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With a host of options for apartments for rent available in Western New York, finding the right one for you can seem like an overwhelming task. But it doesn’t have to be if you take the apartment search one step at a time. Try the tips in the blog from Luxury Apts WNY this month for things to keep in mind as you’re looking for the best apartment for you.

Determine the scale.

Find the general vision of what you’re looking for in a home by thinking about a few different things, like what sort of feel or aesthetic you’re looking for, and how big of a space you need. Measure your furniture, go through your clothes, and donate, sell, or throw away anything you don’t love anymore anything that doesn’t fit well or anything that’s broken and not easily fixable.

Sort your criteria.

Size isn’t the only aspect you should consider in a new home. List out what other aspects of a home you want and sort them in order of importance. How much do community amenities, such as on-site fitness centers, bike rooms, libraries, or community landscaping, matter to you? Do you need something pet-friendly? What are you looking for in a location? Write it out and make note of which things you need and which you can be more flexible on so you can find a home that matches up with as many of these criteria as possible.

Tour smart.

Take a tour once you’ve narrowed down the options to a few you could see yourself living in. This is the fun part, as it makes your search feel more real and it gets you even closer to finding your dream apartment. Bring a friend you trust to be an extra set of eyes and to give an objective opinion. They can ensure you ask all the necessary questions (about work done on the home, the culture of the apartment community, noise levels, and navigating the area, for example) and they can validate the opinions you form based on your tours.

We hope these tips help with your apartment search! Thanks for taking the time to read our post.