The 12 best apartment finding apps on mobile

Finding an apartment can be a daunting task, but there are a number of mobile apps that can make the process easier. Some of the most popular and useful apps include Zillow, Realtor.com, and Trulia.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. Zillow Zillow Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 50M+ Immersive virtual tours, Largest rental network, 3D Home Tours
2. Realtor.com Realtor.com Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 26M+ Customizable home search, Map-based search refinement
3. Trulia Trulia Icon Android 4.7/5 19M+ Neighborhood map overlays, Virtual neighborhood tours
4. craigslist craigslist Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 11M+ Hyperlocal classifieds, Vast selection of listings
5. Trulia Rent Apartments & Homes Trulia Rent Apartments & Homes Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 9M+ Neighborhood information, Drone footage of neighborhoods
6. Redfin Houses for Sale & Rent Redfin Houses for Sale & Rent Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 9M+ MLS listings every 2 minutes, See listings first, Book free tours instantly
7. Apartments.com Rental Search a Apartments.com Rental Search a Icon Android, iOS 4.9/5 8M+ Vast rental inventory, Real-time availability, Neighborhood insights
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1. Zillow

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Immersive virtual tours, Largest rental network, 3D Home Tours


Cost: Free, Premier Agent (249.99)

Zillow is a comprehensive real estate app that empowers users to find their dream home or apartment with ease. With an intuitive interface and a vast database of listings, Zillow makes the home search process seamless. Users can filter their search by location, price, amenities, and more to find properties that meet their specific needs. Zillow also provides detailed property information, including photos, floor plans, and neighborhood data, to help users make informed decisions. Whether you're a first-time renter or an experienced homeowner, Zillow is the ultimate tool for finding your perfect place to live.

Download: Android, iOS

Zillow - Immersive virtual tours, Largest rental network, 3D Home Tours
  • Tags:
  • Immersive home tours
  • Largest rental network
  • Self-guided home tours

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Ryan Piantedosi: “The general map UI is hard to use. Searching an area that has no listings causes the bottom bar to move up slightly which means accidental button presses. The android back button may sometimes close the app instead minimizing a listing. Listings stacked on top of each other are nearly impossible to navigate between. Having the draw, satellite mode, and my location buttons on top of the navigation bar while using a big phone requires users to hold the phone from the middle to use.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Jay: “Very nice app to look at your local listings and see what property and rentals are available. Good filters and nice layout so you can get a general sense of what is available. Though the mobile app is a bit more awkward to use than the desktop site, especially when dragging on the map. Also it would be nice if they required a bare minimum amount of information to be presented by sellers and landlords. Certain properties have little to no information or pictures.” – 4/5 in Play Store

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2. Realtor.com

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Customizable home search, Map-based search refinement


Cost: Free, Premium (4.99)

Realtor.com is a mobile app that helps users find apartments for sale or rent. It has a user-friendly interface and allows users to filter their searches by location, price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other criteria. Users can also view photos and videos of the apartments, and contact the listing agent directly from the app. Realtor.com also provides information on local schools, neighborhoods, and amenities, making it a valuable resource for apartment hunters.

Download: Android, iOS

Realtor.com - Customizable home search, Map-based search refinement
  • Tags:
  • Easy home search
  • Customizable Filters
  • Map-based search

Application information:

Name Realtor.com
Downloads 25,785,170
Features Filter by property type, home & lot size, HOA & more: find homes for sale & rent.
Pros Comprehensive listings, User-friendly interface, Personalized recommendations.
Cons May have limited availability in some areas, In-app purchases can add up, Occasional glitches reported.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Dan Walter: “Commute option fails 80% of the time For Dev: This happened when I would search in a city then change the commute distance. Would center on a town farther out in stead of the city. If I tried again, it would move out again. Would have to close the app to fix. The app failed its intended use, uninstalled while I find something more functional.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Update: After months, they seemed to finally fix maps for your requested city looking at. Thanks. Please now fix search criteria to a time frame to only look at used homes only. I know I can eliminate new construction, but not new homes already built. Paging through 100's of homes before I see a used one. Hopefully, I'm looking forward to a fix. Punta Gorda , FL search. Showing 100's of homes and condos to many to go through to see 5 to 10 year old homes or condos or townhouses.” – 2/5 in Play Store

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3. Trulia

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Neighborhood map overlays, Virtual neighborhood tours


Cost: Trulia Free, Trulia Pro (4.99)

Trulia is a popular real estate app that helps users find homes for sale or rent. It has a user-friendly interface and a wide range of search filters, making it easy to find the perfect home. Trulia also provides detailed information on each property, including photos, floor plans, and neighborhood data. The app also allows users to save their favorite properties and share them with others. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned renter, Trulia is a great resource for finding your next home.

