If you’re moving to Silver Spring from out of state you’re probably worried about where you’ll be living. After all, if you don’t know the area, then you won’t know the places to look. That’s why you should try to take some time to visit the city and look around. But, even if you do that’s no guarantee that you’ll find the best apartment to move to. Here are some things you can do to ensure you get one of the best apartments to live in.
Check Out The Reviews
If you go online to a local directory or apartment search sites, you can often find reviews of apartments. You might even try looking up the apartment by name on social media sites. People like to vent when they’re unhappy, remember this when reading the reviews.
These reviews won’t give you an accurate glimpse at the apartment complex since many will probably be negative. Unfortunately, most satisfied tenants don’t write reviews. What these reviews are good for is that they give you an idea of the issues you may encounter if you move in.
If several people have complained about the lack of maintenance staff or having to wait days for an important repair, then this is an issue that could affect you. A person complaining about a rude staff member is something that may have more to do with the tenant’s personality, than an issue with the staff. Remember this when reading through the most recent reviews.
Talk to the Apartment Manager or Their Staff
As you start looking for apartments, you’ll have questions. You might want to know about parking spaces. If you have one car that’s not an issue. However, if you’re moving into an apartment with your spouse and teen child and each of you has a car, then you want to know about any possible parking problems.
Consider your lifestyle and the things you currently do at home. Will these things become a problem at your new apartment? If your current landlord allowed you to paint your walls, will this be allowed at this apartment?
If you have pets you need to determine not only if there is an extra fee, but if your pet is allowed. Some apartments have weight and breed limits. Discuss these issues with the apartment rental office staff.
By doing these two things you can make sure the apartments you ultimately view when you visit the city are the best ones for you.