Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Furnished Apartment Search

When you’re short on time and need to move into a furnished apartment fast, you don’t have a minute to spare. ApartmentSearch is here to help you stay organized, find the right apartment, and – most importantly – settle in quickly. Follow our step-by-step guide for finding the perfect furnished apartment today.

Step 1: Figure out what exactly you’re looking for.

Your search will be much easier if you know what you need, and narrow down your search accordingly. Ask yourself these important questions:

  • What area do I want to live in?
  • How many bedrooms do I need?
  • How many bathrooms do I need?
  • Do I need a pet-friendly apartment?

With ApartmentSearch, you can narrow down your search according to your answers to those questions. Is there anything else that’s a must-have? You can search for apartments with things like fitness centers, hardwood flooring, 24-hour maintenance, covered parking, balconies, pools, and more!

By pinpointing exactly what you’re looking for, you won’t waste time wading through rental units that aren’t a good match!

Step 2: Determine your rental budget.

It goes without saying that rent is a huge factor in selecting your next apartment. A general rule of thumb is to allot 30% of your monthly income –before taxes – to rent. Of course, you can always spend less on rent, but generally you do not want to spend more! In fact, spending more than 30% of your monthly income on rent means you fall into a category of being “cost-burdened.” That doesn’t sound fun!

Once you determine how much you’re willing and able to spend on rent, pop that into ApartmentSearch to browse available units in your price range. If you’re having trouble finding suitable apartments in your price range, you may need to be flexible on other criteria. Play around with the ApartmentSearch search engine until you find something that looks great!

Step 3: Choose your ideal apartment.

You’ve found it – the perfect apartment! ApartmentSearch makes it easy to contact the property ASAP. Fill out a quick message to the property manager with your contact information, your move-in date, and a short message, and you’ve gotten the ball rolling. If you’d like to talk to someone immediately, call the number conveniently located right on the search page. ApartmentSearch knows that sometimes there’s a sense of urgency behind a move. We’ve got your back.

Step 4: Get an instant furnishing quote from CORT.

“The apartment I want doesn’t come furnished though.”

Don’t worry! Any apartment – including the dream apartment you’ve just found – can become a furnished apartment with a few clicks. Scroll down to “Need It Furnished?” and get an instant quote to furnish the specific apartment you’re interested in. You can choose a Move-In Ready package that comes with everything you’ll need, or customize your new space by choosing each and every piece.

Your CORT team will deliver the furniture when you need it, and they’ll even set it up while you kick back and relax. Is there anything easier than that?

Step 5: Start packing!

Once you’ve signed your new lease and ordered your furniture, start packing! You’re moving in to your brand new, fully furnished apartment. Lucky for you, moving day won’t require any heavy lifting. With all of the furniture taken care of, you just need to bring your personal items!

When time is of the essence, make ApartmentSearch the beginning and end of your furnished apartment search. Whether it’s a last minute move, a short-term relocation, or you’re simply starting a new chapter, ApartmentSearch and CORT are here to make the moving process a breeze.

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