Ready to start your apartment search? Here’s a list of some great websites to start the search online – from the comfort of your chair!
Craigslist – Click on ‘Apts / Housing’
Yahoo! – https://homes.yahoo.com/
RentBits – Click on ‘Rental Search’
AOL Real Estate
Oodle – Click on “For Rent” to filter out item sales
BackPage.com – Click on your location, then “Rentals” category
Geebo – Click on “Rentals/Roomates”
Yakaz – Note: This is a compilation search engine
Trovit – Click on “Homes” (Note: This is a compilation search engine)
(Listing updated July 11, 2015)
Alright – with all the resources above, have you found a bunch of potential options yet? If not, or if you want even more options, consider your local:
– Pennysaver / Town Crier / Newspapers: Some small, non-PC savvy landlords still do advertise – don’t dismiss it!
– Supermarket bulletin boards : Like print media ads, non-PC savvy landlords may also use a local bulletin board.
– Real Agent : Help the apartment you want FASTER with help!
“Whoa – an Agent? I may have to pay for that!”
Alot of people write off the help of an agent because of the cost associated. However, having known many landlords – one should be aware that the best properties may NEVER be offered / shown as an option online – and these places would ONLY be available behind these Gatekeepers. If the search doesn’t go well – seriously consider working with a Real Agent! You may find that the number of available option can DOUBLE – since you now have access to many more “private” listings.