This day and age, the world wide web is used for everything from communicating through email, to finding old friends on Facebook, to shopping the latest trends, to even searching for apartment rentals. And when it comes to finding your next apartment home online, there are a few ways you can go about it to make sure you’re finding exactly what you want. Below, we list five ways to make the apartment search online a lot easier for you: 1. Visit apartment-search websites. Websites, such as rent.com, apartments.com, trulia.com and zillow.com, are dedicated to listing apartments available for rent in the U.S. You can search by zip code or city, search by certain criteria, such as the number of bedrooms or your preferred rice range and much more. These websites are great resources to turn to when looking for apartments online since you can get specific with your search options. 2. Read reviews. One of the best ways to find out if an apartment complex is worth looking into is reading reviews from previous or current tenants. Reviews on sites such as apartmentratings.com can give you real insight into what life is like inside a certain apartment community. However, these reviews can sometimes be biased because people tend to comment on the negative side of things rather than the positive. But if a community getting mostly great reviews, than it’s definitely worth checking out! 3. Find apartments via social media. Social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have become places to not only easily connect with apartments online, but also stay up-to-date with an apartment’s latest news, see the community through photos and more. If you have a few apartment communities in mind, research online to see if they have an updated Facebook page or Twitter account. You can “like” and follow the complex to learn more about them since social sites serve as places to ask questions or read what others have to say. 4. Research the neighborhood online. If you’ve pinpointed a few apartment rentals and want to make sure they’re worth seeing in person, a simple Google Maps search will help you see what’s in the area that will fit your lifestyle needs. Maybe you want a place with easy access to the highway for work? Or you’re hoping for restaurants and shopping centers nearby so you have plenty to do on the weekends? Searching the surrounding area of the apartments you have mind can help you make your decision. 5. Contact your desired apartment complex. Most apartments have websites and most of their websites have contact information, such as an email address for you send any questions to. If you’re really interested in an apartment complex and want more information on certain aspects about it, visit their website and shoot over an email with any questions you may have. More than likely, they’ll be happy to answer your questions and give you any additional information you might need. Searching for apartments online can be a great resource in finding your new home. Be sure to visit AMLI’s website to see where our apartment rentals are located and check out the floor plans we have currently available near you. Are you apartment hunting? How have you located apartments online before?
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