How to Make Sure You Find the Perfect Apartment

Everyone dreams of finding the perfect Chicago apartment, but may end up settling for less for various reasons: time crunch, budget, frustration, etc. Here’s a a few details to consider that will help you score that great apartment.

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Don’t Wait too Long: The longer you have to search, the pickier you can be!

Narrow down the Neighborhood: When you first start looking for a new Chicago apartment, it’s important to know exactly where you’re looking. Thinking of starting a family soon? Lincoln Square or Roscoe Village are known for their abundance of strollers. Want to be close to hip restaurants, bars, arts and culture? Wicker Park/Bucktown/Logan Square is the place to be. No matter what you’re looking for, being able to narrow down your search will help your Hansen Realty agent, as well as your overall apartment hunt, immensely.

Figure out your Necessities: From parking to in-unit laundry and a dishwasher, figuring out what you can and cannot live without is important. The more information you give your agent, the more you avoid viewing apartments you have no interest in.

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Do Your Research – Ask  Questions!: Maintenance and security are two issues you want to make sure are well taken care of in your future building. Although Hansen Realty works with very reputable landlords and management companies, asking questions and doing your research is a good way to be completely certain you’ll personally feel comfortable.

Form a relationship with your Agent: Residential leasing agents are more than willing to be there whenever you need them. It’s important to have great communication with your Hansen Realty agent on all aspects of your search. Your agent is completely dedicated to nabbing you the perfect apartment, so talk to them often throughout the hunt.


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