Thanks to the Internet, finding an apartment for rent takes only a fraction of the time and footwork that it once did. As streamlined as your apartment search is now, there are some steps you can take to make the most of your online search.
Know what you’re looking for
You can save some time on your search if you get a clear picture of what you want before you start apartment hunting. Make a list of the apartment and community features that matter most to you and keep it handy. This will help you eliminate apartments that don’t meet your search criteria.
Get ready to search
Though you'll have the luxury of conducting your apartment search from the comfort of your desk or sofa, you still need to concentrate. Find a time when you won't be distracted to begin your hunt.
Keep a note pad and pen nearby too. Though you'll be able to print out all of the details or keep email notifications about any apartment you're interested in, making a short list of the ones you like the best and why gives you a convenient snapshot look.
How to search
ApartmentGuide.com makes narrowing your search easy. You can search by city, state or zip or refine your search to include more specific criteria such as number of bedrooms or rental price ranges.
Many of the property listings on ApartmentGuide.com offer valuable information to help you determine if they are the potential right place for you. You can view floor plans, photos and a vast amount of apartment information, including price, amenities and leasing terms. You can also print out a "printable guide" version of the property details to allow you to refer to property specific information when you are away from your computer. Take advantage of this useful information and you will seriously narrow the list of apartments you want to visit without ever leaving your living room.
With the ApartmentGuide.com apartment finder features, you'll learn a lot more about your prospective apartment than what's contained in its four walls. By clicking on the "School and Community Information" link you can get a snapshot of area demographics, as well as schools.
When you find an apartment community that interests you, you can contact the property directly from the property listing. Fill out the Check Availability form and click send to send an availability inquiry to the apartment community. You will receive an email list of properties you have contacted so you can keep track of communities that interest you.
Searching on the go
Advances in mobile technology mean that you don’t even have to be at a computer to search for an apartment. Apartment Guide makes it easy to search thousands of apartments for rent from your web-enabled cell phone, iPhone, Android or tablet device.
Next time you need to find another apartment for rent, let your fingers and eyes do the walking. Search online and you can learn nearly everything you want to know about your prospective new home before you even see it for the first time.