Apartment Hunting: 50+ Tools for Renters & Landlords

Commercial Real Estate Agent with NAI Tampa Bay

I found this article on Mashable and it is chocked full of so many web resources that I felt I should share it with you. The Internet is filled with websites and services that can help you find a new place, but sorting through them can be more frustrating than the apartment hunting process itself. Whether you’re planning a move across town, relocating for a job, or just need to find an apartment with cheaper rent, we’ve put together over 50 tools to help make the process easier.

If, on the other hand, you’re a landlord looking to rent a property, we’ve included a few tools specifically for you. Also note that almost all of the listing sites we’ve provided for renters invite landlords to add vacancies, quite a few of them for free.

Rental Management

GetPropertize.com - Geared to helping an individual with property to rent, Propertize helps you track income & expenses as well as helping you generate your tax reports.

OnsitePropertyManager.com - Multi-featured property management software that also includes nightly back-ups of your data.

Property-Management.Buildium.com - A full-featured system that prints checks, makes work orders from online maintenance requests, allow residents to pay securely online and more.

Rentomatic.com - Offers both free and paid plans, can assist you in advertising, automating rent collection, track maintenance and more.

RentYield.com - Lets you manage your vendors as well as your tenants, track the performance of your properties and more.

TenantMarket.com - Helps landlords to locate tenants for their vacant properties.


The above are just a few of the 50+ tools and resources provided by Sean P. Aune. Sean is Mashable's Lead Features Writer, responsible for our ongoing, almost daily round-ups of the best resources about different Web topics.

To contact me visit me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SeanDreznin

Comments (4)

Norma Brandsberg
Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496 - Forest, VA

Gee, thanks for the post. I have a rental coming up and have been working on a custom sign over the weekend.  This may help me get it rented.

Mar 15, 2009 01:12 PM
Sean Dreznin
NAI Tampa Bay - Sarasota, FL
Commercial Investment Real Estate Agent


Indeed, I hope it helps!


Mar 16, 2009 01:46 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Sean, Thanks for the info.

Best - Sash

Mar 19, 2009 02:06 AM
Charles Perkins
Charles G. Perkins, CPA - Burien, WA

I'll take a look.  Always looking for ways to better understand the rental market in my areas.

Aug 19, 2009 05:00 AM