Friday, June 15, 2007
Finding an apt with dealing with an agent
Looking for a place to stay in a new city can be tough, since it's usually hard to find something until you actually get there. Well, that's what it used to be, now with a service such as roomster.net, it has become so easy to find an apartment in a new city or even a roommate. The site lets renters and property owners interact directly with each other, without a middleman involved so it is possible to get the real value of the place rather than an unnecessarily hiked up version.
We're moving to a new city new city next month and I'm constantly searching for sites like this. Unfortunately roomster is not yet available for where we're moving next, so I have to rely on old fashioned methods to find an apartment. What makes the site really different from all others is all their extra features such as google maps that show you exactly where the property is located, a quick messaging system along with IM and even a last member login display.
Although roomster started just four years back in 2003, and is still a relatively new company it has already grown to include most of the major cities in the US, Canada and the UK. Using this system, it is possible to get an apartment or house, a sublet, or just look for a roommate to share your home with.