About us

Shop A City, Inc. was started in 1998. 

We eat, live, and breathe apartments
That's impossible you say, because you never heard of us. We represented one of the largest national Apartment Internet Listing Services with Hyper-Local Websites in 278 markets for 9.5 years. We currently represent independent locally owned apartment listings services in 57 markets


We've been around the block
It all started in 1998, building websites for independent apartment guide publishers. We had great success getting them on the front page of all the major search engines. After one of our clients, was purchased by a national apartment listing services they called us and asked if could if we could repeat that success for them.

Next we ran a test 
We ran a test in 6 markets, pulling the national site data and building local site. We succeeded and were asked to do the same in over 325 markets. We could not server two masters we can only represent one client per market but as a young company we had 278 markets open.

Back in charge of our own destiny
We terminated our relationship with the national apartment site to build a network of locally owned Hyper-Local Apartment Websites to compete with the national sites and we started our own national site ShopApartments.com.

Why the name Shop A City, Inc.
Our company name reflects just how new we were to the business of building websites. The major stockholders were from the real estate industry, one in downtown rejuvenation, commercial development, historic renovation, leasing and management and one from the residential sales side of the market.

Because of our background we started developing real estate sites for in house projects and our first three outside clients were in the apartment guide publishing business. We never changed the company name. Maybe we will get involved in city guides in the future but for the last 15+ years we have been developing and managing apartment websites for publishes, locators, real estate professionals,and property managers.

Let me show you our technology, give me a call at 256-343-4455.

Robert B Roberts

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