Download: Android

Trulia - Neighborhood map overlays, Virtual neighborhood tours
  • Tags:
  • Real-Time MLS Listings
  • Robust Search Filters
  • Neighborhood Heat Maps

Application information:

Downloads 18,831,739
Features Search for homes for sale or rent, Get detailed information about each property, Save your favorite properties, Get notifications about new listings that match your criteria
Pros Easy to use, Comprehensive listings, Detailed property information
Cons Can be slow at times, Some features are only available with a paid subscription

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Could be better. It is a huge waste of time but could be fixed pretty easily. The feed shows houses that do not meet the criteria that I searched for. Also there should be an option to cross off properties that I have looked at and decided against. We look at so many, and there hundreds, so it is hard to remember. Plus that way, only ones that could be a match and I have NOT seen will come up. Problem solved.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Very useful App. I do recommend a few things though. 1 - Allow more flexibility when setting price range. As of now, it only has increments in $50K dollars, which is a high dollar amount for areas where home values aren't through the roof. 2 - Add the ability to sort by price per square foot. 3 - The save option is great, but having a "Not Interested" or "Dont Show Again" option would also be helpful. I don't want a house to keep popping up in my search query if I'm not interested in it.” – 4/5 in Play Store

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4. craigslist

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Hyperlocal classifieds, Vast selection of listings

Craigslist, the popular online classifieds platform, offers a convenient mobile app for apartment hunting. With its user-friendly interface, Craigslist makes it easy to browse apartment listings based on location, price range, and other criteria. Users can filter search results to find apartments that meet their specific needs and preferences. The app allows users to contact landlords or property managers directly to schedule viewings and inquire about availability. Craigslist's vast network and extensive apartment listings make it an invaluable tool for finding a new home, whether you're looking for a short-term lease or a long-term rental.

Download: Android, iOS

craigslist - Hyperlocal classifieds, Vast selection of listings
  • Tags:
  • Local classifieds
  • Buy and sell anything
  • Find jobs and housing

Application information:

Downloads 10,612,242
Features Buy, sell, work, hire, rent, share, connect, serve, fall in love, save the world
Pros Free to use, easy to navigate, wide variety of listings
Cons Can be difficult to find specific items, some listings may be scams, interface is outdated

Comments and Reviews from users:

John Smith: “Quirky, frustrating to navigate, and when you go to swipe left to see a picture of what you want to look at, the app instead takes you to the next listing instead many times. It needs a dead space that's larger for scrolling while in an ad, and leave only the farthest edges for moving to next listing. Also zooming in and out is clunky, jumps you into other pictures too easily when you just want to look at the details of a single photo instead. It's just plain sloppy UI, needs some work.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Sean Rizzotti: “*edit* A year and a half later and the previous issues seem to be fixed; the app works as it should and is more convenient than using it on PC. Can't really ask for more. "Credibility check failed." is now preventing me from using the app. Before that the main problem was you can never switch to any app or window without it losing it's place and bringing you back to the home screen, very frustrating.” – 5/5 in Play Store

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5. Trulia Rent Apartments & Homes

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Neighborhood information, Drone footage of neighborhoods


Cost: Free, Trulia Premium (4.99)

Trulia Rent Apartments & Homes is a real estate app that helps users find apartments, houses, or individual rooms for rent. It has a user-friendly interface and a wide variety of filters to help you narrow down your search. You can search by location, price, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and even amenities like pet-friendliness and in-unit laundry. Trulia also provides detailed information about each listing, including photos, floor plans, and neighborhood information. Whether you're looking for a new apartment or just browsing, Trulia Rent Apartments & Homes is a great resource.

