Property Viewing Tips
When planning to view a property the first step is to set up an appointment with the property owner. Some apartment complexes may welcome you to stop in during business hours while others would prefer an appointment.
When viewing a property, understand that you are evaluating the property on several levels:
- The surrounding area
- The street where the building is located
- The actual building where the apartment is located (this can vary depending on the type of housing you choose)
- The property itself
It is always recommended that you are prepared to ask questions. With that in mind, we have provided you with a few questions to use as a guide. In addition, you may ask if you can take pictures of the location so that you can review it afterwards. Photos coupled with your checklist will help you make an informed decision that is not influenced by salespeople. It is highly recommended that you not sign a lease at the first visit. Many property owners just want to rent their properties and are not terribly concerned with you taking time to think it over. Never sign a lease without feeling 100% comfortable with your decision!
Be sure to bring along our Property Comparison Worksheet and use this Property Research Worksheet for a list of suggested questions to ask!