Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

1. How do I upload my property on RATEMYPORCH.COM?
a.See HOW IT WORKS section by clicking here.

 

2. What are Points/Keys?
a. Keys are points that you can redeem for gift cards for rating and commenting on properties.

 

3. How do I earn Points/Keys?
a. See HOW IT WORKS section by clicking here.

 

4. How do I redeem my Points/Keys?
a. See HOW IT WORKS section by clicking here.

 

5. When I redeem Points/Keys, am I entering a contest?
a. No. When you redeem Points/Keys, their value is clearly displayed on the giftcard you are trying to redeem for. For example, let's say a $10 gift card costs 20,000 Points/Keys. You have accumulated 21,000 Points/Keys after rating properties. To redeem the $10 gift card, 20,000 Points/Keys will be deducted from your balance. DISCLAIMER: APPLE OR GOOGLE ARE IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH OUR GIFTCARD REDEMPTION PLATFORM.

6. What gift cards are available on RATEMYPORCH.COM?
a. Visit the REDEEM GIFTCARDS tile from your dashboard to see current rewards available. Visit there frequently as we add more rewards and prizes weekly.

 

7. What are the fees to upload my property on RATEMYPORCH.COM?
a. You can upload up to 10 pictures of one property at the rate of $9.99. Each additional picture of the property can be uploaded for $0.99.

 

8. How long does my property stay on the site?
a. For $9.99, your property will accumulate ratings for 7 days. You may purchase additional time on the site by the week at the rate of $9.99 per week.

 

9. How long should I let my property accumulate ratings?
a. For best results, we recommend you let your property be rated for 3-4 weeks. The longer the property stays on the site, the more raters it will be exposed to, giving you more insight on the property.

 

10. How do I access reports for the properties I have uploaded?
a. See HOW IT WORKS section by clicking here.

 

11. Why should I put my property on RATEMYPORCH.COM?
a. If you are selling a property, public opinion from ratemyporch.com will give you a better understanding of how “likable” or “popular” your property is. The comments given by raters can shed light on pain points so you can make necessary changes to make your property more “likable” to prospective buyers. Our site can give you a better understanding of the TRUE MARKET VALUE (how much somebody is willing to pay for your property) of your property. An additional and pleasant side effect to posting your property on RATEMYPORCH.COM is advertising. Prospective home buyers also rate on our site. Your property might be just what they are looking for. If you label your property “for sale” on RATEMYPORCH.COM, prospective buyers will be able to communicate that they are interested in your property.
b. If you are unsure what improvements need to be done to your property, public opinion can shed light on what will make your house aesthetically pleasing. Having an argument with your wife if that color in the kitchen looks hideous? Put it on RATEMYPORCH.COM and let the public decide. Your real estate agent telling you that your house will sell faster if you paint the kitchen? Don’t just take his/her word for it, make them prove it by backing it up with true public opinion.
c. If you are renting a property, public opinion can show you how “likable” or “popular” your property is. If your house has earned high key ratings, you can use them to show the renters how “likable” your house is. Just a simple “this property earned 5-KEY rating on ratemyporch.com” can give renters assurance that your rental property is a good choice for them. Putting your property on RATEMYPORCH.COM is also a great way to advertise as prospective renters rate properties on our site.
d. If you are curious about how the general public perceives your property, uploading your property on RATEMYPORCH.COM can satisfy your curiosity. Post your property and let the comments and ratings roll.

 

12. Why should I be a rater on RATEMYPORCH.COM?
a. If you are in the market for buying a house, start your search on RATEMYPORCH.com. It is a unique way to familiarize yourself with what kind of properties are for sale in your neighborhood. The properties on RATEMYPORCH.COM are broken down by each picture. You can browse through each picture, rate it and comment on it. By doing this, you are giving the home owner valuable information that may help them to sell their house faster. Additionally, our unique platform makes it simple for you to browse properties. All YOU need to do is click on the desired zip code and we will show you pictures of random properties that are in your area. Don’t worry about how many bedrooms or bathrooms there are and if the property has septic or not, yet. Sit back, rate, and let the pictures of the property allow you to tour the house. If you like the aesthetics, you can always reach out to a real estate agent to get more details about the house.
b. If you are in the market for renting a house, start your search on RATEMYPORCH.COM. Landlords frequently upload pictures of their rental properties on the site. The properties on RATEMYPORCH.COM are broken down by each picture. You can browse through each picture, rate it and comment on it. By doing this, you are giving the home owner valuable information that may help them to rent their house faster. Additionally, our unique platform makes it simple for you to browse properties. All YOU need to do is click on the desired zip code and we will show you pictures of random properties that are in your area. Don’t worry about how many bedrooms or bathrooms there are and if the property has septic or not, yet. Sit back, rate, and let the pictures of the property allow you to tour the house. If you like the aesthetics, you can always reach out to a real estate agent to get more details about the house.
c. If you want earn gift cards and cool prizes, become a rater on RATEMYPORCH.COM. As a rater, you earn Keys. Keys are points that you can redeem for gift cards.

 

13. If I put my house on RATEMYPORCH.COM, can the public search directly for my property?
a. No. We take a different approach to marketing. We don’t wait for people to search for your house. Instead of people searching for your house (Zillow or Trulia), we put your house in front of the public. Zillow and Trulia target only people looking to buy a new house. We open the market to everybody in the public by randomly showing your property to viewers on the website. This shot gun approach not only targets people that are ready to buy a house, but also people that may be just thinking about buying a new house or had no intention of buying a new house. We can do this by providing incentives to our raters (gift cards, etc.) to rate houses on the website. This way we attract and include not only a home buyer but also the rest of the public. Consider as an example: if a person that had no intention of buying a house now comes across your house which is an exact fit for them (because they really wanted to win a specific gift card or prize), they may now just want to buy it.

 

14. What is your refund policy?
a. All sales are final.

 

15. Who do I contact if I wasn’t awarded Points/Keys for rating a property?
a. Points/Keys are awarded only after you have rated the entire property. For example, if you do not rate all pictures of the property, you do not get the Keys for that property. If that is not why you didn’t get credit for Keys, then please email us at support@porchd.com

 

16. If I have a question or comment, how can I contact RATEMYPORCH.COM support team?
a. Please email all suggestions, comments and questions to support@porchd.com. Our goal is to answer all emails within 24 hours.

 

17. How do I reset my password?
a. Click here to reset your password.

 

18. I forgot my username. What can I do?
a. Click here to get your username through email.

 

19. I am a Real Estate Agent. How can I get leads for a property I list on RATEMYPORCH.COM?
a. From your dashboard, click on the PORCHD OFFERINGS tile. Here you will be able to claim a listing. If there are leads that are generated for a claimed listing, you will be able to access them under the REPORTS AND LEADS tile on your dashboard.

 

20. I purchased a PORCHD PACKAGE. Does it have an expiration date?
a. Yes. The package expires 1 year after the date it was purchased.

 

21. How do I control push notifications for my uploaded porches?
a. You will be able to set preferences for push notifications when you upload the porches. Additionally, you can visit the REPORTS AND LEADS tile to edit the preferences for push notifications.

 

22. If I earned $600 or more in gift cards, do I have to claim it on my taxes?
a. Yes. IRS requires you to file a 1099 form for earnings of $600 or more.

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