6 Surefire Ways To Find The Perfect Apartment To Rent

January 18th, 2018

Are you looking to rent your very first apartment? Do you want to move out at your current space for a much better place? If the answer is yes, then these tips can surely help!

Below are some of the best ways to find the perfect apartment to rent. Check them out and see what suits you best!

6 Surefire Ways To Find The Perfect Apartment To Rent

Brokers

This is one of the most common way or method to find an apartment. Look for the best broker around your chosen place and ask for his/her help. Mention your preference along with your budget. Majority of brokers also has their own websites where you can check some of the properties along with their info and images.

Word of Mouth

Tell your friends and relatives about your plan to rent an apartment. If they know a place, they will surely mention it. Who knows, they might know some owners who can give you a good apartment at a discounted rate.

Classified Ads

Check out classified ads offline and online for apartment offers. If you go the online route, check out craigslist for apartment deals. Some apartment offers promos and discounts especially during the holiday season so look out for those.

Take a Walk

Walk around the place or area where you want to move. Some apartment owners or managers hangs up “for rent” sign at their doors. Look out for those and if you find one that looks good, don’t hesitate to ask and see if you can get it on point. This is also a good chance for you to get a feel of the community or neighborhood.

Look Around Your Apartment Building

Sometimes, you don’t have to look far to get a new space. Just look around you and you might find your future home. Ask your neighbors, doormen and even your landlord if a new space will be vacant soon. If there’s any, check it out and see if it can become your new abode.

Social Media Groups

A lot of apartment renters found their place via social media groups. Social media groups (especially Facebook) are a good place to look apartments for rent. Join groups that are specifically talking about apartments or houses for rent at your chosen place.

 


21 responses to “6 Surefire Ways To Find The Perfect Apartment To Rent”

  1. Gladys says:

    Great tips, as always! I am thinking of moving from my house to an apartment. My house just needs too many repairs and I’ll never get to the things I want to change to make it look nice. However, while searching area groups and the classified ads as you mentioned above, I have only found expensive ones. They say rent in this area is low comparatively so I may end up having this ole place fixed.

  2. Elizabeth O says:

    Some great info here, looking for an apartment can be real hard work, you highlighted some really useful tips 🙂

  3. If I don’t have kids and pets, I would sure rent an apartment. Having a house is so expensive for maintenance.

  4. Andy Atsugah says:

    Thank you for sharing these tips for finding an apartment to rent. Classified ads are a good way to search for flats and apartments.

  5. I like all of your ideas and I have a lot of nieces and nephews who could use these. It is so true that you just might find things by looking around the neighborhoods you are interested in.

  6. Becca says:

    Word of mouth can definitely help out in finding a place. If someone else has already seen the place or trusts the person renting it that you trust, it can make it easier to move in.

  7. I have always apartment shopped using word of mouth or classified ads. I didn’t even know you could use a broker until I moved to the states and I think we’ll do that next time!

  8. These are some great tips. I would have never thought to look anywhere besides a realtor or at the actual website of the complex.

  9. These are all awesome tips for people who are looking to rent an apartment. I’m not in Michigan, but I’m sure the same participles would apply just about anywhere.

  10. Amber Marie says:

    I’ve always found apartments by either word of mouth or taking a drive through neighborhoods I like. Glad to see both of those on the list, and some other great suggestions, too!

  11. Cassie says:

    These are great tips! I wish I would have read this before picking college apartments. I had some great apartments and some not so good. I should have walked around it before

  12. Karen Morse says:

    It’s really all about maximizing all your resources! And I agree, these are definitely the best ways to find the perfect apartment for you.

  13. Elizabeth O says:

    Such a great post filled with awesome tips. Thanks! I like social media for looking for new places many pop on Facebook to tempt me!

  14. What great tips! If you have never done this before it can be so eye-opening.

  15. There are so many ways to find a place to live these days!! I only had newspapers to help me!

  16. shandy kaye says:

    A perfect apartment in a great part of the city. This apartment seems prettier in reality than in the pictures.

  17. It’s been such a long time since I needed to find an apartment. I think this is really important for those who are planning to move to an apartment. The right resources = the perfect home!

  18. Our Family World says:

    Awesome tips! If I were to move to an apartment, I would want to make sure about the security in the area. That would be my primary concern. I will send the link to this post to my office mate. I know she is looking for a new place.

  19. These are great tips for finding an apartment to rent. I would pick a neighborhood and go from there by walking around searching for apartments.

  20. Jill Conyers says:

    Great tips for anyone especially if they’re moving out on their own for the first time.

  21. Melissa says:

    These are great ways to find the perfect apartment. We found ours just by walking around the neighborhood.

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