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US Apartment Rental Search

Published 12/08/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for? is designed to help users find their dream homes. The site focuses on the apartment rental market. Users can search for available apartments in a specified location that fall within a specific dollar amount. The site offers users more depth by including a number of other helpful resources related to apartment hunting. There are tips for searching for the ideal location, a relocation center that assists users in obtaining moving quotes, truck rental prices, and credit checks. The site is also available in Spanish and includes areas specifically for property owners. These areas provide information on how to advertise a property on ForRent and details on the For Rent Media Solutions which can help them market their property. Overall, For Rent is a detailed site completely devoted to helping property owners and tenants find one another in a way that is mutually beneficial. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app?

ForRent is a product of For Rent Media Solutions which is a part of Dominion Enterprises. Based out of Norfolk, Virginia, For Rent Media Solutions offers multi family housing options and related tools. The parent company, Dominion Enterprises, has become a leader in many markets, including real estate, automotive, and apartment rental. Every month, Dominion’s 40 websites see over 12 million unique visitors. The company also has over 500 magazines that circulate to 5 million readers every week.

What are the differences to other apps?

The basic service offered by For Rent is not terribly unique. There are many websites that allow users to search for available rentals, in fact some include much more than apartments. The difference is that For Rent provides much more information. For anyone who is looking specifically for an apartment complex, For Rent might be a preferred search tool.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The website is very professional and well laid out. New users can easily find their way around the site by using the main navigation tabs across the top of the page. The search tool is basic, with large data entry fields that make it very easy to find and use. The site contains some advertisements, but these seem to mesh well with the layout and do not become an annoyance.

How does the registration process work?

For Rent does not require any kind of commitment from its visitors. Anyone can stop by the site and use all the available resources without an account. There is no official login option. Users can navigate through links and tabs on the page. Even though there is no login, users can still follow For Rent through Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, and the For Rent blog. Helpful sharing tools are also available in the top right hand corner of the homepage, and allow users to send For Rent to others using Facebook, Twitter and email.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone searching for an apartment can do so for free. There are no costs for using the site and no subscription fees. Of course there is some cost involved if the user decides to move forward with a rental. Some services, such as credit checks, may not be free either. The amount spent on For Rent is entirely up to the user. Anyone can browse the site for free and never spend a dime, or spend hundreds after discovering their new apartment.

Who would you recommend the application to?

For Rent is intended for individuals and families searching for a new apartment rental. The free site access helps encourage users to see what is available and possible begin renting. There is a great deal of information and helpful resources available on the site as well, providing a well rounded experience for visitors.

  • Search for available apartments by location and price
  • View apartment listings with images and amenity details
  • Gather information through moving and finance center resources
  • Share For Rent through Facebook, Twitter or email
  • Compare available apartments to find the best location video

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