When you look for an apartment to rent, do you take the tour? In some situations, people aren’t able to do that, at least in person. They make take a virtual tour, but it can be difficult to think of all the things an apartment needs to include. You have your own personal preferences anyway, right? Do you have a checklist ready to go as your browse various apartments?
What is most important to you? You’ve definitely thought about how many bedrooms you want. How many bathrooms do you need? How large should the bathroom be? Do you need a big mirror? Do you want a stand-up shower, or do you need a tub as well? That’s just the basics for the bathroom as you get to looking around, so you can see there are certainly things that you need to think about.
It would be a great idea to look at apartment checklists in general and then decide off of those lists what is most important to you. For example, maybe you would like the ceilings in your apartment to be a certain height. How large does the apartment need to be in general in regards to square footage? Here’s a big one: Does the apartment come furnished?
Most people aren’t likely to forget to check on whether an apartment is furnished or not. What about the appliances that are in the kitchen? Are the appliances newer, easy to use and easy to clean? Is there a dishwasher, or are you the new dishwasher? How much space do you have in your fridge and freezer? What type of heating and cooling system does the apartment utilize?
What are you going to need to buy to help fill up your apartment with everything you need? You are certainly going to want to simultaneously be making out that shopping list as well. Does your front door promote a sense of safety and security? Is there an alarm system in place for the apartment complex? What shape are the windows in, and are they safe and secure as well?
What type of flooring is used? Apartments are known for cheap flooring solutions, but of course you may be looking at luxury apartments instead, which might feature the best tile or hardwood flooring options. Prior to confirming that you want to rent an apartment, you need to be checking on all of these things, whether you’re able to in person or not. It’s going to be your responsibility to make sure you’re happy when move in day arrives.
You also want to know in general what the floor plan or layout of the apartment is so that you’re happy with how things are setup. You might also want to spend time talking to the people in charge around that apartment complex so that you make sure you are comfortable with them as well. If you’re there in person, spend time talking with the residents, too, so that you can make sure you’re not leaving out anything while you’re investigating.