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LAST UPDATED: March 22nd, 2023 is one of the most popular online apartment listing websites, offering renters access to information of more than 500,000 available units for rent. In addition to serving renters nationwide, is an advertising partner for professional property owners and management companies, private landlords and classified listings. The company is a subsidiary of Washington, DC-based CoStar Group, Inc. along with, and CoStar operates websites with over 19 million unique monthly visitors with more than 9 million registered members. 

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The Good

  • Search Filter Options
  • Virtual Tour Feature
  • Landlord/Property Manager Tools

Search Filter Options

Potential tenants can narrow their search across a number of different categories to ensure they find the exact right space for them:

  • Dwelling Type — includes apartment complex, home, condo, or townhome options
  • Lifestyle — includes options catered to students, seniors, short-term, military, and corporate housing
  • Price — set your minimum and maximum monthly rental budget
  • Size — including number of bedrooms, as well as actual square footage

Any apartment hunter who visits can also filter a search by available amenities (in-unit washer/dryer, fitness center, pet-friendly, etc.) as well as by specific keywords, and a property's star rating as reported by actual tenants.

Virtual Tour Feature

Another useful feature on is its 3D tour feature, which allows potential tenants to explore a potential living space from the convenience of their computer or smart device. A potential renter can take a closer look at an apartment, home, or other dwelling using the following virtual modes:

  • Dollhouse Mode — gives you a three-dimensional cross section of the space, showing you how all the rooms connect, and the relative size of each room compared to other spaces in the apartment
  • Floor Plan Mode — a more traditional approach, this mode offers a top-down view of the apartment or condo
  • Measurement Mode — using the ruler icon, users can take actual measurements of the space to determine just how much room is available to them. This is a great feature if you're curious whether that sofa will fit in the living room.
  • Virtual Tour — much like the 3D tour, which allows users to view the physical layout of the home from the inside, the VR tour lets you view the apartment as if you're actually there (requires a VR headset).

Landlord/Property Manager Tools is not only a useful resource for renters, but it also provides a number of helpful tools for landlords. Landlords can easily add their rental property to's database, and well as the following:

  • Develop online rental applications
  • Conduct tenant screening
  • Create rental lease forms
  • Automate rent collection
  • Respond to apartment reviews publicly

The Bad

  • License
  • Alleged Negative Review Suppression


Since they don't use agents, realtors or brokers, no licensing is required. This allows for no commission fees or acquisition costs for renters. By interviewing everyone from brokers to owners and property managers, makes sure their data is up-to-date, trusted and reliable. The downside is that does not broker, lease, or sublease apartments directly and is not a part to any transaction between landlords and renters. So, does not (a) guarantee or ensure any apartment or any transaction between a renter and landlord, (b) collect or process payment or execute any lease or sublease documentation on behalf of renters or landlords, or (c) broker, lease, or sublease or offer to broker, lease or sublease, or own any apartments. You are personally in charge of inspecting any apartment advertised for rent prior to signing any lease documentation. If you do not want to take on all these responsibilities you must go and hire another company, or real estate agent, to help you close the deal you want.

Alleged Negative Review Suppression

Several renters who submitted verified reviews to our site reported that their review had been deleted, despite meeting word count and verification requirements. does mention on its help center that its review moderation guidelines will not take down a review purely because it is negative. A cursory check of random listings on the site confirm the presence of one-star reviews, so it's possible that the site's review moderation process be more exclusionary than that of other real estate search websites.


The Bottom Line

For renters seeking apartments or condos, is recommended. This is especially true for millennials and tech-savvy individuals who enjoy using mobile devices and apps. Keep in mind that if you use this site you are solely responsible for making deals with landlords/rental owners and whatever comes along thereafter.
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Yesenia gonzalez Parsippany, NJ

Hi my name is Yesenia g I have to said I had the best experience in my life finding this apartment meadowbrook garden apartment s in Parsippany.the property manager Claudia is very professional n also Ana they treat me w so much respect the apartment is beautiful nice they have it so clean perfect condition for me to move in wow is beautiful Iam very very happy with the service Claudia make me feel at home thank you it was a beautiful experience n I will recommend this apartment 100 💯 beautiful peaceful .is what any one is looking.thank you Claudia for all you r help n Ana n Felix n Javier god blesss you .very very clean n beautiful place to leave iam satisfied 100 office staff is great excellent.speak w claudia n Ana very nice lady they will do anything to make you feel comfortable n find the apartment you need .

