RadPad: The New Must Have App for Renters & Property Managers in San Diego
“Moving” is right up there with “root canals” – painful but necessary. Often, the process of finding a new home to rent is equally unpleasant, and for property managers, finding a well qualified renter can be ever tougher. RadPad is a new app that uses pictures (and some remarkably good search & share tools) to help take the pain out of the process…and it is FREE! It all began when Jonathan Eppers (a developer from E-Harmony & Myspace) had a terrible time trying to find a rental in L.A (the nations second largest rental market). Eppers decided to use his techie skills to build an app that could help make BOTH sides of the process better and it hit San Diego earlier this year.
For Renters, it’s easy to filter results by location, rent, bedrooms, bathrooms, and of course, policies on furry friends. The listings are presented visually and scrolling through them on your iPhone, it looks a lot like Instagram. If your on “the hunt” with a roommate or spouse, the “share” and “fav0rites” tools make it super simple to search for apartments and send them to each other via text, email or social networks. You can contact the property manager quickly with a pre-loaded email or “click to call” feature. RadPad has some serious filters that ensure all listings are legit and keeps out the “scammers” that plague Craigslist.
For Property Managers, RadPad is INCREDIBLE because it syndicates your listing onto other networks. That means that once you post your rental unit on RadPad it will automatically post the listing onto Craigslist, Realtor.com and Hotpads. In addition, landlords say that they have had better experiences renting to people via RadPad because the prospective renters have a great view of the apartment with all of the photos and they generally have done some very good shopping (on the app) and only visit the rental units they are pretty much ready to rent before they even visit. The app will be especially useful for rental properties around SDSU and other San Diego colleges because a majority of the renters on RadPad are students.
RadPad’s founder thinks that apartment hunting is being done more and more on “mobile devices” everyday – what do you think? Will you use RadPad?
Categories: San Diego Rental Property Industry