The temperature has continued its unsteady upward climb, the leaves have returned to the trees, and you got all that Spring cleaning out of the way. For many, this is the time of year for fresh starts, when you start looking outward at all the possibilities that the season holds. But for many people, early Summer is a time for buying and/or selling their homes as teachers, students, and families transition into new circumstances.
Summertime is notorious for its rental boom, due to an influx of homes and apartments flooding the market as people move in and out. Realtors are slammed as some help clients sell their home, while others find a new one that meets the buyer’s wish list. It’s a busy time of transition, and everyone seems to be hanging on with white knuckles. Let us help with that! Below, we’ll discuss a few tips and tricks to help you get a leg up as you enter the wild world of real estate this Spring.
- When seeking a new home, hopefully you have an idea of exactly what you want. You must do your own research ahead of time so that you know what to look for when the time comes. Everything from the number of bedrooms and bathrooms to the amenities, to its proximity to classes. Prioritize your wish list so you can distinguish between make-or-break items and nice-to-have amenities.
- Be Prepared. The rental market is fast-paced and often cutthroat, especially in the Summer. If you find your ideal sublease or rental, don’t wait to express your interest or even make an offer, it may not be available for long. This is why prior research will come in handy. That way, you’ll know what to look for when the opportunity presents itself and you won’t feel like you’re making an impulse buy.
- Go to a Property Management Service. A little help never hurt anyone. These services house a lot of information about local availability and costs on the rental market, so they’re your best bet when it comes to finding the perfect place for you.
If you’re searching for a new rental and you find yourself caught up in the rush of the season, just remember the tips above. Talley Properties is here to help!