Land the right new rental home the smart way, with this insight to help you focus, organize and avoid surprises
I distinctly remember one apartment hunt that brought me to tears. After sifting through dozens of not-right rentals, and with our moving-out date looming, we thought we finally had the perfect place in the bag — only to have it given to another applicant at the last moment. If you’ve ever had to look for an apartment, you know the process can be nerve-racking; even more so if you are new to a city or are looking in a competitive market where hoards of people show up to every open house.
There may not be a way out of doing the legwork, but these 11 tips can help you get organized, set your priorities, search smart and stay focused every step of the way.