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LAST UPDATED: May 23rd, 2024

For Rent focuses their efforts on making the new property search as simple as possible for their customers. Their specific listings (limited to rental properties) allow them to focus on perfecting a part of the real estate market. Customers can easily search for features they want in their future apartment, townhome or condo. Each listing provides the customers with some relevant information that they’ll need to make a decision about their new home. For Rent customers will find a variety of services that will help them learn more about the real estate industry and find their new dream home.  

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The Good

  • Resources
  • Relocation Tools

For Rent offers helpful property listings so customers can find the information they need to help them make the best home-buying decision. While these listings are their team's highest priority, they help their customers in a variety of other ways as well. One of these ways is through the page titled Tips, which is a database of articles that are published with all kinds of different advice for the customers. These articles are organized into different categories based on their topics, some of these categories are:

  • Apartment basics
  • Moving into an apartment
  • Pet tips for renters
  • City guides
  • Financial tips for apartment hunters
  • Going green
  • Apartment hunting

The organization of these articles helps customers browse what they are interested in or what they need advice with. There are a lot of different aspects to apartment hunting and apartment living, so these articles could be a really big asset to those customers who are new to this type of process. Another service that the For Rent team offers is their relocation tools. Included in this service is a place for the customer to get a quote for using a moving company. There are also tools for the customers to check their credit, storage options, and information about renters insurance. All of these tools are great for the customer to have in once place so they can check everything off of their to-do list before making the decision to move to their new apartment. The For Rent team also publishes an online magazine for their customers. These magazines are published for different cities and have pertinent information for those specific areas. These magazines highlight different property management companies and their complexes. They offer descriptions of different types of housing in particular cities. The online magazines are a great resource for the customers to get to know the area they are moving to better and to find the help they need.

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The Bad

  • Property Types
  • Information

One of the major downsides of using For Rent is that they are limited to rental properties only. In a way, the rental limitation can be a positive thing because the For Rent team has figured out how best to serve customers looking for a rental. They have studied this part of the industry and know how best to serve this type of customer. But, on the other hand, this limitation excludes many customers who might be looking for more than just a rental property. There are many properties that will not be available on For Rent because they are for sale instead of for rent. The listings that are provided through For Rent provide adequate information about the apartments that are for rent. But compared to some of their competitors, they are missing some of the information that customers might want to know before they make the decision to move. There is little information about the surrounding area and neighborhood that the complex is in. Apartment living is often a different type of lifestyle that is more focused on the surrounding area and so it is important for the customer to understand that area. For Rent's listings only share the very basic information of the nearby schools, meaning they just give the names of the schools. Some more information that would be helpful for these customers would be if there are any restaurants close, as well as other types of businesses (like banks, grocery stores, coffee shops, etc). The customer would definitely benefit from an overview of the type of transportation that is available in the area if the neighborhood is conducive to walking or driving a car. All of this additional information helps the customer to understand the type of lifestyle they might be able to expect when moving into an apartment, which will ultimately help them to make their decision.

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The Bottom Line

Overall, For Rent is a helpful place for customers to search for their new apartment. They offer a good base of information to give the customer an idea of the property they could possibly move into. But they are very limited in the number of customers they can serve because they only list properties that are for rent, instead of those that are for sale as well. Despite this, they offer their specific type of customer a lot of help beyond the searching process as well. They provide a simple way for their customers to find a new place to live.
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Ayomide

I used for rent.com to get an apartment for myself. the apartment track down was easy because of its easy filter setup in the search menu. I got the apartment last year January and it has been a good one.

3 months ago

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peggy cherry Fayetteville, NC

This was one of my apartment hunt sites. I ended up picking a rental from this site. At the time they also offered an incentive for choosing their site. It was a simple process.

7 months ago

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Tonya Moffatt Montgomery, IN

For rent is a great site to find rental properties and apartments. They have a wide selection and lots of information. Also quite a few properties I viewed when searching for an apartment weren’t found anywhere else. I actually did find a place to stay that was way cheaper than anywhere else! Highly recommended!!!

6 months ago

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Raj R

Great company, offering the right tools when it comes to being in the market to rent homes, such as selecting the size and category, whether choosing a luxury home or pet-friendly, as well as, tips and tricks in comfort living with the rental property.

7 months ago

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todd johnson

pretty good, i found a place to live that was nice and affordable without running around all over town

1 month ago

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Joy Garcia Buffalo, NY

When I was looking for my home for rent.com was very helpful. They reached out to me once I touched a realtor to see how interested I was and continue to do so.

5 months ago

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Hank Ricardo Winnipeg, MB

I used this site to find my apt. I got a great deal on it. For Rent.com was easy to use and I recommend this site to anyone who needs a place to hang their hat.

5 months ago

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scotty MN

Their website provided all kinds of incites into the townhome I currently rent. It helped out tremendously in making my final decision. Great pics, and breakdown of the property so I knew exactly what I was getting into before I even visited.