Download: Android, iOS

Trulia Rent Apartments & Homes - Neighborhood information, Drone footage of neighborhoods
  • Tags:
  • Neighborhood Explorer
  • Personalized recommendations
  • Instant Updates

Application information:

Downloads 9,001,290
Features Search for apartments, homes, or individual rooms for rent based on location, price range, and other criteria; filter results by amenities, pet policy, and more; save favorite listings and share them with others.
Pros Easy to use; comprehensive search filters; detailed property listings with photos and floor plans.
Cons Can be slow to load at times; some users have reported issues with the accuracy of the information provided.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I went with three stars because it won't let you do 2 ½ stars. This app is almost entirely useless to me. I am looking for a HOUSE to rent, and all it sends me are notifications to apartment complexes. Oh, and double wide trailers. Sure, you can filter the results for single family home, but unless you're using the app to search for what you're looking for on an hourly basis, the notifications it sends you are all for apartments.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Wish that I could rule out listings; to make them not show up ever again in searches by hiding them. It's annoying that a lot of listings are incorrectly populated; e.g. townhouses or condos show up under single family homes. Also, navigation is broken: when I go to "see all" photos grid, tap a photo from the grid and then tap back, I should get back to the photo grid. It's not what happens; I end up on the listing description. Gets me every time; super annoying for me.” – 3/5 in Play Store

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6. Redfin Houses for Sale & Rent

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MLS listings every 2 minutes, See listings first, Book free tours instantly


Cost: Redfin Houses for Sale & Rent (Free), Redfin Houses for Sale & Rent Pro ($4.99)

Redfin Houses for Sale & Rent is a mobile app that makes it easy to find homes for sale and rent. With over 8 million listings, Redfin has one of the largest databases of homes in the United States. The app allows users to search for homes by location, price, and other criteria. Users can also view photos and videos of homes, and read reviews from other users. Redfin also offers a variety of tools to help users make informed decisions about buying or renting a home.

Download: Android, iOS

Redfin Houses for Sale & Rent - MLS listings every 2 minutes, See listings first, Book free tours instantly
  • Tags:
  • Real-time MLS updates
  • Instant home tours
  • Personalized home recommendations

Application information:

Downloads 10,000,000+
Features Discover homes for sale & rent, get alerts for price drops and home value changes, and connect with a local Redfin agent.
Pros Easy to use, great selection of homes, helpful features
Cons Can be slow at times, some features are only available in certain areas

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “It has a lot of features i really like such as sharing favorites with your spouse. However, my one complaint is that the street view portion opens up another app, losing my place, and often times not even opening to the address of the house. If I'm buying a house, i would like to see the neighborhood. Other apps like Trulia have this feature. It's the only one Redfin lacks; everything else, like the "X-ing out" of properties you don't like, are extremely helpful.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Rey G: “App works ok for the most part. However, wish I could do a more detailed search. If I'm only interested in looking for a reverse 1 ½ style home with a finished lower-level and possibly a split-level style, that's all I want to see. Not have to sift through 2 story homes as well! And, as of late (past few months), the street view on the app no longer seems to work. I prefer to see how a home is situated and hate cul-de-sacs! I've uninstalled and reinstalled.... same problem persists.” – 2/5 in Play Store

7. Apartments.com Rental Search a

Apartments.com Rental Search a Icon

Vast rental inventory, Real-time availability, Neighborhood insights


Cost: Apartments.com Rental Search a (Free), Apartments.com Rental Search a Pro ($4.99)

Apartments.com Rental Search is a comprehensive mobile app that simplifies the apartment hunting process. With an extensive database of rental listings, users can search for apartments based on their specific criteria, including location, price, amenities, and availability. The app's user-friendly interface allows for easy browsing and filtering of results, making it convenient to find apartments that meet individual needs. Additionally, the app provides detailed property descriptions, high-quality photos, and virtual tours, giving users a comprehensive understanding of each listing before scheduling a visit.. Apartments.com Rental Search a

Download: Android, iOS

Apartments.com Rental Search a - Vast rental inventory, Real-time availability, Neighborhood insights
  • Tags:
  • Massive rental inventory
  • Accurate and up-to-date
  • Helpful renter reviews

