How We Work

Learn how Housing Scout Agents can help you!

Housing Scout is a Better Way to Find Your Next Apartment or House

Our Service is Always FREE for Students

Our goal is to make your off-campus housing search as enjoyable and stress-free as possible!


Step 1 - Browse Our Website

Browse the thousands of properties on our website or go straight to our get started page and let us know your preferences.


Step 2 - Tour Properties

Our team will coordinate all the small details for your property tour, such as scheduling with on-site staff, picking up keys, and notifying any existing tenants to inform them of the tour.


Step 3 - Sign a Lease

Once you find the perfect place to live, our agent will help you review the lease contract to help you avoid any “Gotcha’s!”.

Absolutely not! Everyone enjoys the same rent price whether you drive by and find the property on your own or use our services. You save money by using our service because we find property deals that you are not likely to find on your own.These consessions might include free rent, reduced deposits, and discounts for quick move-ins, etc.

We are paid a referral commission by the owner or manager of the rental property. In return, our service to clients is absolutely free. This is why it is important to let your manager know we helped you find your apartment.

Property managers have contractual listing agreements with property owners and investors to lease their properties. This means they have a legal duty to put the landlord’s interests first, before the tenants interests. Housing Scout does not manage properties and is focused on helping tenants, not landlords. This means we are the most unbiased company in town and we always put the tenant’s interests first.

We help international, transfer and incoming students find and lease properties without ever having to make a trip to Austin. We understand it can be hard to visit before you need to move in so we are here to help! Let us know what you are interested in and we will send you the property details along with photos. We will also assist you in completing the necessary paperwork.

When you are ready to start touring properties just let us know! One of our friendly and professional agents will get in touch with you within one business day to schedule a property tour. They will do all the work, you just have to come along and enjoy the ride!

That’s our job! We know the central Austin area like the back of our hand. We have leased at virtually every complex in the area and know which properties and companies offer the best deals to our clients. Our full time real estate agents work every day to seek out the best deals in the area.