LoftSmart: How It Works

Learn exactly how LoftSmart works with this helpful, step-by-step walkthrough.

LoftSmart allows you to fully search, apply, and sign at all of your school’s top apartment rentals all in one spot and from the comfort of your couch. Check out a quick walkthrough to make your search and application a seamless process, but if you have any questions at all, feel free to chat with one of our leasing experts.

Discover Top Properties

  • Simply pick your school through our alphabetized dropdown listings.
    • Note: If your school is not currently listed, don’t sweat it! Click the link directly below the search bar to make sure we get there.
  • Discover your school's properties curated by local teams where you can narrow your search by the top recommended, ratings, price, neighborhood or location through the handy map located to the right.

  • Be on the lookout for properties with the denotations below. These properties are ready and available for you to sign a lease today!

  • Browse beautiful photos, robust amenities, comprehensive descriptions, and the largest collection of user reviews on each property.

  • If you’re not sure where to start, check out our local neighborhood guides by clicking the neighborhood under each property listing. Our guides detail top properties in the area, neighboring restaurants and establishments, and a look into what to expect in the area.

Apply Instantly

  • Now that you’ve found your perfect place, apply from your couch on your own time on the only platform that allows you to handle the entire leasing process entirely online!
  • Click the blue “Apply Now” button on the property of your dreams.
  • Select your unit type that best fits your needs.

  • Fill out your application all online.

  • Sit back while the Property Manager reviews your application and sends you the leasing package.

Sign Your Lease, Pay Deposits, & Chat with Your Property Manager

  • On your dashboard you can:
    • Chat with the property manager through the chat feature on the righthand side of the page
    • Attach required documents to complete your lease
    • Sign your lease without even having to scan your signature
    • Pay your deposit to wrap up the whole leasing process

And just like that, you can lock down your place for next year all on one online platform and from the comfort of your couch!

Still have a few questions? Feel free to chat with one of our leasing experts throughout any point in the process with the chat feature in the bottom right!