With the advent of the Internet, life is a lot easier. Crucial tasks such as finding a property to rent or finding tenants is much easier. However at the same time, the problem has now reversed. It’s a problem of many options with few of them being reliable. It is impossible to register and post on each site/app/network. Hence we have done the home work for you and here are a few resources you can use to find your dream property or perfect tenants.

Websites

There are multiple website that will help you find a good property to rent. Though their effectiveness varies and these are by-and-large populated and used by agents themselves (oh the irony!), you might still get lucky and find something that you like!
Some of the popular websites are –

  • Housing.com
  • Magicbricks.com
  • Nobroker
  • 99acres.com
  • commonfloor.com
  • propertybazaar.com

These are some of the most popular sites where you can find a property to rent (in no particular order).

DIY Groups

Personally we love these! Nothing like a community that comes together, cuts out the middlemen and helps each other! A perfect fit for the students that are studying out of their home town. IT would be impossible to name ALL of these groups (Serious, there’s a lot of them and each very popular.) But we will list a few of the most popular ones in bigger metros.

Mumbai –

https://www.facebook.com/groups/mumbairentals/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/flatsinmumbaiwithoutbrokers/

Delhi –

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Rent.A.Flat.In.Delhi/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/938538696203374/

Bangalore –

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HouseForRentBangalore/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/450055131795193/

Pune –

https://www.facebook.com/groups/rentingpune/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/602967186415729/

Chennai-

https://www.facebook.com/groups/339842026143805/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/172433902955012/

Hyderabad –

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hyderabadflatmates/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/319465471528524/

If you are from a different city you can always search for a similar group on facebook for your city.

Twitter

Twitter is an amazing place to find places to rent. However it takes a little more work and finesse to use it to its full potential. Here are a few simple way –

a) Tweet your requirement or offer

When you tweet about your requirement Tag the popular city handles and popular people from the city! A retweet from any of these will help you get noticed by people who might have something to offer

b) Use hashtags

Hashtags are the most important thing on twitter. Simply search for #Mumbai or #Delhi or #NameOfYourCity aand go through the posts.

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c) Keywords

When you search for the hashtag above, it will list a lot of random stuff along with a lot of spam ( A LOT). So what you do is simply put a keyword along with it. So your search string becomes – “ #Mumbai rent” , “#Delhi apartment rent” etc. You get the idea.
The idea is to think how people would tweet their requirements and use the most relevant key words to search

d) Ask friends to retweet

Seriously, the good old word of mouth gets triple charged with the power of social media. People on twitter are a large hearted bunch, and you can easily get multiple Retweets that expose you to lakhs of people. However remember to return the favour in case someone else needs it. Remember it works as long as we all contribute J

e) Listen to the conversation

Sometimes you might be just starting out your research, and want to know what area is the best, or what area is safe, or fits your budget. It helps to follow the conversations using the methods listed above and tune into to the chatter for more info about your city’s spots.

If you have found another way to utilize social media in your property/tenant hunt, then let us know!

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