Relocating for a new job and searching for a new place as soon as possible? Or maybe you are looking for a bigger house for you and your significant other? We know that finding a place to rent sometimes can be extremely difficult, so here is a list of the best Android apartment-hunt apps that might alleviate your rental struggles.
This user-friendly worldwide application developed by Rentberry has all the information a desperate tenant can wish for. Thousands of places across the country and beyond, helpful customized filters and various kinds of housing. It also eases renting procedures by going digital with lease agreements and other paperwork.
Available types of property:
- A room
A great apartment search tool that lets you filter the rental listings in U.S., Australia, Canada or New Zealand by commute time. Collects fresh information about new apartments from top sites. Also has a map of nearby restaurants, bars, supermarkets, schools, and more.
On the Walk Score website you can view the up-to-date city and neighborhood ranking. It allows to monitor road conditions and transit situation in a particular town, compare scores of various neighborhoods, or find the most bicycle-friendly city. They also provide the latest crime data from police departments and calculate possible safety risk if needed.
Commute report: choose a preferred transit mode and find out how much time it takes to get to your new house.
Keyword search: use keywords like “fully carpeted” or “attached garage” to filter your search and find housing with certain features.
Floor plan viewer: visualize your future apartment by looking at available floor plans.
Another useful apartment search app with lots of handy features. Unit-specific photos, 3D tours and zero worries about renting a non-existing apartment — ABODO checks most of the listings and puts a special badge on verified ones.
- A huge database: the app covers almost two million housing options.
- Perfectly smooth and sleek user experience with many filters you won’t find in other applications.
- The results are all pinned onto a map to show where they are located.
- Icons you have already clicked on turn grey so you won’t be looking at the same options a few times in a row.
Apartment Guide allows you to explore properties nationwide. At first glance, the application may seem pretty standard but it’s definitely worth downloading for two reasons: absolutely awesome HD photos and panoramic tours. Compare apartments room-by-room: view pictures of various kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, living rooms, pools, etc.
Besides, Apartment Guide allows easily share apartment details and photos via social networks/email and find reviews from actual residents. The last feature is super helpful, especially when looking for an apartment in an unknown city.
A pretty basic free app that provides the latest information about rental listings for sale and rent. Shows vacant apartments by address, or around your current location using the smartphone’s GPS. Also sends you daily notifications when the new options matching the search criteria appear.
In July 2018 Zillow added a new great feature that gives tenants an opportunity to apply for apartments and pay rent online. It also comes with a background check, credit report and an eviction history from Zillow’s partner service Checkr. To get an access to this feature renters have to spend $29 per month (plus a credit card processing fee when paying rent online).
Sortly is a must download app for business and home inventory. But it also helps you organize moving process and keep track of the stuff you have. With Sortly you can create an online inventory list and painlessly document all the possessions for insurance purposes.
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- Allows to add and categorize things by location, box, or any other way.
- Marks boxes with QR labels so you can scan them later and see what’s inside without opening.
- Automatically calculates the total value.
- The list can be easily shared with other movers, insurance companies, or the people you are helping to move.
When the dream apartment has been found and all the items have been packed, it’s time to call Dolly. This app is a perfect alternative to traditional movers: fast, cheap, transparent and easy.
The application works on-demand, completely adjusting to your schedule. Moreover, with Dolly you don’t necessarily have to hire a whole truck. They can handle even small apartment moves sending only a few extra helpers to your location. The app currently operates in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington DC.
Unlike all the applications listed before, Nextdoor is a social networking service. It covers 175,000 neighborhoods helping hundreds of people to keep in touch, sell stuff, find a babysitter for a night and more.
“But what does this application have to do with apartment hunting?”, you will ask. Well, it is much more relevant than you think. First of all, it helps newcomers get acquainted with the neighbour. So no more awkward situations and “here’s a, umm, pie” conversations.
Second of all, you will always know what’s going on in your neighbourhood and won’t be missing out on the local news and events. Plus you can effortlessly hire a plumber, caterer, pet sitter or any other service.
So now you are perfectly ready to start the house-hunting. With the help of your smartphone, you can scroll through the listings while you’re waiting in line, having lunch or being stuck in a traffic jam. Find the apartment you have always dreamed of, pack and inventory your stuff, text the landlord and even contact your future neighbours in a few clicks!
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