Sometimes apartment hunting can be a loathsome and time consuming task, and while you can’t really do much to speed up and expedite the hunting process, you can at least make a great attempt to get rid of the loathsome part of it. While it isn’t the first app of its kind to delve into this particular space, a new app that just landed on the Play Store called Zumper can help would be new tenants search for, find, and apply for that perfect new place to call home. Gone are the old ways of trying to find a new apartment or home to rent or own. In this digital age, nearly everything can be done from an app on our smartphones and tablets, or through a website accessed through the browser on those devices.
Zumper is the Real Estate company behind the app, a startup aimed at making life easier for those looking for a new place to live. Initially they started by creating tools to help assist the professionals in the real estate business, but have since expanded their offerings to assist consumers as well. Probably the most arduous part of the apartment hunting experience has been filling out each and every application during the entire process. Zumper’s new app does away with this by letting users fill out the application and credit report one time and then keeping it stored for submission to brokers property managers when needed.
This saves consumers plenty of time by not having to fill out each and every form, which already makes the experience less daunting. It not only saves time though as it also saves the consumer some of their hard earned cash, something that can be put to much better use like say, saving it for future rent payments perhaps. To file each credit report(for each place users plan on applying to)the consumer only has to part with $10, and filling out the application is completely free of charge. The last apartment application I filled out cost me $50, and that was without the credit report. That was also a few years back. Suffice it to say Zumper is a wonderful looking app that can only get better with time. As it stands they have 500,000 active rental listings, which may seem small but that number should hopefully grow in the years to come. Surprisingly, I found it rather easy to use and found a good number of listings in my local and surrounding areas.