Craigslist, the online classifieds website that serves most of the world, allows individuals to list rental properties that are available within a city. While this is a convenient way to list your rental, Craigslist’s limited search features make it difficult to locate a rental in the specific location you want. You can try to sort the results using your specific city or street, but will often get results that are a mixed bag, with some relevance and a lot of bad matches.
The service PadMapper.com solves this frustration by pinning Craigslist rental ads to their corresponding locations on Google Maps, allowing you to see what is available in your exact location. In addition, PadMapper.com allows you to sort through the rentals in a specific location by cost, bedrooms, and other filters.
Step 1: Open your Web browser and navigate to „PadMapper.com“. You will see a default map of the entire United States, and a search tool on the bottom left side of the screen. You can use the service without registering, but by registering, you’ll be able to set up an online profile that is automatically sent to landlords to whom you reply, giving them the information that they need the first time around.
Step 2: Double-click on an area on the map to zoom in on it, or enter a city and state into the search field, then click „Go.“ You can sort searches using several available filters, such as the rent range you want to stay in, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms you require, and more.
Step 3: Locate the small colored pins on the map in the location that you specified. Each pin, when clicked on, will reveal the advertisement for the rental that is in that location. You can then click the link on the pin’s popup that will take you to the original ad.
Tip: You can click the „Get Email Alerts on this Search“ button, which is located on the search box, in order to get email alerts about a rental property that becomes available in the location you’ve specified.