(Closed) NWR: Finding an Apartment

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Have you thought about contacting a real estate agent? In smaller areas like that, often Craigslist isn’t as popular, so you miss out on some of the best postings. I always got to avoid doing that in Boston, but in smaller areas i’ve lived, they’ve been a godsend!

Post # 4
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Try taking a drive around and write down addresses and phone numbers whenever you see a For Rent sign. Good luck! 

Post # 5
1133 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t know how things work where you live but I’m in the apartment industry here in TX. There are a lot of places, sort of like realitors, called apartment locators. They work off of commission from the apartment community you rent with, so you don’t have to pay them a dime. You can give them specifics, areas, price point, features, etc and they pretty much do the work. They find the places that fit your criteria and then they send you to look or they take you to look. If you’re not sure where to start something like would be a great start. I would also assume you could go to websites like rent.com // apartmentguide.com // apartments.com and type in your criteria and it will pull up lists of apartments in your area and what they offer! 🙂

Post # 6
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Drive around, apartments.com… when my Fiance was looking for an apartment right out of college, he and his mom asked a mailman who was in the area they were looking, and he told them about the complex that he eventually moved into.

Post # 9
704 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

The internet and newspapers. Th one we have now was thankfully easy to get cause FI’s lived here before but when I was on my own, it probably took a good 5 or 6 months to find a place that was affordable but not in the ghetto. Check the newspaper often for openings, and I looked at Yahoo Local a lot as well, which is where I found my last place cause bigger sites like rent.com and apartment.com didn’t have vry many listings for the small town I lived in.

Also look up realtors in your area because at least some of them will most likely manage both sales and rents.

Post # 10
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Hotpads.com is where I’ve been doing my apartment searching.

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