• 2011 January 03

Company Description

ABODO is a hyper local apartment search service.

We believe a great apartment should be easy to find. ABODO was founded in early 2012 for a very simple reason: Apartment hunting in our hometown of Madison, WI, was just plain agonizing. As recent college grads — with more than 10 apartment hunts between us — we had far too much personal experience with the typical, painful apartment search. The endless scrolling through outdated Craigslist ads. The apartment listing sites that look like they were built in the ‘90s. And the all-too-common resignation to walking and driving through neighborhoods looking for “For Rent” signs. We thought there had to be a better way. So we built it. We partnered with every property owner and manager we could find, and created the largest, most complete local inventory of apartments Madison had ever seen. Then we placed that inventory on a modern, user-friendly interface to make apartments incredibly simple to find. And after tens of thousands of renters used ABODO in the months following its inception, we knew we’d found a way to help solve the problem. So we expanded to more cities just like Madison. First we hit Minneapolis, Columbus, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh. And now we’re expanding even further, in an effort to take the agony out of apartment hunting in as much of the U.S. as we possibly can. It’s our mission, but it’s also a promise we make to our users. So let us know if we are keeping our promise, and, if not, how we can. Finding people places. Nothing matters more to us.