A new Web site, TenantMarket.com, allows apartment owners and managers to search through a national database of prospective renters — it’s like “the rental industry equivalent of Match.com,” says founder and CEO Jeremy Bencken.

Bencken is also co-founder of ApartmentRatings.com and affiliate sites ohmyapartment.com and thinwallstalk.com.

The new site, launched this week, features Resident Listing Services, a searchable database with information entered by prospective renters. Apartment owners can search through resident profiles and contact them with personalized offers and information about current and upcoming rental homes.

Basic features at the site are free and do not require registration. Contacting prospective residents requires a paid subscription. Site subscriptions start at $29.95 for 10 days of access with a single vacancy.

“The service works because over 56,000 renters have already shared their detailed housing search with TenantMarket, enabling landlords to send one-to-one offers to renters,” the company announced. “For example, a property manager could waive the application fee for renters who sign an 18-month lease and offer two weeks free rent to nonsmokers.”

Prospective renters can receive personalized offers, can save housing searches and can receive notification when new rental properties enter the market.

“Aside from helping traditional apartment and rental-home owners, homeowners can also use TenantMarket to discover how many renters could cover their mortgage,” according to the announcement. “Real estate investors unable to sell properties profitably can use the service to find renters to cover their expenses while they wait for a better resale market. Realtors can use the service to help their clients explore rental demand in different neighborhoods.”

Prospective renters can communicate anonymously with property owners and managers, and they can choose to accept or decline contact when there are incoming offers.

Through a sister Web site, ThatRentalSite.com, TenantMarket syndicates listings on sites such as Google Base and Oodle.

“For renters, TenantMarket provides an efficient way to signal information that allows property owners and managers to present personalized incentives and rewards,” Bencken said. “For landlords, TenantMarket eliminates the uncertainty and lag time of a blind ad buy, in turn eliminating costly days of vacancy.”

Show Comments Hide Comments


Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Only 3 days left to register for Inman Connect Las Vegas before prices go up! Don't miss the premier event for real estate pros.Register Now ×
Limited Time Offer: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $199SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription