If you’ve had the “pleasure” of apartment searching in the last year, you know it’s now more guerilla warfare than house browsing.
What you need: a proverbial hit man prepared to crush your competition. Where you’ll find it: Lovely, a new website making house hunting a potentially amorous experience.
Imagine that Google Maps, Craigslist, and Trulia had a threesome, then a baby (just go with it). Lovely’s visual map search is that love child. With plentiful photos, well-defined neighborhood borders (you’re more Mission than Noe), an elegant filtered search, featured listings (read: real estate porn), prewritten landlord contact emails, plus tracking tools, consider the once-archaic process 21st-century approved.
Prepare your renter resume with helpful guidance systems and get your foot in the door faster. In a few months’ time, compare properties and collaborate with future roomies through built-in tools. Then take your muscle on the road (a mobile app is also in the works).
Get ready to rumble.
Available online at livelovely.com.
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