Apartment Rental Secrets
When hunting for a new apartment, there are some basic tips and tricks to follow, such as checking for a pet fee, testing the water pressure, and inquiring about other fees that may be incurred. However, there are some secrets we would like to let you in on to make sure you are getting the very best out of your new rental. You may have never thought of these before!
Ask Your Friends
Always tell your friends when you are looking for a new apartment. But don’t stop at just your friends; tell your family, coworkers, your waitress at your favorite restaurant, etc. You never know who may have a place in mind for you, or who may be moving out of their own apartment themselves. Maybe even post it on Facebook for your old high school classmates or acquaintances to see. Your luck may surprise you!
Cell Phone Reception
If you never leave a room without your phone, it will be beneficial to check the cell service in every room. It may even be a deciding factor when choosing rooms amongst your roommates. If the service is poor throughout the entire apartment, you may want to reconsider. Nothing is worse than having to go outside each time you have to make a phone call.
Check Cabinets, Closets, and Cupboards
These areas are often overlooked when touring an apartment. Check inside all of the cabinets, closets, and cupboards for holes or any other issues. You do not want to risk having rodents or insects intruding in your apartment. Always let the landlord know before moving in, and ask if it can be fixed prior to signing the lease.
Make Sure Furniture Fits
If you have large pieces of furniture, measure them compared to the size of your possible new doorway or stairwell prior to signing a lease. You may have important pieces that will never fit through the space, which could be a dealbreaker.
Be Aware of Bottom Floors
Not only will you hear the footsteps of those above you, but the plumbing may be backed up into your apartment. If your upstairs neighbor has a plumbing issue, you may end up with a plumbing issue as well. Ask questions about how plumbing is arranged in your apartment.
Wilson Property Management
We hope that these secrets let you in on some things you may have never considered. If you are on the hunt for a new apartment, Wilson Property Management has the perfect place for you. From one room rentals to single-family homes and homeowners associations, we have it all. Search our properties or contact us today!