We are the Off Campus Housing Agency, OCHA! for short, and we are your answer to endless hours, days or sometimes even weeks spent searching for the perfect place to call home. Specifically, we are experienced, established real estate agents who understand the Bloomington student housing market and its surrounding area.
OCHA! uses its expertise to help people in their specific housing quests. Whether it’s a group of sophomore, junior or senior undergraduates; PhD students with families; out-of-state and international students; new faculty or current IU staff members; or non-IU affiliated community members seeking rentals: or people that just aren’t quite ready to purchase forever homes, it is here to serve. The agents of OCHA! provide 100% tenant agency throughout the contract commitment with their clients.
Fill out a client profile via this website to specify your current needs, such as: location; # of bedrooms; # of baths; and apartment price ranges.
Once the housing profile is submitted, it goes directly to an OCHA! agent who will access OCHA!'s extensive database. It has over 6,000 registered rental units to choose from in the city of Bloomington….more than 10 times what any other local search site has to offer!
Within two business days or less, expect a phone call from an OCHA! agent assigned to your case to setup a face to face or virtual consultation to discuss the OCHA! services in greater detail and ensure we’re the right fit for your specific needs.
After the initial consult, if your schedule permits, expect to start viewing available rentals that fit within your parameters within 2 business days.
Find it and sign it! You found the perfect place to call “home” now we’ll help you navigate the actual lease process. Having trouble understanding lease provisions? OCHA! can direct you to the resources to help you make informed consumer decisions.
Once you’re an OCHA! client, you’ll have helpful advocates to lend support and direct you to the resources you might need during the leasing experience. We’re just an email, text or phone call away!
On average, we save tenants hours of research time by doing the research for them for FREE! We will match your profile from among the over 6,000 properties within our database. We will then send you those top matches for free. After which time, you can either sign up and be assigned an OCHA! agent, or continue on your own with the property list we give you. If you decide to continue your search with our agency, we use a simple, straightforward fee system based on the leasing marketplace. Call us for details.