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Q: What is Lakehouse.com?
A: Lakehouse.com is a lake property advertising service. We are here
to help individuals, realtors, and agents sell and rent
lake property. We do not own any properties ourselves. We are
not a real estate company. We do not operate on a commission
basis. Our service is lake property advertising for a flat fee.
Lakehouse.com is also a lake information resource. We have
included a lake map, weather, boating, fishing, camping, and
local area information for most of our lake pages. We hope you
will visit us whenever you have any questions about a particular
Lakehouse.com has been online since 1997 and is based in Arlington,
A: For 2013, our projected visit count is 18 million.
In 2012, we had over 15 million visits.
In 2011, we had over 12.4 million visits.
In 2010, we had over 11 million visits.
In 2009, we had over 10 million visits.
In 2008, we had over 9 million visits.
In 2007, we had over 7 million visits.
In 2006, we had over 5.5 million visits.
In 2005, we had over 3.5 million visits.
The popularity of our website continues to climb as it remains the #1 lake property website
on the internet. If you are considering any other lake property website to advertise on,
we encourage you to compare Lakehouse.com's statistics by using unbiased and reputable
ranking websites, such as Quantcast.com. You will see that our
website truly gets as much as 10 TIMES the traffic of any "competitors" in our line of
These numbers represent actual visits, not just "hits". Beware of other websites
that claim to have high traffic volume by mentioning their
"hits". Hits are not the same as visits. One visit to one
page on a website can increase the "hit" count ten or even
hundreds of times, depending on how many graphics are on the
page, as each and every picture or graphic on a page counts as
one "hit". Our "hits" count is over 150,000,000 per month. If
you want to know how popular a site is, ask for actual visit counts and don't be fooled by "hits".
Q: Why should I advertise my lake property on Lakehouse.com?
A: Lakehouse.com has many benefits over the other real estate
websites. Having been online since
1997, we are very well established on all the major search
engines such as Yahoo, Google, MSN, AOL, etc. This is how most
house-hunters look for properties and they come here first when
they see Lakehouse.com at the top of the list. We can even prove
it! Try for yourself by checking out these:
We challenge you to try searching
Google.com for "(your state) lake property". Lakehouse.com is at the
top 5 (if not the first!) of almost all 50 states.
Lakehouse.com is a specialized real estate service. Since we
only feature lake properties, your home or lake lot will not be lost among
thousands of other properties that are not lake related. Our
uniqueness is what brings you closer to making a sale or rental. Visitors
to Lakehouse.com are here looking specifically for lake property.
We have a member database consisting of over 80,000
buyers who have requested that we contact them about new
ads. As soon as your ad is posted, our Auto Notify system
sends out emails to the people whose search criteria match your
property's description. We may already have a buyer on file
just waiting to be informed about your property!
Lakehouse.com services the entire United States. Most often,
buyers are not exactly sure which lake they want to buy property
on, so they search many. Here they can browse over 5,000
lakes at one time and make their search easier and quicker.
Q: How do I advertise my property on Lakehouse.com?
A: STEP 1: Read our
Register if you are not already a Lakehouse.com
member. If you are a member,
LOGIN to your
account. STEP 3: Go to the
Advertising Rates page and select a single ad or multi-ad package. STEP 4: Fill out an online form with your property information STEP 5: Add photos STEP 6: Pay online with a credit card and activate your ad
Q: Can I advertise my property if it is not lakefront?
A: Sure you can! We do require that all properties advertised on this site be near a lake or river or the ocean. Lakefront is not a requirement. If your property is lake view or lake access, it is welcome here. We also accept properties with their own private lakes or ponds.
A: Featured ads are randomly featured on all Lakehouse.com
webpages in the lefthand column. (5) different properties are
displayed at a time. Properties are also featured on the
various state pages, randomly, (5) at a time. This gives your
property optimum exposure. All paid ads with a good photo are
displayed in the Featured Ad column. When you are on a particular Lake page, you will only see properties from that lake in the Featured column, as long as there are at least 5 properties currently being advertised on that lake.
If you are on a particular state page, you will only see properties
advertised from that state. It is completely random. We do not control what displays in that column, except for having the ability to turn off the Featured flag for an ad, if there is no picture or the main picture is undesirable, such as a drawing or plat.
