7 Tips To Help You Find The Perfect Apartment in a Week
Searching and finding the perfect apartment to rent takes a lot of time and effort. You have to give yourself a good amount of time to differentiate each and every apartment and weigh in their pros and cons.
But what if the time is not on your side? Let’s say a new job was given to you and you have to move in as soon as possible. You need to make a decision quickly in finding a new apartment or home.
Below are some tips and hacks that can help you find a good apartment in just a week or so.
Before hunting for an apartment, set a fix budget first and foremost. If you already have a target place in mind, see what the average rent in there is and work your budget around it.
Do your research online before going out to check an apartment. You can Google the apartment’s neighborhood or better yet, visit sites like Zillow and Trulia to check some important info and reviews. Doing this can help you narrow down the list of your target apartment.
If you already narrow down your list of apartments, start reaching out to them remotely. Make some phone calls, emails etc to ask more info and details. Ask for their pet policy, utilities, amenities and if there’s any kind of discounts or promos on-going. These details can help you further in choosing the perfect apartment that suits your personality and most importantly your budget.
If you are moving into a new place or city that you haven’t visited before, best to consult a real estate agent for it. These agents have all the info and knowledge that can help you in your apartment hunting journey. Tell the agent what you want and need and what your working budget is for it.
After following the above tips, now you should have a pretty good list of target apartments. Check them one by one and see which one can be crossed out. Remove any apartments that are beyond your budget, doesn’t suit your preference and simply not ideal for some other reasons.
Visit each and every apartment from your trimmed-down list. Make appointments for each one of them to make sure that you can visit them all in a day or two. If you are working with an agent, tell him/her your timeline so she/he can set your tour perfectly according to your timetable.
After the tour, check out your list and see which one of them suits you well. If you already picked the best one for you, apply for it as soon as possible. If your chosen apartment lies in a busy neighborhood, you might want to get it quickly as some others might be able to get it before you could. Don’t hesitate on the application.
These tips and advice can certainly help you in your apartment hunting, especially if you don’t have loads of time to spare. If you have anything to add, feel free to voice them out via the comment section below.