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Social Media Could Help You Find Your Next Apartment

By Henry Drake

Starting the apartment search can be so difficult, especially when undertaking the overwhelming task in a big city. With so many options and so much available information, residents can instantly check apartment pricing, floor plans, amenities, pictures and more, all while reading reviews and talking with past residents.

Although lots of information can be useful, it can also be a detriment if it’s not used correctly. When you start your apartment search in a big city, there’s a few key things to remember to avoid being overwhelmed.

The first step to take in the apartment search is checking out the different apartments in the area where you’d like to move. An easy way to do this is using an Internet Listing Service (ILS) like Craigslist or Apartments.com. Property managers can list information regarding vacant properties on these systems.

Using an ILS helps you quickly know if a specific property meets your needs regarding square footage, price, bedrooms/bathrooms and more. Properties everywhere are seeing the benefit of listing on an ILS. Potential renters no longer have to spend hours driving or calling on properties, but can easily access online.

Once you do your homework on the basics of an apartment, there’s a few other steps to take. The next step is to start reading reviews.

Apartment review sites can be very helpful in obtaining the opinion of past residents. When reading, always read with a grain of salt as often disgruntled residents will post frustrations, but pleased residents never say a word.

I still believe, however, much about a property can be revealed through a review. If there are few and far between reviews and the posts do not have much of a common theme, I’d say it’s safer to disregard.

If you come across a listing with numerous negative reviews and all have common themes, pay attention. At times, many with negative reviews are still excellent properties! If you feel you have come across one, when you call the leasing agent, respectfully explain what you read and ask what procedures are in place to protect from similar situations of the disgruntled resident.

Last thing to remember is to ask around. Through social media, most individuals have quick access to hundreds, if not thousands of individuals. By asking around, you can quick, honest opinions from people you know and trust. You also know the person’s personality, most likely, so you’ll know when they’re exaggerating.

Using these resources every day can help you make the apartment search easier. Instead of being overwhelmed, you will have a better grasp on the apartment community you’ve decided to move into.

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Drake, Henry "Social Media Could Help You Find Your Next Apartment." Social Media Could Help You Find Your Next Apartment. 26 Aug. 2010. uberarticles.com. 29 Nov 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/real-estate/social-media-can-help-you-find-an-apartment/>.

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Drake, H (2010, August 26). Social Media Could Help You Find Your Next Apartment. Retrieved November 29, 2014, from http://uberarticles.com/real-estate/social-media-can-help-you-find-an-apartment/

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