When getting ready to move, there are many moving parts to keep track of and tasks to complete to ensure that the moving process is a smooth one. One of the most important tasks is making sure that you find another place to live once you’ve moved out of your current location. But when is the best time to look for an apartment? Here’s Heron Pointe’s guide on when to look for your new home.
The Best Time to Look for an Apartment While Moving
Consider Busy Seasons
When you’re moving to a new place, finding a new apartment can be an exciting experience! However, when to search for your new home can be impacted by the community around you. If you live in a college town or near a large school area, fall and spring are likely busy times for real estate. Start researching local apartments during the off-season to find one that suits you before everyone else in the area begins searching, too.
Location is Key
Of course, if you’re searching for an apartment in another city or state, getting everything set up so you can move quickly and efficiently is going to be most important. Start a few months out from your move to ensure that you have time to find the right apartment for your budget, lifestyle, and family.
Pre-lease or No?
If you’re searching months in advance of your move, you may consider pre-leasing an apartment, too! A pre-lease is when you sign a contract with a landlord to move in at a later date instead of right away for your new home. Not every complex or landlord offers pre-leasing, however, so it’s important to do your research before deciding on an apartment.
Check Out Heron Pointe Today!
At Heron Pointe, our apartments are designed with our residents in mind. We’re pet-friendly and are conveniently located in beautiful Berthoud, just a short drive from Longmont, Fort Collins, and even Denver, CO! Learn more about our floor plans and leasing options by browsing our website.