Websites such as Apartments.com, ApartmentGuide.com and ForRent.com allow users to search for furnished apartments, according to SFGate and Apartment Guide. Other online outlets for finding furnished apartments include Craigslist.org and ApartmentFinder.com, states ApartmentRatings. Potential tenants should also search local newspaper classifieds to find listings near them. These listings may include fully furnished apartments or furnished rooms for rent.
Potential tenants should inspect the provided furnishings and read the contract carefully to determine if the furnishings are in good working order and what is to be included in the rental cost, cautions ApartmentRatings. ForRent.com and Rent.com are two other alternative search engines for locating furnished apartments. These websites allow the user to filter results by ZIP code and preferences, such as the unit being furnished.
Apartments.com also allows users to do advanced searches with additional criteria selected to narrow down search results, notes SFGate. Choosing a preferred location and clicking Furnished provides a list of available properties meeting this criteria. Other tips to locate a furnished apartment include searching for corporate or temporary rentals. These rentals often require a shorter, six-month to a year lease to attract those traveling on short-term business and come fully furnished. Potential tenants can also hire a real estate broker to locate furnished apartments that meet their desired criteria, although this method typically requires a fee.