With our main focus being usability, we have integrated as much technical capability into the website as possible without sacrificing speed. We want to save our users time by giving them intuitive and powerful features.
Beverly Hills, CA (Vocus) July 28, 2010
The Rentables (therentables.com), an online apartment rental listing service, has been working closely with colleges and universities throughout North America to offer a useful resource for students seeking off-campus housing. Pavel Tchourliaev, one of the founders of The Rentables explains: “We have designed the website around simple filtering of search results in terms of location and pricing. Students can easily narrow thousands of search results to find those closest to their campus and then compare those units side-by-side within seconds. If a certain type of unit is not available, students can subscribe to a customized RSS feed based on their filter settings and receive instant notification as these type of units are listed for rent.”
Over the past year The Rentables has partnered with several large rental listing providers to combine available listings across North America. Potential tenants now have a “one stop shop” to find the exact type of rental they want. Schien Dong, another of The Rentables’ founders and lead developer at the firm states: “With our main focus being usability, we have integrated as much technical capability into the website as possible without sacrificing speed. We want to save our users time by giving them intuitive and powerful features.”
Most universities and colleges offer off-campus housing resources to their students, and by partnering with apartments for rent websites, school administrators have increased the relevance of the resources they provide.
The Rentables launched nationwide in July 2009 and has already helped over 50,000 landlords fill their vacancies online. Contact The Rentables to learn more about how you can provide a valuable new off-campus housing resource to your students free of charge.