We’re obsessed with making renters’ lives easier.

Block uses rental experts and technology to help you find and get your next place 10x faster.

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How do we find apartments you like?
Easy. We chat.

Take a quick 3-minute quiz, and we’ll assess your compatibility with any listing you find on our site, or anywhere else.

Have roommates?

Invite them to fill out our quiz so our algorithms can calibrate recommendations, and find the best match for everyone.

Your listings live in your Short List.

Tired of sifting through listings across multiple platforms? We feel you.

That’s why we created the Short List.

Streamline your search and keep all of your favorite listings in one place. Easily sort, rank, and view the information about the most promising listings.

And your Short List has a mind of its own.

Approximately 50% of the apartment listings on the internet show incorrect availability, and around 10% are scams.

WTF?!

We flag scams, update listings with real-time data, and de-duplicate listings in your Short List. That way, every time you log in, you can be sure you're safe, protected, and browsing through the most accurate listings on the market.

Collaborate with your Search Party.

Roommate, spouse, wacky cousins—whoever you end up living with, they’re your Search Party.

72% of adults live with other adults, but there haven’t been any apartment-finding tools that promote collaboration—until now.

Vote for your favorites.

Collaborating with your Search Party is easy with Block. Rank your Short List by voting thumbs up or thumbs down for each listing.

This automatically sorts your Short List by priority, so you and your Search Party can take action on a hot listing, faster than ever.

Chat privately about each listing—on the listing.

Our messaging system is organized by listing, not by person. So you can review the thread and see which apartment had the carpet that you all absolutely hated. All messages are visible to your Search Party, and completely private to outside parties.

@mgr

You can send a message to @mgr to ask a listing question. The Property Manager will get a text with your question, not the thread, and the reply will stay in the message thread for all of your roommates to see.

@block

You can also message @block on any listing, and a member of our team will jump into the thread and answer any questions you have.

“How do listings get into my Short List?”

Get matched with homes that are perfect for you.

Block will filter through all of our listings, and look for places that are perfect for you. When we find a match, we’ll add it to your Short List, along with the listings your Search Party has already added.

Our matches are based on our proprietary algorithm, and take into account thousands of data points from over twenty different categories.

The best part? The more you use Block, the smarter it gets.

Clip listings from anywhere into your Short List.

People find apartment leads in all kinds of places: on websites, Facebook Groups, even emails from their moms. So we made a simple button you install in Chrome.*

Clicking it scans the active page for things that look like apartment details—an address, number of bedrooms, a price—and sends them to your Short List. There, you and your roommates can privately chat about it, vote on it, and see how it ranks for your needs.

Can’t make it to an open house? We’ll go for you.
Seriously.

If you wait until the weekend, you might miss out on your dream apartment. We see this happen all the time.

Many people don’t have the time or flexibility to visit a listing the same day they find it. That’s why we launched Scouts.

With one click, we’ll dispatch a person to visit the listing for you. They’ll take photos and videos just for you and your Search Party.

If it’s a dud, you saved yourself a trip. If it’s a gem, we’ll get the ball rolling on your application so you’re first in line.


Feature currently only available in Los Angeles. Want us in your city? Let us know.

Are you ready to make renting a helluva lot easier?

Testimonials

Block made our life so much easier because they not only curated apartments for us, they also went out and did full video walkthroughs of the apartments we were most interested in. They know exactly what to look for in an apartment and they were looking after us like family would.

Feedback thus far: where the hell was this type of help my whole life?

I'm literally blown away. Block cut a 3-6 week process of searching for, scouting and renting an apartment in Los Angeles down to 4 days. I felt supported, less anxious, and more knowledgeable than I have in previous renting experiences. HIGHLY recommend.

My experience with them was great – I answered just a few questions really quickly and I ended up renting the first apartment they sent over to me – I hadn't seen it on other sites and it was a perfect fit. They include a ton of great contextual information none of the other listing sites had available and I didn't have to do any work. 😆

Trying to coordinate a cross country move in two weeks while trying to search for apartments was a daunting task. It was such a relief to have the guys from the Block app searching for apartments for us. They listened to our needs and guided us to our perfect LA neighborhood. They went above and beyond and were a pleasure to work with.