At we realize apartment hunting is generally limited to certain locations, listing details, photos and a quick tour provided by the landlord. In that sense, finding an apartment to rent can be just as difficult as finding a home to buy.

That’s why we are excited to announce the release of an enhanced version of the Rentals app for iOS and Android.

The new release allows for a more-personalized, user-enriched experience. You will still have the rich, photo-based search tool features at your fingertips, but now you can put your personal stamp on the rental process.

For starters, as a Rentals app user you can now take and upload personal photos of a rental during your in-person visit. The photos, along with personal notes, can then be attached to the app’s listing detail page for easy sharing with friends and family through SMS, email or AirDrop (an iOS 7 feature). The notes and photos are automatically saved and uploaded to the cloud, giving you access to personal observations for future reference.

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In addition, the Rentals app can now identify your location with its geo-notification feature. Once you have saved or contacted a property, the app can send notifications to your iPhone, iPod touch or Android device, letting you know you are near previously viewed and saved listings.

“We understand the crucial role mobile devices play in searching for rental properties, and we continue to implement the latest technology in our app, including location-based listing notifications, so users have a multifaceted tool that simplifies the rental search process,” said Scott Boecker, Move’s chief product officer.

Over the last few years, has heard a cry for more rental listings, and we have heeded that call with a 22 percent increase in rental properties within the app. With more people looking for rentals, we feel it is important to provide the same level of convenience to renters that we offer to home buyers – a rich, mobile experience combined with the freshest, most accurate listings available.

Download the enhanced Rentals app today.
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