With the latest Hitwise results revealing "apartments for rent" as the third most popular real estate search term in the US, it seems rentjungle.com has chosen an opportune time to relaunch.
This US-based search engine is aiming to be a "one-stop destination" for renters, scouring over 1 million listings from more than 10 websites including Craigslist, sublet.com, realtor.com, and mynewplace.com.
rentjungle.com displays these listings using Google Maps, allowing users to click through to see more information at the original source. Users can also add properties to their favourites, share them on Facebook, and see them through Google Street View.
“Bouncing around from site to site wastes a lot of time,” says Rick Ferris, the website's founder. “rentjungle.com lets users focus their energy on searching for actual apartments, not for sites listing apartments—which is all you get when you search with Google.”
Along with rental listings, rentjungle.com also provides advice articles on renting, a directory of useful websites for renters, market trends data, and a "compare your rent" feature.
Ferris is a real estate broker with over 30 years experience in residential and commercial realty, and has earned the CoStar Power Broker Award every year since 2002.