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How to View Property Rent Estimates and Comps

Learn how to look up rent estimates and comparable listings for any property.
Written by Cindy Bellford
Updated 3 weeks ago

You can use RentCast to look up accurate rent estimates and comparable rental listings for any residential property in the US.

You can use this information to help you research potential investment properties or assist with leasing the ones you already own.

How to Search for Properties

To look up rental data for a specific property, first go to the property search page from a link in the top navigation bar:

Property search page link in navigation bar

Next, fill in the property address and select the features of the property you're searching for, such as the property type, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and the living area size.

Although selecting property features is optional (and our software will usually be able to look them up for you), customizing them will improve the accuracy of the rent estimates and comps you get.

Click the Search button when you've filled in all of the information:

Property search inputs and button

After a few seconds, you'll see a complete rental data report for this property:

Example rental property data report

If you have the RentCast Pro upgrade, you will also see the rental market report at the bottom of the page for this property's zip code.

Researching Comparable Properties

It is often helpful to get additional insight about each comparable property to help you narrow down which ones are a better match for the property you're searching for.

To help you do this, we've made the map and the list of comps fully interactive, giving you several options for customizing its look and doing further research:

  • Click on each comparable marker on the map to view additional information for that property
  • Sort the list of comps by any column by clicking on the column header
  • Click on the address of any comparable property to view its detailed rental data report

Adding Properties to Your Portfolio

You can save properties to your RentCast portfolio to set up real-time rent alerts, get market updates and view historical rent trends.

You can also save properties you'd like to keep an eye out on in the future and check back on later.

You can add properties to your portfolio right from the property search page by clicking the Add Property to Portfolio button at the top:

Saving a property to your portfolio

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