing. You can even
export the statistics reports directly to Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format.
Rental Beam turns data into useful information and knowledge ... helping
you manage your Rental Business better!
I'm Sold! How Do I Get Rental Beam?
The answer is quite simple. Purchase the Rental Beam Kiosk from the Second
Life Marketplace, rez it out and follow the directions.
Ready to Visit the Rental Beam Kiosk Listing on the Marketplace? <--- CLICK
About the Rental Beam Service
The Rental Beam Service for Second Life™ automates the arduous task
of tracking, posting and updating your available Rental Properties in
Second Life. It is designed expressly to work with both the
Hippo-Tech hippoRent and
systems and includes "Plugin" scripts that are
added to each hippoRent or CasperLet rental box. Just add the proper script to your rental
boxes, fill out some basic details about how to sort and display your
rentals and then include the Available Properties code in your website.
Everything is automatic, nearly instantaneous and includes advanced
web-browsing automation that helps your customers learn more about your
listings than a plain web page ever could.
Adding Rental Beam to your Existing hippoRent™ or CasperLet™ System
If you are already using the hippoRent™ or CasperLet™ Rental systems
then you have already done the hardest part of adding
the Rental Beam system to your business. Included in the basic Rental
Beam system purchase are the Rental Beam LSL Scripts that act as
Plugins to the hippoRent and CasperLet systems. Just edit each box, add the appropriate Rental Beam
plugin to the Contents tab then reset the Rental Box. As the Rental
Box resets normally, the Rental Beam script will begin building the web
page data needed to show the listing on your website.
Managing Your Rental Properties
Unlike manual systems that require you to copy and paste data from
the hippoRENT or CasperLet management pages, the Rental Beam system completely
automates the real-time display of your rentals. Even when you are not
online, the instant someone rents one of your properties by paying the
rental box, the Rental Beam Plug-In automatically updates your web
page for you. When a tenant leaves and the property becomes available
again, once again Rental Beam automatically updates your web site,
showing the property as available to the very next customer to visit
Your Available Property Listings
The listings are displayed in a very flexible and easy-to-read format
that leaves you in control of the display order. Rental Beam provides up
to 10 levels of sorting that lets you organize the listings any way you
desire. Do you have some properties that you want to receive extra
attention? Rental Beam allows you to highlight specific properties so
they are displayed with an eye-catching contrast color sure to get
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
But you know that just telling people about your properties is never
enough, they need to see them too. Rental Beam has you covered there as
well. Visitors to your web site can simply hover their mouse over a
listing and see a popup Region Map that not only shows an aerial view of
the Sim, but even shows them where the property is located. And just in
case those thousand words aren't enough, we've also included the ability
to add an extra note or comment that displays below the Region Map.
Here is an example of a few Available Property Listings. Hover your
mouse over the first column to view the Region Map.
Example of Available Rentals in Textual Format
If you prefer the graphical presentation, we offer a 3-wide image layout
that displays the Region Map, the locator beacon and includes the same information
and link as in the Textual format. Here is an example of the graphical layout:
Example of Available Rentals in Graphical Format