No longer worry about scanning the increasingly barren newspaper classifieds for a new pad. Forget trolling city streets at 15 m.p.h. while lookingâˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ at âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬For RentâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ signs âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ãº and getting stopped by the cops for âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬cruising.âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ And who has time to visit 30 different rental websites to find the right new home?
RentBits isâˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ one-year-old rental property aggregator that hits more than misses while hooking you up with new houses and apartments. The good? The website allows you to get all the meaty details from your search results page without having to jump to other sites first. Also, thanks to feeds from sites from apartments.com to hotpads.com, there are plenty of listings ready for your perusal.
Finally, there are some pretty sweet free widgets that give you average rental prices based on geography. These tools are based on more than seven million rental listings, so the averages should be pretty dead on as long as rentBits continues to update its database.
The bad? Those who live in cities often prefer to search for property listings by neighborhood, but rentBits forces you to commit to a ZIP or locality. Also, I didnâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t notice too many owner/operator leasing agents, another preference for urban hipsters and young professionals who shy away from the big leasing companies and strict lease agreements.
RentBits isnâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t a spectacular solution for finding your next apartment or home, but itâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s definitely a tool you want in the mix as you find a new place to rest your head.