What’s Awesome and What Drives Us Crazy about Swift

July 01, 2015           


No, not that Swift. Swift, the new programming language from Apple, was announced last year at WWDC. In September, we decided to redesign our iPhone app with dramatic changes to the user experience. The timing was perfect to go all in on Swift and it’s been an exciting ride, with many ups and downs. Swift has a much cleaner syntax (no need for goshdarnblocksyntax.com), encourages safer coding practices, and opens a lot of possibilities with ...

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Apartment List Partners with RentSFNow

April 29, 2015           


Apartment List is happy to announce its newest partnership with RentSFNow, one of the largest real estate leasing agencies in the Bay Area. RentSFNow has over 150 properties in more than twenty neighborhoods in San Francisco, making it the ideal leasing agency to help you find your next home. Whether it’s a studio or a three-bedroom apartment, RentSFNow has made applying for an apartment easy and convenient with their online search and application ...

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Never Have I Ever, Property Management Style

March 13, 2015           

Never Have I Ever

Managing a property comes with its fair share of ups and downs. And, while the uplifting moments do deserve positive attention, we'd like to take a quick moment to acknowledge some of the more comical (and all-too-common) property management horror stories. If you don't know what you're in for, prepare to be shocked and amused. If you're well-versed in the ways of property management, start counting fingers. Never Have I Ever been yelled at ...

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The Small Things are The Big Things: Finding subtle bargaining chips in the leasing office

January 28, 2015            ,

Small things are big things

You may be asking yourself what you could possibly learn about successful property management from the experiences of a startup office in San Francisco. I'm not going to spoil all of the fun too soon, but, read through this article, and I promise you the parallels will leave you with compelling strategic perspective. There are three things you need to know, at a bare minimum, to successfully manage a startup office in San Francisco: How to refill ...

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Net Neutrality: “If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring”

January 28, 2015           

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A note from Chris Herndon, Apartment List Co-Founder & President: If you’re anything like me, you’ve heard the term “net neutrality” countless times in news headlines but have never fully understood what the heck it means. When an Inc.com reporter contacted me last August to solicit my thoughts on the topic, I pretended to be too busy to take the call in order to buy some time. I then turned to Rick Dillon, Apartment List’s ...

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