July 29, 2013

Zumper – Find a Better Apartment

With the rental market heating up in many parts of the country, people are pulling out all the stops to secure their dream apartments. Zumper is a useful tool in the apartment hunter’s arsenal, offering an easy way to discover great apartments all across the country.

Enter the U.S. city, town, or zip code where you’re hoping to live, then hit “Search.” Within seconds, Zumper will provide you with a map with markers pinpointing all available rental inventory in your desired locale. Narrow down the choices by selecting a price point, size, and age of the building you’re hoping to find. Zumper also gives you the option to search for buildings that are pet friendly or fee-free. Click on any marker to view detailed listing information, like photos, descriptions, and building amenities. Contact landlords directly through the platform to find out more about any available properties, or schedule an appointment to tour a rental in person. Zumper only shows apartments that are new to the market, which means you won’t be wasting time contacting landlords about stale listings that have been posted online for months.

Landlords, brokers, and property managers can use Zumper to post rental listings and create stylish flyers for Craigslist, all from any iPhone or desktop computer. Zumper’s rental platform is easy to use, making it an obvious solution for anyone hoping to rent out a property to a qualified tenant.

Practical Uses:

  • Find a new apartment in your dream neighborhood
  • Search for properties with luxury amenities
  • Look at photos of available rentals in your city
  • Rent your condo to a qualified tenant

Insider Tips:

  • Follow specific neighborhoods to find out when new listings are available
  • Save your favorite listings to refer back to later
  • Landlords can use Zumper to manage listings on multiple rental sites
  • All listings can be turned into HTML flyers

What we liked:

  • Users can set up searches for apartments in specific neighborhoods
  • Zumper plots its rental listings on a customizable map
  • Renters can contact property managers through Zumper’s system
  • Landlords can create rental listings without ever getting on a desktop computer

What we didn’t like:

  • Zumper doesn’t show as many rental listings as some competing platforms


Company Info:

  • Launched: September 2012 (Public Beta)
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Anthemos Georgiades, Leah Jones, and Russell Middleton
  • Web site:


  • Free for renters


  1. Thank you for sharing about Zumper. I’ll try this app later to search for an apartment in New York.

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