It’s not often that I get excited about start-ups, but when I do, I feel the need to tell everyone about it and why it’s the best new thing ever. I came across Urban Compass yesterday on my Twitter feed and right off the bat – I was blown away by the gorgeous interface. Yes – even before I knew what the start-up was even offering.
Then I learned that Urban Compass helps people find apartments in New York City by enabling users that sign up with the site to search neighborhoods and listings, schedule visits, and apply for your new home online. All of this is available to you with the help of a team of neighborhood specialists! Using this service is also less expensive than hiring your own broker. I’ve always been pretty awful at finding apartments and in the past few years I have had someone else find me a place and deal with all of that work and stumbled upon a place through convenience. This is a service that I would definitely use, but since I have no plans to relocate to New York right now, I will patiently wait for them to expand.