7 months ago

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TC B Florissant, CO

To be honest, the best apartment and house hunting site for rental properties. The site is very easy to navigate, the information on the properties is detailed, and I do feel it is kept fairly up to date regarding cost and availability.

11 months ago Edited August 11, 2023

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Anne Sainsbury Salt Lake City, UT

This past years we have been trying to decide if we were going to continue renting or if we were going to purchase a home. I spent a lot of time on Rent.com with my husband looking for rentals near us and it was super helpful! One of my favorite features on this site is the ability that you have to scroll through photos of properties from the initial view without having to click on the property. This makes viewing much quicker and helps you to filter out properties that you are not interested in.

3 years ago Edited September 14, 2021

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Brant Petty

Basic site for rental units. Plenty of listings in most areas but format could be updated for ease of use.

2 months ago

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Otim Jordan Kampala, 102

To be honest For Rent.com have fair customers Care service which is not satisfying and when I contacted them they placed on hold for more than 20 minutes and this challenged me because I have been their customers for good time but in vain.

6 months ago

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Amanda George IL

Great options for someone looking for real estate. I have used this site multiple times, always had a good experience. The search tool is easy to navigate but they don't always have updated photos. Customer service is top notch too. They are quick to resolve any issues.

1 year ago Edited July 11, 2023

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Nini Brooklyn, NY

I use this website to search apartments base on my income and family size so my choice of home was able to fit everyone. I would highly recommend this thus website because it is easy to search for apartments in your city or outside of your city.

1 year ago Edited August 15, 2023

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Matthew Ohmann Lake Placid, NY

This is a wonderful site to look for apartments or houses for rent. All you have to do is type in the area code or city and state and a bunch of places pop up with pictures prices what’s available and when available. Super easy to use and to see what’s available in the area you’re looking for. Definitely recommend. forrent.com.

1 year ago

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Crystal Batavia, IL

I've used this website many times to hunt for apartments online in our price range! It's very helpful to be able to compare places in your price range based on specs and photos without having to go to all of the properties in person!

1 year ago

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Rafael Matthew Jamaica Plain, MA

I recently used For Rent.com to find an apartment and was pleasantly surprised. The site was easy to navigate, the listings were up-to-date and the process of finding a place was quick and stress free. I had a great customer service experience when I called their help line with a few questions too. All in all, For Rent.com is an excellent rental website that I would highly recommend!

1 year ago

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Luke Swierczynski Waterford, MI

Convenient resource when looking for a cheaper place to live while in college since the main property management company that essentially had a monopoly charge egregious prices. Connected me with a local landlord that charged a fair market value to help out on college costs.

2 years ago

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Audrey Macfarlane Dallas, TX

I love this site! I usually don't write reviews, but I would not be living where I am right now if not for rent.com. I've used many different sites to view apartment listings and rent.com was always the one I went back to for the most relevant listings and a bigger selection. Great company, great customer service, really very impressed.

2 years ago

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Rocio Diaz Tallahassee, FL

Fantastic service for finding a place to rent! Pricing is easy to find as well as other important demographics regarding other apartments in the area and amenities. Easy to contact realtors and landlords as well. Great service, highly recommend.

2 years ago

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Joanna Hester Gilbert, AZ

We own a rental property. The last time we were trying to rent it, we relied on Rent.com to get a good idea of what other properties in the area were going for and to see the competition in our area. The website always had up to date information which we knew we could rely on.

6 years ago Edited September 14, 2021

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Dawn Grover

This is a pretty typical site to find residential places to rent. Accurate information, good mapping, nothing spectacular, and nothing wrong with it. I would use it again.

6 months ago

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ForRent.com is an amazing website to help anyone looking to move homes/apartments. They always show you every single home/apartment in your designated area. I would highly recommend this site for everyone looking to move.

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Bob West Chester, PA

rent.com does not allow reviews from tenants unless they actually used Rent.com What if a person actually rented but didn't use rent.com and wants to let others know their thoughts? How can their reviews and insights be heard on rent.com? They can't! And what if a rent.com reviewer wants to amend their review in a few months? I am not sure rent.com's screening process is the best approach to ensure accuracy. Readers need to understand that reviews are modified and also need to understand that rent.com does have affiliations with rental companies, and therefore have vested interest in how the reviews are written!

8 years ago

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C B La Puente, CA

I used various apps/websites while apartment searching, this one was definitely one of them and had nice homes. You’re able to use the filter to your interests and use the price range. Very easy to use!

11 months ago Edited August 10, 2023

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Christopher Lally Denham Springs, LA

A really good up to date website if you're looking for an apartment or home to rent. Very nice pictures and it even shows a print of the floor plans. It doesn't get 5 stars for the fact that they don't really give a lot of detailed descriptions of the rental properties. Other than that this is a really good website to search for serious renters.

