I’m currently in search of a new apartment and I can’t help but post about how difficult finding a new home is! I know I could find a realtor to help me, but I’m too much of a control freak for that. So instead I’ve been scouring the web. The apartment sites make it seem like it’d be easy. Just draw a circle around the area you want, answer a few questions about your preferences and budget and you’re off! Simple right?
Wrong! Different sites show different apartments, some have different preference settings than others and none seem to have it all. Others make you enter e-mails and set up accounts so soon you’re receiving e-mails all day long. Maybe it’s just my need to be able to analyze EVERY single apartment to know that I’m FOR SURE making the best decision, but this situation of piecing together info from different sites isn’t appealing.
Now I’m not positive if all apartments make the cut-offs or just ones with sites searchable through google, but the method seems pretty affective. The down-side is that google maps doesn’t sort anything by price range or preferences, but if you really want to see all the options, this is a great way to do so.
So fingers crossed I find a place soon and can clear out my e-mail inbox!