Pictures and Apartment Rentals : Relocating across country for work is an experience that can add a little stress to the apartment rentals experience. However, there are occasions where one has to move and has to move quickly. In those, cases it is often necessary to pick an apartment remotely. Here are some pointers that can make this process a little less daunting.
Pictures Can Be Deceiving
Just as actors’ headshots in Hollywood don’t always resemble the individual accurately in person, the same can be stated for the photo of an apartment. It is possible to capture an apartment from just the right angle so that it seems much nicer or much larger than it really is. Or, in other words, it is possible to photograph an apartment from its “good side.” The end result is, of course, you show up the day of your rental only to discover you are moving into a much different apartment than you were expecting. How does one work around this particular problem?
One answer to the dilemma of not seeing an apartment ahead of time is to have a friend or relative look at the apartment and take pictures for you. The wonders of the digital age allow those photos to then be emailed to you for instant gratification. If you don’t know anyone in the area, then you might want to consider hiring someone to take pictures for you once you have narrowed down a couple of promising candidates. It might be a little extra work, but so is living in an apartment that you don’t like for a year!
Use Technology to Your Advantage
New websites allow apartment hunters to actually take a virtual tour of the area that they are considering living in. In this way, it is possible to see the neighborhood you are considering living in well in advance of taking that plunge. Combined with photos of the specific apartment, you are considering it is now possible to make a well-informed decision. Just make sure that you take your time and perform an exhaustive virtual tour of your new prospective neighborhood. If a neighborhood is not a good fit for you, then simply move on!