4 Unique Tips For Choosing The Right ApartmentApril 10, 2018
You’ve seen dreamy a townhome, apartment, loft and more in Little Rock. Which is right for you?
If you are stuck between choices here are a few tips that might help you decide. As always, you can talk with a member of our team at Apartment Hunters. We are familiar with the area, the traffic, the people, the attractions, and more. We’ll help get you settled in the right apartment or townhome for you.
1. Write your “must haves” on sticky notes to visually organize them.
You already have a list of things that you are looking for in an apartment. Some apartment searchers find it helpful to make these items visual by putting them on separate sticky notes. Separate and organize them on a wall or table.
Now that you have apartments to compare, you have a better idea of which amenities are truly worth going the distance for.
This is a good exercise to do even if you are sure you’ve found your dream townhome or apartment. You don’t want to get caught up in the moment and miss something important.
2. Walk through the apartment like a rude dinner guest.
“I see you haven’t dusted the top of your refrigerator in a while.” While you are touring your potential residence, you should check out everything.
- Run every faucet and flush every toilet to see how well the drains work.
- Flip all the light switches to make sure they work and see how much light the overhead lighting offers.
- Open and close windows and doors.
It might seem awkward to be crawling on the kitchen floor to check the baseboards under the counters while your landlord is there with you, but it will pay off. You are looking for hints that this place might not be what it seems. This is especially important if you have a really great first impression. You’ll either find more things to consider, or reassure your good judgement.
Besides, when else are you going to have a chance to be this nosey?
3. Visit the location at night and on a weekend.
Park at the location and take your dog for a walk, hunt for some Pokemon, or just stroll around. This will give you an idea of what the noise is like around this area. What age group is most popular in the area. A place might seem lovely during the day, and chaotic during the evening and on weekends.
4. Find a way to give yourself more time to make a decision.
Sometimes a decision on an apartment needs to be made in a hurry. This is never a good position to put yourself in. Even if it costs a little more cash, give yourself time to be thorough.
You can do this by visiting Arkansas a few times before you move here. If you have friends or family in the area, ask if you could crash at their place for a few days. Even if your temporary living space isn’t ideal. It will be worth it when you are living comfortably in your own townhome or apartment.