A: If you skipped the payment page while submitting your ad, you
can pay for your ad by logging in here:
and then clicking on the option "Pay"
that is next to your ad. If you are already logged in, click
here to go to your account:
A: Your login id is your email address. If you do not remember
which email address you used, you can contact us, by using the
contact form and we
will look it up for you. If your email address has changed since
you registered with us, contact us and we can change it for you.
If you have forgotten your password, go to "My Account" and click on "Lost Your Password?".
You will receive an email very shortly with your password. The email will be sent to the email address that you
initially registered with.
Q: My property is listed with a realtor. Can I also advertise
A: First you should check with your Realtor, but we have no
problem with advertising your property here, just like you
would in any newspaper. We will gladly list your Realtor's name,
email address and phone number as the Contact.
A: If you do not see "your" lake listed here, it is simply
because we haven't been asked to add it yet. There are over
100,000 lakes in the United States and we have not had time to
add them all. We are currently prioritizing development of new
lake pages, based on the ads submitted. So if you want to
advertise your property with us, all it takes is an email from
you and we will immediately add your lake as a category
(within minutes if we are online).
Q: How will I be contacted if someone is interested in my
A: In the Contact section of your ad there will be a link to an
email contact form, so you can be directly contacted by
potential buyers. Anytime your email address is displayed on a
website, it is likely to be retrieved by companies that send
out spam/junk emails. By using our "hidden email" technology,
you can still be directly notified, without your email address
being "exposed". Whether or not your phone number is displayed
is entirely up to you. It is not a required field.
Q: What is the difference between a "website click" and a "view
A: A "website click" is increased when someone clicks on an
external website/http. This is for people that have another
website where they are advertising their property. Many real
estate businesses use Lakehouse.com to drive more visitors to
their company's website. We have this count on their ads to let
them know how many people are doing that. A "view count" is
increased when someone clicks on your ad to see all the
details. This count goes up when you visit your ad, but only
counts one time every 24 hours.
Q: If I pay for an ad and that property sells, can I replace the
ad with another property without paying again?
A: No. As stated in our
AD GUIDELINES AND RULES
each ad is for one specific property. Once it is sold, you must mark it as sold within your "My Lakehouse Account". Any new properties can only be
advertised by submitting a new ad.
A: Your ad will be located in your account on the "My Active Ads" tab, upon successful completion of your credit card payment.
If there was a error with your credit card transaction, your ad will be located on the " My Inactive Ads" tab. Click on the Pay/Renew link to complete payment and activate your ad.
Q: Is there a limit on the size of photo I can submit?
A: For fastest uploading times, we recommend resizing your pictures to less than 6 mb. Our system will automatically change the dimensions (height and width) of the photo, if necessary, so it will fit on a computer screen.
Q: What is the difference between .bmp, .jpg, and .gif photo formats?
A: A photo stored in bitmap format (.bmp) is not as internet
efficient as a photo stored in .jpg or .gif format. For example,
a 600k bitmap photo is only approx. 60k in .jpg format. If you
have photo editing software that can convert a bitmap photo to
a .jpg photo, then you will get the best photo type for use on
the internet and this website.
Q: What if I don't know how to upload photos or have photo editing software?
A: If you do not know how to upload photos, you can email them to LHphotos(at)lakehouse.com, replacing the (at) with @
You should receive an automated email response from the Pictures Department. If you do not receive a response, we have not received your pictures. Please call 888-933-LAKE(5253),M-F, 7 am - 5 pm, for further assistance.
If you do not have electronic versions of your pictures (in .jpg or .gif formats), you can send them to us by regular mail to Lakehouse.com, 7100 Calender Rd., Arlington, TX 76001 and we will scan and add them for you, at no extra charge. If you want your photos returned to you, please include a self addressed stamped envelope. Label the pictures with your ad number and in what order you want them.
A: If you have uploaded your allowed number of photos, you must first delete a photo to add another. When changing/updating photos, you must click on REFRESH or Press F5 key to refresh the thumbnail (small) photos.
Q: How do I post my ad to the Lakehouse.com facebook page?
1. Go to your ad's detail page to get your ad's URL, such as : http://lakehouse.com/page-999999.html - replacing the 999999 with your ad number. Copy the URL by selecting it in the address bar and then right click on your mouse and select copy.
2. Go to our facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/LAKEHOUSEcom and PASTE the URL into the Post box.
3. Click on POST.
4. While you are on our facebook page, please make sure you are a FRIEND of Lakehouse Dtcom (the Friends box under our cover photo has a check mark by it).
To watch a video on how to do this, visit
Our Youtube video