Rent.com is a leading rental listing website dedicated to giving renters a free and convenient way to find the perfect place to live. By building innovative tools that bring renters and property owners together, users can search the site's detailed property listings, which include contact information, pricing, photos, floor plans and virtual tours. Our mobile apps provide rental searcher access to all Rent.com listings—millions of rentals nationwide—anytime, anywhere.
In addition to providing renters free access to detailed property listings Rent.com rewards renters with a $100 Visa® Reward Card when they:
- Find a participating property using the Rent.com website;
- Tell the property owner or manager they found their rental home using Rent.com;
- Report to Rent.com signing a lease with a property that participates in the $100 Reward Card Program.
Whether you’re a renter or a property manager, you can find your best match on Rent.com, where renting has its rewards.
In April 2000, founders Scott Ingraham and Allan Hunter launched what is now the Rent.com site as Viva.com, with headquarters in Santa Monica, CA. By November 2000, Viva Group, LLC had raised $17 million in funding, led by seven of the largest apartment real estate investment trusts.
The following May, the Rent.com domain name was purchased, and in October 2001, the site was launched as Rent.com. Ten months later, the company turned cash flow positive.
By October 2004, Rent.com was the most visited national ILS and was acquired by eBay. The eBay acquisition of Rent.com was effective in February 2005 and by that summer the site had reached 3.5 million unique visitors per month. In March 2012, Rentpath, Inc., a leading vertical search company in the rental sector, entered into an agreement with eBay Inc. to acquire Rent.com and the acquisition was completed in May.
To date, Rent.com has delivered nearly two million $100 Rent.com Visa® Reward Cards.