Whether you live in a big city or a small town, you can find many apartments for rent in your community and a good percentage of them will be listed on Craigslist.org. To perform a "traditional search," on Craigslist, visit the homepage and select your location. Then, you can use the search box on the left to search for apartments for rent. However, you then get a long list to weed through. Do you want to save time and automatically find your dream apartment or at least those that come close? If so, download a Craigslist search program.
The greatest benefit of these Craigslist search programs, aside from the ability to search Craigslist nationwide is the filters most have. Some programs have search filters that are designed for buying homes or renting apartments. What may they include?
Pets or no pets. Many landlords advertising on Craigslist state in their listing that they either allow or do not allow pets. Would you like to know without even having to waste a second of your time looking to see? You can with a Craigslist search program with a pet filter. In fact, you may even be able to select cats or dogs, which is nice because some apartment owners allow cats, but not dogs.
Number of bedrooms. Performing a traditional search on Craigslist for a one bedroom apartment isn't always easy, as landlords tend to use different phrases, like 1-bedroom apartment or one bedroom apartment. Although it does mean the same thing, different search results are pulled up. But, with a Craigslist search program, you can just search with a generalized phrase, like "apartment," and then use the filter to select the number of bedrooms you are looking for.
Images. Although not specially designed for housing, as this image filter can be used for any type of search with a Craigslist search program, it can help. Don't waste time talking to a landlord or arranging a showing when the apartment looks like a pile of junk. The ability to see pictures first can save you time, money, and hassle. It also avoids the awkwardness you might feel when you need to tell a property owner "no thanks; this wasn't what I expected."
As you can see, Craigslist search tools, especially those with extra housing search filters, make it quick and easy to find an apartment for rent on Craigslist. So what are you waiting for?