Moving is an exciting time in a person’s life. It’s a time to search for the next place to make new memories, to have new experiences and to have a new place to make your own. However, the rental searching process can sometimes be a hassle, especially if you don’t know where to look.
To help you out, we’ve gathered some of Toronto’s top rental listing websites that are designed to help find the place that’s right for you. Want to know how they do it? Let’s dive in!
First up we have liv.rent, a platform that takes the right steps in creating a trusted rental community for both renters and landlords. Through an identity verification process confirmed by the liv.rent team, as well as the ability to complete an entire rental process on the platform itself, this website ensures all members of their community can rent with confidence. To add, liv.rent creates great blog guides for tenants, covering everything from general renting tips to Toronto/Ontario-specific content.
Liv.rent features secure instant chat that allows for easy communication between landlords and renters. Furthermore, to ensure listings’ availability are accurate this website archives them after 45 days and requests the landlord to republish it. Talk about efficiency!
Zumper is another platform that’s at the forefront of the digital world of renting. With features similar to liv.rent, such as digital payments and digital contracts, you’re sure to have a simplified rental process.
A unique feature this site has is the ability to filter by long-term rentals, short-term rentals and even vacation rentals! However long you’re looking to rent, Zumper has the ability to showcase just what you’re looking for. Check out their Rental Guides blog section for all-you-need-to-know information on renting!
RentSeeker has an array of Toronto apartments, condos, houses, townhouses and more ready to be rented. If you’re a student, then RentSeeker is a great site for finding an apartment in the city. With this website, you can search for available houses and apartments by school name/location. That way, you have a better chance of avoiding semesters full of dreadful commutes! Whether you’re a student, a couple, a single with a pet, or whomever, RentSeeker has options for everyone.
Zolo comes with many great features that’ll help narrow down your rental search. This website comes with an array of unique search filters such as square footage options, the number of days the listing has been up on Zolo, a keywords search bar, and more. Considering Zolo is a mobile-first company, their app leads you to an easy and responsive contact form that connects you to a property manager/agent within just 15-30 minutes.
Among these stellar features, the website automatically updates its listings every minute! Meaning, you have the chance to consistently check out the latest and greatest listings, giving you the most available options to choose from.
Point2 Toronto is yet another great website for an easy and efficient renting process, showcasing around 3,000 rental properties in Toronto. By validating listings from property managers through their sister company RENTCafé, Point2 ensures the safest possible rental search experience.
Contacting a property manager or agent on this website is seamless and quick. On the listing itself, a direct link to email the property manager/agent is available, along with access to their full profile! To add, rental listings are checked and updated daily, providing accurate availability on listings.
Condos.ca is one of Toronto’s largest guides to finding rental properties. Renters have the option to explore the different municipalities of Toronto by narrowing down their search to specific neighbourhoods. On top of this, renters can view historical prices from every building/neighbourhood that are based on previous sale prices. To help narrow down your search, Condos.ca offers many filters to choose from along with a unique drawing tool to define the area you desire.
All in all, there are many fantastic websites available to help you search for your new humble abode. Many of these sites we’ve listed have similar features, however are each different in their own right. We hope that the distinctions we made from each help you in choosing the platform that best caters to you.
Once you’ve settled on a new space, don’t forget to purchase tenant insurance to keep you and your rental better protected! To learn more about Duuo Tenant Insurance coverages, check out this blog. Or, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With that said, happy renting!