Hire locals to help you find and tour your future apartment.

Gander connects you to locals who will give you thorough Zoom apartment tours.

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We've helped students from these colleges find their dream apartment

And More!

Relocating can be overwhelming
without reliable connections in the area.

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7+

Colleges

250+

Booked
Tours

13+

Countries

Informative

International students usually don’t have the resources to navigate in a new city... with Gander, you have a companion to help you.

Prabhath Y.

NYU | from India

Convenient

Gander saved me trips to NYC to do apartment touring, which would have been a hassle and expensive.

Clarissa G.

from Brazil

Trusted

I used Gander to confirm my suspicion that I was being scammed on Facebook.

Charis V.

NYU | from Texas, USA

Informative

International students usually don’t have the resources to navigate in a new city... with Gander, you have a companion to help you.

Prabhath Y.

NYU | from India

Convenient

Gander saved me trips to NYC to do apartment touring, which would have been a hassle and expensive.

Clarissa G.

from Brazil

Trusted

I used Gander to confirm my suspicions that I was being scammed by a broker on Facebook.

Charis V.

NYU | from Texas, USA

More affordable than booking a plane ticket.

Pricing Options

How it Works

1

Schedule showing

Schedule an apartment showing with the listing agent or the management company of the apartment you are interested in touring.

2

Book a Tour

On Gander website, click "Get Started' and submit a form including time and place of the showing.

3

Receive Zoom Link

Once the form has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link for streaming into the live tour.

4

Dial into Live Tour

At the time of your scheduled tour, simply use the Zoom link to dial into the live tour. If you are not able to dial in at this time, we can record and send detailed tour videos instead of a live tour.

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Why Gander?

Informative

Our tours are not just typical walkthroughs. We check for a comprehensive list of items to help you get the full picture of the place and spot red flags that could indicate serious issues with the apartment. Gander tours are structured to provide you with the information you need to make the best decision on your new home.

Convenient

Enjoy the experience of a live tour from the comfort of your home or anywhere else in the world. With Gander, quickly eliminate options that won't fit your lifestyle and narrow down based on information you can trust.

Trusted

Gander tours are hosted by fellow neighbors who have firsthand experience living in the area. Because we work for you, we have no incentive to hype up only the best aspects of the apartment while glossing over the realities that could be deal-breakers.

No more guessing, uncertainty, or limits.
Feel more confident before signing a lease!

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Testimonials

“Gander found me the best apartment by going above and beyond... They were so thorough in their searches...”

“It ended up being the apartment I signed a lease with.”

Angelese R.

Charis V.
NYU | Texas
I used Gander to confirm my suspicions that I was being scammed by a broker on Facebook. This service was exactly what I needed to check the place out.
Maya I.
Texas
I wanted to see the unit essentially "unedited."
Julia M.
Seattle
Gander provided me with a great service that greatly influenced my decision to apply to the apartment. I appreciated Tim taking the time  to record walking from the subway to the unit, giving honest feedback and helpful tips, and answering all the questions I had about the unit.
Sarah G.
Illinois
I would recommend Gander to anyone apartment searching from out of town! It's hard to tell the state of a unit from pictures, and the Zoom tour allowed me not only to confirm that it was real, but to get a good sense of the cleanliness, layout, and neighborhood. They also checked things I wouldn't have thought to ask about, such as water pressure. It was extremely helpful and very reasonably priced!
Clarissa G.
Brazil
An agent only shows you what they want to show - with Gander you have someone on your side to find out everything there is to know about the place.
James W.
Boston U | Boston
Opinions you can trust!
Harshavardhan R.
Columbia U | India
Even if I could check the apartment in person, I would use this service because they are more thorough than I would be.
Panupong W.
NYU | Thailand
Gander was so easy to use with a click of a button and they did a better job inspecting the place than I would! They showed me everything from the neighborhood to the water in the sinks and tiny little marks. I highly recommend if you are out of state/country or if you're just busy.
Nick S.
Japan
I am in Tokyo and I have no intention of renting an apartment sight unseen. Gander came highly recommended from the research that I did on reddit.ore thorough than I would be.
Panupong W.
NYU | Thailand
Gander was so easy to use with a click of a button and they did a better job inspecting the place than I would! They showed me everything from the neighborhood to the water in the sinks and tiny little marks. I highly recommend if you are out of state/country or if you're just busy.
Harshavardhan R.
Columbia U | India
Even if I could check the apartment in person, I would use this service because they are more thorough than I would be.
Nick S.
Japan
I am in Tokyo and I have no intention of renting an apartment sight unseen. Gander came highly recommended from the research that I did on reddit.ore thorough than I would be.
Julia M.
Seattle
Gander provided me with a great service that greatly influenced my decision to apply to the apartment. I appreciated Tim taking the time  to record walking from the subway to the unit, giving honest feedback and helpful tips, and answering all the questions I had about the unit.
Sarah G.
Illinois
I would recommend Gander to anyone apartment searching from out of town! It's hard to tell the state of a unit from pictures, and the Zoom tour allowed me not only to confirm that it was real, but to get a good sense of the cleanliness, layout, and neighborhood. They also checked things I wouldn't have thought to ask about, such as water pressure. It was extremely helpful and very reasonably priced!
Charis V.
NYU | Texas
I used Gander to confirm my suspicions that I was being scammed by a broker on Facebook. This service was exactly what I needed to check the place out.
Clarissa G.
Brazil
An agent only shows you what they want to show - with Gander you have someone on your side to find out everything there is to know about the place.
James W.
Boston U | Boston
Opinions you can trust!
Maya I.
Texas
I wanted to see the unit essentially "unedited."

Press

“I checked the water pressure, the number and location of outlets, and how the light filters in on a cloudy day. Except I wasn’t actually checking anything; I was sitting on my couch, miles away from Fort Greene, watching the apartment tour on Zoom”
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should book Gander tours?
International students, remote apartment hunters, or anyone who’s too busy to physically tour all the apartments they are interested in! Our locals will be your trusted boots on the ground so you can get all the information you need about a place without having to go in person.
What do I need to do before booking a Gander tour?
What if I can’t make it to the live tour?
I’m not familiar with the different neighborhoods in New York City. Can my tour also include a walkthrough of the surrounding area?
Why can’t I just ask the agent or owner to show me around virtually?
Can Gander help me with finding apartments too?
Can I book Gander tours for sublets?
What is the cancellation policy?
What are the pricing options?
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