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Chase Harrington Chase Harrington

The in-person tour has gone the way of the buggy whip. Today, prospective renters are more reliant on virtual tours and property photos to sign a lease than an in-person tour. Would-be renters prefer the comfort of apartment hunting from home and using technology. In fact, according to research from Entrata, 25% of renters surveyed signed a lease without seeing an apartment at all.

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Borland is a freelance writer and editor living whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Riviera Orange County.

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