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 apartments all in one spot and from the comfort of your couch. Check out our quick walkthrough to make your search and application process as seamless as possible.

Were you invited by a friend? Check out the additional sections denoted by "*" below to find out what steps you'll need to take for you each to cash out!

Discover Top Properties

  • Simply search for your school or any property you have in mind through our search feature here.
  • Discover your school's top properties curated by verified students, where you can narrow your search by price, top recommended, neighborhood, amenities or search by location through the handy map located to the right.

  • Be on the lookout for properties with the green lightning bolt and green "Check Availability" buttons. These properties are ready and available for you to apply to online instantly! (Also look out for certain properties with the green "$" as we offer ongoing promotions to certain properties for you to get cash back!)
  • Browse beautiful photos, robust amenities, comprehensive descriptions, and the largest collection of user reviews on each property.

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!
    • * If you've accepted a referral invite from a friend and signed up directly through that link within the invite email, your promo code will already applied upon application! This will lock you into your referral amount, once you finalize your lease.*
  • Select your desired unit and click "Start Application".

  • After a few seconds, you'll be directed to an online PDF where you can fully complete your application on LoftSmart.

  • Once your app is complete, you'll be locked in for you referral offer as well as any offer that was listed for that property at the time of your application!
  • Then, just sit back while the Property Manager reviews your application and reaches out with next steps.

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
  • If requested by the property, attach required documents, invite your guarantor, or sign your lease without even having to scan your signature.
  • * If you've accepted a referral invite from a friend, you'll both receive payments within 7-10 business days from when we get final confirmation from the property that your lease is complete. You can always track how much money you're owed within the "Earn Cash" tab of your Dashboard.*

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!