How do I update my search preferences?

The "Search Preferences" option is an important part of your renter profile. It gives you the ability to specify what kind of rental you want to apply for.

First, go to your Renter Profile.

From a computer: Click on the gear icon in the right top corner and select Renter Profile. 

From the App: Go to "more" in the menu and click Renter Profile.  

Switch to the Search Preferences tab to edit them. 

The status in your search preferences defines whether our platform is assisting you in finding a new place. When the status "Looking for a place" is on:

  • Landlords can invite a tenant to apply for their listings using the TenantMatch feature
  • A tenant receives daily updates of new listings that match their search preferences

When the status  "Looking for a place" is off:

  • A tenant is not visible to landlords in the TenantMatch feature
  • No notifications about new listings are sent to a tenant

Here's what you can specify in your search preferences to find the perfect rental for you:

  • location
  • type of rental (apartment, condo, etc.)
  • number of occupants
  • your preferred move-in date
  • monthly rent
  • bedrooms
  • bathrooms
  • size (square feet)
  • if the rental is pet-friendly
  • if the rental is furnished

Note! The location field is required. Please enter a location before updating your search preferences. 

If you click on Update, your search preferences will be saved:

Search preferences are synced with the filter in "Find a Place" to make searching for rentals easier. You can update your search preferences in the filter on the "Find a Place" page as well.

Learn more on How do I Find a Place, the listing search tool. 


Last updated:
Apr. 11, 2022