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Searching for a new apartment can provide some serious challenges. Many of us, especially if we've lived in the same apartment for a long time, don't even know where to begin when it comes to choosing a new place to live. One way to get organized is to try to develop your own system of apartment reviews. If you create a template that you can take with you to each new apartment, you can generate a review of each apartment you are considering and use those reviews to compare apartments and find the one that's just right for you.
Generating Apartment Reviews
The way you will generate your apartment reviews template is by creating a series of questions that you will want to ask about each apartment you examine. You may want to further break down the review into sections for things like location, cost, and amenities. Think hard about what is important to you about your living arrangements, and generate as many questions as you can think of to ask yourself about each apartment based on what you come up with. The more questions you come up with, the better. Remember, you're trying to generate comprehensive reviews to help you make a decision. It may help you to think of this exercise as if you're getting ready to review apartments for the general public. What do you think readers will want to know about apartments? Whatever you come up with, write it down. You may also want to leave a space on your questionnaire at the end for general thoughts or comments.
Using Apartment Reviews
Once you've got your questionnaire, it's time to put it to work. Take your list of apartments and examine all the details provided to find answers for your questions. If you can't find the answer, you have two options. You can contact the person providing the listing to get the answer, or you can visit the apartment and find out the answer for yourself. In some cases, you will decide answering the question is not a high priority or that you simply cannot find out the answer at this time. That's all right, but try to fill out your apartment reviews questionnaire as completely as possible. Take notes based on information about the apartment found online and then take notes immediately after viewing the apartment so that you don't have to memorize anything.
Finding Apartments to Review
An important question to ask at this point is "where are you finding these apartments to review?" A great answer is online. Rent.com can provide thousands of listings with all that information you need to fill out your apartment reviews. Although you'll want to visit your final few possibilities in person no matter what, there's a good chance you can generate most of your apartment reviews without ever leaving your favorite chair. All you have to do to get started is go to the site, input information about desired location, size and price range, provide your email and click to submit. In a matter of moments, you should be provided with apartment listings to apply your apartment reviews template to. If you need more listings, you can submit again later or with different information.
More on Apartment Reviews and Finding Apartments
Don't be paralyzed by the fear of the endless apartment search. Organize your quest with a comprehensive apartment reviews system and use Rent.com to cut out a lot of the legwork. You'll be done with your search and enjoying a great new apartment before you know it.