Finding the ultimate property to rent is not always that easy. And, sometimes, we tend to overlook details, while small, can make a whole difference. If you are having a hard time finding the house of your dreams, not to worry! We are here to help with some simple, yet amazing, tips that will help you rent the best property in a jiffy. Keep reading to learn more!
Visit the Property at Different Times
Yes that’s our first tip! Visit the potential house during the day, during sunset or at night. Why? To make sure the kitchen, bedrooms and any other rooms look perfect every time, for instance to see if sun rays will bother you in the morning.
This is also a great idea if you are one of those people that cannot stand strong smells. Visiting the house at different times of the day will help you know how much the smell of the food your neighbours are cooking is entering your future home and how disturbing it is to you.
Visit the Property More Than Once and on Different Days
This is related to the previous tip. When you go on different days of the week, you may know the movement in the neighbourhood- if it is quiet or if there is a lot of noise.
On top of that, it is also an opportunity to meet your potential neighbours. You may not think this is important but your neighbours are a valuable source of information as they will know the surroundings well – they can even recommend interesting places and tell you details you should know on the former people that lived in the property.
Always Bring Your Someone with You
A house is such a crucial aspect of your lifestyle that is it worth bringing another pair of eyes with you to help you make the best decision. Of course you should bring someone close to you, someone that knows you well and that will tell you sincerely whether the place is good enough for you.
Getting a loved one’s opinions and feedback is vital before you decide on the space that will become your new home. This feedback can help reaffirm your decision to stay in that house or motivate you to keep looking. You won’t regret applying this tip on the long-term.
Don’t Overlook Your First Impression
Of course first impressions are important. It’s hard to explain but it’s true that as soon as you enter a house, you can feel whether you get a good feeling or not. It is essential that you consider this feeling. To help you do so, you can for instance follow those steps: when you go to see the property, think that you could live there, that you would really feel at home. Imagine where you would put your makeup, what space your child could play in, or what your corner would be to watch your team’s games.
Check the Number of Electrical Sockets
Even if it doesn’t seem like it, it’s essential that the house or apartment has multiple sockets in the living room and bedrooms. You might think it doesn’t matter but having an outlet in the bathroom for polishing your beard or brushing your hair is a must. And, not to mention the sockets in the kitchen, you need to have several to plug in the blender, sandwich maker, microwave, etc.
You Need to Take Some Risks
Not every decision can be calculated and without risks. You just have to make sure that the property meets most of your expectations and that you can live in it, even if you find out later that some aspects are not perfect.
What are your priorities when finding a property to rent? Do you know your must-haves? Let us know in the comments below.