As you shop for your new rental home or apartment, there’s no doubt that you have elements in mind that you couldn’t live without. That’s great since one important key to moving into a place you’ll love is to distinguish between your preferences and necessities.

Before you commit and sign a lease, make a list of those qualities or characteristics that you desire in a home. Then, separate the negotiable from the nonnegotiable.

Important Characteristics

Many renters struggle to pinpoint what makes one property more appealing than another. Take a look at these ideas and decide what is important to you personally:

  • In-unit laundry
  • High ceilings
  • A fireplace
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Flooring type
  • Porch or patio
  • Closet size
  • Shower or bath

Once you know what you need, make a list and take it with you on property tours. This will help you remember exactly what you’re looking for in the moment.

Important Qualities

Similar to your list of property characteristics, it’s important that you have an idea of qualities that you value. Even if you don’t find a place with everything on your characteristics list, you’ll be able to narrow down your choices more easily.

Look for qualities such as safety and crime statistics, school zones, and nearby recreation centers. The more you love your neighborhood, the more time you’ll spend outside of your home or apartment anyway! You may find that you’ll enjoy the farmer’s market down the street more than having a fireplace in your living room.

Finding the perfect balance between characteristics and qualities in a rental home is highly personal. The most important thing is that you find a place you love to call home.

At Keyrenter Provo, we’re dedicated to helping you find what you’re looking for in a home. If you’d like to learn more about our properties, give Keyrenter Provo a call today at (801) 614-2000!!