Big News! In my other life, the one where I’m not a blogger, my wife and I found out we are moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico! I have been assigned a position there with my “day job” as an Implementation Consultant. It’s just a fancy name for someone who makes computer programs work for people.
Anyways, we have very little time to find an apartment, so I’ve spent much of the week looking for rentals online. The good news is that there are tons of resources on the internet. In just a few days, I have compiled a spreadsheet with information about 22 different apartment complexes. I know I’m a nerd, but can’t help myself.
But think about that for a minute.
Without even stepping foot in Santa Fe, I have gathered information on 22 different complexes and narrowed the list down to the top five. Now, when we do go looking for a place to live, we can (hopefully) spend one day touring these five locations and know what we want by the end of the day.
Without further delay, here are my top four favorite sites for finding apartments for rent online:
This site, along with the next, seemed to have the most information about the complexes listed. Prices, square footage, community amenities and apartment amenities were listed. Media was where they truly shined: large photos, floor-plans and 360° tours. They allow you to make a profile and save favorites. Excellent resource.
Another excellent resource, similar to apartments.com. Prices, square footage, community amenities and apartment amenities were listed. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any 360° tours. They also allow you to make a profile and save favorites. By the way, rent.com is owned by eBay.
I really liked the amount of information this site gave me. Prices, square footage, community amenities and apartment amenities were listed. Photos, floor-plans and 360° tours were also available. Their apartment comparison feature was very nice.
Good resource, not as awesome as the first two. Prices, square footage, community amenities and apartment amenities were listed. Pictures and floorplans were shown, but were tiny compared to the first two sites.
There were several other websites I checked out, but these were the cream of the crop. It’s a good idea to check more than one, since each site I used listed a few different complexes.