Anyone who has ever searched for a new home knows how difficult it can be to find just the right place. When dealing with apartments, however, the process can be even more frustrating. With fewer outlets providing a comprehensive list of apartments for rent than homes for sale, prospective tenants are often left having to search local classifieds and other traditional media sources for a variety of apartment listings. Technology, however, is changing this process. Below, you will find four mobile apps that are empowering renters as they seek new apartments for rent in their areas: continue reading to find out how each of these apps may help you.
Apartments by Apartment Guide
Available on Android devices, the Apartments by Apartment Guide app helps its users find local apartment listings without having to resort to time-consuming online ads and classifieds. Not only will you be able to compare various apartments side-by-side, but you can also view high-quality photos of each entry to determine which units are worth your time. You can search by ZIP code or use the GPS function to automatically find nearby properties. Other perks include voice search, a map feature and advanced search filters. This app can be found on the Android Marketplace and is a free download.
So you’ve settled on a few select entries but you are still unsure which one is the best: this is where the Apartment Comparison app can help. Operating on Android devices, the Apartment Comparison tool allows you to enter data about multiple apartment listings and compare them side-by-side to get an idea of which one is most suitable for your needs. By entering in a few basic criteria beforehand, Apartment Comparison will weight each apartment listing and give you a score to show the most ideal match for your needs. This Android app can be found for free and helps simplify the apartment comparison process.
The Apartments.com application for iOS and Android devices comes with one of the most comprehensive apartment listing databases available on the web. With hundreds of thousands of listings nationwide, you will be able to quickly find a local apartment that meets your exact needs. With map and list options available for browsing, loads of public information about properties and options for contacting landlords directly from the app, you will be amazed at how quick and easy searching for a new apartment can be. Like the other apps on this list, Apartments.com can be downloaded for free.
MyNewPlace Apartments and Homes for Rent
Perfect for apartment and home rentals alike, the MyNewPlace app on iOS devices gives users access to more than six million listings in the United States. Using your iPhone’s GPS capabilities, you can quickly find local apartments via list or map, saving time and hassle when compared to searching for cities and towns individually. If you find a property you like, you can add it to the Favourites section for later browsing. Filtering options allow users to sort by price, amenities, number of bedrooms, square footage and whether or not pets are allowed.
Today’s guest author, Jenny Wadlow, is a freelance blogger. She writes regularly for Cramer Building Designers, a firm with the best dual occupancy designers in Melbourne, Australia. She enjoys listening to soft rock music in her spare time.