What are some good apartment finder companies that service Chicago?


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There are many good apartment finder companies in Chicago including Apartment People, Apartment Guys and Chicago Apartment Finder, according to TimeOut Chicago. There are also many online services that help renters search for apartments in the Chicago area, such as Craigslist, Domu and PadMapper.

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Apartment People, Apartment Guys and Chicago Apartment Finder are free services that match renters with leasing agents who create a list of apartments suiting the renter's preferences, such as neighborhood, number of rooms or rent, and then drive them to the locations for viewings, reports TimeOut Chicago. These companies do not own or manage buildings, but they match renters with landlords and collect fees from the landlords for doing so. These services also manage the application process for rental apartments, for which there may be applicable fees.

Online search services such as Craigslist, Domu and PadMapper compile apartment listings posted by landlords, leasing agents or building owners, as stated by Curbed Chicago. Renters can then search for apartments by location, size, rent and other desired features. These search services are free, but the agents renting the apartments may charge various fees for applications and credit checks should renters choose to use their services to rent an apartment.

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