Tracking down the right rental apartment or house for the right amount of money and the right location is a strenuous and time-consuming process. If you are short on time and need to rent a place fast you often have limited options. However, there are a few different ways you may go about renting a home or apartment within just a few short days.

Step 1

Visit Rent.com. This website provides a comprehensive list of all the rentals in the area. Although it specializes in rental complexes there are also individual homes listed. You may look up the desired price range for your rental.

Step 2

Look up Craigslist.org. Here you may find anything from a rental to a sublease, often with few questions asked. You can look up your state and city and search all the available rentals listed, started with the most recent one.

Step 3

Take a drive around the neighborhood. Some locations may have "for rent" signs listed in the front yard or front window. Usually the only information listed on these signs is a telephone number.

Step 4

Contact any individuals or companies offering houses you might want to rent. You may set up a time to see the apartment or house, if you choose. If you like the location fill out a lease request. You need to include your current address, name, Social Security number and current job. You must have a job or proof of income.

Step 5

Submit your lease application to the individual or facility and in a day or two you will be told if you may move in.