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ForRent.com® Pushes Limits of Today’s Smartphones in Latest Apartment Search Apps

Swiping left for ‘no’ and right for ‘yes’ is an enticing feature for prospective renters


Norfolk, Va. (October 29, 2014) - ForRent.com®, leading online apartment search destination, inspires renters to discover their next apartment, condo, loft or townhouse through innovative search filters that allow for quick and easy narrowing down of choices. The most recently released apps, Sift Rentals™ for iOS, which allows prospective renters to take advantage of the “swipe left for no, swipe right for yes” design, and ApartmentView™ for Android make for quicker, more enjoyable searching.


At a time when consumers are overwhelmed with one new app after another, Sift Rentals, available in the Apple App Store, is the easiest way to cut through the “clutter,” simply ignoring apartments and homes not of interest and quickly focusing on the ones that are. This makes for a shorter apartment search and a more gratifying experience. Users can explore search results through photos, videos, motion-controlled Google Street View, distance to points of interest, detailed listing information and more. A highly visual app, Sift Rentals includes all ForRent.com inventory as well as Homes.com® rentals. Users can swipe left for “no,” hiding the listings in which they are not interested, or swipe right for “yes,” saving potential rentals of interest for later viewing, leaving users with a feeling of instant gratification. Additionally, recent searches are automatically saved to make coming. back to listings of interest hassle-free. If a mistake is made, users can simply shake their iPhones to undo.


The ApartmentView app, available on Google Play, is a cutting-edge, augmented reality app, currently available for Android and coming soon to iOS. Users simply point their phone’s camera at nearby apartments to explore photos, floor plans, prices, amenities and more. The prospective renter can then call or email property management directly from the app if interested. There is also a mini-map feature that works with the slide of a finger in order to increase the search distance.


“ForRent.com is committed to providing users with the most engaging and rewarding apartment search experience out there,” said Terry Slattery, president of For Rent Media Solutions™. “The newest apps are truly cutting-edge and innovative products of teamwork and the ability to gauge the future landscape of the apartment renting industry. As one of the first to offer such original apartment hunting experiences, ForRent.com is excited to see how these two new apps will assist renters in their apartment shopping journey.”


To view videos of the Sift Rentals app and the ApartmentView app, visit the ForRent.com YouTube page.


About ForRent.com®

As one of the nation’s leading online home search destinations, ForRent.com® inspires renters to discover their next apartment, loft, townhouse, or condo. ForRent.com features rental listings in a user-friendly format, making finding your next home an easy exploration. Visitors to the ForRent.com blog will discover relevant information and can join the conversation surrounding home decorating style, apartment hunting tips and more. ForRent.com serves as the complete resource for renters in every part of their living experience.


Begin your apartment search today with ForRent.com, one of ForRent.com’s mobile apps, ForRent.com Magazine or search ForRent.com on YouTube. For decor tips and more, visit ForRent.com/Blog.


About Homes.com®

As one of the nation’s top online real estate destinations, Homes.com inspires consumers to dream big. From affordable houses to luxurious estates, condos, apartment rentals and more, Homes.com features more than 3 million property listings and exclusive distribution of over 20,000 apartment listings from ForRent.com in a user-friendly format, making finding your next home easy. Visitors to the Homes.com blog will find a collection of rich information and posts on DIY projects, painting, organization tips and more, providing the ultimate resource for everything home related. From finding your first apartment to buying your first home, upgrading, downsizing and everything in between, Homes.com is an inspiring and engaging partner in every phase of the home buying or renting process.


Visit Homes.com and download the Homes.com Mobile App, Rentals Mobile App, or Mortgage Calculator to assist in your home search. For home decor tips and more, visit Blog.Homes.com.