About Small Planet Guide


Why are we here?
How do we help?
How do we do it all for free?
Why should I use Small Planet Guide?
How to contact us.


Why are we here?
Small Planet Guide was started in Austin, TX by David Whitworth while getting his graduate degree from the University of Texas. After his Austin apartment search, he decided there must be a better way to find an apartment.

The goal of Small Planet Guide is to be one of your only stops in your search for Austin apartments. Not only do we want to help you find an apartment to rent but we also want to help you find the right area of town to live in because we feel that is just as important (if not more) as finding an apartment with the matching amenities you desire.
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How do we help?
Searching for an Austin apartment can be a difficult thing even if you live here. It is even more difficult if you are moving here from out of town. Small Planet Guide hopes to make the apartment search as simple and painless as possible.

The first way we do that is to have the most extensive list of Austin apartments for rent than anyone else.

The second way is that we are unbiased as to where you decide to live; we just want it to be the best apartment for you. Many other websites will only show you apartments that pay big advertising fees to be on their list; or only places that pay finders fees for locators. Not us, we want all apartments in Austin to be listed on our website.

The third way is to provide a new way to search for Austin apartments; Geographically. You can map your search results across Austin and see exactly where all of your picks are located. On top of that, you can also locate nearby places of interest like grocery stores, coffee shops, schools, hike/bike trails, etc. (Coming Soon)

The fourth way is to make available most, if not all, of the information you will need to know when moving to Austin; like moving tips, key phone numbers, referrals for local service providers, Austin Restaurants and Austin Entertainment, relocation assistance and helpful tips on the city and how to get around Austin.

The final way we help is to do it completely free of charge.
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How do we do it all for free?
We make money two different ways. The first is through a finder's fee paid by some of the apartment complexes. The second is through advertising fees...so please visit our advertisers and help us support their businesses as well as ours.
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Why should I use Small Planet Guide?
Not only can we help you search for an Austin apartment as we mentioned above but we at Small Planet Guide pledge to donate at least 10% of our profits to Austin Texas charities mainly focused on providing housing for the less fortunate in addition to educational purposes. You could also benefit. If you search and find an Austin apartment that pays a finders fee (as shown by the Star next to their name), then we will share that fee with you or you can dedicate those funds to be added to our charitable donations.

Another reason to choose us is because you could become part of our community and help other people that will be moving here in the future. So go sign up for MySmallPlanet and become part of the community (Coming Soon).

Yet another thing is that we have one of the strongest privacy policies on the web. See Privacy Policy.
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How to contact us.
Do you have any questions, ways to improve our site, or just give us feedback? Then you can email us at info@smallplanetguide.com. Here is our corporate contact information:

Small Planet Guide
1704 W. St. Johns Ave
Austin, TX 78757

(512) 524-1202 NEW
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