In the past we’ve covered some very useful mapping tools that help you find your next rental space. Both PadMapper and Mapitat grab properties from popular classified sites and share locations on a map to help find options in the neighborhoods your interested in the most. To take that a step further new startup RentHop focuses on sharing listings that are the “best ones”, not just every posting.
The site was first launched in 2009, but their list is now very impressive and contains rental units across the United States. Using what they call a “HopScore” the service rates listings based on a mathematical algorithm to suggest quality opportunities. Each HopScore measures how complete a posting is, how long it’s been up, and the number of times viewed by users along with the listing managers previous performance record.
With all those stats RentHop hopes to be able to provide an efficient way to browse for a new place to live instead of the hope for the best method that usually accompanies apartment searching.