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Published 03/11/2009 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

PlaceToRent is a revolutionary internet based property search. It has a unique business model which makes finding a property a better value option for both renters and owners. It’s designed to match make apartments with renters to make sure that both are getting the best deal. The search function is brilliant because it features a very useful map based search, this makes it easy and quick to find an ideal apartment for your needs. When you do find one then you even get a $150 reward when the lease is finalized. What’s more the property owner doesn’t have to pay a thing until PlaceToRent manages to finalize a lease. The system also has a unique roommate finder. This is free to register for and you can then create your free profile. Any prospective roommates can be contacted easily; you can even talk to them through email or instant messaging chats.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

PlaceToRent was founded in 2009 and is a very useful site for anyone looking for an apartment all over the country. Whether you’re looking to rent or share a property with a roommate this service will make sure that you can do just that. was shut down in 2011.

What are the differences to other apps?

Unlike other applications this one concentrates on matching roommates up with one another, this should be a real time saver as you won’t have as many potential candidates to interview and talk to in person to find your next roommate. Most of the search can be conducted online which also saves the hassle of printing out flyers and stapling them to walls.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

PlaceToRent is a very simple application to use, but that doesn’t mean that it’s short on features. Actually it’s jam packed with loads of really useful features which can be used to find a roommate or find your next rental property. Although signing up and creating a profile was a little difficult actually using the site is a breeze. It’s a real pleasure to search for roommates or apartments and is surprisingly easy to do.

How does the registration process work?

Registering for an account isn’t that easy. When you first visit the site you should click the “Begin your search now” button. Then at the left of the screen you will see “Create a Free Profile”. Entering all of this information will allow you to sign up for an account. You will have to enter all sorts of information including your location. If you are looking for a roommate for your apartment then you will need to enter some details about your apartment and also about the rent you are looking for. You will also be able to upload up to six photographs of your apartment.

What does it cost to use the application?

PlaceToRent is completely free for the basic account; however they also offer a premium account which has more advanced features. The premium account costs $5 for three months, and this enables an instant messenger application within the application. This allows users to be able to contact you if they want to discuss anything.

Who would you recommend the application to?

The application is ideal for anyone here in the US looking for a great apartment. The $150 cash back when you sign a lease could be the reason that you choose this site over the competitors, however there are plenty of other reasons. The roommate search is perfect if you are looking at sharing an apartment with other people; it will save a lot of your time as you won’t need to worry about interviewing quite as many people.

  • Find your next apartment to rent
  • Doesn’t cost property owners anything until a tenant Is found
  • Receive a $150 reward for choosing a property through the site
  • Excellent roommate matching search

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PlaceToRent pricing

FREE - Permanently free version