Author Archives: Ali Bartmer

About Ali Bartmer

Chips and salsa aficionado, Ali Bartmer joined the Rent College Pads team in the fall of 2016 as the Operations Assistant and has since become a Content crafter. Cat mom of one, Ali prides herself in being a Bloody Mary connoisseur and with her Masters from Hogwarts there’s nothing Ali can’t do.

Which Disney character is your roommate?

Could you share an apartment with your favorite Disney character? It’s great to live with friends to save on the expenses of an apartment, but great friends don’t always make great roommates!

Sometimes you get lucky and your roommate situation works out perfectly, but rarely do all the types of roommates fit your preferences. We’ve made a list of some of your favorite popular Disney characters and associated them with the classic roommate archetypes that are so prevalent throughout life. The Lazy Roommate, the Clingy Roommate – you know the ones we’re talking about, because certainly you’ve had at least one. Continue reading

Landlord Spotlight: Aspen Springfield

Every action an apartment takes with a current resident or prospective renter has meaning to it. They all say something about the apartment and ultimately define the apartment. It’s hard to control how every property manager, leasing agent and community manager communicate, but there is one easy way to make sure that your student-focused apartment is communicating the right message to tenants and potential future tenants alike: social media. Continue reading

The Most Popular Filters Students Use to Find Their Place

Ever wonder what goes into a student’s decision when they’re looking for a place to live? If you answered yes, you’re thinking about the right things when it comes to finding new student tenants. If you answered no … what’s the deal? These are the occupants that keep your units full – you should be taking what they want into consideration.

Being a leader in this industry doesn’t happen by overlooking the small details. Knowing what filters students are clicking on might seem like a small detail, but understanding these patterns is really understanding the things that matter most to the students who are in the comparison stage of looking for a place to live. Knowing how students function here will help you improve your listing and how you navigate converting your leads to leases.

So what was popular? Pools? Tanning beds? Coffee bars? Nah. Students keep it much more simple than you’d think. Continue reading

Know Your Neighborhood: Temple University

Finding off-campus housing near Temple University can be a bit…tedious. There are so many different neighborhoods to choose from in Philadelphia leaving you with hundreds of options to sort through. You can view all of them on our Temple University off-campus housing map page.

With the price of rent and amenities taking priority in your mind (and wallet), it can be easy to overlook everything a neighborhood has to offer. So we did some digging and found the common crimes in popular neighborhoods around Philadelphia. Take a look and make a well informed renting decision. Continue reading

Rent Safely at UW-Madison with CollegePads.com

When it comes to picking a place to live in a big city like Madison, it’s important to know as much as you can about your new neighborhood. We want you to love your new place, but we (and probably your parents) want you to be safe too and you can find the best and safest UW-Madison off-campus housing on CollegePads.com. But to make sure you’re staying safe on campus, read on to learn more about the best ways to be safe when you go to the University of Wisconsin. Continue reading

Radford University: The Top Landlords In Radford, VA

Muse Hall

If you’ve ever looked for off-campus housing we’re sure you know how exhausting and tedious of a task it is. Between your everyday routine, school, and social life, we know you don’t want to pile yet another thing on your plate. Especially one as draining as house hunting.

To help lighten your load, us guys (and girls) at Rent College Pads have done the dirty work for you. We’ve searched high and low to find Radford University students the best landlords around the city. After reading through tons of reviews we leave you with our picks for the top ten landlords in Radford.

Want even more properties to check out? Take a look at more Radford off-campus housing options here!

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University of Florida: Top Landlords in Gainesville, FL

University of Florida Football Stadium

Whether you’re a first-timer or on your victory lap, the house hunting process never seems to get any easier, no matter how many times you’ve gone through it.  We’ve all heard landlord horror stories and have read those scary online reviews, and trust us we know how important finding a great place with an equally great landlords is.

Over at Rent College Pads, we’ve taken the time to sift through numerous reviews and have personally met with these folks so you don’t have to! Don’t just take our word for it though, keep on reading to check out our picks for the top ten landlords for off-campus housing in Gainesville that are tailored towards University of Florida student renters.

Check out more off-campus housing in Gainesville here!

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Syracuse University: 10 Top Rated Landlords in Syracuse

Lyman Hall Syracuse University

Looking for a place to live quickly turns into a tedious and overwhelming task. You’ve heard landlord horror stories and making sure you choose a great place with an awesome landlord is at the top of your list.

To try and help you out we decided to do some research to find the top 10 landlords in Syracuse. We shuffled through hundreds of reviews to find the best of the best to choose from, and to make your off-campus housing search that much easier!

And to make things even easier, check out all these Syracuse University apartments.

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Making Your College Apartment Study-Friendly

When you move into your first off-campus apartment in college, it can be a little overwhelming. You’ve never had this level of freedom before! So what do you do with it? If you want to set yourself up for success, you should start by making your place as study-friendly as possible.

There are lots of ways to let your grades slip when you’re living on your own, but if you follow these tips you should have no problem staying focused and ready for whatever challenges the world of higher education throws at you!

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Top 10 Penn State Landlords

So you’re looking for apartments near Penn State — but where do you start? We know what not to do. Don’t go around town looking at For Rent signs taped up in dusty windows with landlord numbers hastily scrawled on them. Instead, you should research the best possible landlords and property management groups near campus! But how do you know which companies are best?

That’s where Rent College Pads comes in. We work with reputable landlords on a day to day basis, so we’ve decided to put together a list of the best possible property management groups for you to compare when looking for your next place. Check out these top landlords, and then search for their Penn State apartments and houses on our customized map page!

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