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LAST UPDATED: July 14th, 2023
Apartment Guide helps millions of consumers nationwide find their new apartment home through innovative Internet, mobile, social and print solutions. Apartment Guide offers renters content-rich apartment listings in a user-friendly format, leading them to the right apartment in the right location, at a rate within the renter’s budget. 

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The Good

  • States
  • Agents
  • Offices
  • Real estate options
  • Filtering options
  • License
  • Commission/selling cost
  • Experience
Apartment Guide's listings is available online to all 51/51 States. This makes finding an apartment anywhere in the U.S. possible, even if you're in another country.
As an online business offering strictly apartment listings, Apartment Guide does not utilize agents. This eliminates a third party for both renters and Property Managers.
Apartment Guide is one of the brands under RentPath, LLC. RentPath has one office in Lombard, Illinois. As an online business, one office center is appropriate since customers interface with them through their website.
Real Estate Options
Renters are offered services to help them find and rent apartments. Apartment Guide's apps are compatible with all mobile devices. Using these apps, you can find a new apartment by filtering your results by price range, number of bedrooms, and keywords to quickly find apartments that match what you're looking for. You can also get an inside look at properties with high definition photos and floor plans. Also, you can scroll through thousands of apartments in the list view, search by location using the interactive map, or use GPS to find apartments near you. Plus you can see property details, use the 'My Places' feature to keep track of the apartments you like, and call or email properties all from your iPhone, iPod touch or other mobile device. For Property Managers, Apartment Guide helps them to rent out properties through paid advertising on their parent website, RentPath.com. Property Managers can choose from several exposure levels and engagement packages to drive high traffic and quality leads.
Filtering Options
Apartment Guide has a total of 31 filtering options. These are some of the highest in the real estate rental listings industry. Their basic search lets you find apartments by state, apartment types, nearby cities, nearby neighborhoods, nearby zip codes, nearby colleges and nearby military bases. The advanced search gets even more specific. First, there is the general search by property name. Then the filter narrows to general options, including Bedrooms, Baths, Price Range and Distance. Next, you get to narrow your search even more by selecting Community Features (i.e. Pet-Friendly, Senior Living), and further on to choosing from a list of Apartment features, including Interior Features, TV and Internet, Health/Outdoor, Laundry, Pets, Parking Security, Lease Options, Appliances, Transportation and Additional Amenities such as Elevators or Disability Access. Renters can really narrow down to the specific desirables to cut down on time wasted following false leads.
Since Apartment Guide is a digital platform connecting renters and property owners directly, there's no need for insurance agents, realtors or real estate brokers.
Commission/Selling Cost
Renters and Property Owners alike avoid commission/selling costs to agents by using Apartment Guide. Property owners do pay a package fee for marketing their available rental properties on the company's website.
Apartment Guide has been in business since 2008. For the 8 years they've been in business, the company's goal has been to be the premier site for multifamily communities connecting qualified renters with their ideal apartment home using an extremely comprehensive filtered search option.

The Bad

  • International
  • Specialties
Apartment Guide's listings cover the United States only. If you are in the United States and are looking to move to another country, this platform is limited.
Many real estate websites offer specialty services in areas like leasing, commercial, or industrial real estate sales, farm and ranch, or selling both new construction and re-sale properties. Apartment Guides does not offer any specialty services. This makes it a less ideal choice for anyone needing services in specialized areas.

The Bottom Line

By providing comprehensive marketing solutions via web, mobile, social and beyond, Apartment Guide helps renters connect wherever they are, whenever they want, in the medium that works best for them. You can use their long list of filters to make your search limited to the apartments that you are only interested in. If you are looking for specialty services, you will have to find another rental website or real estate platform.
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Amanda George IL

This website never works. I have used it off and on for about 4 years and have recently found another one that's better. I don't think the prices are fair for the experience you get with apartment guide. The listings are always out dated or there won't be any pictures of the properties. The customer service people are not very helpful as they don't fix issues on the website.

4 months ago

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Lindsey American Fork, UT

In looking for an apartment, I didn't think it had as many options as other search engines. The website was user-friendly, though.

5 years ago