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6.0

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LAST UPDATED: December 5th, 2022
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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51 Reviews

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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.

1 month ago

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Chan Mississauga, ON

Great site to find a place super easy super convenient

4 days 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

5 months ago

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S B Taylor Seattle, WA

Decent map/price layout Shows more properties in local area and easily navigable map

2 weeks ago

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Mary Workman Elkhart, IN

Gave me a good idea of what was out there.

4 days 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.

4 months 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.

8 months 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.

9 months 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.

10 months ago

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Pedro Vasquez Holdings LLC Bloomfield, CT

Found many available rentals to increase my real estate portfolio.

1 month ago

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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.

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.

3 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.

5 months 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.

6 months ago

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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.

8 months 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.

11 months 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.

1 year 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.

4 years ago

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lyn riley Grand Rapids, MI

could not get the information I needed to search apartments

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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.

6 months ago

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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!

6 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.

9 months 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.

2 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.

2 years ago

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Sideria Houston, TX

This company is one of the best ways to find a great home for a family I love their transparency

4 months ago

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Nicole Kilburn Las Vegas, NV

Before i found my apartment i currently reside in , i tried this website and it was very misleading onwhat was actually available

5 months 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.

6 months 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.

6 months 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.

8 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!

1 year 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.

10 months ago

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Rebecca Robinson Murfreesboro, TN

I like that For Rent.com has so may filters to select from.

3 months 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...

10 months ago

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Brandy Allman Salisbury, NC

I like this site, it was easy to use and not overly complicated

4 months ago

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Tiffany Robinson Richmond, VA

No help you can call the apartments the never call back or when you find one you like it's not available

8 months ago

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anupam sumessur Lorton, VA

It is not as popular as other search engine as there is less choices. I could not find enough units that would fit my needs

9 months ago

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Trisha Ross Shelby, MI

Very Easy to find different homes and apartments. Has a good range of prices and not much hassle in contacting them.

9 months ago

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Tammy Bright Lexington, KY

This company's listing of rentals are for all budgets. Many end up being For Sale or already rented. Maybe update the information more regularly.

10 months ago

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Leah Garcia Yuma, AZ

I used this site to help friends and family look for rentals. While it was okay, I found other Apartment sites to be more helpful.

10 months ago

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Sharon Benjamin Baltimore, MD

Could never find what I liked but they do have lots of choices

4 months ago

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James Shirely Seattle, WA

One of the better choices on the web for affordable rental properties.

6 months 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.

1 year ago

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Aubrey Dallas, TX

I got my current lease because of this website! So easy to use and free!

10 months ago

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Gail Salt Lake City, UT

This is one of the top sites I use when looking for a new place. This is an easy to use site that is good for people looking to rent.

1 year ago

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Amy McCarlie Orem, UT

A great resource to find rentals in your area! Easy to use! Would for sure recommend to people!

1 year ago

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Danielle LeCheminant Lehi, UT

We found one of our old rentals from using rent.com. The website works well and has several listings.

2 years ago

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Heather Miller Bellevue, WA

This has a great selection of rentals. It let's u choose by amenities.

10 months ago

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Jaid Clark Yuba City, CA

Good layout on the website, easy to navigate and understand.

11 months ago

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Hannah Barth Tallahassee, FL

I thought For Rent.com was good to find places for rent in my area, but some listings were outdated.

1 year ago

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Gabe Burton Riverton, UT

A lot of the listings aren't accurate anymore - which you find a lot of times nowadays, but the interface is easy

1 year ago