Whether you are moving because of a job transfer, a personal relationship, or for a fresh start, it can be an overwhelming process. Before you spend lots of time online looking at numerous websites for a house, apartment, or other rental property ask yourself these questions first.
How soon do you need to move in?
Rentals move quickly in the Ann Arbor area. It is recommended that you start looking around 60 days before you need you need to move. If you are looking for a campus rental they usually rent out about a year in advance. Don’t wait to enlist the help of an expert.
How many bedrooms and bathrooms would you like?
Along with location and square footage, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms can have an impact on the price of rental units.
What is your desired price range?
Supply and demand have significantly increased the average rental rate in Ann Arbor. Properties that rent for less than $1000.00/month are in especially short supply.
Can you be flexible about location?
If you are willing to expand your search area you may have more options. Popular Ann Arbor neighborhoods, such as Kerrytown and the Old West Side are a rare find.
Do you have pets?
Many rentals do not allow pets. If pets are welcome, they are usually limited in the number, size and breed. Make sure you disclose any pets you have before showing appointments are requested.
How is your credit?
Resolve any outstanding credit issues now because you can assume it will be checked by the landlord or leasing company.
Length of lease?
One year leases are standard for the area. Short-term leases are difficult to find but may be available in our represented apartment communities. We also have partnered with Extended Stay hotels in the area and can even pass along our discounted special rates.
Do you have special needs?
If you can’t live without a dishwasher, in-home laundry, covered parking, a particular floor level, outdoor space or something else, please be sure to let us know so we can tailor our search for you.
Occupied single-family homes and condos typically require 24-48 hours’ notice to see because the current tenants have to approve the showing. Many apartment communities have model units that can be shown during leasing office hours
After answering all the questions above you are now ready to begin your search. Our professional property management team will take the worry and hassle out of finding the perfect rental home. We have access to every rental property currently listed and can make finding a rental hassle-free experience.
Contact one of our experienced residential property managers to begin making your move by calling (734)669-4100.