[video] Quick Take: RentHackr Disrupts
After checking with city records and the government, Dropkin found nothing he could use to compare his rent rates with. Instead, he was forced to turn to craigslist.
Since then, he has formed his own Web site and database of rental rates. Users sign up via Facebook
Dropkin was quick to point out that personal information, such as your name or unit number, are not publicly displayed.
He added that he wants RentHackr to be the best resource for prospective renters to see when units will open up and how much they will cost.
Real estate agents can find the service to be a valuable tool as well. By knowing the going rate for the surrounding area, they can be more prepared when shopping potential units.
-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.