Chicago-based apartment rental website domu has written about “why you should ditch craigslist for your apartment search” and tallied more than 19,000 new apartment posts on Craigslist in a single day.
We’ve previously noted that domu isn’t immune from the occasional rental service scammer masquerading as a landlord.
YoChicago has always banned apartment rental services from advertising on our site, directly or through Google ads, and we maintain a do-not-call list to make it easy for renters to identify rental services. We think it’s madness to use a rental service / apartment locator, especially in the areas where you can see virtually all of your options on our at-a-glance apartment lists and maps. March madness, April madness, May madness … and so on.
Earlier this month we launched YoRents, online speed dating for renters and landlords. Landlords and management companies with 1,000s of apartments have signed up for a 90-day free trial of the service, and dozens of renters have already connected with them anonymously by filling out a single, simple apartment wanted ad at YoRents.
YoRents provides renters a free, spam-free environment to connect with qualified landlords. Give it a try, and pass on a link to anyone you know who’s looking for Downtown / Loop, Near North, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East and West apartments.