1 year ago

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Rebekah Cothren Fleetwood, NC

I use this site to list all my rentals and I have yet to have a problem! It’s easy to sign up and get your rental listed and ready to go! Easy to use and navigate and user friendly

2 years ago

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REDKENRED45 Tucson, AZ

About 3 years ago I was searching for a home to rent. Since my boys were getting older and my husband and I decided we needed more space. I went online to For Rent,com. I spent over a month searching by the end of my searching mainly due to frustration with this website I decided to try other avenues. My reason was because For Rent wasn't accurate. The costs and homes were not even close to what was advertised on the website. I'm not sure if it was just in our City or if others have had this same issue. I wouldn't ever use them again. Also in Tucson where we live, it's loaded with rentals, but the website would only show us 1 page of home rentals, I know for certain this was inaccurate!! I even sent an email "comment" to them and all I received back was that my message was received and someone would contact me shortly. I guess shortly to them means "NEVER" All is good we found a great rental home that we have lived in "going on " 4yrs, no thanks to For Rent.com.

2 years ago

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Krista Griffith Tulsa, OK

I've been casually looking for a new place to live for a few months. This site has properties that other more well known sites do not list. Four stars because I haven't actually contacted any properties through their site, so I can't say anything about that process.

2 years ago

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Jessica Stottern Logan, UT

The site was easy to use. They showed the places for rent and all the information about the homes. They showed pictures and had ways to directly chat with someone about the place.

3 years ago

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Brittany Wilkinson Herriman, UT

I have liked rent.com. It has been very helpful for us with our rental property. It helps us to know competitive rent in the area and find new renters for the property. It also provides helpful tips/useful information.

3 years ago

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Arooj Naeem

For Rent.com's extensive listings and helpful search filters made finding my dream apartment a breeze.

7 months ago

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Morgan Tennant Shelley, ID

ForRent.com is very easy to use. It's made simple by filtering out your preferences for rental properties and showing you what you want. It makes searching for housing easy!

2 years ago

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Vanessa Rohrs Springfield, MO

There are a lot of listings here and that’s about it. It’s not the easiest site to navigate or change search criteria for. Contacting listing agents for viewings is an unsure process with an undetermined outcome. The aesthetics are lacking and the information concerning school Zoning isn’t always correct.

1 year ago

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Missenurkissen Seattle, WA

I went on looking for a friend who wanted to move out of her mom's for the first time & had little money to spend & was looking in the Seattle area... We were sent so many places, most were not what they claimed to be & we were disrespected by more than one landlord that we talked to eventually we decided to go through a different company & finally after about 3months of helping her find a home, we were successful.

2 years ago Edited June 7, 2022

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Bess Wilfong St Louis, MO

I liked the fact that Rent.com had a wide variety of homes available and most of the information was accurate. What I didn't like was that when I tried to arrange to see the places, I wasn't connected with anyone.

2 years ago

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Leah North Versailles, PA

ForRent.com was better for me than apartments. Com. But just like all the sites, it seems more based on wide company owned places and not more affordable, smaller company places.

2 years ago

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Maya My McDonough, GA

Here's a site with a lot of duplicates listings that will vary in information. Odd that you can't be sure which listing to trust, and the info is completely different when you go to the actual website of the apartments.

11 months ago

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LovesToShop Chicago, IL

A good resource when you're looking to move. I use it more for initial research & then based on what I find I will look up the complexes I like & contact them myself rather than through the site.

2 years ago

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Roxanne LaValley Plattsburgh, NY

I've search Rent,com to search for apartments, house or trailer for rent for my daughter. I have no problems with their site.

2 years ago

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Shopman Herriman, UT

For Rent.com is a nice rental search. I like that they have searches for apartments near different colleges. I also appreciate that I can use the cat and dog pet filter.

2 years ago

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Otis Adkins Hazard, KY

Makes find a place to rent so much easier and gives u better options and let’s u save money In process

9 months ago

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Joseph Los Angeles, CA

One of the better sites to browse when looking for a rental property. Many friends have used as well and were satisfied

1 year ago

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Heather H Sanford, FL

For Rent.com listings provide insight with valuable information on each property. Having the information at your fingertips is excellent.

1 year ago

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Mariana Tornero Alegria Hercules, CA

Not the greatest website and there are less listings compared to other websites. Still decent enough to research before making a decision about moving.

1 year ago

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Tamie Johnson Markham, IL

I liked the convenience of using the site but didn’t like the amount of listings and some listings where not in my search criteria.

2 years ago

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Dan Woodland Park, CO

I love the web site and the layout, but I wish there were more listings available on rental homes and less on apartments.

2 years ago

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Kyshah Bagley Columbus, OH

I have used it and it wasn’t bad. I have found a few places that I couldn’t find nowhere else on this site.

2 years ago

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Matthew Cryer Shepherdsville, KY

Rent.com wasn't updated enough for my wife and I to find an apt. However, we did go on to find a trailer that we are renting to own... Almost paid off too...

2 years ago

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Yolanda Queer Shelley, ID

Forrent.com has so many property types on their website. That's good to have so many options.

2 years ago