Do you believe that the perfect apartment is out there? With a little research and persistence most people can find just what they were looking for if not more.
The days of searching through the classifieds of the local paper are almost a thing of the past. Most folks are apartment hunting online.
If you think looking for an apartment seems to be overwhelming, never fear. The internet has made the process so much simpler.
Here are some of the most commonly used apartment hunting tips and ideas:
1. Craigslist: this is my personal favorite. It is the simplest way to seach for an apartment in our city. Just point and click on the heading Apt / Housing listed under the Housing section. Look for ads that have full descriptions and plenty of pictures, to narrow down your choices, before calling the rental company.
2. There are many apartment finding websites that make it very easy for you to look for an apartment online. Signing up with an apartment finder website such as Apartment.com or Forrent.com is a good way to expand your search for apartments. Most of the websites have floor plans, photos and contact information.
3. Based on your research, call the apartments that you are interested in checking out. Be prepared to fill out applications and pay an application fee. Most Apartment Managers will run your credit and background information. Check your credit with the big three credit agencies. It might save you time to bring a copy of your current credit report along with your application. If anything is an eyesore on your credit report, now is the time to explain the situation to the leasing agent. Hopefully the leasing agent will be able to provide guidance based on your credit report.