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “It's a very useful app and I have received call backs from some apartment complexes. The interface is good however, after 10 or 15 minutes of being on the app it constantly crashes 😑. Also, the reviews on the app doesn't reflect the actual apartment, please SEARCH THE GOOGLE REVIEWS FIRST before contacting these apartments. Other than that it's fine. Also, though this has nothing to do with the creators of this app but I feel like it should still be addressed, everytime I would call certain apartment complexes, it would ring for a bit then make a sound as if someone answered the phone only for it to immediately hang up on you. With that being said, please verify whether those are the correct phone numbers for those apartments.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Filter text is white with a white BG which makes it unreadable unless you highlight the text. Some elements have a dark gray background with black text which makes it hard to read it. These are such simple fixes but it doesn't seem like the app developers care enough to make the fixes. Not sure when the last time the app was updated.” – 2/5 in Play Store

8. Apartments & Rentals

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Instant listing alerts, Direct landlord contact, Rent Zestimate® insights


Cost: Apartments & Rentals (Free), Apartments & Rentals Pro ($4.99)

Apartments & Rentals is a mobile app that allows users to search for apartments and rentals in their area. The app has a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to find the perfect place to live. Users can filter their search by price, location, and amenities. The app also includes photos and detailed descriptions of each property. Apartments & Rentals is a great resource for anyone looking for a new place to live.

Download: Android

Apartments & Rentals - Instant listing alerts, Direct landlord contact, Rent Zestimate® insights
  • Tags:
  • Instant Listing Alerts
  • Direct Landlord Contact
  • Custom Search Boundaries

Application information:

Name Apartments & Rentals
Downloads 7627340
Features Find apartments and houses for rent with up-to-date listings and detailed property information.
Pros Easy to use, comprehensive listings, detailed property information.
Cons Some users report occasional glitches, limited availability in some areas.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Michael Ray Monson Madrid: “I've come across numerous rentals through the site that day they are open. However, I teach out to them and they say the place is rented most of the time after a short period after being listed. I've noticed inaccuracies and inconsistencies with the rental details and all other rental information(ie. average utility costs, if water,sewer and trash are included? Some amenities listed are not accurate on all listings (even typos that are senseless.RENTAL APPLICATION FEES ARE TOO EXPESSIVE..ETC” – 5/5 in Play Store

minutes ago edited: “Although I haven't had much success in finding some place affordable for me to rent it isn't because of the app. This app is intuitive and even has a dark mode that saves my eyes. Saves multiple searches with filters of your choice. The only drawback is that some of the property managers don't utilize the features it seems. Most don't take the time to use the app to it's potential. And that problem is the same in most apartment rental apps. If you're a property manager, take the time, dangit!” – 5/5 in Play Store

9. Apartment List

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Personalized search experience, Rental Matchmaker Quiz


Cost: Free, Premium (4.99)

Apartment List is a mobile app that helps users find apartments for rent. It has a user-friendly interface and a wide range of search filters, making it easy to find apartments that meet your needs. You can filter by price, location, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and amenities. Apartment List also provides detailed information about each apartment, including photos, floor plans, and reviews from other users. The app is free to use and available for both iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android, iOS

Apartment List - Personalized search experience, Rental Matchmaker Quiz
  • Tags:
  • Personalized search
  • Rental Matchmaking
  • Vast Apartment Selection

Application information:

Downloads 4,538,584
Features Find your next apartment with ease using advanced filters, 3D tours, exclusive local insights, and more.
Pros User-friendly interface, comprehensive listings, and helpful features like 3D tours.
Cons Some users have reported experiencing occasional glitches and limited availability in certain areas.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “So convenient and effective! I love that it asks you all your preferences first, then finds your best matches and categorizes them so you can compare and contrast easily. The information is up-to-date. I wish I'd had this when I was looking last year! It helps make something incredibly stressful into something that's almost fun. I started looking last night and I've already been contacted by a few of my top picks and had my questions answered. Impressive!” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “This is such a fantastic app! very user friendly. great graphics and design. I just wish there was a way to move properties you previously disliked into your liked area (in case of accidental swipes the wrong direction). I tried and it doesn't seem to show up in the right place. overall amazing service and amazing app. they literally do all the apartment hunting for you.” – 5/5 in Play Store

10. Rent. Apartments & Homes

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Daily updated listings, Resident reviews, Variety of rentals

Rent. Apartments & Homes is a leading apartment finder app that helps renters find the perfect rental home. With over 4 million downloads, Rent is one of the most popular apartment finding apps on the market. The app features a user-friendly interface, detailed listings, and powerful search filters to help renters find the perfect apartment. Rent also offers a variety of tools to help renters with their move, such as a moving checklist and a utility connection service. Whether you're looking for an apartment in a big city or a small town, Rent can help you find your perfect home.

