Searching for a Bend apartment is no easy feat. Whether you’re from the area and you’re moving across town, or you’re coming from out of state, finding a place to call home takes time, patience, and effort. Many people don’t know how to get started, so they simply choose the first place that they come across. Unfortunately, this method will just get you stuck in an apartment you don’t like.
If you want to feel comfortable and happy in your new Bend apartment, it’s important that you conduct a wide and thorough search.
The first stop for most people in their Bend apartment search is Craigslist. It’s definitely a good stop, as countless apartments are listed there. It’s an especially good place to look if you don’t want to rent from a large property company. Many single property owners list their homes and apartments on Craigslist.
Craigslist is a good place to start, but it shouldn’t be the only place you look. There are many properties that are available for rent that you won’t find on Craigslist. There are a few other websites you should check too, like hotpads and Trulia.
Conducting a simple Google or Yahoo search for ‘Bend apartments’ is a great way to turn up other sources. Don’t be afraid to click through a few search pages when looking for a list of apartments that is available in your area.
This method will expose you to a wide array of sites that relate to apartments. This is also a great way to find Bend apartment property managers, like Mountain View Property Management. By choosing to go with a property manager, you have the ability to tour multiple units. You can tell the property management company what you’re looking for and they can match you up with the right apartment.
Newspapers and apartment finders
Don’t overlook the old fashioned way of searching for a Bend apartment. Many property managers still list properties for rent in local newspapers and apartment finders.
Keep your eye open for magazine racks at gas stations and outside in popular downtown areas. If you don’t like the idea of flipping through paper, you can also find these resources online. The Bend Bulletin is online and property listings can be searched on the website.
Word of mouth
You aren’t the first person to search for a Bend apartment. Instead of relying exclusively on print and online resources, ask friends and family for their recommendations.
Not all property managers are created equal. If there’s an apartment that you’re interested in renting, ask around and see if anyone has had any experience with that particular property manager. You may learn that some property managers in the area don’t provide quality service, which can dramatically shrink the list of apartments you’re interested in.
If you can’t find anyone to tell you a little bit more about the property manager you’re interested in, search review sites online, like Zillow and the Better Business Bureau. Simply search for the mangers on your list and see what other people have had to say about them.
If you’re having a hard time finding the right Bend apartment for you and your family, give us a call. Our experienced team can match you up with an apartment that you will enjoy for many years to come.