RentHop Arrives in Chicago to Aid Apartment Hunters

June 28, 2012

For rent signA new apartment search website has arrived in the Windy City. RentHop has expanded to the Chicago real estate area and will offer apartment hunters a better way to find their next place.

One of the many aspects that sets RentHop apart from other apartment finding websites is the Hop Score feature. This unique feature does more than just inform apartment hunters on price and posting dates of real estate. According to Rent Hop, the Hop Score utilizes sophisticated algorithms to bring consumers information regarding:

  • The quality, timeliness and completeness of the listing.
  • The internal track record of the listing within RentHop (price drops, how many inquiries an apartment has received, etc.).
  • The previous behavior of the broker or landlord offering the apartment (how quickly they respond to your inquiries).

These three dimensions form a tapestry of the most appropriate listings for each unique apartment seeker.

The best part? Rent Hop is free! In addition, RentHop has partnered with YouGoListings, RealtyMX and RentJuice to provide special promotions to their clients.

So how does it work?

RentHop lets apartment hunters search by apartment size, location, price and specific amenities. The site displays the highest-ranking apartments based on the search criteria first as renters navigate through the results. Once a renter finds an apartment that interests them, they can save the listing or get in touch with landlords and real estate brokers through RentHop to set up a showing.

“The apartment search process can be incredibly challenging. In large cities there are far too many listings advertised but only very few genuinely worth taking the time to view. Our unique data-driven approach simplifies the process so that apartment hunters can make highly informed decisions and cut through the clutter,” said Lee Lin, CEO and Founder of RentHop. “RentHop provides a new way of looking for an apartment, and we are thrilled to be expanding our service to Chicago.”

About The Author

Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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