Nothing tests your patience and organizational skills like looking for a no-fee, owner-listed apartment. You have to go see a bunch of apartments, of course, but first you have to find the listings, then track down half a dozen owners who don’t answer their phones or respond to their emails. By the time you’re ready to see the place, someone else has rented your dream apartment, and it’s time for another ride on the emotional roller coaster.
Oliver is an iOS app that hopes to change all that. Oliver lets you browse thousands of no-fee and owner-listed apartments and schedule showings at the tap of a button, with no phone calls or emails required.
Apartment listings on Oliver feed from the landlords themselves, so there are no broker fees, ever. The apartments are displayed on a map, ideal for planning missions where you check out multiple properties in one trip. And it’s easy to narrow your search by using the filter option to choose your desired price range, layout, amenities and neighborhood, and even your target move-in date. (more…)