22 Best Websites For Finding Rentals, Homes, Movers And Even Pet-Friendly Pads

Article By: Shana Ecker

thLet’s be honest: Moving can be a big pain in the butt. Between packing everything you own into boxes, finding a new place that’s in your budget AND near enough to work (not to mention a decent bar & a dry cleaner) & hiring trustworthy movers that will get your stuff to your new home in 1 piece, your head will be spinning.

Thankfully, there are some seriously good resources online that will take (some of) the stress out of the process. So stop trolling Craigslist & scroll through our big list of the best websites for rentals, new homes & moving below.

Finding A Rental Apartment:

Apartments.com: This one’s a snap. Just type in the maximum rent you want to pay, and you’re on your way to finding your next home.

ForRent: This site does it all AND has special sections for those who are living off campus or relocating.

Rent Jungle: You can choose features you can’t live without, like a fireplace or hardwood floors, from thousands of listings in the area of your choice.

Hotpads: Use this site’s interactive map to find a new place exactly where you want it.

Apartable: If you’re in the New York area, Apartable can help you find NO FEE rentals. Which, if you live in this city, is huge.

StreetEasy: Available only in certain metro areas so far, this site simplifies the process and connects you to the most viable rental and sales listings in your area.

Padmapper: With the tagline “making apartment hunting suck less,” this site has a cool interactive map so you can pinpoint all of the rentals available in the area of your choice.

Naked Apartments: Another site for New Yorkers, the best feature is it allows you to read anoymous reviews of brokers.

Sociallisting: Not just for finding apartments, this cool site taps into your own friends via your social networks to help you find a new place (or even a job).

If You’re Looking To Buy:

Realtor.com: Operated by the official National Association of Realtors, this site is legit.

Trulia: This one has it all: houses, apartments and helpful information about local realtors.

Zillow: This is the largest real estate network on the web and mobile, so this is your go-to site for info for buying OR renting your next place.

Homefinder: Quickly search for houses for sale, rentals and even foreclosures.

Homes.com: Exactly what it sounds like, this will connect you to local listings.

Packing And Moving:

Moving.com: A one-stop-shop for moving quotes, storage locations and handy tools like a moving cost calculator.

Unpakt: You can shop for quotes with the specifics of your move, lock in a rate and book online.

Door To Door: This Seattle-based company delivers portable containers that you pack at your pace, then they’ll pick them up and move them for you.

MovingScam.com: This site lists reputable movers in your area so you won’t get, well, scammed.

Uline: Need boxes, tape and packing peanuts? Head over to this site that has all of the materials for a successful move in one place.

UShip: Do you have something unusually large (like a car) that you’re not sure how to get from point A to point B? Try here.

Other Helpful Resources:

I Am Moving: Don’t forget to change your address. This site will take care of letting over 1,500 organizations know where you’re heading for free.

People With Pets: This is exactly what it sounds like: A resource for people who are moving with their furry friends and are looking for pet-friendly new homes.

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