2 weeks ago

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Kendra Roney Dallas, TX

Keller Springs Crossing I absolutely loved the Welcome as soon as I arrived, and the warm energy and assistance of Tamara S, she made the touring process seamless, and answered every question without my having to ask, she’s Amazing!

2 months ago

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Neal Blackwell Tucson, AZ

My visit to Alta Southern Highland Aparments was truly one to remember. The property was outstanding! I was looking for a one bedroom and I used to locate. Immediately, once I walked through the main doors I was greeted by a smile and a welcome. From there the gentleman got up out of his seat and came around to other side of his desk were I was to shake my hand. From there it was straight to business. He inquired about what size of an apartment home I wanted, and when I would be moving. Before the tour even started he made sure me and my friend had a cold beverage. All of the information that I needed was pleasantly covered in great detail in a very short period of time during the tour. I must admit, although he gave me his name I have a very hard time remembering them. Because of the enthusiasm he had, I took the time to ask him before leaving. It was Anthony. He is certainly an asset to your business. Thank you Anthony and Alta Southern Highlands. Neal Blackwell

8 months ago

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greymon1955 Ormond Beach, FL

The Listing is free and provides a well-organized web page for listing your rental property. Tracking prospective renters and notifications. Provides all the standard rental services. Renters may even pay by credit card. Even allows prospective renter to call from phone number and talk to new landlord anonymously, brilliant. I use all the websites to list our rentals and appreciate them all, but is number one!

3 years ago

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George Papios Colorado Springs, CO

The Parc at Briargate in Colorado springs Colorado the staff there are so amazing i needed to get an apartment ASAP and the Manager Jennifer was so great she made sure that she got in touch with her coorperate office to get me approved before the weekend started so we could move in asap also there maitinence staff is truly the best when something needs to be fixed they are right on it and if there is any delays they make sure they let us know if you are looking for a rental property i highly recommend tHE Parc at Briargate in Colorado Springs

3 years ago

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Fran H North Richland Hills, TX

I listed my home on and within 2 weeks had 3 offers. It works. Don't listen to these other people that say homes are scams. I don't know, I just know it really worked well for me, and my renters are super happy also!

3 years ago

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Jan Richards Boston, MA

Not only is this a user friendly site, but it brought me to an outstanding realtor at the Westminster Lofts in Providence RI Michael D is a true professional. He listens and gets a sense of what you will like and will not waste your time. He is also friendly and patient. Great guy and great Leasing Specialist!

4 years ago

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Delores Merritt-Brown Cincinnati, OH

Wellington Place was just the place we were looking. After searching for a townhouse with all of the perks we wanted Wellington Place even offered more. The office staff is completely equipped with the caring attitude that comes with knowledge in serving others. Thank you

4 years ago

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Marvin Walker Milwaukee, WI

I've been a resident at The Coventry Apartments for twenty years and have enjoyed every minute. A quiet well kept complex with a vibrant community. Close by to a major college, shopping center and a world class lakefront. A suburban environment with an urban atmosphere. Come join our community.

5 years ago

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Thomas Nuffer Orem, UT

If you are looking for a place to rent or buy, you definitely need to use this site. The website is very intutive with easy messaging for the owner of the space.

2 years ago

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Luke Swierczynski Troy, MI

Always a fantastic resource when searching for a new place to call home. Their service is intuitive to use.

1 year ago


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Robert Okray Orlando, FL lists almost every apartment in the city. Lots of options to choose from.

2 years ago