Finding a place to rent can be a challenge in and of itself, but finding a place to rent on the other side of the country is a whole different ball game. For Lauren, Trulia helped ease the pain.

Lauren and her fiancé were living in Cincinnati but needed to find a place to live in Seattle. They knew immediately that finding a home cross-country was going to be difficult. “We had to search for a home thousands of miles away. That’s why we turned to Trulia – to find the best place for us.”

Because they were looking so far from their current location, Lauren couldn’t travel to Seattle to see every place she loved, so she did all her research on Trulia — including reading questions and answers on our Voices community to learn more about the area. By looking through various listings on our site, and taking in the large photos of potential homes, she was able to easily visualize the houses and apartments for rent.

“The user experience on Trulia is unbeatable. You have a million other things to worry about when you’re trying to move, so I wanted a tool that was enriching to help me find the right home. I checked Trulia three to four times a week, and l liked how it was updated regularly.”

Lauren is digitally connected, so she was interested in the best site or mobile app to make her life easier. When she came across our iPad app, it was the perfect match, and was an immediate fan.

“We’re very tech savvy, so we’re into mobile apps and different technologies that can make our lives easier. I love the way the images are presented on the Trulia iPad app and how the interface works as a whole. I’ve been using Trulia on my iPad for a couple of months now, and it’s convenient because, if I have a quick second, I can easily pull up the app and see if anything catches my eye.”

Our features helped Lauren narrow down her search and filter out the homes that fit her taste, making the move to Seattle a little bit easier. She also used our inside scoop map features to familiarize herself with the area and pinpoint her commute.

“Trulia was my main search site. Sometimes I looked to see what other sites were offering, but again, for me, the visualization of the maps was so welcoming. I love Trulia because it’s fast, easy, and approachable.”

After finding a place and making the long drive to Seattle, Lauren and her fiancé are unpacked and settled in to their new home in Seattle. “We’re excited about our new place and thankful that Trulia was able to help!”

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