If you landed on this page, you’re probably scrambling to find a living arrangement with little time. Do me a quick favor: take a deep breath. You’re going to find a place to live!
There’s a number of reasons why you might be looking for an apartment at the last minute:
- You just got a new job in a new city
- Your landlord is selling your current building, and you haven’t found a backup option
- You had a deteriorating situation with roommates
- You simply didn’t plan well – like me a few years ago!
Truthfully, the reason for your housing need doesn’t matter: you need a new place, and fast! Most people in your position will pounce on the first vacant room they find, and who could blame them? You’ve probably been mining Facebook and Craigslist for openings, hitting up every friend in your contacts, and refreshing apartment websites so fast that your fingers hurt.
There’s a better way: SplitSpot! I’m Ernesto, and my co-founder David and I created SplitSpot to make the rental process easier for renters and landlords alike. Our room rental platform provides flexible leases, friendly payment structures, roommate introductions, 3D tours, 24 hour on-call maintenance, and sales and operations representatives that are motivated to help. We connect tenants, landlords, and brokers in one place, so you don’t have to hunt on your own.
Our application takes five minutes to fill out, and your credit, background, and security checks are processed within 24 hours. If you see a SplitSpot apartment you like, we can have you ready for move-in in as little as one day!
The process of finding a last-minute apartment can be maddening. I’ve been through it myself. SplitSpot is here to make the process a little less stressful, and a whole lot easier. Here’s how we do it:
Remove the uncertainty of the open market
Apartment rentals typically run on yearly cycles. In the Greater Boston area, leases generally span from September 1st to August 31st of the next year. Most of the time, last-minute apartment searches fall outside this cycle, which can make the process more difficult.
If you’re searching off-cycle on your own, it’s easy to wonder why certain units or rooms are on the market. Did the renters break the lease because of an unresponsive or combative landlord? Was the landlord forced to kick out unruly tenants? Was something generally wrong with the apartment, meaning no potential renters were interested?
SplitSpot takes these worries out of the renting process. All units, roommates, brokers, and landlords on our platform have our seal of approval. You won’t have to compromise on price or quality because we’ve already gathered trusted options in one place.
Rest assured with a thorough roommate vetting process
Moving into a new building, neighborhood, or city requires some adjustments. Now add new roommates with different personalities and schedules. It can be a lot!
You can’t find out much about your future roommates from a listing on Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace (unless you’re friends with a detective, which most of us aren’t). No matter how good you are at stalking social media profiles, it’s hard to know who you’re living with.
Every renter in a SplitSpot apartment is carefully vetted with a background and security check. We handle that verification process so you know that your roommates mesh with your lifestyle preferences and aren’t going to be terrorizing your apartment at all hours of the night. It’s a nice layer of security!
Gain a trusted advisor
The SplitSpot experience goes beyond clicking through apartment options. Our team is available to help answer questions and make you feel like you’re not just choosing a last resort, but finding the right fit for you.
You can set up in-person meetings with our staff, or Zoom calls if remote calls are more convenient. Our team members are located around the country and globe, meaning we’ve got you covered beyond the typical 9-5 customer service window (shout out to time zones!).
Text us at (617)-207-8563 or shoot us an email at [email protected]. We’re here to help and be your trusted advisor throughout your move-in!
Join a broad network of apartments across the country
Once you’re approved for your SplitSpot apartment, you’re automatically eligible to apply for SplitSpots across the country in Boston, New York City, Washington D.C, Seattle, and more locations coming soon! Your next move is guaranteed to be less hectic, and you can rely on us to help take the guesswork out of any future apartment hunts.
Does it sound like SplitSpot could help you out? We’ll make your move-in easy with pre-vetted roommates and flexible leases, without the need for multiple months or rent fees up front. Take five minutes to fill out our application, and we’ll get to work finding your new spot.