We recently reviewed the iphone app for finding rental properties from Lovely, Trulia and Zillow. Another competing product for finding Rental properties is from Yellow Fox Studios is called MyNewPlace developer by RealPage Inc. Similar to most location based application, to offer apartment hunters an advantage on their competition which is the speed since the rental market is so competitive that 1st person who responded to the Landlord’s advertisement will have an unfair advantage.
Party as a result of the Foreclosure crisis, the demand for rental properties is outpacing the supply in majority of large US cities, so if a rental apartment hits the market, your ability to respond and see it quickly become critical in securing good rentals. This app allows users to create search agents based on property characteristics and rent amount. Once a property gets posted the iphone app notifies the users that a new rentals matching the search criteria has become available. The user can quickly contact the landlord for appointment and follow up.
MyNewPlace appears to be only available on iPhone and iPad. The ipad version alone should make it compete with Lively which does NOT have an ipad version developed. This app was recently updated on March 13, 2013 which is a good indication that the developer is still adding new features to this app.
MyNewPlace offers landlords a feature to list their properties for a Fee on their website, but delay the payment til when the property is listed. The listing fees for adding rental properties are NOT disclosed on the site and it requires a follow up call to be scheduled with one of their sales reps which we certainly did NOT for this review.
According to the developer notes the app has more than 6 million listings of Apartments in USA but does not disclose it’s source of listings. This app has a very small foot print with only 1.2MB of disk space and is still better than using Craigslist which is painful.
Have you used this iphone app!? Let us know what you think?