So you need to find a new apartment. Right away, you’re filled with dread over the stressful, all-consuming process. Sure, it’s easy to look online for places, but you keep coming across questionable listings. You know, the kind that feature the same apartment photos as other postings – but with different addresses or prices – and it gets confusing because you aren’t sure if what you’re looking at is legit. Starting today, Trulia is solving this problem with its new Open Markets feature.
New York City is one of several cities considered to be an open market. In these areas, when renters search for an apartment online, they’re typically faced with an overwhelming number of duplicate listings. Why? Because in open markets, both agents and brokers can hold the same listing and post it online.
Trulia’s Open Markets listing feature will solve this pain point for renters in three ways:
- Complete Property Details: Everything you need to know about a listing is now in ONE place. From big, beautiful HD photos provided by agents and brokers to complete property descriptions, apartment hunters on Trulia will now be greeted with a more complete, more robust property description. Say goodbye to weeding through slews of duplicate listings provided by different agents and brokers.
- Upfront Fee Disclosures: With a fee or no fee button in place, you’ll know right away if a certain agent or broker requires a search fee. Apartment hunters can also conveniently compare fees between rental agents and brokers right from the property listing.
- Review Multiple Agents: In addition to comparing fees, apartment hunters can size up different agents and brokers by toggling between profiles and photos within the listing. This empowering tool allows you to specifically select the best agent or broker for your search.
So, if you’re in the market for an apartment, check out rental listings on Trulia – where Open Markets makes looking for a place to live easier than ever!