Download: Android, iOS

Rent. Apartments & Homes - Daily updated listings, Resident reviews, Variety of rentals
  • Tags:
  • Property search
  • Rental Listings
  • Apartment Finder

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Very easy to use app. No crashes, bugs, or ads. Once you add the filters, everything is very streamlined. You type in the area of where you are looking or zoom into it on the map and it shows the prices and locations of available housing. Definitely quicker than using a browser. Would recommend.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Blake “Peace Be Still” Travis: “It's a shame when I come across a useful app that is well put together and ez to use that it gets low ratings from users who don't understand their negative they give had nothing to do with the app itself! If you see houses while searching for apts, it's because the seller listed the house as apt. A price range search is same in eBay. Ad lists a price range, so if you look for a price, the range will show in results because of seller. None of this is fault of this app! THIS APP'S AWESOME HELPFUL” – 5/5 in Play Store

11. HotPads Rent Apartments

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Accurate and up-to-date listings, Quick and easy landlord contact


Cost: Free, HotPads Premium (4.99)

HotPads Rent Apartments is a map-based search app that helps renters find their next home. With over 1 million listings nationwide, HotPads makes it easy to find apartments and houses for rent in your desired neighborhood, price range, and amenities. The app also allows users to filter their search results by pet-friendly rentals, short-term rentals, and more. HotPads is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android, iOS

HotPads Rent Apartments - Accurate and up-to-date listings, Quick and easy landlord contact
  • Tags:
  • Accurate Listings
  • Easy Landlord Contact
  • Property Photo Viewer

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “This was my preferred app when searching for a new place. It's easy to navigate and great to use to contact places for viewings. The street view is helpful since some places that are nice on the inside but in sketchy areas and you get a holistic picture of where you'd be coming home to. Though I didn't use it, the feature that allows you to create an application and use it for multiple listings seems like a great idea. Highly recommend this app.” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “I just downloaded this today. Within 30 minutes, I had two appointments set up. Super easy and someone messages you right away when you inquire about a rental property. i will say, however, i for some reason could only search city by city. i wish there was a way i could search the whole county at once for a place... could just be me that couldn't figure it out though, who knows. Other than that, this app made finding a place a lot easier than expected!!” – 5/5 in Play Store

12. Apartments by Apartment Guide

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Filter by amenities, Schedule property tour, View floor plans


Cost: Apartments by Apartment Guide - Free (Free), Apartments by Apartment Guide - Premium (Paid)

Apartments by Apartment Guide is a comprehensive apartment finding app that makes it easy to search for and find your next rental home. With a user-friendly interface and a vast database of listings, the app allows you to filter your search by location, price, amenities, and more. You can also view photos, floor plans, and even take virtual tours of apartments before you decide to visit in person. The app also provides helpful information about neighborhoods, schools, and local businesses, making it a one-stop shop for all your apartment hunting needs.

Download: Android, iOS

Apartments by Apartment Guide - Filter by amenities, Schedule property tour, View floor plans
  • Tags:
  • Easy apartment search
  • Filter by amenities
  • Property tours scheduling

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “The only improvement I could suggest is the price range and other filters could match better. In other words I am looking for a 2 bedroom in the $1400 range. But it lists apartment complexes that have 1 bedrooms or studios in that range but the 2 bedrooms are not in that range. I hope that makes sense” – 4/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “I've used this app since 2013. Shows a lot of great info in a collected and easy way with extremely limited ads, which is nice. *UPDATE* I used to really love this app, but now with the new update, almost all my favorites ( <3 ) have been deleted! Now when I click the heart on new ones, it saves but everytime I change the area of the city or if I reopen the app, it is gone. How is this helpful?? Please fix this pesky bug! Changed from 5 to 3 stars for now because this bug is so aggravating.” – 3/5 in Play Store