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It’s a fact of life: At some point,rnyou will have to move. Maybe you need more space; maybe you’re relocating for arnnew job. But regardless of the reason, when you’re looking for a new apartment,rnyou can use all the help you can get.
You can opt to use a realtor–orrnyou can make use of the tools you have in your very pocket. That’s right, anrnapartment might just a few taps away. All you need is the right app.rnThankfully, the Google Play Store has plenty of them. Here are five tools Irnthink are best suited for apartment searching. Let’s see what’s in store forrnyour next big move.
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Apartments.com Rental Search
And with Apartments.com, you canrnstart your search on your computer and continue that search on the go. To getrnthe most out of Apartments.com Rental Search, you do have to sign into anrnApartments.com account. Both the account and the app are free.
Find something you like, tap on it,rnand then tap REQUEST INFO. Simple. You can “favorite” or share arnlisting via the built-in Android sharing system. If you plan to use the favorites,rnyou will have to sign into a Trulia account (which is free). Trulia alsornincludes a notification system, which allows you to stay up to date on arnlisting. By signing into your Trulia account, you get quite a bit morerninformation and features… so this is highly recommended.
Zillow Real Estate & Rentals
You will not find an app thatrnallows you to narrow your search criteria more specifically than Zillow. Oncernyou find a listing that piques your interest, you can get a street view of thernlocation, add notes, search nearby, contact the agent, and more.
RadPad offers a kitschy wizard thatrnasks you questions about yourself (such as whether you have any rad kids or pets,rnor whether you’re a smoker). A word of warning, once you find yourself within thernwizard, you can’t escape it…so complete it. This wizard does help fine-tunernyour searches and also gives listers a bit of information about you.
From within a listing, you can getrnall the necessary details, tap to call the lister, send an email to the lister,rnshare the listing, add the listing as a favorite, and more. HotPads may notrnoffer all the bells and whistles that some of the other apps provide, but its simplerninterface will make this app one of your favorites.